Next, Delayne Dixon lit up the runway with her oh-so-sexy intepretation of winter wear. The Boundaries by Dixon collection mixed lush faux furs with liquid metallics and latex vinyls to create intoxicatingly sleek looks. An electric blue tone tied the collection together, culminating in a minimalistic chic dress with a black triangular pouch purse strapped behind.
Icy sparkling metals and faux fur detailing blended hard and soft details– literally. The dichotomy of texture elevated each look; a standout pairing of a marbled grey top with dyed faux fur cuffed sleeves and deep metallic trousers with a skirt overlay fluttering behind left the audience yearning for more. Designer Delayne Dixon walked alongside the final piece, a black dress with the bosom left fully exposed as the model proudly wore “x”s to cover herself. Viewers were left lusting after the tastefully demure looks.
Baltimore-based designer Meg Beck drew from childhood aesthetics and athletic wear to create her Fall/Winter collection. Models walked barefoot down the runway wearing tulle creations over cotton floral prints. Beck used repurposed materials to create a playfulness in each outfit with unique details like gingham bows and oversized geometric grid cages. A tiered black tulle dress proved to be a standout piece, perfect for luxurious lounging.
The Oxford Fashion Studio II show concluded with Pheren Soepadhi’s avant-garde take on bridal couture for Pheren Couture. The Los Angeles designer named her Fall/Winter collection “Lacrismosa,” a nod to the magical transformations of birth, wedding, and death. Lace and crystal masks covered each models’ mouth as each dress was adorned with lace leaf appliqués. The collection featured sheer mesh materials, adding an ethereal element to the designs. The stunning finale piece–a nude-hued top and skirt with white lace details–was red carpet ready.
A special presentation by eco-friendly brand Quaint followed the Oxford Fashion Studio II showcase. Quaint epitomized ready-to-wear with its innovative update on the pajamas-for-day trend, providing a deconstructed take with an asymmetrical off-the-shoulder silk black pajama jumpsuit with white piping. Two-tone coats and wool capes over drawstring sequin shorts proved genius for fall.
Models wore lightly crimped hair and dark cat-eye mascara for a powerful look. Zipper detailing and unique slit placement on coats elevated the collection, as each outfit was paired with either white patent leather pointed toe booties or snakeskin mules for full fall style.
The Oxford Fashion Studio II and special presentation of Quaint brought innovation and ingenuity to the forefront– and captured trendsetters’ attention everywhere.