Live music, makeovers, art, shopping and fashion was what Closet Runway was known for after its first cycle of fashion shows in 2010; and this year proved to be no different.
On March 25, Closet Runway Cycle 2: Show 1 was held at Eastern Market’s North Hall in Capitol Hill.
It featured local talents such as visual artist Lorina Harris and singer Nikea Hooker, and sticking true to its title, it also featured many local clothing stores.
Models of all different sizes, ethnicities and ages graced the runway while displaying what the show calls “spring couture contemporary fashion.”
“Closet Runway is about helping people look and feel fabulous by introducing them to exclusive new attire, while providing makeovers, hair and fashion pointers and access to beauty experts that will enable anyone to look and feel fashionably ready for the new season,” Tami Harrigan, co-producer of “Closet Runway” said in a statement.
In addition to displaying clothes from local boutiques and exposing local artists, Closet Runway also gave makeovers to four participants in order to “demonstrate anyone can look good from their closet to the runway.”
Although this was the sixth show Closet Runway has put on, this was the first to be held at such a big venue. The first show began at a small coffeehouse in Capitol Hill, but after receiving such positive reviews, producers Harrigan and NeShea Jenifer were able to take the show to a new level.