Last weekend started out on a streetwear note, as my attendance to the Beyond Thunderdome Vol.3 in Tacoma had transpired just the night before this event. It is a great thing to be able to mingle amongst different tastes of a culture. Although creative minds feel of different fabric from one realm to the next, the forward thinking and constant drive remains the same.

Fashion Designer Deyonte’ Weather displayed his Deyonte’ Weather Collection for an intimate gathering of onlookers at the Toni&Guy Academy in Seattle. By invitation from the T&G Academy Director, Courtney, I ventured over to the show with Fashion Blogger Jorden Jakobs and her in-house photog, Kizhan Proctor. Chairs were spread in rows under the bright lights and high ceilings of the academy, as the wine and desserts poured onto plates and glasses.

After a glass (or two) of white wine and a few handshakes, the night was setting and the crowd remained calm as the orchestral proceedings began. The room became engulfed in percussion and synth, decorating the walls with a lively tune, and serving as the soundtrack to a beautiful beginning. The DWC is crafted into pieces of a contemporary form. It was a collective of classically chic ensembles with brighter, more trendsetter styles, scattered in between. It is always intriguing to see a well balance of texture, laced and designed into beautiful fabrics.

Deyonte’ has a very unique view on pattern and color, allowing the advancement of one to be lightly accompanied by the other. Piercing stripes and a simple orange belt, or a decadent red dipped in nothing but tailoring- the DWC was of breathtaking poise and held up to its Fashion Week accredited resume. Not only was there talent within the artistry itself, but the entire prep work between both Deyonte’ and Toni&Guy’s teams were of the highest of standards.

Thanks again Deyonte for allowing us the opportunity to view such magnificent pieces. And also Courtney of Toni&Guy for the invitation and hospitality. Until Next Time…