INsite Magazine

Monday, March 15, 2010

GFW Poolside Shoot

Spring was definitely in full force Sunday (3/15) at University House - 13th Street, where Gainesville Fashion Week held its first official photo shoot. Girls came out in bikinis to enjoy the sun, food and DJs at the pool, while models mingled inside. The models, clad in all black, received hair touch-ups by Bryan Sepp from Avant Garde Salon and posed for portfolio shots, one of the perks the models receive.

We recognized a few faces, including a couple previous INsite cover models, and we met a bunch of new models. GFW Producer Tiffany Williams says this year had the largest turn-out for models and GFW is using a lot of new faces. There are 36 women and 15 men walking in the shows this year.

This shoot was one of the first events in preparation for Gainesville Fashion Week, which will kick off with an invitation-only Red Carpet Event and public Art Opening on April 7. The runway shows run from April 8 through April 10, and they will feature local boutiques and designers, such as Dahlia and Bobby K, as well as national independent designers.

Tiffany says GFW had two independent designers in the fall, and they will feature four this season. This spring’s GFW will also bring back the art show aspect and will feature something different each night to bring in the creative element, Tiffany says. INsite will be at the Red Carpet Event doing a meet and greet with our cover model finalists, so don’t forget to submit your application. See you on the red carpet!

--Lane Nieset; Photos by Alexis Patterson

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