Texture On The Runway 2017 was amazing this year. It took place during NYFW this September, its focus is to celebrate Real Women, Real Fashion, Real Texture. This year it was powered by Sally Beauty. This unique runway show took over Gotham Hall for the night and showed the world textured hair and fashion are a major combination that cannot be stopped.
Texture On The Runway is now one of my favorite New York Fashion Week events. I was already in love with fashion, but to see natural hair showcased and celebrated alongside that makes it even more important to me. This year also featured several vendors such as Cantu, Mielle Organics, Curlformers and Creme of Nature. It was nice to be able to talk to the brands about their products and get samples to try out later.
The atmosphere inside was full of energy, there was a DJ spinning and then the show began. The event began with an opening by NaturallyCurly.com co-founder Michelle Breyer, who hosted the event alongside professional hairstylist Monica Stevens of MoKnowsHair.
The theme this year seemed to be aligned with futuristic African, goddess and flowing textures. Each look that strutted down the runway got ohhs, ahhs, and yessss. While I loved everything the moments that stood out to me the most were the models painted in gold for Mielle Organics, the adorable McClure and Anaismirabelle twins, the Syncopated Ladies and the futuristic hairstyles by stylists such as Diane Bailey for Shea Moisture.
Texture On The Runway gave me so much inspiration to apply to my every day looks. After the event was over I felt so full of pride, knowing that finally textured hair has a rightful position in fashion and can hold its own in New York Fashion Week.
Special thanks to Naturally Curly and Sally Beauty for including the Type 4 Naturals in this event. See you next year!!