KRIS HARRING WINS 2018 OUT MAGAZINE FASHION VANGUARD AWARD

 
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KRIS HARRING WINS 2018 OUT MAGAZINE FASHION VANGUARD AWARD!

Its taken me a week to write this post because Im still recovering from the shock!

I was one of three finalist to compete in the OUT Magazine Fashion Vanguard Competition - presenting a 5 look collection inspired by the 2018 Lexus LC and LS. 

With little time (2 weeks) and even less money, I was able to design and sew new pieces to to add to my core collection which flowed seamlessly into the design aesthetic and luxury, timeless style of the LEXUS brand. 

 UNCOMPROMISING, AUTHENTIC ARE TWO CORE VALUES OF THE LEXUS BRAND - WHICH FLOWS SEAMLESSLY INTO THE CORE VALUES OF KRIS HARRING DESIGN.

UNCOMPROMISING, AUTHENTIC ARE TWO CORE VALUES OF THE LEXUS BRAND - WHICH FLOWS SEAMLESSLY INTO THE CORE VALUES OF KRIS HARRING DESIGN.

One of the stipulations of the challenge was to select one design element from both cars to incorporate into our collections. I chose the pleat details from the inside car door and added the detail into various pieces throughout the collection, from tailoring pleats into various tuxedo shirts, pleated fabric used as overlays and mock pleat details using the pin tuck technique. 

 KRIS HARRING presenting their collection to Aaron Hickler - EIC of OUT Magazine and Cynthia Tenhouse of LEXUS

KRIS HARRING presenting their collection to Aaron Hickler - EIC of OUT Magazine and Cynthia Tenhouse of LEXUS

Finally Showtime!

 

This was an amazing experience for me - one that Ive cherish forever. Now we're back to work to focus on New York Fashion Week where I'll be showing new looks at the DapperQ Fashion Show September 6th 2018! 

 
Kris Harrington