Best Of The Runway: Viktor Luna, Harbison, Novis and Skif at Union Station
The final night of Saint Louis Fashion Week ended with a bang, as guests flocked to Union Station for the finale show. The event kicked off with a pre-show cocktail hour that featured mini collections by St. Louis-based designers Blue Bird Apparel, Devil City, Dipped & Dyed and Michael Drummond. The main event followed, transforming the beautiful main terminal of Union Station into a breathtaking runway paradise. Novis, Harbison, Skif and headlining designer Viktor Luna left the crowd speechless as they presented their latest collections.
Although it was nearly impossible to narrow down the standout moments, here’s a rundown of one of our favorite STLFW runway shows to date.
Photos by Mark Schwigen for ALIVE Magazine and Saint Louis Fashion Week.
Skif’s signature knits and unconventional models were a fun and fashionable start to the show of timeless garments that are treasured by customers of all ages. Designer Nina Ganci and team offered up seasonally versatile pieces reminiscent of the Australian Outback. Lush neutrals mixed with signature brights in yellow and orange were styled loose and wearable, each model equipped with an envious piece of summer headwear.
With outerwear so cute it almost had us wishing for fall, Jordana Warmflash of Novis presented a comprehensive collection of aesthetically pleasing gear in rich tones of navy, goldenrod, green and camel. Sophisticated plaids and geometric prints were paired with luxe leather, evoking the spirit of an urban wanderer with a strong equestrian influence with just a touch of whimsy.
Designer Charles Harbison presented a collection that perfectly embodies the future of chic. Fashion forward cuts in luxe fabrics and bold colors of fuschia and crimson were styled perfectly with monotone white heels and metallic flats. The models were stoic—demanding attention while exuding an unfathomable coolness similar to that of a silver screen siren from the past. The entire collection boasted an aire of modern sophistication mixed with classic inspirations from fashions past, and left the audience begging for more.
In a collection that could be described as American Indian gone rogue-meets-futuristic biker chick, Viktor Luna wowed the crowd with a breathtaking collection of gear that was edgy to the max. Styled with faux-hawks, face paint and LOTS of leather, models transformed into Apocalyptic fashion warriors with accents of fringe and fur. The collection was sprinkled with key accessories including a small collection of fur and leather handbags and leather leg harnesses that quite possibly may be the perfect addition to any outfit.
Shop the full collections today at the Designer Showcase Pop-Up Shop at William Shearburn Gallery until 4pm!