When one thinks of words synonymous with San Antonio, melted cheese, toxic triangles, and tipsy cops may come to mind. But one is unlikely to automatically associate high fashion with our town of Wrangler- and Dickies–sporting folk. On Sunday night, San Antonio got a taste of a chic stew brewed by Las Vegas fashion designer and Femme Fatale Inc. owner Kizzy Young, entitled “Night of the Silver Stars.”
Fashion fiends packed into leather-upholstered booths inside Klusoz Martini and Tapas Bar, a Northside joint with a strip-mall exterior and luxurious high-dollar interior. As the lights dimmed, Young’s designs strutted out through the crowd.
The models were decked out in three of Young’s lines: Ama Zonas Couture, featuring elegant cut-and-sew dresses; Thoro Bredz, capturing an urban-trendy vibe with cut-up jeans and print graphics; and her male counterpart to Bredz, Night Rider 89.
Many of the models were not the classic seven-foot-tall runway operators we’re accustomed to seeing on the catwalk, but rather the kind who often have trouble finding jeans to conform to their normal-human dimensions. According to Young, her models’ shapes and sizes reflect the spirit of her designs.
“I look for real women, women that can’t just go into a store and find something that makes them feel confident and sexy and ready to work it,” she said.
Her Thoro Bredz jeans are a 97:3 ratio of cotton and lycra, which she says creates an elasticity that contours to the body.
“Me being six-one, I play basketball, I weigh 225 `lbs.` — it’s hard for me to just throw on a pair of jeans, so I came up with a concept of something that embodies me,” she said.
With so many San Antonians sporting dragon-print jeans, a size-too-small Ed Hardy tees, and tiny Polo hats, this fashion show might be the first baby step toward our city looking like the big kids.
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