The rest of the fashion world is recuperating from September a.k.a. Fashion Month, but Houston is just getting revved up. Just this past week, the team at Fashion Houston hosted its official launch party at JW Marriott Houston Downtown. Local Houston designers, professionals, media, and fans gathered to celebrate the start of Houston's fashion season and the fifth birthday of Houston's most popular show.
"Fashion Houston - or #FH5 as we are hash-tagging it on social media - is excited to present a 5th year of sought-after designers and stellar fashion to the third largest city in the country," said Jared Lang, Founder and CEO of Fashion Houston. "Designers from all over the world will participate in our most diversified Fashion Houston line-up to date. We are proud to welcome back designers that have shown in previous years who wanted to get back on the Fashion Houston runway."
Diversity indeed. The current lineup has a total of 10 designers of color showing and will include pieces from The Little Black Dress contestants, all of which are newbie and student designers. A big shift for an organization that has come under fire in the last few years for lack of ethnic diversity and of support for local designers.
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Below is a full list of the local and internationally known designers showing during the four night event. Tickets are on sale now, so get on it if you don't want to miss it.