MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK: Cesar Galindo features Fashion Illustrators & OITNB Stars at Spring 2015 Show

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Cesar Galindo will always be a favored designer of mine since he was born and raised in Houston Texas and continues to work with his Houston connections when it comes to producing his fashion shows and presentations.  The PR team for Czar by Cesar Galindo invited me to attend his show, at the Hub. The Hub is the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week off-site space located in the basement of The Hudson Hotel. This was my first time going to The Hudson Hotel. It was pretty close to Lincoln Center (well pretty close in Manhattan terms).  I covered this show with FM Contributors Heather Petrey, and Sofia Villareal. Heather and I are both from Houston, and ran into more than a few of our Houston peeps: Joshua Omar Johnson, Jay Marroquin, Roz Pactor. Bambi Lynn from BLiNC by Bambi Lynn was in the house as she helped produced Cesar's show, and one of my favorite Houston Models, Emily Matheny, was in the show as one of the models!  There were also celebrity guests in attendance.  'Orange is the new Black' stars Adrienne Moore and Vicky Jeudy were on the scene, and I of coursed snapped a picture with both of them!  They were really fun and nice! Vicky was even caught on camera dancing the event away wearing a Cesar Galindo dress from his Spring 2014 collection. 

Cesar's collection for Spring 2015 was full of different silhouettes and colors from pastels to bright hues of yellow and green.  He used metallic fabrics and prints to convey his vision for 2015. I'm not sure if Cesar designed the jewelry or worked with a jewelry designer, but the jewelry was fabulouse! Y'all know I love an amazing statement piece of jewelry, and this collection was full of them! I really wanted to snatch them right off of the models.  The cool part of Cesar's presentation was he had the models surrounded by fashion illustrators who were drawing the looks. Each illustrator was doing a little bit differently. Some solely used charcoal pencils, others used water colors and colored pencils. Walking around and watching the illustrators sketch the designs was really cool! I wish I could draw like them!

As an added bonus, Bambi took Heather and I up to the 2nd floor to the backstage of the show for photo-ops with Cesar's step & repeat!




DISCOVER Czar by Cesar Galindo

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  1. I have never had the chance of going to a big fashion week. I would love to go to. Nice dresses. xoxo

  2. Hi Sashie, I'm one of the illustrators who you captured in the moment so beautifully. Thanks for sharing your coverage!

    Here's where you can find me on the web.

    Official Site:

  3. Hi Sashie, I'm another illustrator who was working the show. Great coverage of the event. Bravo!
    Best wishes,

  4. Hi Shasie, I'm another illustrator who worked the show. Great coverage of the event. Bravo!


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