Transgender designer, model, actress and all around entertainer Isis King debuted her first collection, called “The Goldest Winter Ever,” during New York’s Fashion Week on February 11. The event was held at Wix Lounge and was filled with reality-stars, fashion bloggers, family and friends.
King studied fashion design and graduated from the Arts Institute of Philadelphia. The designer, who rose to fame by becoming the first transgender model to compete on America’s Next Top Model (ANTM), wowed the crowd.
Make-up artist Jolie Valerio said that the style she gave the models was a “statuesque look,” also adding that “it was a really fun show.” The models that worked the runway last Monday included King’s cast mates from ANTM and fellow model friends.
The designs themselves were impressive with a bright look for a Fall/Winter collection. Everything came out exactly the way King wanted it to, according to the designer.
“Great turnout, great press, everything looked amazing on the girls,” said King. “My stylist Hayden pulled amazing pumps for the girls to wear. Their faces were gold like I wanted. The world gets to see my imagination come to life.”
Socialites and fashion experts took to social networking sites such as Twitter and Instagram to show their support and excitement for the up and coming designer. VHI “Love and Hip Hop” reality television star, Erica Mena, tweeted, “Congrats to @MsIsisKing on Her Amazing Collection Tonight! All The America's Next Top Models Best were in the building!”
King, who is famed for designing her own looks when walking red carpets, tweeted her thoughts about her first fashion show presentation, saying “Some designers bow at the end of their show. I WALK!” On the 13th she tweeted, “Just recovering from my Fashion Show Monday night. I want to thank everyone who came, supported, and made it possible. You all rock xoxo”