What is Emerge? Emerge is a fashion event in Maryland for emerging talent, designers, hairstylists, photographers, boutiques, models, and MUAs. This is a wonderful event that highlights local talent on the rise. The event was given by Fashion Awards MD which is in its third year. The Established Awards Event will be held June 21, 2014 at the Brown Center at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art. The creative mind behind the event is none other than Baltimore’s own Lana Rae. Ms. Rae has 14+ years experience in the fashion industry according to the show’s website at fashionawardsmd.com.
Last night’s event has held at the luxe Lord Baltimore Hotel located in the Downtown Baltimore Inner Harbor area. Ticket prices for Emerge were reasonable at $45 for VIP which included a free drink from the event’s drink sponsor Jack Daniel’s Honey and general admission at $25. Tickets to the established event are about double that price. It featured a design competition whose inspiration was honey. My bosses were presenters at the event for the second year in a row and it was such a lovely event to go and see fresh designs and to network. It really makes you remember that fashion is art and not just mass produced garments that are found in big box stores. The designers are quirky, eccentric, they dance to the beat of their own drum. It’s very refreshing because many in the building were those that have not yet developed unreasonable diva and divo attitudes. Everyone was there for the love of the art.
I wore an emerald green dress that I had my eye on for a while by Rue 107. This Aphrodite dress did not disappoint!!! I wore a green necklace from K&G and bracelet from that same 70% off sale at Laila Rowe.
Please enjoy some of my pictures from last night!