‘Fashion Blooms’ at Ag Hall, Sunday

Fall Fashion Extravaganza!

Everyone that attended–and was blown away by the–Darrell Thomas Textiles Family’s outstanding fashion show at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in May 2017 will be thrilled to hear that Darrell Thomas Textiles is presenting another fashion spectacular on Sunday, September 30. This year’s event will feature fall and winter fashions and will be held at the Agricultural Hall in the Almonte fairgrounds from 3 to 5 p.m.

“Fashion Blooms” will again showcase members of the Darrell Thomas Textiles family who have had limited exposure as designers and will give them a venue to show off their works and talent, all while raising money for the operations of the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. This year’s show promises to be just as exciting as last year. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Museum or on the Museum website, mvtm.ca or Baker Bob’s of Almonte.

Tickets are going fast, BUY YOURS NOW!

The Designers:

Darrell Graham is a dynamic and creative designer keenly attuned to the fashion needs of today’s business woman. His collection is a fresh take on work wear, blending high style with well-constructed comfort. Darrell owns and operates Darrell Thomas Textiles. He personally chooses only the highest quality fabrics and notions for his clients. Whether they simply need help choosing a button or are looking for just the right silk for their bespoke wedding dress, people who shop at Darrell Thomas have come to expect personal and attentive service.

NIQ van der Aa is a young Ottawa-based costume designer who has been making costumes for over ten years. He has worked in theater and film and has won awards at the master level of sci-fi/fantasy costume making (recognized by the International Costume Guild). He is also an avid geek and cosplayer, and represented Canada in its first year at the World Cosplay Summit in Japan. He focuses on expert construction paired with meticulous detail and avant garde form. Niq is excited to bring his theatrical costume style into a new venue with his first fashion line “apeiromorphic’

Vanessa Mayville is a freelance artist and designer with a B.D. in Fashion Design. She loves playing with texture and colour, and her experience has been mainly in bridal, lingerie, illustration, and costume.

Shespoke Clothing is based in Ottawa and helps women to define their style and create their professional image through custom – or bespoke – clothing and image consulting services. While specializing in timeless, classic pieces, she also has a small obsession with coats.

Khala Morgan designs with a vintage feel and a bit of a pin-up twist. She’s always looking for classic looking models and photographers that aren’t afraid to try new things!

Bombshell Revival is passionate about individuality. The world would be a very boring and stagnant place if everyone looked, acted and thought the same. I am not looking to appeal to any one gender, age or size group as it is part of my mantra that anyone, regardless of size, age, colour, etc., can be a “bombshell.”

Also featured in the show are designers Kristine Lueck and Patches of Pun.

You will be entranced and delighted by the fashions and sure to see something you simply can’t live without!