Beauty students and Hair stylist joined their glam squads at Federico Beauty Institute Thursday night February 25th for the Emerging Next showcase presented by the California Endowment. The designers featured were; Hagen Valencia, Angelina Martin, Zenzele Nuru, Jose Raul Rosales, Amal Lqbal, Christy Jahlea Jahlou, Kirsi sasso, Seekham Thao, and Leo Tills. Style’s varied from fancy to funky, street style,exotic wear to colorful, and overall unique. These emerging designers blossomed into the spotlight.
Don’t the models look exquisite on the runway with their sleek moves and divine gowns?
You’re probably thinking, “wow, male models at the show too?” Yes indeed and they did a great job at it. The look was structural and incorporated color blocking. I also enjoyed the outlining of the clothing giving it a pop art feel.
When viewing this particular design coming down the runway I thought “dreams do come true!” The finally ended with women wearing exotic dresses, not something you can just go by at the mall. Definitely one of a kind and definitely the magnum opus of finales.
There were so many beautiful professional models so I was inspired to interview a few of the models.
Q: How did it feel modeling?
A: I was nervous of course, but I think I looked good (starts laughing).
Q: Did you like what you were modeling?
A: Yeah I did, it’s not something I usually wear but I still liked it. It shows a different side of me I didn’t know I had!
Q: How long have you been modeling?
A: I’ve always wanted to model since I was little, but I’m glad that after high school I got the opportunity to do this kind of thing. I really want to continue.
Q:Who was your favorite designer?
A: I would say Angelina Martin, it was unique and exiting for me.