I believe I have said this before, but it is something I have to repeat. A year ago exactly, and no joke I mean exactly, on the 29th of September I received my first email from Morgan Carson as her graphic design intern. I worked from home in Bellingham and occasionally came down to meet with her and Lina Zeineddine. I was interning for both and trying to give their vision as a team a presence on the web. I had never seen Morgan’s workspace, there was no boutique. Five months later, I had moved to the Seattle area for a full time job, and was no longer Morgan’s intern, but I was close to the hustle and bustle and attended her collection preview at RAW Artists somewhere on Capitol Hill. A few weeks later was her full fashion show, Revive. About three months after that, she was opening her own boutique in Belltown, suddenly her company was growing, interns everywhere, and then on September 22, she had her second full fashion show of the year, the Dollhouse Prom.
In between her two shows, she has been featured in mini shows all around the Seattle area, in blogs, and in an editorial spread in Tinsel Tokyo. The woman has been busy at work, and all her hard work has resulted in a beautifully stunning show that was held at iMusic. Rene Ropas debuted the ready to wear collection Infiniti, and the fall avant garde collection, Femme Au Foyer, which was accompanied by a full choreographed performance.
Infiniti was comprised of some very workplace friendly, yet edgy pieces, and also some adorable night-on-the-town dresses. The round shapes of darker fabric on some of the pieces created an interesting shape and contrast. The cut and fold on the backs of some pieces were especially unique and weren’t immediately noticeable, so as the model passed you thought you had seen the whole look, but she would then turn and there would be a uniqueness to the shape of the back of the pants. Very classy but still edgy.
Some pieces from Infiniti:
Femme Au Foyer was a beautiful, colorful, LED treat for the eyes. The silhouettes of the hair and dresses were bold and loud. The performance that was choreographed by Renado Tozer was so well done. It was a real show that the models executed beautifully.
HelmetHead Salon did the hair, which turned out absolutely amazing.
My pictures do not do this collection justice (better camera is on my wishlist for sure !).
Images from Femme Au Foyer
Edit: Gallery of More Images (I broke my own blog with too many full size images!)
If you were not in attendance at this event or watching the live stream online, you missed out on a fantastic show that only proves Morgan Carson is on her way up in the fashion industry.
Also the evening was sponsored by Shocking Goat, which provided some fabulous swag for VIPs, as well as Google Places and Novo Fogo. The evening also benefited the Mona Foundation, so it was an evening of fun and fashion for a good cause.
The venue iMusic was transformed into an AMAZING runway, with backdrop art done by Kemba Opio. Absolutely Stunning.
For much better pictures from the evening, check out the Rene Ropas Facebook Page. Images from the evening are starting to pop up.
It was such an amazingly stunning night, and it is unbelievably inspiring for me to look back to a year ago and see where Morgan was, and how far she has come.
She is unstoppable and is on her way to the top.