Forté Fashion Show

Elizabeth Roynish Photo by Stevyn Llewellyn
Elizabeth Rynish Photo by Stevyn Llewellyn

Up and coming designers premiered their Spring/Summer 2010 collections at the Metropolitan Pavilion on October 21st, 2009. The evening debuted Project Runway finalist and Forté’s headlining designer Kenley Collins, as well as Sheila Frank, Elizabeth Rynish, and RisSA by Marissa Erskine. The four designers collaborated to raise money and awareness for Gilda’s Club NYC – an organization that provides assistance and support to cancer victims.
Kenley Collins’ Amelia Earhart-inspired apparel featured flirty silhouettes in stripes, blues, greens and floral prints topped off with fun feathery headpieces. Models marched off to the Charleston while showing off her vintage-style dresses.

Sheila Frank’s Elizabethan-inspired collection featured a mixture of bold patterns and floral prints. Her clothes were topped of with chains and pearls for a soft light rock look. Color palette consisted of blue, beige, cream, denim, grey, and ivory.

Elizabeth Rynish whom is the creative director for SEAM COLLECTIVE, presented her ‘60s-inspired playful dress collection. Her edgy collection incorporated simple silhouettes, paired with creative collars and built up necklines portraying a vibrant bright color palette-blue, orange, pink, red, white, yellow.

For RisSa’s Spring/Summer 2010 eye-catching collection showcased butterfly wings, cocoon and tulip-like silhouettes. Marissa Erskine showed a spectacular collection with creative details such as her long black gown with sweetheart bodice.
About Gilda’s Club NYC: Gilda’s Club New York City creates welcoming communities of free support for everyone living with cancer – men, women, teens and children – along with their families and friends. Their innovative program is an essential complement to medical care, providing networking and support groups, workshops, lectures and social activities, all free of charge.

About SEAM COLLECTIVE, Inc: SEAM COLLECTIVE, formed in New York City in 2005, is an organization dedicated to aiding female designers break into the fashion industry. SEAM COLLECTIVE strives to help each and every designer by producing seasonal fashion shows and supplying the necessary resources to advance their careers.
-Jenny Mar

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Photos By Stevyn Llewellyn
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