The final night's line up began with Roxanne Nikki, a top talent in Canada. The Designer's Fall line consists of leather embellished kimono style cropped blazers and tinted fur over coats for women. Her menswear was contemporary casual with an array of poly blends, metallic and leather. Aside from a few animal prints, the show was mostly black and grey, appropriate for an East Coast Fall. Men's blazers and waist coats have recently dropped in hem line to fall well below the waist which lends to a more modern look of a classic style.
Bryan Hearns, an LA based contemporary designer, worked strict structured edges and fur lining to soften some of the pieces. The collection was composed of sheer fabric woven into netted tops and leather embellishment, the hottest trend this season, in addition to cowl neck asymmetrical sweaters. The make up was simple and understated while the hair was made to look like each model just stepped out of the shower, which tied perfectly into the grunge trend of the year.
Michael Cinco's labor intensive collection was the appropriate finale for the week's events. His stunning pieces worn my models decorated with black henna tattoos with a slight sparkle matched the designers lace, bead and metal laser cut-out work mounted on sheer and black netting that fit like second skin. The intricate bead work and embellishment on form fitting pieces paired with crowns and flowing capes over mermaid evening gowns, displays the attention to detail the designer expresses flawlessly in many of his collections.
The internationally traveled Filipino designer, drawing inspiration from extravagance in Dubai where he has been based, has worked with many stars including Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell and Sophia Vergara. His extreme talent with evening gowns would certainly lend to a career as a costume designer in film if he chose to pursue it.
*Style Fashion Week has ended, but stay tuned for more runway in March from Everything Hauler!