The Final Showcase concluding this year’s Richmond Fashion Week hosted several debut collections from local designers. One of the emerging designers that left a lasting impression beyond the runway was Angela Bacskocky. The designer’s usage of thick and often harsh natural fabrics of leather, fur, and wool, combined with the softness of silk and expertly crafted silhouettes as if they were tailored specifically for the model lead to an interesting juxtaposition of firm but comforting. It is clear that Angela Bacskocky’s Nest collection was thoroughly conceptualized and a compelling salute to femininity and strength.
Visit Dirty Richmond again this afternoon to see Nest in a much different and immersive setting as well as the premier of the Nest video by Bree Davis.
During the course of the last two months, an eclectic mix of fashion shows have been hosted throughout the city of Richmond. Junior and senior students of the VCU Fashion Design Department displayed their imposing works to a sold out audience at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Looks from local boutiques, stores, and independent designers were the annual focus at this year’s Richmond Fashion Week. Lastly, Ten Thousand Villages of Carytown hosted their annual show and Anthropologie introduced their Spring 2012 collection to their most loyal customers a little less than a week ago.
The production of every show was impeccable and each was attended to capacity or beyond. As spring fashion fever subsides, this was a great season for fashion in the city of Richmond.