In Yoruba (Nigerian), the definition of Asiko is fashionable.
A few weeks ago, I was scrolling through my Instagram. I stumbled on an event held at the Harvey B. Gantt Museum. The Haute Asiko fashion show. My mouth dropped to the floor. I haven’t been to a fashion show in ages. Since living in Charlotte, I haven’t been to any. I was super excited.
I asked my friends, I posted about it on social media; no one wanted to go. So, guess what? I went by myself. Because, if I want to do something, I just do it. I don’t wait around for anyone. Like I mentioned in a previous post, I am my own soulmate. I know how to love me. Which means, I can have fun by myself.
So, I donned a white, mini dress with some tan wedges and had a ball.
Before leaving my house, I got an email from HBG stating that we could park in the Duke Energy parking garage for free; WINNING!! I made sure to leave early because there was also a football game uptown that night.
So, I made my way through the mobs of traffic and people to make it to the fashion show. The hustle was totally worth it. Upon arrival, they had check in at the front. Our names were printed on a list, so I didn’t even have to fight with finding the ticket on my phone. Glad I got there early. Everyone and their mama was out there. Literally.
I grabbed a seat closest to the VIP seats near the front, about 3 rows back. I was front and center, so I could take everything in! The show was immaculate. In the back, there were drinks and light refreshments, free of charge. The show was in the center of the room. On the other end was a room full of vendors. Before the show started, the hostess introduced the vendors and their wonderful products. The wonderful hostess, Ohavia Phillips, was funny and charming. I’d love to be her friend in real life.
The show was curated by the fabulous Davita Galloway, the co-owner of Dupp and Swat. She brought together a team of designers under the theme of upcycle. The designers were challenged to make two looks from things they already had. Some designers used linen or carpet. While some used Amazon packages. It was such a varied array of designs with unique twists. Check out the collection below.
For more videos of the event, check me out on tiktok!
I’m getting VIP next time….LOL
Which event are you going to this weekend?
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