It would seem that all facets of life has had to adjust the last year due to Covid. Social distancing, the way we shop, the way we connect, and the way that we continue to fundraise for institutions all had to create new paths to success. I had the lovely pleasure again of covering the Symphony Fashion Show, a fundraiser that is crucial to the continued success of the Schermerhorn Symphony. The concerts presented to the few socially distanced guests in physical attendance were the first concerts the symphony walls had experienced in over a year. This year, they went live online with purchasable tickets to view the show from the comfort of home for the first time. I honestly foresee this possibly being a new set of revenue for future shows. Another first for the runway show this year was the addition of menswear on the runway.
Zang Toi was the featured designer again this year, a veteran to the halls of the Symphony. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing his runway shows first hand in New York. He never disappoints with a theatrical and exuberant passion for the line he designs each year. Paris was the theme for 2021 with a classy and welcoming palette of black, pale pink, lavender, and grey. Feathers, jewels, and florals were accents that highlighted the garments in ways that made just enough of a statement to show their finesse.
Guests sat at beautifully decorated socially distanced tables with flowers by LMA Designs. To complete the viewing and socially distant designed experience, guests were given boxed charcuterie and table service. Little to no socializing was allowed this year due to social restrictions so, this year, my crowd photos are best viewed via Nfocus and their photo gallery which are now available for purchase HERE
My photographer this year was Angelea Presti-Yoder. Please take a moment to view her work HERE
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As always, a warm and heartfelt thank you to the staff at Schermerhorn Symphony for including me in their beautiful event.