Fashion Emerging Designer Gauntlet Exhibit

                                                                 Photos by Hashim Haskins

                                                                 Photos by Hashim Haskins

                     Jorge Alvarado, host of  The Jorge Show  and I at the Fashion Show 

                     Jorge Alvarado, host of The Jorge Show and I at the Fashion Show 

                       Me wearing Meleissas Royal Blue dress from her MDIZ Collections

                       Me wearing Meleissas Royal Blue dress from her MDIZ Collections

Back by popular demand, Orlando's Fashion Emerging Designer Gauntlet Exhibit Show was just as beautiful as before!  With new styles for the Spring and Summer, the designers showed off new collections that had more meaning to them than we know.  Just like before, the designers were judged by people who excelled in the fashion industry.  The first judge was Angela Posillico, CEO of Ms. Latina International Organization.  Second was Jimmy Star of The Jimmy Star Show in Miami.  Last but certainly not least, was judge Jorge Alvarado of The Jorge Show.  

To start off the show, Sharone' Griffin took the runway with her clothing line Xanimich Roy'el Fashion House.  The collection was filled with bright colors and abstract patterns to match the spring and summer season.  With a bit of sass, the pieces also had cut outs in all the right places to show off the feminine curves.  Next was designer Hicham Ouidad with his collection called The Lion Of Art.  With different colors, the theme came with a Moroccan feel.  The capri harem pants and silk fabric completed with gladiator sandles gave the vibe of a lounge beauty.  Sumita Bhojwani came after with Kalaxpress and rocked the house of a range of pieces that could be worn from the ballroom to a coffee shop.  The colors she picked gave off a bold look that matched with a variety of patterns to complete the feminine look.

Meleissa Dunkley-Hampton's collection MDIZ Collections kept the crowed in awe the entire show.  Stating that she was inspired by Sex and the City, the pieces gracefully gave the audience that feel.  With chic flare and pencil skirts topped off with shirts ranging from peplum tops to deep V-necks down to the belly-button, the crowed was wowed.  Finishing off with dresses that complemented every curve of the modeling wearing it, she was greeted by a standing ovation; and by majority vote from the crowd, Meleissa Dunkley-Hampton took the win with her MDIZ Collections.  

Following Mrs. Hampton came the Paranoid collection by Zhe Yang.  The sweet silhouettes of lace, floral and soft blue that was incorporated into the pieces gave them a teen look complimented by silk crop tops, knee-high dresses, and white scarfs. To close the show was designer Jenee Dionee with the collection Sew in Vogue inspired by her daughter.   The collection consisted of dresses that imitated a Greek Goddess.  The rich colors and bare backs kept it modern however, the collection was timeless.