Dallas Does New York Fashion Week

\It’s the second day of shows for me and I have seen more people from Dallas than ever before. After being delayed due to bad weather (pouring rain and heavy winds that didn’t stop until late into the night), the first show I made it to was Ruffian, where I ran into Gregg Asher (clad in Gucci) and David Martin (pictured at left – excuse the poor quality, it was taken with my BlackBerry). The two are in town celebrating David’s birthday and hitting up New York hot spots such as Gramercy Park, The Bowery, The Waverly Inn, and The Maritime. Also spotted: Ken Downing who is a big supporter of the designing duo. Next up was the Alexander Wang after party where I danced the night away to the beats and lyrics of surprise guest, Foxy Brown (jump to see a photo), with fellow Dallasites Jackie Bolin, Elizabeth O’Mahony, J.R. and Stephanie Roberts, and David Ninh. As I waited in line to use the only bathroom at the party (you can only imagine) I met an SMU-grad named Lindsay (stuck with the unfortunate duty of tending the bathroom because the hired help didn’t show) who just moved to New York and recently started interning with the designer. I spotted model and D Magazine‘s September cover girl, Erin Wasson (good friend and muse to the designer) and her mother, Chris (who didn’t stay long, as the music was a bit much for her). Wasson has been busy this week, but not on the runway, she debuted her capsule collection for RVCA on Thursday. Today I attended local designer, Abi Ferrin‘s show along with a sea of locals including Lisa Garza, Amy Vanderoef, Leah McCann, Maxine Trowbridge, Elizabeth Wimpress, Greg Haynes Johnson, Elaine Raffel, Gavin Smith, John Rasch, and Kara Petersen. I caught up with the designer after the show. “The support from Dallas is amazing and overwhelming,” said Ferrin, “I even had four models fly themselves out to be in the show.”

Off to Miss Sixty now. Check back for more on Spring 2009 New York Fashion Week.

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