Couture Fashion at the Waldorf Astoria features ALICAT Avril Lemieux and Romero Bryan

Less than a week after I’d posted on this blog that ALICAT Avril Lemieux was destined for Lincoln Center we found out that she’d been invited to show at New York’s Couture Fashion Week at the Waldorf Astoria. Okay – so it wasn’t Lincoln Center (yet – that’s next year) but DAMN! Couture Fashion Week?!!? This was definitely unexpected and I think the news left all of us on team ALICAT nervous and excited and well … all those things you’d expect to feel when you can see your hard work paying off. When I arrived at the Waldorf Astoria I found everyone working for the event to be courteous and well-organized. Immediately entering the Grand Ballroom I was shown how to access the backstage area where I’d find ALICAT and crew. Though things were moving at the usual faster than fast pace I managed to capture a few shots though I was really saving myself for the runway show. The lighting in the Grand Ballroom was, uh sigh, just unbelievable. I’ve tried to show in a few images the beauty and saturation of the colors though I don’t think my pictures do it justice. But I digress. First up on the runway was ALICAT Avril Lemieux From The Gods Rise Of The Beetle Collection followed by Romero Bryan who ended up closing Couture Fashion Week with his line. I wish I could say more about Romero’s collection but I don’t know much about it. Hopefully he’ll accept my friend request on FB so he can tell me more about his work.

Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

How do you do? One of many introductions.

Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

It's like looking into a mirror

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Jared Cameron prepping for the show

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Lev Khon before the show

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Model from previous show whose make-up rocks

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Erica Marta looks away as Daneyah Nixon has her belt fastened

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Smile! You're on camera

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Grand Ballroom at the Waldorf Astoria

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Ladies & Gentlemen ... meet the press

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Showtime!

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Sherri Nichole on the runway

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Daneyah Nixon wearing ALICAT dress and headpiece by Nailah Lymus for Amirah Creations

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Lev Khon on the runway

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Jaimi Alexander on the runway

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Laury Elize leaving the runway

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Diarra Dosset on the runway

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Jaylynn Muse on the runway

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Stephanie LaCapra working the collection

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Enter Jared Cameron

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Jared Cameron embodying the god Anubis

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Anubis' headpiece in motion

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Jared Cameron and ALICAT Avril Lemieux

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Romero Bryan

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Model in piece by Romero Bryan

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Model in piece by Romero Bryan

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Model in piece by Romero Bryan

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Model in piece by Romero Bryan

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Model in piece by Romero Bryan

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Model in piece by Romero Bryan

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

A quiet moment on the runway

NYC Couture Fashion Week Waldorf Astoria photo by Keena Gonzalez

Model and Romero Bryan

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