Flowing silhouettes on the catwalk at Native Gypsy show
Silhouettes of every shape walked along the catwalk at the SA VA fashion show last week at 18th and Samson Streets. The show was part of Design Philadelphia where designers from all walks of life get a chance to show off their wares. The fashion show, SA VA Native Gypsy was hosted by Sarah Van Aken, designer and entrepreneur of SA VA, a boutique at 1700 Samson Street. Van Aken has a keen eye for form, color and texture. Her designs reflected this as models walked across the catwalk in flowing long sweaters, pencil jeans and leggings accented by boots and suede boot covers
The classic line sheath dresses shown were accented by fingerless gloves of lace, lace stockings and boots to the knee. Some had a vintage feel adding different materials and colors to mix up the classic long.
Red is Van Aken's signature color and shows up throughout the show in leggings, scarves and dresses. Nothing too over the top.
Any woman could find something to like here and carry it off without being anorexic.
Van Aken has a philosophy that extends beyond frivolous fashion She believes in effortless style, self-expression and quality. Fashion should be fun, carefree and sensual. Her beliefs shine through her designs are made for the real woman who wants to live life to the fullest.
Her business philosophy is about being locally made, globally inspired, socially conscious and community based. Van Aken is dedicated to helping others and has created community partnerships with People Emergency Center and The Career Wardrobe (more on that in the next blog).
So what is Van Aken's recipe for a great fashion look.
Two parts sensuality, one part street smart, one part ease and drape one part tailoring and fit, one part daring, evocative details, one part mysterious, a pinch of trend and vintage and a dash of bohemian and drama. It sounds like a recipe to follow. Here is her website so you can check out her styles and see for yourself at http://www.savafashion.com/. Putting Van Aken's ingredients into your wardrobe, you'll be Styling in Delco.