Lolita Fashion Show - Independent Designers Showcase How was it?
Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:23 AM
I was so happy to have such a lovely room this year!
I was pleased to be blessed with such lovely designers and models.
For your reference once again, our designers were:
What the Frill
Victorian Angel by Amy Marie Couture
Ick by Industrial Kitty
We'd love to hear your feedback and comments!
We hope to continue to offer this lovely show at future Anime Centrals, and I hope you'll join us again! <3
Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:43 AM
Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:47 AM
As even the "real brands" didn't have a runway this year, this may not be in the cards, but I'll definitely keep it in mind as something to ask about!
The flyers are a great idea. We had flyers we were passing out around the con earlier that day, but I should have put the extra ones by the door so everyone could walk out with something at least with the logos of the brands on it! Oops!
I will try to add a site for all the brands above so people can at least find them here, even though not that many people check the forums!
Thanks again for coming! I'm glad you had a good time! <3
Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:47 PM
The larger room was so awesome. The fact that we had a backstage area, some prep time for run-throughs/testing of the audio-visual and space to actually seat a good sized audience was a major improvement over last year. The tech guy that helped me hook up my laptop and troubleshoot some minor issues I was having was also super helpful!
I think we could use a dedicated hair/makeup person (or persons) next time, and I personally could have spent more time giving my models more advice as far as poses and what to do on stage. (My attention was divided by the aforementioned laptop as I was running the music and slideshow - but I should have thought that out ahead so I didn't have to give my models minimal direction and then run back to the audience. My models totally rocked it anyway though!) I also agree that more flyers would be good. I also think that since we were in a part of the convention center that hadn't been used recently, and that wasn't clearly identified on the map/guidebook app, we might have lost some people who couldn't find us.
I think it was a success for the most part - I'm so glad we had a good turnout! Here's a snapshot of the audience during the Q&A:
Looking forward to hopefully doing it again next year
Posted 26 May 2013 - 04:10 PM
I thought the room size was perfect and the stage was great, and I also liked that the designers had enough room to get their models ready and line up around the stage. The fact that we had such a nice backstage area was a critical part to why the show ran so smoothly. If the room was any smaller the designers and models would have been on top of each
The number one suggestion I have is hair and makeup. I think it would be good to either tell the models specifically what they need to wear in terms of hair and makeup, or allot more time for girls to get into hair and makeup.
The second suggestion is flyers and more advertisement. I think the show would have drawn an even larger crowd if more people knew about the exact location in the con center. I think in general this year ACen was a bit all over the place because of not being able to use certain venues due to the prom taking place. I think if next year ACen is back to "normal" and the fashion show can get the word out a little bit earlier I'm sure it will be even more successful!
Friday: Crockertier Jane (Homestuck)- 10%
Saturday: Damara Megido (Homestuck)- 80%
Sunday: MAID of Time Aradia (Homestuck) - 75%
Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:05 PM
i agree with comments about the location. although it was fantastic, i couldn't even find it on a map and neither could a few IRT people who i asked. but i think most people found it by the end of the weekend so i'd say if we could get that room again we could fill it even more next year. if we can't get the same location we would definitely need something big enough to accommodate the audience.
i couldn't see the show from the audience but i saw the tonnage of pictures that were taken. i really liked the fact that we had a lot of designers and they all had a very personal style. the pictures with the entire brand on stage(all of the models standing behind the designer) were really impressive because you could see that personal style really clearly.
sadly there are not a lot of comments posted -yet- but i did hear a lot of positive comments the rest of the night friday and even throughout the weekend. even though there is room for improvement i thought it was a really great show.
Posted 26 June 2013 - 11:52 PM
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