Sunday, October 17, 2010

Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman does NOVA Fashion Week

[Photo by Carlos Gonzalez for; styling by Eclecticoiffeur]

One of my favorite fashion designers to emerge from the Twin Cities fashion scene is Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman, a Chicago native who's currently based out of Milwaukee as lead designer with Kohl's. Instead of New York Fashion Week, Ra'mon decided to show his spring 2011 collective at NOVA (Northern Virginia) Fashion Week, with plans to show at New York Fashion Week in the spring. There are a couple of new interviews in with the designer in anticipation of the show.

Some choice excepts:

-His collection is named "Give Them Grace" in honor of his inspiration for the line, Grace Jones.
-His colors will be “a little bit more bold...not muted at all but bright and vibrant,” and with a “punchy” pizzazz that he calls “pop-y” and “a hybrid of everything — from a futuristic spin forecasting a look for the year 2033, to a more ethnic look, but more abstract.”
-On why he decided to participate in NOVA Fashion Week: "I’m excited about the opportunity to share my design point of view with a new audience, one that appreciates cutting edge fashion with an artistic approach. The fact that NOVAFW is functioning as a charitable event makes it additionally compelling. Any opportunity to give back to others is something I am always interested in being a part of."


I'll be sharing photos as soon as they're released, but here's some past work:

[A Spring 2006 look; Photo courtesy Walker Art Center]

[A Holiday 2008 look; Photo by Nic Marshall, styling by Eclecticoiffeur]

[Spring 2010 looks; photo courtesy]

Click HERE for more Ra'mon on Le Petit.

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