Welcome to Oakland Fashion Week 2017, Day 4:
The Final Night!
From Brazil, Marise Olivera was the first designer to present her collection on Oakland Fashion Week 2017's Final Night. Marise Olivera's designs are colorful, exotic, lacy, and alluringly bold. When viewing her delightful collection, I felt a real sense of her Brazilian roots and aesthetic.
The next collection on the runway, were designs by Luis Mazariegos. Sensual and seductive was the theme of this collection! Here are just a few of my favorite gowns by designer, Luis Mazariegos. I loved the unique combination of textiles, such as the Lace dress paired with sleeves made out of feathers. These designs were both striking and dramatic!
One of my favorite collections of the night were the voluminous gowns, and evening wear presented by Armando Cruz! I love the refined elegance of a full floral skirt, and I am head-over-heels for the first look showcased in his collection! I am certain that you will agree, the dresses by Armando Cruz are sensational!
Now, let us take a quick break from Women's Wear, and bring out the Men!
Randy Rowden, is the owner of Oxford Way Tailoring and Men's Wear, located at 6219 Shattuck Avenue, in Oakland, near Berkeley. Randy Rowden is a pillar in the Oakland Community. He and his family owned and operated shop, host The Annual Gentlemen's Brunch, which is a community outreach event that brings professional men, and young men together to encourage each other to success. But that is not all that they do! Oxford Way participates in many youth programs, and events, as well as offering Tailoring and Alteration Services, and a wide variety of fashionable Men's Suits and Apparel for purchase. The Oxford Way is known as a one-stop-shop for Gentlemen Fashion! Here are a few pictures of Randy, his assistant Ingrid, and I, at the fashion show!
Now check out the sophisticated and stylish Men's Wear that you can buy at Oxford Way!
After viewing dapper suits, lets check out one of the most unique accessories that can be used to style them! Wooden Bow Ties, by Ella Bing! Ella Bing hand-crafts extraordinary one-of-a-kind Wooden Bow Ties, Cloth Bow Ties, Wooden Tie Clips, and Wooden Sunglasses. Check out the looks below, as well as their website: www.ellabing.com
Raul Rosales is a Sacramento Fashion Designer, who's graceful gowns were next to walk the runway. Raul Rosales creates whimsical dresses with unique silhouettes. Check out a few of his newest designs:
Henry Delton Williams
"Renowned Fashion Designer and Fashion Icon, Henry Delton Williams first started designing clothes 30 years ago, his designs are influenced by jazz and African culture. Henry Delton Williams has created fashions for some of Motown's biggest stars: Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye, Sherrie Payne of the Supremes, her sister, Freda Payne, Actor Fred Williamson, Kanoe Bradford, and Lenny Williams of Oakland's Tower of Power." -Oakland Fashion Week Bio
I hope that you found Oakland Fashion Week 2017's Final Night as compelling as I have! Thank you for joining me, through my event highlights! Special thanks to photographer, Marco Acevedo Garcia, for allowing me access to his beautiful photos!
To read the previous articles in this series, just click the following links:
OFW2017 Day 1: "Opening Night: Industry Threads"
OFW2017 Day 2: "Sol Afrik: Ready-to-Wear"
OFW2017 Day 3: "Splash: Resort-Swimwear"
OFW2016 Day 1: "Opening Night: Industry Threads"
OFW2016 Day 2 "Fashion Boulevard"
OFW2016 Day 3: "Sol Afrik: Ready-to-Wear"
OFW2016 Day 4: "Splash: Resort-Swimwear"
OFW2016 Day 5: "VIP Exclusively Yours"
Mark your calendar now for Oakland Fashion Week 2018, which will take place the week of May 14th, 2018- May 19th, 2018!
I look forward to seeing you there!
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Hello Readers! Welcome to my Blog! I am Roxanne Rodriguez Rangel, a Fashion Designer from Northern California. I love all things Fashion, particularly historical fashion! Join me, as I take you around Northern California, covering fashion events and related topics!