Designer Marina Solomatnikova and Edythe Hughes
There are plenty of fresh designers showing their wares in the tents this season, but the Academy of Art University show offers up something special. Six talented students ( Beathany Meuleners, Hyo Sun, Marina Solomatnikova,Â Naomi Sutton, Sabah Mansoor, Stephen Oo ) are given the chance to exhibit their collections, with a full show featuring the best in models. Backstage was a who’s who of beautiful faces: Tao, Alana, Edythe, the list goes on. The chosen six students showed a wide array of looks and their talent was evident in each and every piece.
( Photos Janelle Okwodu for MDC )
Ranya Mordanova, in the makeup chair
Tao Okamoto, a true beauty
Daiane Conterato, takes a breather
Alana Zimmer looking angelic
Ranya and Reina Montero, the dream team
New face Nikole, gets the royal treatment
Edythe Hughes, gives good face
Pernille Moeller, stares back at us
Always time to text
Sydney Edmonds is ready for her closeup
Cici Ali, getting ready for the show
Rebecca Chandler takes a moment out
Nikole gives us a smile.
Incredible detailing on the jackets
More of the student’s incredible designs
The vintage style of Naomi Sutton’s pieces was beautiful
On the racks
Check out the incredible prints!
Designers and their models: Sabah Mansoor, Alana Zimmer, Stephen Oo, Daiane Conterato, Hyo Sun, Tao Okamoto, Anais, Naomi Sutton, Beathany Meuleners, Marina Solomatnikova & Edythe Hughes