Utah is full of creatives and we are fast becoming a source for all things creative around the world! One great example is Provo Fashion Week, a show established only a year ago this incredible bi-yearly week is a fashion event that brings together local artists in fashion, blogging, photography, and industry, and it is gaining quick popularity! We sent our cherished social media staffer Lindsey Murphy to attend and rep UBB at most of the events and she documented it all well! Lindsey will be our guest blogger on this fashion Friday!
Provo Fashion Week was started in the spring of 2014 and is a bi-annual runway event that exists as a medium for local designers to showcase their work. And lucky for us, Bree Wilkins- designer and co-producer for Provo Fashion Week gave UBB 2 press passes to all three fashion shows to get an exclusive look at the 2015 designs from our local designers. I am SO proud to say that we have some amazing talent here in the beautiful state of Utah. This year all of the profits went to the Pomelo Project which is dedicated to supporting survivors of sex trafficking.
Designs by Natalie Wynn Design
The week started with a glamorous black-cocktail kickoff party at The Venue at Culinary Crafts in Pleasant Grove. Sparkling cider with fresh cut strawberries and delicious hors d’oeuvres circled the venue as designers, bloggers, photographers and industry professionals all mingled together and captured photos that were sure to hit Instagram and Facebook that night.
Gowns available at Avenia Bridal
Later on, we were given a “first-look” of what we can expect to see at the fashion shows later that week! And of course, the gowns were all stunning leaving the UBB team wanting to see more and so excited for the upcoming shows.
The shows took place at the gorgeous Provo city library including designs from Bree Wilkins @breelena, Elizabeth Cooper Designs @elizabethcooperdesigns, Garth Peay @perfectlysuited, Janay Marie Designs @janay.marie, Nancy with Avenia Bridal @aveniabridal, Natalie Wynn Designs @nataliewynndesign, Rebecca Nibley, Sarah with Illume Gowns @illumegowns, Beckett and Robb @beckettrobb, Raeann Turner, and Zaiya Collection @zaiyacollection.
Designer Bree Wilkins
So many talented designers came together to display their work on the runway and they did not disappoint! Each gown was a stunning show of the designers hard work and dedication. A shout out to the hair and makeup teams: Meghan Esppinoza and Cherisa Frank, Michelle Burnett and Catherine Bryan, Amy Davis and Kimber Packer, The Refinery Barber Shop, Shanna Blair and Devan Ampuero, Holly Amusu and Camille Jones, Ariel Lunt and Amy Rasmussen, Leanna Ahloo, Tia Montgomery and Jessica De Armas-Guzman, Yais Trevino and Nicholle Roberson, and Sierra Miller- the details were the cherry on top and made everything come together perfectly.
We were so happy to be a part of something so special and fun for all! Congratulations to all of the designers and PFW team for putting together not one but three spectacular fashion shows!
Till next time Provo Fashion Week!