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Birmingham Fashion Week is Here….Total Fashion Moment

By Keiciashanta1 @fashioncrushed

Birmingham Fashion Week is Here….Total Fashion Moment

Hello Fashionistas!! I hope everyone is doing well and that you are staying fabulous as usual. Fashioncrush1 is pleased to announce that Birmingham Fashion Week is here! These are exciting times in the city and fashioncrush1 and our other affiliates will be there to cover all the excitement for you.

Birmingham Fashion Week is Here….Total Fashion Moment

Gus Mayer at the Summit will be hosting the kickoff party Tonight so come out and join the festivities with all the fashion forward people in the city and state. I will give you guys  the schedule so you can join in on all the excitement this weekend is bringing. All proceeds will go to Camp Smile-A-Mile and Alabama Forever .

Birmingham Fashion Week is Here….Total Fashion Moment

Here is a glimpse of some of the designers presenting at Birmingham Fashion Week …

Birmingham Fashion Week is Here….Total Fashion Moment

JEFF GARNER prophetik.comRomantic visual artist, pioneer, and unconventional designer Jeff Garner and his sustainable, organic label Prophetik are on a path of transformation, leading the evolution of fashion and changing our perception of luxury. The uniqueness of Prophetik begins with the artist himself. Garner’s vivacity and his commitment to creating distinctive, sustainable, eco-friendly fashion is a reflection of his environment. Born in the Civil War town of Franklin, Tennessee, and raised on a horse farm, Garner grew with connectedness to nature and a peaceful understanding of the world. The Prophetik label’s genesis came once Jeff made the decision to combine his love for his surroundings with his artistic desires.

“We all have a story to tell…we all have a canvas…and my canvas is clothes….Jeff Garner

Well put Greg. I look forward to his presentation this year. I know it is going to be amazing .

Birmingham Fashion Week is Here….Total Fashion Moment LAUREN LEONARD

Lauren Leonard is the creative mind behind Leona. Her entrepreneurial spirit and adoration for fashion were recognized at an early age. She had an intuitive eye for fashion trend forecasting and loved to inform her family and friends of the next big fashion movement long before it appeared in stores. At 16, she began working in luxury fashion boutiques and quickly became a women’s buyer. In college she decided to further pursue her fascination with fashion, and eventually she made the move from her deep southern roots to the bustling streets of New York City. While working in New York, her confidence in her vision grew as she excelled in the world of design. Birmingham Fashion Week is Here….Total Fashion Moment CHRISTOPHER COLLINS SPONSORED BY THE CLOTHES TREE As a Gen Art honoree and a “Resident Talent” for Lucky Magazine, Christopher Collins is becoming an unstoppable force in fashion. Currently enjoying his role as the resident designer on ABC Family’s “Jane By Design”, Christopher Collins is making his mark and proving that he is here to stay. Made in San Francisco with European and Japanese textiles, each garment demonstrates quality, luxury, high fashion and femininity with a fit that rival the greatest in the industry. In Fall 2008, Christopher Collins founded Christopher Collins™ with lifetime friend and award-winning filmmaker, Erica Filanc Tanamachi. As Tim Gunn noted on Project Runway, Christopher Collins is “redefining American Sportswear.” Birmingham Fashion Week is Here….Total Fashion Moment      IOTA           Machteld Schrameijer attended the prestigious Ecole de Couture de Charles Montaigne. The Ecole de Couture emphasized the techniques that went into the making of a couture garment. Machteld’s teachers had worked at venerated French couture houses such as Chanel, Balenciaga and Lanvin. In 1997, she introduced her leather and shearling collection and has developed this line into a group of one of a kind and  limited production pieces. Using the finest European skins, in her designs, she developed a flowing, light and natural style, embellished with fabrics collected on her travels. Luxurious textures and colours in unusual patterns and forms evoke far away cultures and places, but stay elegant, comfortable and modern.Ecological issues also cause into Machteld’s work. The skins that she uses are all by-products of the food market. They are durable, renewable, recyclable, biodegradable. The chemical alternatives like fake fur, to real leather and shearling are not as effective nor environment friendly. For her, a product made out of animal skin, ties into a very old feeling of luxury, adornment and protection. Birmingham Fashion Week is Here….Total Fashion Moment                         SOUTHERN PROPER             Style, Tradition and Authenticity are the Southern pillars that inspired the creation of Southern Proper, Haberdashery for the Southern Gentleman. Emilie Claire Howard  (fondly known as Emmie) and Reagan Hardy Howell co-founded the company in late 2005 and planted their roots in Atlanta. By combining their appreciation for heritage and fashion, they infused that passion into a men’s accessory line that is much deeper than their southern accents.   Reagan was born and raised on the porches of the Carolina coast, while Emmie grew up on a cotton farm in the Tennessee Delta. By launching their brand based on men’s décor and dress, each bow tie (Beaus™) and necktie (Gents™) is adorned with hand-drawn designs, made of superior king twill silk, and the neckties are even hand crafted in the South. And although neckwear is the best way for a man to add a splash of color to his suiting’s, the Southern Proper line has expanded to include boxers shorts, belts, hats, Oxford’s and pocket squares.  You can find these fancies in over 250 specialty men’s retail shops around the Southeast and online Birmingham Fashion Week is Here….Total Fashion Moment                         WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND
         whatgoesaroundnyc.comFounded by college friends Gerard Maione and Seth Weisser, What Goes Around Comes Around (WGACA) began as a meticulously edited vintage boutique in SoHo, New York. After more than a decade spent traveling the globe in search of the finest vintage clothing and antiquities, Maione and Weisser launched the WGACA Collection, a vintage-inspired line for women and men. The founders’ vast knowledge in fashion history coupled with their keen focus on current trends inspired a modern collection with a vintage aesthetic.

Birmingham Fashion Week is Here….Total Fashion Moment

For your complete Birmingham Fashion Week Scheduke visit their website at

See you at the shows…Until Next Time….

Stay Fly ….



Wednesday, February 8, 2012


sponsored by Gus Mayer

Thursday, February 9, 2012


  • 11 Emerging Designers – 5 finalists selected
  • 18 Rising Design Stars – 9 finalists selected
  • Boutique A: Soca
  • Boutique B: Laura Kathryn
  • Up & Coming Designer: 2011 Emerging Design Winner, William Bradley
  • Featured Designer: Southern Proper
  • Headlining Designer: Annie Griffin, sponsored by Manhattan South
  • Model Competition
  • After Party sponsored by Ona’s
Friday, February 10, 2012


  • 11 Emerging Designers – 5 finalists selected
  • 18 Rising Designers Stars – 9 finalists selected
  • Boutique A: Theodora
  • Boutique B: Stella Blu
  • Featured Designer: Iota
  • Featured Designer: By Smith
  • Headlining Designer: Prophetik
  • Model Competition
  • After Party sponsored by Avondale Brewery
Saturday, February 11, 2012


6 Runway Shows:
  • Bella Bridesmaid
  • Bella Couture
  • The Clothes Tree
  • Mr. Burch
  • Ivory and White
  • Headlining Designer: Heidi Elnora


  • 10 Emerging Designers – Emerging Designer Winner Announced
  • 18 Finalist Rising Stars – Rising Design Star Winner Announced
  • Model Competition- Face of BFW 2012 Winner Announced
  • Boutique A – Shaia’s
  • Boutique B- Gus Mayer
  • Featured Designer: Christopher Collins
  • Featured Designer: Leona Collection
  • Headlining Designer: What Goes Around Comes Around
  • After Party sponsored by Cantina
Sunday, February 12, 2012


Come out and cheer on the runners as BFW is the official sponsor for mile 11 of the Mercedes Marathon
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