Runway Houston X Brings Diverse Lineup to Houston Fashion Scene in Partnership with Kirby Collection

By: Georgia Schumacher Filed under: Fashion

September 26, 2018

The Art Institute of Houston Participates in Runway Houston X

Six Fashion Design students from The Art Institute of Houston will see their designs on the catwalk this September at the tenth bi-annual Runway Houston event. Created by Houston, for Houston, this popular fashion event features a curated selection of fashion installations, a pop-up shop, and a runway show of local and international designers.

With over $30,000 donated to date, Runway Houston also raises funds for local charities. This fall, the event is benefitting Wig Out, an organization that helps women reclaim their identity and confidence by providing quality wigs, headscarves, and hats for those dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy and other cancer treatments.

The designers to be shown at Runway Houston X include Houston’s homegrown talent and current New Yorker, Cesar Galindo, Professional WWE Wrestler/fitness model and designer Celeste Bonin, locals Chasity Sereal and David Julian, and six students from The Art Institute of Houston, showcasing their senior collections in a show called 4140 Fashion.

All in their final years of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design program, these students include:

-Sanaz Ekhlassi

-Nafisha Lakhani

-Kelli McKinley

-Alina Molina

-Arianne Vargas

-Arielle Griffin

To prepare for the event, the Houston Fashion Design students collaborated with peers from across several disciplines, including those studying Fashion Marketing & Management , Digital Photography , Graphic Design , and Film . The students have worked closely with the Event and Fashion Show Production class to organize model casting calls, professional photography, and media collateral to support their brands. During their portfolio course, they’ve also presented on the concept development and craftsmanship of their senior collection to narrow down and refine their final looks for the runway.

Runway Houston X will be hosted by designer Anthony Williams (winner of Project Runway All Stars Season 6) and take place on September 27, 2018, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at The Residences at Kirby Collection. For more information or to buy tickets, visit .

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By: Georgia Schumacher Filed under: Fashion

September 26, 2018