During last year’s Sacramento Fashion Week, workshops were conducted for designers and models. During the designer workshop, Simone Vianna, Sacramento Fashion Week talent coordinator, conducted the workshop and as designers introduced themselves. Vianna noticed several had made the trip from Stockton and said “Oh so you guys are the new Soho.”
For the first time I was able to see their wonderful designs on the runway in Sacramento. The four designers along with Anastasia Sergeevna Kryukova, Neide Hall and Cake Carlos participated in the Expressions Fashion Show.
The show was presented by KVM Productions and held at the California Automobile Museum on January 11. Buo and Sim welcomed the audience and thanked family, friends and fans in attendance for supporting the production. Inspiration 4 Life’s Nancy Grace McMillan who is also involved in various fashion shows also addressed the audience.
Buo and Sim began the show by thanking those who helped put the event together. “We really couldn’t have done this without the student drive. This show is student driven. Students put this together to market their lines and market themselves. These freelance designers have a wonderful show for you tonight,” said Sim.
Buo also welcomed guests to the Expressions show. “We’re all students here and this is our first fashion show for KVM productions and look how big it has become. I thought it was going to be this little thing but it got so big. I see everybody out here. I kind of know each and everyone of you out there,” said Buo.
Each designer introduced their showcase in front of a sold out audience. A fashion design competition was also included as part of the show.
Each designer in the competition showcased a single design during their showcase. Three designers competed and make it hard for judges to select a winner.
Recording artist Kyss Major entertained the audience in between breaks. This was the first time I’ve heard Major’s soulful sound and became smitten with it.
The California Automobile Museum served as an elegant and unique venue for a fashion show where lovely models could pose next to classic model vehicles. Visitors to the fashion show had the opportunity to walk around the museum as docents on hand answered questions about the pristine automobiles on display.
KVM Productions takes the first name initial of a collaboration comprised of Kliff Simmons, Vicky Buo and Monica Buo. The new cooperative effort, I believe, created an immediate impact on the Sacramento fashion scene.