My first fashion show was a major goal I had been wanting to accomplish since I decided to get serious with my knitting. I always said that I would be on the runways of New York, Paris and England. The Benefit for Epilepsy was just the first stepping stone. I ended up having 12 models and 13 looks (one of my models had dropped last minute which left me with the extra piece which I STILL haven't showed anyone or posted yet). I was so nervous but excited at the same time. I literally worked on looks the whole time up until the show started. Sewing pieces on models and sewing the sleeves on Devon (right), my male model in the "All Hail Kilmonger Blazer". As the models were standing in line getting ready to walk out I felt a rush of calm because I knew I was finished and could not work anymore. One of my good friends, Madison Jay was the artist set to perform for me while my models walked. I love his music and he was the perfect person to set the stage for my debut.
As the first model walked out I held my daughter close. I was so happy to be with her and to share that experience with her. She is my biggest fan and watches everything I do. I am showing her that any thing is possible if you work hard and never give up. She ooh'd and ahh'd with the crowd and clapped after each look, letting me know I did a good job.
I wanted to show my range when it came to what to wear and who was wearing it. My knits aren't for a specific person or a specific group of people. Anyone and everyone can wear my knits! That's why I never put labels on my pieces because labels limit you. My pieces allow you to be whoever you want to be.
Above are the 11 of 12 looks from the fashion show. Two of the pieces were bought off the rack an I only have a picture of one of them.