SCDD was in the building (yes, fashionably late!) for the NAACP Night of Fashion last Friday night, and what a fabulous night it was! Held at the Birmingam Museum of Art and hosted by Jazze Pha and Miss Alabama 2010 Ashley Davis, the standing room only event featured designs by Alabama A&M alum Nicci Hou, Francisco Azucar, Shaka King, and Piedmont, AL native Borris J. Powell. The evening also included formal recognition for Justice Ralph D. Cook, Sr., who received a crystal gavel courtesy of Bromberg’s. And over$30,ooo was raised for the NAACP!
The catwalk sizzled with some serious looks, but if we had to choose a favorite, it would have to be the taffeta shirtdresses featuring layered or puffed sleeves, nipped waists, popped collars and ballgown silhouettes. These classic looks brought the drama and would up the ante for any after-five social event. We also loved Shaka King’s Spring 2012 preview, with its easy, breezy tribal-inspired resortwear for men. Clothed in textured and printed fabrics, his models looked like they were flown in from some rocking party in Morocco! For more fashion fab, check out the video from Kenny Luk here.
The fashion wasn’t just on the runway however, as Birmingham’s social set turned out in their finest furs and baddest hats. Ashley Davis dazzled in a teal silk satin one shoulder floor-length gown with front slit, and of course, Jazze Pha was in his “uniform”: a red checked dress shirt, navy vest and denim with coordinating baseball cap. We spotted several ladies in red, but our best dressed of the night has to go to the young woman who was spotted wearing a knee-length red chiffon dress with long sleeves, accented with long strands of pearls, black tights, and leopard boots. Trés uptown chic!
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