With the sun setting in the background, the National Plaza located at the National Harbor served as the perfect location for the House of KAS one year anniversary fashion show on Saturday, July 16, 2011.
Hosted by Radio Personality Sarah Fraser and VH1 Reality Star Wil “Onix” Lash, approximately 3,700 fashionistas, socialites and athletes were in attendance at the show including Jaime Foster Brown of Sister-2-Sister Magazine, NFL Players Fred Davis (Washington Redskins), Brandon Banks (Washington Redskins), 2011 Draft Pick Keith Payne (Philadelphia Eagles), Songstress and Harpist Rashida Jolley, Thomas Lytle, VIP of Def Jam Recordings, Green of Posh Couture and wife of NFL Hall of Famer Darrell Green and many more.
The show began with a presentation from Critique’ Boutique. The looks ranged from swimsuits, both one piece & two pieces, to colorful dresses. I am in love with the ruched navy dress. Fabulous!
Following Critique’ Boutique’s runway presentation, My Bougie Baby premiered its new collection. My Bougie Baby features trendy must-haves for young fashionistas. And guess who was modeling down the runway? That’s right, fabulous little ones. And let me tell you, those girls took over the show! A few of them had so much attitude walking down the runway; literally strutting and posing for the camera like they were professionals. They were too cute!!
The fashion show concluded with a fabulous presentation by Kenneth “KAS” Flanagan. His collection featured both men and women pieces. The fashions were gorgeous! There are a number of pieces I defintely want to add to my wardrobe including the white jumpsuit, black/white shorts & tube top, and the long red gown. The men’s collection featured both suits and separates (slacks and button down shirts).
Below are pictures of my favorite looks from the runway:
The fashion show was not only a celebration of the House of KAS, but it was also a fundraiser on behalf of Flanagan’s late mother. Following the KAS Collection presentation, Flanagan presented a $1,000 check to the American Cancer Society.
The event was a huge success and it was great to see so many fabulous people come together to not only celebrate a local designer’s success but raise money for a great cause. Kenneth ”KAS” Flanagan is a very talented and humbled designer. You can expect to see a lot more from Flanagan locally and nationally. Hopefully I’ll get to meet and/or work with him in the near future!
House of KAS, My Bougie Baby and Critique’ Boutique are located at the National Harbor.
Photos by Phelan Marc and Phil Kogan