SYNERGY Events held their first annual fashion show "The Emerging Trends" in New York City September 4th. The show hosted by Miss United States 2014, Elizabeth Safrit, which featured designers from around the world was held at the Holy Apostles Church. The venue was transformed into a runway with a projector screen displaying Emerging Trends and their sponsors:
Styles were featured from Gate – 26 Modern Vintage, Shefali Couture – Dubai, Cocoo Bella – Italy; Sabrinah Renee Boutique Jewelry, Vessela Zarankova, Polly Baumgartner, and NuVu Studio. All the designers brought their unique take on fashion to the city. Many of the pieces showcased were stylish and trendy, definitely with an appeal just about anyone can appreciate. Some pieces could be worn on a daily basis and some to an upscale event. These talented up and coming designers have used the Emerging Trends event to propel themselves into the fashion world. A big part of the Emerging Trends showcase has been their use of social media to obtain followers for the different brands represented. People were encouraged to post pictures to Instagram #ETNYC during the event. Attendees also had the opportunity to buy items online at a discounted rate during the show. Each website was displayed during the show with a code which would give purchasers a discount. Now that's Fashion Forward!
A lot goes in to putting together a successful fashion show and the team at SYNERGY definitely did a great job. I chatted with Gabriella Oros who was part of putting the event together and she expressed her gratitude for all who helped make the event possible; Michael Ottley of Holy Apostles Church, all the participants, models, volunteers, make-up artists, sponsors and her SYNERGY team. The CEO and Founder of SYNERGY, Reaz Hoque, also stated "I would like to extend my special gratitude towards all the designers who spent so much time creating their collection for this season and trusting us to show their talent on our platform in nyc. We think we have found a new home at the fashion fashion, the big apple." What made this event even more unique is the presentation at the end by Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Open Style Lab. In this touching presentation, we were shown how functional fashion and style are important to people with disabilities. A team dedicated to creating clothing that makes life easier for those with disabilities showcased their work and the people's who lives they have touched with their inventions. To find out more about this project visit Open Style Lab.
The Emerging Trends Fashion Show Video
The Emerging Trends Fashion Show photos by Morgan G. Long