Here's the second part of our coverage of FAST's Spring 2010 Fashion Show. Missed the first part? No problem.
Jenny Zhang :: In Full Bloom
I adore purses, and these are no exception. My favorite was the geometrical bright red clutch, which seems eye-catching and able to complement any outfit.
Kelsey Johnson :: Kika
I was definitely bedazzled by the sparkles and lace featured in these pieces. I absolutely loved the material that was used on the plain sleeveless dress, an eye-popper that shows how you can take a plain cut and make it fabulous with the right textures and colors.
Ivan Cisneros and Kirstyn Hom :: Haus of IN.K
This collection is very accurately described as an exploration of different materials, including paper, mesh, plastic, and other scraps. I loved the first dress, which reminded me of a paper version of the blue fairy.
Leslie Hamachi :: Qu’est-ce que c’est?
This was my favorite collection. The theme was super creative, and the fashion definitely was up to par. Asymmetrical dresses pervaded the runway as the models, or “psycho killers,” went down the runway with their weapons of choice in a Clue game gone wrong.
Iris Espiritu :: Puzzle
This fun theme was full of mystery as the models went down the runway with masks. What unlocked the creativity in this collection for me was the “lock and key” dress, which was a clever piece of couture.
Diana Ifeishat :: Urban Bazaar
The audience was definitely bumping along to the Middle Eastern beat of this collection. It featured more menswear, among which was a double-breasted pinstripe blazer that I found to be particularly chic. Also, the final dress, a flowy, backless, high-necked masterpiece particularly caught my eye as something I would want to have in my closet!
May Tilden :: Fatale Glamour
This collection had some sexy pieces that definitely caught my eye. Inspired by femme-fatales and young glamour, the line consisted of pieces that were updated versions of film noir frocks.
Jenny Zhou, Michelle Nguyen, and Rachel Davis :: A Dally in Lace
This was another very mod-chic collection, but reminded me more of a 50's pin-up style. I loved the high-collared belted blouse, which had a sultry secretary look to it.
Reema Naeem and Rola Abduljabar :: Wild Thang
This feisty segment definitely had some bite. I loved the different use of furs and animal prints! The final dress had me floored - if Jessica rabbit decided to get a new dress, I think she would have worn this! It was fabulously sexy, and I loved the open front and the printed ruffle hem. Gorgeous!
Jamie Ngov :: A Fight for Fear
This was another collection that used the texture of silk, fur, and leather to create a some very impressive pieces. My favorite was the short silk dress paired with the fur coat—something I would love to gallivant around the city in!
All photography by Albert Treat.