Do Hair Do Good is a charity fashion show put on by Mark Pardo SalonSpa and partnered with United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM) to stand together against domestic violence. Last year they raised over $11,000 but plan to raise 50k this year to support domestic violence programs though UWCNM’s Community Fund.
Learn more at http://www.dohairdogood.com/
Images by Abq-live photographer Gia Henley
New Mexico Fashion Week returned to Albuquerque Convention Center’s beautiful Grand Ballrooms for the 3rd year. Multiple designers were featured including Atelier Danielle, Bossarolla, Kendra Grace Designs, Lovato Eyecare, Orlando Dugi, and Penny Singer. NMFW was created in 2012, as an affiliate of Albuquerque Apparel Center ~ founded in 2010, on behalf of designers, agents, publicists, editors, promoters, reps and brand marketers and other market-makers who are committed to promoting local fashion artists and creating a vibrant and exciting New Mexico Fashion Center and Marketplace.
Images by Gia Henley
New Mexico Fashion Week both supports and promotes Fashion Designers and Producers of apparel and accessory related items.
NMFW also supports and promotes “Behind The Scenes Creative’s” such as Models, Stylists, Dressers, Make-Up Artists, Hair Stylists, Music and Lighting Production, Fashion Photographers, Set Builders, Writers, and more.
NewMexicoFashionWeek.com is the location of producing and promoting fashion shows throughout New Mexico. They only advertise highlighted designers and other artists currently taking part in their fashion shows on the site.
New Mexico Fashion Week provides opportunities to volunteer or intern. If you would like to volunteer or intern, please contact event producers directly.
New Mexico Fashion Week Albuquerque 2016 will include the following:
Trunk Shows & Guest Speakers
Two locations in Nob Hill. Zacatecas Tacos + Tequila (3423 Central NE) and Matanza Craft Beer Kitchen (3225 Central NE) are only two blocks apart, making it easy to walk from one to the other, and in whichever order you wish. Our designers will be split evenly between them. Plenty of time to visit both locations, peruse (and buy) designers’ wares before they hit the runway, enjoy cocktails, and listen to guest speakers Heather Petrey (LA Fashion Snob), and Dr. Nick Gerlich (social media consultant).
Industry Meet & Greet Mixer
(Thursday evening, April 14th)
Meet the movers and shakers in the industry. Mingle with the designers, vendors, sponsors, celebrities, and the New Mexico Fashion Week Team. Location: Albuquerque Apparel Center.
Runway Photography Workshop
(Friday April 15th)
Open to any photographer who is interested in honing skill of capturing a model in motion. Public is welcome to experience the behind the scenes magic when models and photographers come together on the runway.
This will be a more casual setting lasting throughout Friday and Saturday afternoon. Location and Time: TBA.
(Friday April 15th and Saturday April 16th)
All eyes converge on the runway inside the elegant, newly remodeled grand ballroom as NMFWQ presents a variety of styles from local, regional, and national fashion designers. Be the first to experience their latest lines. Doll yourself up, put on your most stylish outfit, breeze across the red carpet for your photo op (and selfie too!) and be a part of the excitement! Location: ABQ Convention Center Ballrooms A&B.
(Friday April 15th and Saturday April 16th)
Your inner shopping maven will love this part of NMFWQ! Local and regional vendors, as well as selected designers, will be set up to showcase their products and services to the general public as well as to wholesale buyers. The Expo thus benefits everyone! Everything from clothing to accessories, jewelry, hair, and nails will be included. It’s all about YOU and providing the opportunity for you to create that special look. Make new friends, and discover vendors you may never have known about. Come prepared to shop! Location: ABQ Convention Center Ballrooms A&B.
(Friday April 15th and Saturday April 16th 9:30-11:00pm)
Hang around after the Runway Shows for a great opportunity to mingle with friends new and old. Eat dinner. Enjoy your favorite beverage. Time: 9:30-11:00pm. Location: Hyatt Downtown.
(Sunday April 17th)
Join Abq Apparel Center’s meetup.com group “Stepping Out In style, Albuquerque” for their NMFWQ2016 Sunday Brunch Social at Hyatt Regency’s FORQUE Kitchen. It will be one last chance to have fun with other fashion devotees. Albuquerque’s premier culinary destination, FORQUE features a tastefully constructed selection of regionally infused menu concepts. Each presentation reflects subtle flavors from the unique and distinctive seasoning profile of New Mexico and the southwest.Stepping Out In Style members meet 1-3 times per month at various locations around the city, having fun while promoting personal style through NMFW guest speakers, designers, and other fashion-related activities.
SEE MORE IMAGES FROM THE SHOW HERE
Santa Fe Street Fashion Week introduced “The Show”, an international fashion presentation on August 28th, 2015 inside the historic La Fonda Hotel Rooftop and Ballroom La Terazza in Santa Fe. The Show featured some of the world’s top designers, whose collections are now for sale in Santa Fe’s fashion community. These collections were shown for the first time in a professional runway show in Santa Fe. Enjoy images from ABQ-Live Staff photographer, Gia Henley.
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What do you get when East and West collide in the desert? Runway Apparel.
A spring switch up on the traditional looks for women, marrying classic Audrey Hepburn with edgy Sex Pistols. Look for midi skirts, crop tops, and novelty denim, but it’s all found in the details: asymmetrical cuts, a flash of sparkle, flowy shark bite cuts, and tailored fit.
Colors this season include indigo, blush and, of course, more of the black and white, but what makes the monochrome stand out is in the splash of metal on the neckline or in the details throughout the outfit. For the men, the looks are more laid back. Looking like you’re not trying to stand out.
Plaid is continuing to reign outside of winter looks and details like burnout and colors to stand out are supreme. Spring threads are more modern fit and guys are paying attention to what they wear, how it fits and feels. Colored mirrored sunglasses are still on point this season and are the perfect accessory.
By Dara Ambriz, Owner of Runway Apparel
Runway Apparel is located in the North Town Plaza, 5901 Wyoming Blvd NE # D, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Runway Apparel #: (505) 797-7087
Photos by Kori Kobayashi
Imagine yourself at the biggest event of the year. As you prepare to step out onto the red carpet, your Google Glasses are activated. “OK Glass, record video”.
The strobing flashes of the paparazzi meet you as your adrenaline begins to kick in, and your high-fashion mood sweater begins to change colors with your emotions. The 3-D printed fabric that makes up your pants is as light as a feather, and clings to your body like an invisible glove. Multiple micro sensors within the fabric are monitoring your vital signs and uploading them to your private health records. Your GPS location is also recorded, and automatically, you are “checked in” at the event, sharing this exciting moment with your social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram. Through these wearable devices, you are constantly connected.
Did you ever consider the idea that one day, you would be able to wear your cell phone, or your personal computer as an accessory to your every day outfit? I certainly didn’t. In general, when most of us consider the common forms of technology that we all live amongst today, the majority of us think of things like our laptops, GPS trackers, and of course the device that 6 year olds now carry around nowadays, the cellular telephone. Technology has unavoidably filtered into nearly every aspect of the average person’s life. But what exactly are some of these innovations that are quickly making their way into our daily routines? What are “wearables”? What is the function of computerized clothing or “smart fabrics”, and how can they improve our lifestyles? The bridge between technology and fashion is manifesting at an undeniable rate ladies and gents…it is time to trade in those old calculator watches from the 80’s and upgrade to the new Pebble Smartwatch (which can do just about everything your smart phone does from your wrist). During this year’s International CES Convention (Consumer Electronic Show), functional and fashionable wearables were at the top of the docket for discussion. Ready or not, smart accessories and clothing are going to make their way into our lives, and we will adapt, just as we always do.
So, what are “wearables”?
The definition from Wikipedia states: “Wearable technologies are clothing and accessories incorporating computer and advanced electronic technologies. The designs often incorporate practical functions and features, but may also have a purely critical or aesthetic agenda.”
One of the beautiful things about these types of technologies is that they automatically complete tasks for you, sometimes without you having to open an app, or yell at your Siri. In fact, some devices are now predicting your routine behaviors such as driving patterns, pulling up directions based on your time and location. Pretty handy if you ask me. However the other side to the coin deals with wearables designed more so for the aesthetic then a function.
Remember the mood sweater you imagined yourself wearing on the red carpet earlier? Like the timeless (and if you think about it the original “mood technology”) piece of jewelry most 10 year old girls owned, the mood ring would change color based on the mood of the ring-bearer. San Francisco based company Sensoree applied that same concept to an LED infused sweater-top that alternates color with the person’s mood, blue for calm and red for angry to give you an example. While I would love to add one of these sweaters to my wardrobe, their amount of true functionality is minimal…but they look really cool!
So, where can you find some of these items here in ABQ?
While you won’t find things like the mood sweater or Google Glass in any local stores here, there are definitely a few business in Albuquerque who have jumped on the wearable bandwagon. Others are still catching up. As part of our research, we hit the streets to find out who was carrying what.
Beeps, located in the heart of Nob Hill, carries an RFID (Radio-frequency Identification) wallet designed to protect your credit card information from being pirated. Wait, what?? I’ll bet most of you didn’t know that some credit cards transmit your personal information via radio frequencies…true story.
After picking that up, make your way over to Birdland to pick up some snazzy illuminated smart gloves. These allow you to operate your smart phone while keeping your phalanges toasty.
Another great place to check out would be Sports Systems located on Montgomery and Louisiana. These guys carry several different GPS tracking watches, the Polar Loop, and also the Fit Bit. At the end of our shopping adventure, we learned that while some wearable products have trickled into Albuquerque, the big wave has yet to break.
Keep an eye out friends for smart fabrics, intelligent accessories and fashion-forward wearables. The fact is these types of high-tech/ high-fashion products will soon be available for you and I to purchase as we please. As we discovered, some of them are already out there. We have come a loong way from the step-tracker people…and it is only going to get better (or worse, whichever way you feel about technology, some of us aren’t as stoked as others).
Story by Fashion writer, Blake Elizabeth
Albuquerque native and recent UNM graduate Nyika Allen was selected to receive an Abq-live fashion makeover to spice up her everyday look.
This basic makeover really enhanced Nyika’s naturally beautiful features that were once concealed. Whether it’s hair, makeup or wardrobe, Inspire Uptown Salon and RAW boutique have you covered!
At the end of the makeover, Nyika said she couldn’t wait to go out to a nice dinner or any place alot of people could see and admire her new look! Though her final look was significantly different than her normal day-to-day style, she was thrilled to branch out with something new. Special thanks to Inspire Uptown Salon and RAW Apparel, both located at 6605 Menaul Blvd NE. For hair, style and clothing, please call Inspire Uptown Salon at (505) 883-9707
SERVICE PRICING: Pre-Styling at Inspire Uptown Salon: Hair,$50. Makeup, $55. Raw Apparel dress, $52. 8 Other Reasons necklace , $70