I just love our local fashion scene. Tampa is filled with talented, emerging fashion designers and style bloggers who all so passionate about what they do. That's why I'm so excited to be a part of EYE on Fashion 2015, a three-day celebration of style and fashion, and a platform for visionaries in the fashion and style industries.
This multi-day celebration not only celebrates our fabulous fashion culture, but also benefits Redefining Refuge, a Tampa-based, non-profit organization that fights against human trafficking, and T.O.R.C.H., a Florida-based, non-profit organization that supports youth transitioning out of the foster care and juvenile justice systems.
Formerly a one-night event, EYE on Fashion has since grown into a three-evening experience featuring three signature events: The Men's Collection, The Fashion Stylist Competition, and The Bloggers' Ball.
The Men's Collection is a presentation featuring cutting-edge apparel from selected menswear designers and boutiques. These designers' creative works will be displayed at 4D Studios on Thursday, April 16th. Pre-show reception is from 7-8 p.m., followed by the showcase at 8 p.m. and after-show mixer.
The Fashion Stylist Competition at EYE on Fashion celebrates fashion stylists and the major role they play in the industry. Stylists will pull from boutiques, designers or any credible fashion source of their choice to work with and will also be presented with selected pieces of garments to style. Looks will be presented via live mannequins and models on the runway, with the winner selected by a distinguished panel of judges. This competition is Friday, April 17th from 7-11:30 p.m. at The Vault Tampa and also features a DJ, live performances and an art exhibit.
The Bloggers' Ball will close EYE on Fashion 2015 at Aloft Hotel on Saturday, April 18th from 8-11 p.m. This highly-anticipated evening will celebrate great style, taste, art and fashion, and the writers who have successfully carved their place in the fashion world.