On Friday, January 25th, the city of Philadelphia's fashion elite gathered together for the RM67 Concrete Rose fashion show. What made this show so amazing is that designer, RM67, celebrated his 10 year anniversary of being in the fashion industry. What better way to celebrate than plan a huge fashion show to kick off the new year.
Not only was this showcase all about the catwalk, it also had fashion exhibtis featuring celebrity designers Jeantrix, ThesePinkLips, and Conrad Booker. The air was electric and as the seats began to fill with excited attendees for this sold out show, there was nothing but the sound of excited chatter that filled the air. Each piece presented displayed so much character and dedication. During the show the audience would explode with applauds and cheers when a breathtaking design touched the runway. I could explain my favorite designs but it would be way more interesting if I just showed you.
Another reason why this show was so powerful is for two reasons. The first reason is that RM67 had a theme for his "Concrete Rose" collection. Each piece was created using the color themes of roses; black, white, orange, green, pink, purple, and yellow. With every model that graced the runway in a RM67 design, there was a hush that rested over the attendees. Everyone was so engrossed in soaking up the character of each piece that was created with a keen eye and a deep passion. Normally, RM67 designs are sexy, sleek, and are always in the color black but for this collection, it was a "challenge" for the fashion veteran. He decided his comeback fashion exhibit would be something that stretched him as a creator and his task would be to create a collection that used a wide variety of colors. For this to be his first fashion show where he utilized colors other than black was definitely a rewarding experience.
The second reason that this show was so powerful is because the Concrete Rose fashion show was sponsored by Bebashi which is a non-profit organization that "empowers people to enhance the quality of their health and overall well-being by providing access to culturally sensitive, high quality healthcare, HIV/AIDS services, health education, and social services". You can find out more about Bebashi by clicking here. It's always refreshing to attend an event that offers entertainment and inspiration all while supporting an amazing cause.
In conclusion, this was definitely a show for the books. The designs were breath taking, the models were feirce, and the energy of the crowd was unreal. My reccomendation for anyone reading this is to be on the look out for upcoming RM67 shows. You will absolutely love every moment of his productions.