Roughly 350 attendees, all dressed in their most stylish all-black ensembles, gathered at Hotel 540 to see what a local high school student spent the last few months creating from scratch.
Quentin Collier, 18, showcased his collection titled “Noir” to peers and supporters on Friday. Inspired as psychedelic rock-meets-punk rock from the ‘70s and ‘80s London, Collier mixed empire waistlines, low backs and plunging necklines in tasteful pieces for any aspiring “It Girl.”
From his first fashion show in the main floor of his house to a sold out show with proper lighting, security guards and an impressive set of 14 models, it’s clear that Collier has progressed.
“As you grow up you sort of become more in tune with yourself and you become more confident showing off different things about yourself,” Collier said. “Because really all the clothes are just a projection of myself filtered through a small inspiration. But really it’s just me … I’ve become less guarded.”
Collier will be using this show as his last portfolio piece in his application to Parsons School of Design in New York, London College of Fashion in London, Central Saint Martins in London and Ryerson School of Fashion in Toronto.