Story by: Danielle Gumina
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I have a strong admiration for individuals who push boundaries and create opportunities for themselves, and who are especially brave to do something completely different. Kelly Dempsey, designer for apparel line Rack Addik, is an example of just that. Her latest show for her FW17 collection during New York Fashion Week demonstrated her consistent eye for fashion forward street-wear. As a self-taught designer and runner up of the 14th season of Project Runway, Dempsey highlights the true essence of creativity and confidence. “Glitter and Grunge” is constructed with intent to exist in a world without labels. As Dempsey states, “my collection is an endeavor to take the ‘idgaf’ attitude of grunge and modify it by throwing in a little bit of glitz and glam, all while delivering a citified approach.” I have to say, it was an honor to be in attendance and to view Dempsey’s work. My all time favorite look from this collection was the final look – a bright purple sequin cut-out dress. For me personally, I don’t think you can ever go wrong with sparkle!
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