The Bare Fashion Evening show, which took place on Sunday, June 4, 2023, left an indelible mark in the minds of attendees with the array of talented designers that showcased their creativity.
In compliance witht the theme, ‘Masked: Timeless and Classy’, many guests wore masks, which added an air of mystique to the event.
Thirteen designers had the opportunity to present their works as their models strutted the runway.
The competition was fierce, but Edalamoire Designs eventually emerged as the winner, getting a cash prize of $300. The first runner-up, Tides Couture, got $200; while Imperial Couture was the second runner-up and went home $150 richer.
Speaking on the inspiration behind the pageant, the organiser, Jonarry Agraka, “I observed that many young fashion entrepreneurs go unnoticed and unrecognised. Therefore, I decided to provide them with a platform to showcase their talents and gain visibility. We aim to create a platform where fashion entrepreneurs can push their creative boundaries and introduce new collections. By coinciding with my birthday, I wanted to utilise this event as an opportunity to give back to society. I firmly believe that lending a helping hand to others is truly rewarding.”
Agraka added that the choice of masks was influenced by the need to add an air of mystique to the event. He said, “The mask was intended to add an element of mystery, aligning with the timeless and classic theme of the event. Having grown up with Halloween celebrations and a fascination for masks, I wanted to recreate a similar experience. We wanted to do something different and captivating.”