Zulema Griffin graced the catwalk with her Fall 2009 collection featuring a mixture of LBD’s, autumn whites, and florals. As the first designer to use Web 2.0 in fashion, guests got a sneak peak at Griffin’s YouTube fashion show video. Ra’mon Lawrence may have been eliminated early on in the current season of “Project Runway” but his collection was a definite winner featuring forward looking spring patterns, draperies, and bright colors. It just goes to prove that in fashion one day you could be in and the next day you could be out
Korto Momolu was the evident fan favorite (which won her $10,000 on Season 5), displaying her own designs of hand-made jewelry, bags, and clothing. The total Korto package included impeccably-made dresses and flattering shapes complete with the perfect over-sized bag and statement necklace. Last to show, Jerell Scott managed to master the floor-length bubble dress in contrasting patterns, while keeping to the same defining common ground of each of his catwalk looks; extravagant embellishment and tastefully bare open backs.
Designers and guests alike gathered to benefit and applaud The Cinderella Foundation, which works to empower African American and African girls and women living in high risk and low income communities in the D.C. area and abroad.