all photos: Jeff Martin
As Fall approaches, the retailers behind the international collections @ Tysons Galleria, rally for a 3 day Fashion Extravaganza involving panels, runway shows and more, all intended to both showcase the best of the season in front of us AND do some good (this year’s charity partner was Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic).
We stopped by the Friday’s big runaway event (put on by Intermix and hosted by Eric Daman, the costume designer behind Gossip Girl and the upcoming Carrie Diaries) and had a chance to catch up with both Daman, and witness the whole process in action: from the backstage looks to the runway final product.
When we asked Daman (who “didn’t style the show, but game it my whole-hearted approval”) what are some of the looks he feels are going to make a strong showing on both the runway and the streets-he pointed out the welcome return of spectacular leather (this time in tones more subtle than the usual blacks and whites-and in combination with fabric, allowing it to move with the body easier), great interpretations of sportswear, and womanly, sophisticated colors.
Beauty wise, he told us that the girl of the moment, according to him, is Elizabeth Olsen - someone who is natural and intelligent about her fashion choices (We agree!) and added Chloe Moretz and Anna Sophia Robb (who we all may remember from “The Bridge to Terabithia” but who is all grown up now and plays the young Carrie Bradshaw in the CW’s “Carrie Diaries“) as the other “IT” girls everyone should be dying to dress right now.
The hair and make-up at the show definitely reflected this youthful yet sophisticated girl Eric was referring to. All soft waves, dewy lips and perfect skin, the prettyness of the beauty trends softens the more structured fashion.
But-enough of that-you’re here for the photos, right? RIGHT. Enjoy: