by MIKE CHAIKEN
The designers were in place. And now the bodies who will wear the clothes have come on board.
On Sunday at Art Space in Hartford, dozens of models—mostly women with a few stray men—attended a casting call for the second installment of Hartford Fashion Week.
After models signed in and received a number, each took at least one runway walk past the 10 designers. The designers took notes on what they saw and then some of the models were called back for a second walk through. And a few more were called for a third time so the designers could be sure that they had their line-up.
By the end of the afternoon, the 10 designers had their model crew on board.
The designers this year are: Theo’s of Hartford; Troy Anthony; Crinkled Chiffon; ShirleyMarie; Saints by S.J.; FasChinn; Zoe Ilana Grinfeld; LàMoo Designs; EKBallroom; and Matthew Reisman.
Hartford Fashion Week will be held at Union Station in Hartford. On Oct. 14 and 15, there will be runway shows. On Oct. 16, there will be a trade show.
For more information, go to HartfordFashion.com
Here are some photographs from the casting call.
PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN