Grand Slam at The Confessional

February 19, 2024 in Events, News, Uncategorized by TINU NAIJA

The relatively new Japanese swanky restaurant Fushimi, in Times Square, played host to the highly anticipated, and dare I say, newly improved fashion presentation and runway show by The Confessional showroom fashion agency. The usually hip hop haven style Mecca to the stars, drifted away from their usual crowd and nightclub venue favored spots during NYFW, for a more acceptable ambiance by show-hopping fashion mavens and media personalities.

The showroom sent down the runway exquisite creations by emerging designers who could easily hold their weight on a world fashion stage. Cleverly styled and produced, in part by In Black magazine’s stylist and Editor-in-Chief Marcus Blassingame, who expertedly had a riveting Ballerina performance as an intermission midway through the show. Marta Ostrovska took a great part in styling as well.

The first look out were a series of modern takes on Kimono by Byakudan, which almost sent me packing for Japan. The patterns were appropriately timed for the location, which featured a giant golden Koi fish high up on the vast runway area, a prominent center in the establishment. The Japanese restaurant’s intricate decor and ambiance made for a great backdrop for this particular collection.

Beauté Comme Toi took us to Paris and back with sensual, romantic and elegant collection, which harkened back to the elegance of haute couture’s golden age where models showcased garbs in salons. The models embodied pure class and grace as they made their way onto the runway effortlessly in satin, chantily lace, beaded works of art, feathered trimmings, pocket squares, hats and statement accessories. And no details were spared by Catou Wear on the impeccable tailored suits and styling in rich textured fabrication and patterns in the menswear! For a moment, I thought I was at a Bridgeton movie audition! If you’re in the market for a wedding dress or suit, you’d do well to remember this brand.

Another notable one was Nigeria’s designer to the stars, Nazarene Amictus, who has dressed the likes of world renowned Afrobeat artist David O. His edgy, Avantgarde, youthful streetwear designs were extraordinary. The models moved with ease and swagger in rich textured patterns, mix media and layered styles.

Needless to say, fashion wouldn’t be complete without proper accessories!
The gorgeous hats were handcrafted by Anthony Maxwell, as well as the mask, chopsticks, umbrellas & feathered pieces. Shoes were supplied by Ihambi. The beautiful jewelry collection seen glistening on the models were by Sultry Affair Style. Kat & Clarese stood on business with the florals.

The overall production was a smashing success! It definitely took a village to pull it all together so seamlessly, considering it involved various designers with different design concept!

Watch the show on Facebook and Instagram.

All of the Kimono designs above by Byakudan

Designs above by Beauté Comme Toi

Some of the designs by Nazarene Amictus

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