Fashion took center stage at Downtown’s Wortham Center for fall’s four-day catwalk extravaganza. Each evening began with guests strutting a red carpet, followed by a series of shows.
Inside the theater, a stylish set mingled during a cocktail-happy pre-party. The shows typically started late, giving everyone time to teeter in 4-inch Louboutins to their seats. The crowd oohed and ahed over Catherine Deane’s flowy frocks on Night One—and Bibhu Mohapatra’s ladylike pieces were a hit on Night Two, when they hit the runway alongside Nicole Miller’s spring collection. Local talents David Peck and Chloe Dao were well received the next evening, and big-name designers like Zachery Prell and Haute Hippie closed out the week.
Midtown bar Proof set up a pop-up lounge on-site, with chic sips and rowdy beats that pumped through the venue’s Founder’s Room during afterparties each night. –Photography by Daniel Ortiz and Cody Bess