Many are familiar with the capital of Virginia for numerous reasons. Richmond, boasting badges of recognition from many prominent magazines, is recognized as a prosperous place to start a business, top destination for summer visits, and one of the “50 best places to live,” according to Men’s Journal.

Teeming with an eclectic mix of the arts and culture, it is hardly a mystery that Richmond has set the stage for the display of fashion. Easily detected while strolling through the ever-hip Carytown, it is clear that something special is happening in RVA. This chic magic is visible not only in the obvious style of street goers, but also through greater productions like RVA Fashion Week.

It was my privilege to attend the 2nd Annual RVA Fashion Week Fall Fashion Weekend on October 17th as a member of the press. Sponsored by Redken, the events kicked off on Friday with an Art and Jewelry Show at The Vintage Room. The fun trickled over to Maymont’s Nature Center on Saturday night with the boutique fashion show, displaying great interpretations of trending fall fashion.

Among the fundamental players in the production were Global Redken Artist Ellen Lawlor and Redken Artist and Educator Lucas Shaffer. Producing a plethora of beautiful hair recipes, some of which included polished finger waves with ample volume, clipped-in faux ponytails, and knock-out top knots- the attendees were in “lock lust”.

All the more, notary fashion was delivered by the featured boutiques. The boutiques included 310 Rosemont, 707 Menswear, Ashby, Bebe, Clementine, Lily Rain, South Moon Under and Sweetest Stitch. Exemplifying playful prints, lavishly embellished dresses for women, and cozy layering in the hues of fall for both men and women, many fashionable statements were made at RVA FW Fall Fashion Weekend. Peep the pictures to gain inspiration for your fall and winter wardrobe!

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