In conjunction with Polaris Fashion Place, and with the hair and makeup support of the Paul Mitchell School of Columbus, local designers unleashed a wide array of fashion onto a crowd of FMMF music enthusiasts.
The Paul Mitchell School brought out talent, and kept the schedule moving along with only 45 minutes between some shows to get models ready for the next designer.
For larger fashion shows like FMMF, it’s common for models to “walk” for multiple designers, and that means there are times when hair and makeup teams are working on the same model simultaneously to accommodate tight turnaround times. Backstage at a fashion show is fast paced, and at times exciting and exasperating.
Women, and some men, seemed to embrace the fashion theme, and came to the festival dressed in a hip, cool way. People watching is certainly a part of the fun surrounding FMMF.
The stage this year was improved to allow music in the center of the runway under an expansive tent with VIP seating on the left, and open seating on the right. Live music is becoming more and more incorporated into the fashion tent events.
Designer Maya Eigel opened the Fashion show with models wearing trendy designs, and unusual white foundation makeup.
Some of the most elegant designs impressing the crowd came from designer Lydia Hopmann. Experienced Heyman model Sarah Volkman was outstandingly paired with an exquisite white dress.
NID caught up with Kayla Watson, during an hour break, with Flow Jam Studios. Kayla and her crew demonstrated some fun cardio fitness moves with hoola hoops. For the fitness minded fashionistas, New Balance had a variety of sporty looks. Though, it was Esther Myong Hall's brand "Torn Angel" that brought edgy modern design to the stage.