Last night I went to day two of Nashville Fashion Week and it was another great night filled with local and national designer's collections for spring and fall. Day two had five designers and the feel of the night was a little more formal from the previous night. No rock bands or casual settings, last night the stage was covered in white pipe and drape and hor dourves were being generously passed while a few celebrities enjoyed front row seats to the show. Nikki Taylor, a Nashville resident, was sitting front and center and she looked as stunning as always as she was checking out the gorgeous collections. Here's a few pics I took last night and if you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @winetastegirl, you can see all the excitement in real time.
with friends Jennifer and Amanda
Here's a run down of who was showing....
First up, Leona had some really yummy ready to wear pieces with clean lines, tweeds, bows, and geometric prints. Almost all of her dress looks were completed with models sporting black pantyhose. Now I have to say, I'm not a fan of black hose, I prefer the tights or bare legs, but this designer seems to be really on top of the trends. I will not be surprised when this look, like it or not, will be popping up everywhere. The Leona collection is brilliant and any lady would be lucky to have one of her pieces.
with the beautiful designer... Lauren Leonard
Next, Wai Ming showed a collection with a lot of leather, quilted material, perplums, ankle boots and metallic threads. The color of the night for this collection was the absolutely beautiful peacock blue. Those pieces really stood out for their richness, and the designs really showcased a hot color you'll be seeing everywhere in the future.
The third collection was by Sjobeck. These three designers featured lots of layers, snake prints, leather leggings and color blocking. I was happy to still see the color blocking trend since I'm such a big fan and the leather leggings are definitely a must buy for my closet this season.
Eva Franco showed next and her collection was totally gush worthy and made me want to pull out my wallet right then and there! Again, that mouth watering peacock color coupled with perplums, color blocking, metallic threads and detailed necklines really spoke to me and what I look for when I go shopping. What really did it for me with this collection, though, was the hot, hot, hot tangerine color. It was amazing to say the least and I will definitely be adding a piece from this designer to my collection and you will want to as well!
Last up, but certainly not the least, Zang Toi. All I can say is WOW! This designer started his collection with gush worthy winter white pieces paired with lots of real, yes real fur that looked like amazingly yummy, puffy clouds. The models were beautiful and looked like something straight out of a movie. Perfect is all I can say. The buzz worthy pieces really came later on in his collection with a drop dead gorgeous red stunner that looked like layers upon layers of a deliciously red tiered cake. It was a show stopper.
We also absolutely fell in love with this black tiered piece as well that my friend Amanda is seriously eying for a black tie event she has coming up. If she gets this dress, I will definitely be borrowing!
So tell me, which of these are your favorites?