Recap: Elite DC + Roe The Agency Fashionably LOUD Fashion Show
Fashionably Loud, which highlighted local artist, designers, and models was held at Ibiza night club, Washington D.C. My eyes glared at the stage as the artists practiced their performances. Not to mention, my constant view of crew and tech in constant motion as they prepared for the show. Anxious to find some local fashionistas, I stepped away from backstage; only to be quite dissatisfied.
The show opened up with a choreographed group “Harley’s Angels” they were entertaining with their seductive moves and cute attire, but after the first 30 seconds my eyes were glaring for the next hottest thing across the room. They were good for a standard act, but not necessarily an opening one. I would like to see the single ladies leotard and choreography concepts disappear, we loved it 3 years ago, but it’s time for new motivation. Queen Bee, where art thou?
Overall the show was good. It reminded me of BET’s Rip the Runway, with its urban finesse and hype beat music selection. However, I expected a better selection and variety of models. Some of the models needed a few hours with an Elliptical, while others just didn’t belong in anyone’s show. On the contrary, what excited me most about the show was its diversity of young entrepreneurs. They had great visions and showcased a variation of urban attire.
The artists were super hype and they truly kept me focused. Phil the Phuture was the first artist to perform and as a first time listener I was quite impressed. It’s nice that local talents were highlighted. It’s time to see growth in the DC fashion and entertainment community.