Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Take a magic carpet ride with the Prashe 2013 Collection

This gorgeous model floated in an Indian-inspired canoe in the pool the whole night 
Award-winning couture designer, Prashi Shah debuted her 2013 Prashe Collection Runway Show at Sisu Uptown Resort last Friday night. Shah, the leading couturier for Indian American women, showcased both traditional Eastern designs as well as the custom Western styles of the Society Language collection. Sisu owner, Wade Hampton, took to the DJ booth to get the party started and as guests enjoyed drinks made with new Skimpy Mixers flavors.  I particularly enjoyed a concoction made from champagne and pineapple mixer. Fashionista founder, Heidi Dillon, kicked off the show making introductions and jokingly telling LeeAnne Locken to "shut up" with her cat calls from the crowd.

Prashe opened the show with local stylistas Julie Covino, Gina Ginsburg, Kandis Hutchinson, Jennifer De Socarraz, Vivian Lombardi,  Heidi Dillon, Susan Mikkelsen Pielsticker and Maxine Trowbridge (among others) on the runway.  This contemporary collection creates classic fusion while showcasing Prashe's signature embellished detail of metallic embroideries and beading on mod inspired, classic styles. Among those taking in this visual feast were Bravo TV star Courtney Kerr, Steve Kemble, stylist Dawn Mellon, Heather Letteri, designer Sarah Jones of Status and Stanley Korshak's Bret McKinney.

Here are some scenes from the night as captured by the amazing photographer, Quoc Cong of XO Photography:

Gina Ginsburg with Tiger the parrot
Poolside at Sisu
Tyler Kerbyson gives a look 
Designs from the 2013 Prashe Collection 
LeeAnne Locken and Heidi Dillon