It was a scene of eclectic fashion, unique designs and good vibes: Crystal Couture 2017, was a three day event, open and free to the public for fashion lovers to participate in. The combined fashion show and pop up shop experience invited shopaholics and fashion mavens alike to enjoy professional choreographed runway models, generously discounted boutique items, and stylist consultations.
The pop up shop featured a complimentary open bar with a lounge vibe, allowing shoppers to converse and sip drinks while browsing and purchasing the featured brands. The fashion show showcased the bold and fun fashion of upcoming designers. Featuring over 18 designers, Chris Brown’s “Black Pyramid” line, Virle Cole, and Christopher Schafer Clothier were standouts.
Athleisure is a timeless trend that will never die and Black Pyramid is ahead of the game. The Black Pyramid presentation took us into Brown’s creative mind. It truly combines fashion, art, music, and sports. The singer’s unisex label embodied a genuine extension of Chris Brown’s personal style communicated through quality streetwear pieces, featuring unique hand stitched detailed tops, bottoms, outerwear, tees, and accessories.
Virle Cole thrives to inspire the present to look to at fashion’s past. Featuring vintage thrift pieces remastered, the line showcased modernized retro looks from the 60s and 70s. Merging innovative patterns with colorful imagery, each item runway piece appeared to be hand selected for its tailoring, fabric,color and print to satisfy all fashion lovers’ senses.
Christopher Schafer Clothier , a Baltimore based tailor specializing in custom men’s attire and accessories commanded the runway. Combining classic fabrics, modern patterns and clean lines, the suits modeled by dapper gentleman exuded sex appeal, confidence and power.
Crystal Couture was also a great experience to witness upcoming designers’ work first hand. I look forward to attending next year and encourage all DCWKLY readers and lovers of fashion to do the same!