Houston’s fashion scene gathers for new world-colliding fashion show

Houston’s diversity isn’t just represented in our food and music, but also our fashion.

On Thursday, designers from Houston put on the first ever "When Worlds Collide Fashion Show" and represented their hometown by showing off their "colliding world’s" fashion.

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The designers include Luis Astengo, creator of the Engomichu brand and Isrel Fonseca, creator of IsreL Fonseca or IF. Models strutted the designs down the makeshift runway created at an abandoned Houston-area rice mill from the 1950s.

Despite the cold front strongly blowing in, fashion lovers came out to the industrial site to see the fashion show – though it was clear many wished they had actual winter coats for the event.

The show, produced by Manuel Candia Reuter, also included a fan favorite Poco the llama. The sweet mammal interacted with guests and shared selfies with the VIP members before the show began. Not once did he nip at anyone, according to the owner.

The fashion – and the llama – wasn’t the only attraction, though. Among the entertainment was fire dancers, live band Gypsy Mullet, light show by MSU Production, and DJ Goldline Entertainment. Aerial dancer Nikki Knockout was intended to perform, but the strong winds prevented it. There was also complimentary beer from Karbach Brewing Co. and wine.

To see the sights of the fashion show and who made an appearance at the event, go through the photos in the gallery above.

Heather Leighton is a digital reporter at Chron.com. She considers herself as a Jack(ie) of all trades and covers various topics from entertainment to politics. You can read more of her stories here and follow her on Twitter at @loveheathernoel.

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