RUNWAY EN LA CALLE – A FASHION ARTIST SHOWDOWN!

RUNWAY EN LA CALLE – A FASHION ARTIST SHOWDOWN!

If I could assign an industry term towards the theme for Runway En La Calle this year, I’d have to say this was the year of “embellishment”!

In yet another successful showcase, Runway En La Calle exhilarated spectators to a whole new level. Almost all the featured designers were nominees for Fashion Artist of the Year at the San Antonio Fashion Awards ,which led to some very interesting energy this year. “It was a true show down.” said Angie Riojas, a collaborator with Angelin De Carlo “We all enduringly and supportively brought everything we had and showcased our very best!” The wonderful Petricia Falcon also showcased alongside curator of the show, Agosto Cuellar with his guest collaborator Kristel A Puente.

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The event itself was nominated for Fashion Event of the Year and it is no surprise when you take a moment to see what is being displayed time and time again on this 50 foot runway. The result this year was true to original form, fashion as art and art as fashion. This show always proves to be the king of street culture and its ever popular over the top creations. “I’ve come to every single Runway En La Calle. My granddaughter loves it. So much of this is due to Agosto Cuellar’s energy, leadership and motivation. Only Agosto Cuellar could pull this kind of energy and passion from these artists.” A spectator says.

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Behind The Scenes – Runway En La Calle 2016

One of the most enduring things about this fashion event is that it truly depicts our urban culture. Upon arriving back in Texas three years ago, I can remember seeing this fashion show for the first time and thinking, I see a little bit of my grandmother in this, I see a little bit of my south side neighborhood, I see a celebration of something that was once shunned now being applauded for the very same things that were once “unworthy”. This, I feel, being a major theme occurring in multiple verticals of art in our city. It is an amazing feeling to see our deep seeded roots being recognized for the true art and glory that it actually is.

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Rebecca Medina (Fashion Artist of the Year Nominee at the San Antonio Fashion Awards) for Angelin De Carlo

Featured Designers included: Golden Skyy, Fabian Diaz (winner of Fashion Artist of the Year at the San Antonio Fashion Awards), Petricia Falcon, Rebecca Medina, Mary Alice Medina and Angie Riojas for Angelin De Carlo and Agosto Cuellar in collaboration with Kristel A. Puente and House of KENZO. From sequins to studs, screws to ballet toe shoes (and yes, he walked those toe shoes) this year’s fashion, theatrics and artistic expression was perhaps, at least in my opinion, one of the most exciting Runway En La Calle shows to date.

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This was the year of Embellishment! Runway En La Calle 2016

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Political statements and sequins awaiting their stage cues | Golden Skyy (Fashion Artist of the Year Nominee at the San Antonio Fashion Awards)

Check out the show in the episode above and share share share this with the world online. From the actual runway show, to behind the scenes, even a little commentary from Agosto Cuellar himself, this Runway En La Calle episode will have you extremely inspired.

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Burgundy Woods
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Burgundy Woods has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music/Music Industries from the University of the Incarnate Word and a Design & Trend Forecasting degree from The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles. She began her career in Hollywood, California, where she worked for major record labels such as Virgin Records, Interscope Records, EMI Music and Capitol Records. Later after attaining her fashion degree, she was discovered by MySpace, Inc. and was immediately hired to be their Fashion Curator starring and producing her show THE B-SPOT Fashion & Trends on their Fashion & Shopping channel. During this time, online media was in its infancy. She and her colleagues pioneered and molded the online fashion media industry resulting in over 10 years of experience in fashion news and 20 years of experience in fashion video content. Many of the stylized ideas and tools that were launched through these platforms are still used to this day as industry standards for online fashion media. Later, with her extensive experience in developing online fashion media, she continued the show independently and has successfully rebranded THE B-SPOT into Style Lush TV online fashion network. Now, with over nine professional years in online fashion media and trend forecasting, she continues to pioneer, maneuver and develop her industry. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Style Lush TV. She is also the President of the Texas Fashion Industry Initiative. The state's official non-profit for the positive growth of the Texas fashion industry.