By Peyton Leftwich
Special to Niagara Frontier Publications
Inspired by the recent highlight of events leading to not keeping Buffalo a secret, local filmmaker Khalil Carr has allowed for the return of Buffalo’s Fashion Week after a year of absence.
Fashion Week is a fashion industry event that happens around the world annually and is the showcase of brands' new designs in their newest collections. It may last a week or sometimes longer, but has become extremely influential in today’s society.
With Carr deciding to hold the fashion events this week, he was able to have about two-dozen local Buffalo creatives be a part of his show.
“Buffalo is in the renaissance period and I believe that fashion, music, art and even film is on the rise in Buffalo,” Carr said in an interview with WGRZ-TV Channel 2 news.
Not only has Carr decided to take on this extensive role, but is joined by a group of other musicians, photographers and fashion gurus alike to make this process as inclusive and extensive as possible.
In addition to local artists being able to put themselves out there, Carr has also been able to add a scholarship component in order to inspire those new and old to the world of film, music or fashion to become innovative.
Timmothy Sanders, an aspiring photographer and music artist who was in attendance for both days of the show, explained how meeting Carr has inspired him to keep pursuing his dreams.
“Buffalo is such a small place, but knowing that there is a community of all types of creatives out there makes you go and create more because you know that there will always be support while living here,” he said.
Geo Munisteri, one of the creatives that is a part of Carr’s successful Fashion Week group, is also a clothing brand designer and owner.
“Having something so huge like Fashion Week and being able to create a smaller, intimate version of that – while highlighting local artists – is something that I always want to be a part of,” he said. “Buffalo deserves to see everyone's creativity and become an even stronger community.”
As the show came to an end, Carr presented a speech and thanked each and every one of those who helped put this together, everyone who has supported and toasted to the future of Buffalo, its creatives, and to the show becoming bigger and better every year.
This is a Niagara University student-created piece completed as part of the course CMS 226A. For more information, contact the Niagara Frontier Publications’ managing editor.