Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Electric City Couture

When you think of high fashion, what cities come to mind? New York City, natch. Paris. Milan. But what about Saratoga Springs? If you're shaking your head and thinking, "No way," I have a surprise for you.

The last stop on my Saturday appearances in the Capital Region was the Electric City Couture Fashion Show. The mission of Electric City Couture is "to create a sustainable, fabulous scene that raises awareness for the art of fashion and fashion related support industries, specifically regionally produced design and services that can help stimulate regional economic development through the fashion based creative economy." This was the 5th major runway show held by Electric City Couture, with the Universal Preservation Hall hosting a fabulous evening of fashion.

I had the opportunity to model for 'e ko logic, a fashion line based out of Troy that recycles post-consumer clothing (particularly cashmere sweaters) into beautiful, unique sweaters, dresses, vests, and more! 

It was also fun to hang out backstage with a pageant sister, Brit Drahos, the reigning Miss Hudson Valley 2014! Here she is modeling for Kristina Collions Clothing, a Saratoga Springs-based label.

All of the designs featured in the show, from stunning hats to sparkling gowns, were absolutely incredible! As all of the models joined for a fabulous final walk down the runway to Pharrell's 'Happy', I couldn't help but be awed by the talent featured. 

The best part of the Electric City Couture show is the accessibility of all of these designs. The designers all work right here in the Capital Region! I highly encourage you to take the time to stop by their storefronts and support local, sustainable fashion. I know I'll be back soon to do some shopping!

Special thanks to Studio di Luce for these photos. To see photos of the entire show, check out their website!

An incredibly thankful shout out to Shapes & Colours Day Spa, the fabulous hair and makeup team. They labored over my crazy hair for at least an hour to make it perfect!

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