Recap: The Best of Sunday's Runway Looks At Style In The Loop

By Sarah Stallmann
In Style

The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for Sunday’s outdoor street fashion event, Style in The Loop. Guests headed to the area to enjoy live music, sidewalk sales, trunk shows and an outdoor fashion show that had models strutting fabulous fashions from local designers down the middle of Delmar Boulevard.

With cameo performances by the Missouri Ballet Company, ten designers displayed their most recent collections to a packed street. We have recapped a few of our favorites form each designer in case you missed it.

Michael Shead

As the first designer to present his collection, Michael Shead did not disappoint. His minimalistic white looks featured edgy silhouettes, peek-a-boo cut-outs and a surprising red number that had the crowd begging for more.

Key piece: White crop tee with vertical cut-outs

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Photo by Amber Joivan

Michele Sansone

Costume designer Michele Sansone kept her palette clean with neutrals mixed with pops of olive and red. Her soft prints and flattering cuts for men and women showed the sophisticated side of fashion.

Key piece: Olive green petal slit skirt

Michele Sansone

Photo by Amber Joivan.

 

I Am Sly by Jessica Affsprung

What began as an almost-ode to traditional British punk quickly turned to a night at the disco for Jessica’s line, I Am Sly. From graphics and pinstripes to shimmer and shine, this line had a little bit of everything.

Key Piece: Graphic “tee” halter

I Am Sly

Photo by Amber Joivan

Whitney Manney

Whitney’s signature bold prints, bright colors and sassy silhouettes made her wearable pieces a crowd favorite. While on-trend in design, her custom prints and patterns give her separates a futuristic edge that make them identifiable yet unique.

Key Piece: Baggy denim jumpsuit

WHitney Manney

Photo by Amber Joivan

Mekhat

Carla Moore, aka Mekhat of Napps Salon, has jumped back behind the sewing machine to give us mature but sexy pieces appropriate for women of all ages and sizes. After a short designing hiatus, it was obvious by the crowd reaction that she is well-loved in The Loop, while scoring some new fans who fell in love with her chic wardrobe staples.

Key Piece: Fitted lace turtleneck with hood

Mekhat

Photo by Amber Joivan

Conjetta

Connie Bourgeois of Conjetta creates a collection that’s both body-conscious and flowing, perfect for the fashionable woman looking to seamlessly transition from day to evening. Her separates are fun and sassy while her cocktail-wear is sexy without being over the top.

Key piece: Flowing floral printed cape

Conjetta

Photo by Amber Joivan

Scarlett Designs Collection

The brainchild of Mary Strauss and Marilyn Simpson had the audience lusting for Miami. The fun floral prints have a classic and retro edge that are timeless and relatable, especially to the youth-driven culture of The Loop.

Key piece: Floral printed halter dress with chiffon overlay

Scarlet Collection

Photo by Amber Joivan

Ulicni

Ashley Ulicni creates a fantasy world of feminine evening wear for both women and girls. Using organza lace, frill, ruffles and metallics, she displayed one-of-a-kind pieces that would make any girl feel like a princess.

Key piece: Organza cocktail dress with a gold bodice

Ulicni

Photo by Amber Joivan

Devil City 

The new endeavor by Devil City owner Deborah Fink and designer Lauren Boshans made its premiere at Sunday’s runway show. The looks showed retro/pin-up style elegance with an edge, leaving audiences ready to see more of her 25-piece capsule collection.

Key piece: Checkered rockabilly halter dress

Devil City

Photo by Amber Joivan

Andy J Designs

“Project Runway” alum, AJ Thouvenot made his triumphant return to the STLFW stage, closing the Style in The Loop show with a smile. Adding an element of retro with a dash of  his signature witty charm, Andy J delighted the audience with men’s and women’s looks that are attention-grabbing, stylish and charming.

Key piece: Varsity cardigan and mixed printed shirt

Andy J Designs

Photo by Amber Joivan

Stay tuned this week for more exclusive STLFW coverage, as the 10 days of fashion week continues! Grab tickets for the remaining events now.

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