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The Pin Show, DFW’s largest multimedia fashion experience, is returning to Deep Ellum’s Bomb Factory on February 18, 2017, and it’s sure to hit area enthusiasts with a bang. Promising bigger, better, and even bolder effects, the highly anticipated annual showcase is touted as one of the best fashion shows in Dallas, and one that draws crowds in the thousands.
Celebrating its ninth installment, The Pin Show 2017 will pack out the state-of-the-art, 50,000 square foot Deep Ellum venue to a room full of DFW influencers, editors, buyers, stylists, bloggers, photographers, pop culture addicts, and of course, the fashionably obsessed.
With an entertaining line-up of Dallas’ finest, the chicly compelling fashion show artfully introduces up-and-coming musical talent, while models grace the runway in designs crafted by over 30 hand-selected independent local and international designers.
“The Texas fashion scene is diverse and abundant and The Pin Show has answered the call for a different type of show, one that appeals to the masses and reveals how independent fashion can be accessible and relevant,” said Julie McCullough, founder of The Pin Show. “Each year, The Pin Show introduces these designers to a large audience and expands the conversation and platform that these designers need to continue to connect with potential buyers, stylists and clients.”
And McCullough won’t stop there. Adding a new twist to this year’s highly buzzed-about affair, the mastermind of The Pin Show 2017 has decided to take things global — infusing a quartet of carefully selected international designers into the mix during the Indiaspopup.com portion of the show.
Cruising down the runway will be jaw-dropping creations showcased at New York Fashion Week, India Fashion Week, and those coveted by notable celebrities such as Lady GaGa, Fergie, and Jennifer Lopez.
But while audiences may fall quickly for the new international concept, it’s the local love for the 25 emerging and established designers that will ring true. As Inspire N Style favorites Jesse Thaxton (Melancholic Designs), Yomono, and Folksie make a slated return, all eyes will be on newcomers and ones to watch, Dika Obiaju, Maria Fabre (Seven Flock), Radkeem Sims, Tina Peters of Faith Diva, and many more.
Selected looks will be available for sale off the runway at The Pin Show 2017, along with an additional line-up of vendors to satisfy the shopping itch. A newly introduced app will allow guests to shop the runway designs for purchase and is currently available for download.
Tickets are on sale for the popular runway explosion ranging from $28 to $103, and are expected to sell out. For a full list of showcasing designers, vendors, venue info, and more, visit www.thepinshow.com.
Photos used courtesy of: The Pin Show. Credit feature photo and final photo to Thomas Garza Photography. Lead article image credit Kristi and Scot Redman.