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El Paseo Fashion week FIDM Runway show as seen by 13yr old Allie Roe

El Paseo Fashion week FIDM Runway show as seen by 13yr old Allie Roe

El Paseo Fashion week FIDM Runway show as seen by 13yr old Allie Roe

Photo by 13yr Allie Roe/CoachellaValley.com

Photo by 13yr Allie Roe/CoachellaValley.com

Article and Photography by 13yr old, Allie Roe/CoachellaValley.com

Thursday evening, I was given the opportunity to go to Saxony Fashion Week El Paseo to watch the debut runway show designed by graduating students

Photo by 13yr Allie Roe/CoachellaValley.com

Photo by 13yr Allie Roe/CoachellaValley.com

from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM).

I was able to sit in the media section at the end of the runway, giving me a wonderful view of all the designs. Individually, they all had a unique style that helped create their beautiful lines of clothing.

It was hard to pick a favorite as each designer expressed a different vision but I really liked Leonides Garcia’s collection.

I loved how he used rust, black, and gold, giving his line a rich look to compliment his theme and inspiration…a tribute to the James Bond film “You Only Live Twice”.

I was also impressed by the crown created by Leetal Platt.  The model wore a very feminine ruffled gown and the headdress was a dramatic touch…the perfect choice for a spectacular runway finale.

After the show, I got to go backstage to talk to the designers.

Photo by 13yr Allie Roe/CoachellaValley.com

Photo by 13yr Allie Roe/CoachellaValley.com

I enjoyed learning about the different fabrics and the vibrant colors that were used to make the clothing and it was

inspiring to speak to the some of the designers about what motivated their collections.

It impressed me how much work went into getting the models on the runway and how happy it made the designers once their creations were up there. It was fun to see how each of the designer’s hard work came to life.

~ Allie Roe is the loving daughter of Bryan & Michelle Roe.  Allie has a younger sister, Grace and enjoys taking Dance at Dance Dimensions, home of the Hartin Dance Company. Allie Roe will be preforming with Hartin Dance, which is 1 of only 23 Finalist, participating in the McCallum “Open Call” April 16th through the 18th.   And Yes,

We at CoachellaValley.com are so very proud of Allie and honored she chose us to showcase her first written piece!  

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