This weekend, Connecticut-based Diamond Fashion Week gets to shine with fashion shows in New York City on Friday night and a runway show in Connecticut on Saturday.
Victorian Griffin-Blackford, co-producer and founder of Diamond Fashion Week along with Karlene Worrell, said at a press conference on Sept. 16 in West Haven, Conn., “We’re very excited about having Diamond Fashion Week in Connecticut and branching the fashion week out into other cities… We have a lot of big big plans and ambitions for Diamond Fashion Week… So just get ready.”
“We created this fashion week to merge… everybody who is part of this industry,” said Griffin-Blackford.
Griffin-Blackford said the origins of Diamond Fashion Week are an extension of her own dreams. Ever since she saw her first fashion week she had it in mind to do a fashion week herself. “I just love fashion.
“We’re little now, we’re taking baby steps,” she said.
Besides spotlighting the designers, Griffin-Blackford said Diamond Fashion Week is intended to spotlight the models as well. “It’s way… where we can help the models, get the experience and make their mark in fashion.”
All in all, Griffin-Blackford said Diamond Fashion Week hopes “to build a community of positivity… to lift everybody up and grow.
Worrell said Diamond Fashion Week is not the stereotypical fashion show with a lot of yelling and shouting backstage. Instead, she said you’ll find laughing, talking, and people getting to know each other.
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