Have you heard? Kicking off New York Fashion Week, last night was Fashion Bomb Daily’s second Bomb Fashion Show! The runway show featured a lineup of thirteen different designers, with a photo booth for our guests and celebrity guests to capture the moment, all thanks to our sponsors Urban Skin RX, Michelle L Management and Rayar Jeans. Drinks flowed courtesy of Bombay Sapphire and Nivole, and gift bags of our favorites at Shea Moisture and Boujee Hippie.
First things first, when guests entered the show, they were greeted by a light-up photo booth for that must-have moment. Waiting at every seat was a gift bag of Shea Moisture products and a host of other must-haves, courtesy of our wonderful sponsors. Meanwhile, as the runway glamor unfolded behind the scenes, Shea Moisture took care of all the model and presenter’s hair needs!
Artist Dess Dior went through an influencer turned entrepreneur Jayda Cheaves to grab a bag of goodies and take a photo with our EIC Claire Sulmers before seeing the latest trends strutting down the catwalk. Jayda looked fierce in a vintage Chanel romper Lil’ Kim previously wore, while Dess appeared wearing Raf Simons.
With Bombay Sapphire drinks in hand, guests mingled and headed to their seats to enjoy the show. Sitting in the front row, we saw familiar faces as a model, designer and socialite. Draya Micheleauthor, life coach and television personality Iyanla Vanzantcelebrity stylist Mass Hyltonand real housewives of potomac Ashley Darby.
The show opened with a stunning in-house performance by dancers who covered themselves entirely in a black bodysuit and crystal-embossed headpieces! Hosted by Eva Marcille and our very own CEO Claire Sulmers, the two led the style night, introducing the audience to each designer one at a time, including Fashion Bomb Daily Shop designers Allure Novembre and BruceGlen, as well as Aisha McShaw, DayKeyla Designs, Ade by Femi, Shane Justin, Queen Russia and more! This year we’re taking you behind the scenes for some backstage moments, find out below:
Michele Lopez, Mason Berretta, Allure Novembre and CBN Chicago started the fashion show off on the right foot in that order. Aisha McShaw made her mark on the catwalk with a sophisticated body of designs that are sophisticated and delicate at the same time. Pantsuits, cocktail dresses, jumpsuits and more that could be paired with a day look or a night out graced the runway.
Later, Silver & Riley took the stage to model their line of luxury handbags, and Queen Russia brought back the aesthetic of hip hop royalty with a full black and yellow collection. Metallic gold accents, black plumeria and lace juxtaposed alongside vintage jacquards in modern cuts allowed the collection to breathe new life into traditionally formal styles.
After a brief intermission for a few words from Claire and Shea Moisture, Ade by Femi swooped in and BruceGlen walked right behind, bringing nothing less than what we expected and came to see. The cocktail of vibrant neon colors in portable and accessible street styles felt urgent and very current.
Introducing the only menswear of the night, a model that embodied the essence of Elvis strutting down the runway in BruceGlen-style Hawaiian-inspired prints!
Next up was Hot Miami Styles, followed by Daykeyla Designs, which showcased a series of Pan-African-inspired creations. The outfits were beaded, patterned, and tribal, all while still being integrable into your existing wardrobe!
Explore more moments from the Bomb Fashion Show below:
Thank you to everyone who attended our sold-out Bomb Fashion Show in New York and made it a memorable one, and a huge thank you to the sponsors who helped put on this show for the second time! Be sure to keep an eye out for our next event, you won’t want to miss it and we’d love to see you there!