Date: Friday, February 8th. Venue: Angel Orensanz Foundation
Philly designers Smiley Jonez & Saiyd Muhammed of Burning Guitars dazzled their audience with their American Street Style Euro Couture. Inspired by music legend Jimmy Hendrix and his burning guitar, the design duo created wearable avant-garde with a rock star flare.
Influenced by Candyland, hairstyling was playful and makeup monochromatic. Pastel colored pigtail buns paired with berry hued smoky eyes, high impact blush with sparkle highlight and fruit tint lip gloss, topped with rainbow sprinkles. Whimsical fashion featured juxtaposition patchwork, asymmetrical cuts and pop culture themes. Tunic dress with Sonic the Hedgehog print displayed shimmer strip applique, pops of coral, silver and chartreuse, and a matching crossbody hobo sling. Religious imagery included a crucifix adorned, Jesus print dress with metallic fringe hem, hand painted backside, and an oversized multicolored tote bag. Burning Guitars played with purple orchids, African art, denim and Fendi fabric. Negligée inspired dresses flaunted colorful fringe tops and double split lace fronts. Logo TV reality star Carmen Carrera graced the runway in a multi-patterned animal print dress. Gender fluid fashion showcased in a colorblock pullover hooded jacket.
Menswear was mesmerizing, tribal face paint and stylish athleisure, Metallica & Marvel comic themed hooded track suit, spider web mouth mask, black & yellow graffiti Nirvana button jacket, and tropical bird embroidered varsity jacket paired with fitted logo pants. Polished looks included a tri-color Chinese baroque jacket with velvet trim pants. Futuristic separates in collaboration with record producer Teddy Riley displayed in an oversized hooded cape jacket, all-white and film noir neoprene ensembles with shimmering trimming coupled with harem pants.
Kid’s fashion made a show-stopping appearance with boy’s leather and wool tri-colored varsity jacket, monster face mask and faded denim pants.
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