WALKING THE REVOLUTIONARY ROAD with Chargrels Couture BY RAVEN MARTIN
Revolutionary Road, the fashion show featuring designs by Chargrels Couture and U’LaLa Couture was definitely an upward movement from where designer, Charketa Glover first started out. On April 5, eager fashion gurus waited in excited anticipation to gain entrance into Detroit hot spot, KATWALK, to witness the new fabulosity to debut from Chargrels Couture. The show started with an impassioned performance by local powerhouse, Vina Mills. Vina’s single, “Yeah”, amped up the anxious crowd with her strong dance moves reminiscent of a young Tina Turner. Yes, she was that fierce. Then the fashions of U’LaLa Couture graced the runway. Seen were 70’s inspired, wide and short-legged jumpsuits in various cream colors. There was a white romper worn with a straw hat and wedge heels. A two piece wide-legged blue pantsuit with a satin patchwork halter magnified the 70’s trend soon to be seen this summer. However, the hottest look was an orange jumper with a yellow lined hood.
Finally, Chargrels Couture blasted its way onto the runway with a completely different and modern look. True to her word, Charketa Glover’s designs featured the unexpected—The understated “pocket” seen on her blue/white asymmetrical dress, entitled “Dillard,” and other strapless dresses.
was worn with a pair of matching plum fringe boots for a put-together bohemian look. Also seen were cut-off light-wash denim shorts, and light colored short jackets. After the show, Charketa laughed and said that people, especially her friends in the industry, were proud of her. True-to-form, Charketa announced that soon after the show, she would be getting everything into production for her followers to purchase pieces from her new collection. Her online store will be ready for custom orders in May. For Your Chargrels Couture fix, visit: www.chargrels.com
Other designs featured—“Geometric gold or silver earrings,” (Yes, this was the name of the dress!) This dress featured an unexpected and chic match - gold geometric earrings. Her famous “Revolver top”, which is available all season on her online boutique, was shown as a mini, but can also be worn as a top, of course; (but be sure to wear it with booties and minimal jewelry.) The dress that stole the spotlight was a long, green and purple belted empire-waisted ensemble. This sultry dress caught everyone’s attention. Heads turned. The model flipped up the hood, and people took note. The dress
Adding elements from the other end of the spectrum, the Safari inspired clothing seen by U’LaLa, was well accepted by the crowd as well. The blend of Safari and 70’s inspired clothing was brilliantly accessible, and would definitely compliment women who enjoy being in style, and those who want to stay ahead of any trend while looking chic.
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