Local models showcasing local designs: Organizers say the second-annual Hamilton Fashion Week was a huge success.
Four fashion shows that ran from November 5th to November 7th in downtown Hamilton were the highlight of the week. Locally-made clothing created by local designers was worn on the catwalk by local fashion models. The designs included swimwear, formal dresses, and even a twist on some vintage styles. “Usually designers go for something from the ocean or the sky for inspiration,” said designer Lidija.
Sarah Chamberlain was one of the models who strutted their stuff on the runway. “I’m really excited,” she said before the show. “We did it (a fashion show) a couple of months ago so this is a really improved version of that one, so it should be good.”
Hamilton Fashion Week is for people who have a passion for fashion, and gives emerging designers a stage on which to display their latest work.
Some of the designers at this year’s show had studied fashion design and worked as seamstresses in dress shops. Others like Quiana Delceia have been honing their craft for years.
“It’s nice to see all the hard work I’ve done and it being on the runway, that’s the best part,” said Delceia. “Everything is hand made, I do everything. I do bridal gowns and evening wear, that’s my specialty. I love sparkles and glitter; it looks beautiful going down the runway.”