Finally, a REAL fashion show in New Mexico!  The City of Santa Fe was alive with style, libations and hors d'oeuvres for the first annual Santa Fe Street Fashion Show on August 28th, 2015.  The only fashion show to be personally endorsed by the Mayor of Santa Fe, Javier Gonzales, as well as celebrated by the eclectic people of The City Different, it was a night filled with delight and professionalism to reflect what can be done properly when the right people are behind it.  Fashion blogger and style connoisseuir herself, Amy Shea, produced a fitting (pun intended) and elite sartorial display from fashion capitals such as New York, Paris and Milan that are currently available via high-end retail shops located in Santa Fe.  Although it took a New Yorker (Shea) to produce a show worth the $175 price of admission, the sold-out event was a massive statement to say the least of how badly a respectable fashion show was desired in New Mexico.

From major prevalent designers such as Etro, Comme de Garcons, The Row and Issey Miyaki to rising star designer Renato Dicent, to New Mexico's own crown jewel designer Orlando Dugi presenting his latest collection "The Red Collection", it was a night of high art meeting impeccable presentation.  A global mix of fashion talent gathered and coalesced with Santa Fe's own stylistic mode to deliver a fashion alchemy of high art, replete with silk-covered reserved seats and chic gift bags for each ticket-holding cosmopolitan.  

I had the pleasure of attending and photographing the highly-anticipated gala and was pleasantly shocked at how well the show was produced, especially for a first-time endeavor.  The models were the most professionally suited (again, pun intended) for the event and carried the designers garments with elegance and grace.  I've not seen a better fashion show in New Mexico to date (not even close), and expect the subsequent events next year and in the future to be better and better.  

Special shout out to our local Santa Fe designers and retailers who also showed that evening:
Santa Fe Dry Goods/Workshop
Cicada Collection
United Nude by Goler Shoes
Santa Fe Scout Handbags (all handmade in Santa Fe)
Eyewear by Ojo Optique in Santa Fe and Nob Hill, Albuquerque
Jewelry by Patina Gallery
Lilly of the West who provided the dresses at The Show opening.
Hair styling provided by Mark Pardo Salon Spa

For more information on the event as well as what's happening in Santa Fe's growing fashion interest, check out these quality fashion blogs:
Santa Fe Street
More Than Turquoise

I'm already looking forward to next year, and what Santa Fe Street Fashion Week will do right for New Mexico next.  -MT


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