Edward Wilkerson, who is the designer for Lafayette 148, came to Neiman’s Mazza Galleria and Tysons to celebrate Fashion Night Out on September 10, 2010. FNO was created by Anna Wintour, Vogue‘s Fashion Editor, last year to generate interest in guilt free shopping during economically challenged times.
T.H.E. Artist Agency models, makeup artists and hair stylists came to rock the runway and they succeeded. The pleasant sound of intermittant applause from the audience in reference to their approval of the clothing line made it feel like there was an uptick in the mood of the potential shoppers. While some less fortunate or more frugal spoke of buying at discounted vendors, the mood from this crowd was hopeful.