Before we get into the specifics of The Daily Fare, I should admit that I’m completely, 100% biased. I’ve known Alissa Abeler and Hannah Smith for a few years. We met at a Halloween party that was too cool for me to attend, but there I was confronted with Abeler dressed reminiscent of Doctor Who and Smith dressed as the oncoming threat of Christmas. They sat with me as I processed a night of rather notable Nashvillians - a nobody in a house full of fame and talent.
Audrey Kawasaki's work is full of women, feminized men, skeletons, and plants. All of her subjects are created in a great amount of detail, she draws in her audience with a pairing of innocence and eroticism.
Alexander Wang went to (and later dropped out of) Parsons School of Design. He interned at Teen Vogue and worked alongside Fashion Designers Derek Lam, and Marc Jacobs and then he started working on his own collection. Wang launched his fall 2007 collection of women’s clothing inspired by 80’s hip-hop (with a chic twist, of course) which sold to more than 200 stores. He was awarded the Vogue/Council of Fashion Designers of America “Fashion Fund” title in 2009. In that same year, he won the Swarovski Womenswear “Designer of the Year,” and Wang was also the recipient of the Swiss Textiles Award.
When we see the costumes and clothes in magazines, on TV or in interviews, it simply looks like someone got up and simply got dressed this morning. There's not much attention to detail. However, there are people like Wardrobe Stylist Atiba Newsome who live to make sure every shirt, button, and hat coordinate perfectly to match a person's style and vibe. What looks like another day of getting ready in the morning to us, is actually a very carefully planned out wardrobe that takes a lot of time and money to cultivate for Newsome.
After a full day of trying clothes that just aren’t right yet, we start to dream - personal tailors, tiny hips - a girl’s dream come true. However, we can’t tailor everything and hips don’t just get smaller. We’ve come to terms with the war zone that is the dressing room. We’ve decided that designers don’t know what’s up, so we might as well suffer in silence and move on to the next battle. Then, there’s Giambattista Valli. He absolutely loves women and has decided that fashion isn’t all about that size 2 sample.