Fashion Houston Kicks Off at the Wortham Center in Red Carpet Style

Now in its fourth year, Fashion Houston hosted the opening night of its four-night run at the Wortham Center last night. Doors opened at 6:30 p.m. for a full 90 minutes of red carpet arrivals; attendees walked the giant red carpet before entering the theater, where music thumped, guests mingled with cocktails, and people watching was at its peak.

Fashion Houston's creative director Neal Hamil opened the show by giving a shout-out to Houston talent, saying that the show "has to be an incubator" for local talent. The show started with more famous names, like Marios Schwab and Catherine Deane, but the crowd was just as eager to see Talbot Runhof, Jo'se Reyes, Viet Kent Nguyen, and local wunderkind Amir Taghi, who at just 17 has already interned for Oscar de la Renta and whose label you will find at Tootsies.

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Christina Uticone