Happy New week!!!!
Its a great day for a showcase throwback don’t you think. Its been just over a month that AmshinaApparel my handmade custom clothing business had the opportunity to showcase on the RAW- Natural Born Artist platform. If you have never heard of them before please feel free to check them out. It’s an amazing group that gives artist like myself a platform to showcase and share my talent with the community and progress in my branding. The event was well curated and organised by the local staff and was really well done. This was my first collection adventure. As you can imagine even though I had a few months to plan it was still quite challenging trying to curate pieces and sew them at the same time, not to mention the model search and fittings that followed this process. Nevertheless, I must say I had some amazing volunteers and friends that came alongside me to offer guidance, support and tangible contributions to making this opportunity a reality. I was and continue to be very grateful to each and every individual from my family and friends near and far.
A special special shout out to my Husband, his cousins and friend that took the time out to record and mix the song. Your support was priceless. Thank you!!! 🙂 🙂
Originally I had planned twelve (12) pieces, but a few weeks before showcase one of my models cancelled due to some unforeseen circumstances so I had to make some adjustments. This was okay since I was being overly ambitious in a good way. 🙂 Still love her. She will be in show no. 2 🙂 hahahhah got that ma….lol.
Okay , so on to the eleven (11) pieces that graced the runway in the below order. I also strategically created three sections for my overall presentation. Check out the group shots below too:
- A shift infinity sleeve dress with two pockets- The sleeves allows this dress to be worn multiple ways including as a Midi skirt 🙂
- A jersey knit jumper with two pockets and Printed bib- Jazzing up your jumper
- My first men’s look- Austrailian printed drop crotch pants with two pockets & vest
- Shift bow blouse and a culottes linen pull string pants with pockets
- Strapless Maxi Dress with Waxprint Collar
- Wax print Midi Skirt look
- Fuchsia pink Maxi dress with wax print highlights
- Pencil Skirt bandeau top combo
- My second men’s look- Striped drop crotch pants & linen hooded top
- Strapless knit dress with Neck piece
- Tulle Skirt with bandeau top
Group looks of the three sections:
The green section 💚
The yellow section 💛
Photography kudos to the folks who were so gracious and patient with everyone and captured these amazing moments. IAN COMPTON • Lead Photographer
http://www.ian-compton.com/index.html and JESS BURTON • Assistant Photographer
Make up done by the amazing and talented Ms. Nadia over at https://www.instagram.com/makeup_by_nv/
Inspiration came from many pieces and places, but I was also inspired by the styles of my models too. Showcasing my pieces were key but also having my models feel comfortable in their looks was paramount. 🙂
The goal was to showcase my love for print but also the Fit, Function, Fashion and Fun that my pieces offers its wearers. Versatility and style in one look :). My pieces are also geared at different shapes and sizes as you can see in my use of models!:) 🙂 🙂
Thank you guys for being patient with my mini review here. You may have seen some on my instagram but its way overdue for a post here. This one definitely is a milestone and learning moment in my sewing journey and I look forward to the next stage! 🙂
Thanks for your continued support. Stay tuned! The sewing chronicles is definitely continuing. Hope you are all having a great summer! 🙂 🙂
Just keep sewing, just keep sewing, what do I do I sew, sew sewwwwwww!! 🙂
10 thoughts on “Reflections: Showcase Review & Pictures :) :) :)”
Congratulations, Uta! This collection is amazing! It’s all gorgeous but I want to say that I love your mens’ designs. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Lori😊Much appreciated 😍
Oh my goodness!!! My love, these pieces are spectacular. Stunning, amazing, colourful, full of style. I love how your brand and talent continues to grow & evolve. So proud of you. xo
Thanks you CB…..😊😊😊🤗you are definitely one of my inspirations😊
Fantastic work, Uta! Congratulations on your collection. You use color so beautifully. 🙂 And I totally second Lori: your menswear is so cool!!
Thanks guys 😊 much appreciated
what a great colection Uta, congratulations for creating this and for managing the entire process with such a succesful result, you’ve come a long way and I’m sure that this challenge took you in the next level and gave you more confidence!
Thanks so much Aida😊 .it surely was outside my comfort level!😊
This was amazing!! Extremely proud of you!!