Have you heard? Setting off New York Fashion Week, last night was Fashion Bomb Daily’s second ever Bomb Fashion Show! The runway spectacle showcased a lineup of thirteen different designers, with photo booths for our guests and celebrity invitees to capture the moment all thanks to our sponsors Urban Skin RX, Michelle L Management and Rayar Jeans. The drinks were flowing courtesy of Bombay Sapphire and Nivole, and goodie bags by our faves at Shea Moisture and Boujee Hippie were gifted.

Claire Sulmers in Ade by Femi

First things first, as invitees entered the show, they were greeted by a luminous photo booth for that must-grab insta moment! Waiting at each seat was a gift bag of Shea Moisture products and a load of other must-haves courtesy of our wonderful sponsors. Meanwhile, as the catwalk glam took place backstage, Shea Moisture took care of all the model’s and presenter’s hair needs!

Artist Dess Dior stopped by with influencer turned entrepreneur Jayda Cheaves to grab themselves a bag of goodies and snap a picture with our EIC Claire Sulmers before watching the latest trends strut down the runway! Jayda looked fierce in a vintage Chanel romper previously worn by Lil’ Kim while Dess showed out wearing Raf Simons.

With Bombay Sapphire drinks in hand, guests mingled and made their way to their seats to enjoy the show. Sitting front row, we spotted familiar faces like model, designer and socialite Draya Michele, author, life coach and TV personality Iyanla Vanzant, celebrity stylist Misa Hylton, and Real Housewives of Potomac star Ashley Darby.

Draya Michele, Shantel Jackson and Ry Dope

Iyanla Vanzant

Misa Hylton

Ashley Darby

The show opened with a striking house performance by dancers fully covered in black costume and crystal-embossed fascinators! Hosted by Eva Marcille and our very own CEO Claire Sulmers, the two led the night of style, introducing the audience to each designer one at a time including Fashion Bomb Daily Shop designers Allure Novembre and BruceGlen as well as Aisha McShaw, DayKeyla Designs, Ade by Femi, Shane Justin, Queen Russia and more! This year we’re taking you for a behind the scenes look at some backstage moments, get into it below:

Starting the fashion show off on the right foot was Michele Lopez, Mason Berretta, Silver & Riley, Allure Novembre and CBN Chicago in that order.

Photo: Michele Lopez by Devon Sayers
Photo: Michele Lopez by Antonio Diggs
Photo: Mason Berretta by Devon Sayers
Photo: Allure Novembre by Devon Sayers
Photo: CBN Chicago by Devon Sayers

Aisha McShaw left her mark on the runway with a bright body of designs that were sophisticated and delicate at the same time. Pant suits, cocktail dresses, jumpsuits and more that could be worked into a day look or a night out graced the catwalk. The models also walked with luxury handbags by Silver & Riley!

Aisha McShaw
Aisha McShaw

Subsequently, Queen Russia brought the hip hop royalty aesthetics with a full black and yellow collection. The metallic golds, black plumery and lace details juxtaposed next to vintage jacquards in modern cuts allowed the collection to breathe new life into traditionally formal styles.

Queen Russia
Queen Russia

Following a brief intermission for a word from Claire and Shea Moisture, Ade by Femi swooped in and BruceGlen walked right after, bringing us a dose of menswear fashion within each of their collections.

Photo: Ade by Femi by Devon Sayers

BruceGlen brought nothing short of what we expected and came to see! The cocktail of vibrant neon colors in wearable and accessible street styles felt urgent and very ‘now’.

BruceGlen
BruceGlen
BruceGlen

Photo: Hot Miami Styles by Artsem Niapomniashchy

Up next was Hot Miami Styles followed by Daykeyla Designs showing a pan-African inspired series of creations. The outfits were beaded, printed, and all around tribal whilst remaining integratable into your existing wardrobe!

DayKeyla Designs
DayKeyla Designs

Fulani Handbags showed an array of sculpted bags, and Shane Justin closed the show with a bang! In his show, Jayda Cheaves modelled a black and white monogram look, and the audience was awe-struck by a full body silver chainmail look with an extended feather ponytail.

Photo: Fulani Handbags by Devon Sayers

Photo: Jayda Cheaves for Shane Justin by Devon Sayers
Photo: Shane Justin by Devon Sayers

Explore more moments from the Bomb Fashion Show below:

Claire Sulmers and Eva Marcille

Designer Mara Novembre and Claire Sulmers

Designer Michelle Lopez and Claire Sulmers

Paul Wharton and Claire Sulmers

Claire Sulmers and Michi Nogami-Marshall
Claire Sulmers and ShopShops

Thank you to everyone who attended our sold out Bomb Fashion Show in NYC and made a memorable one, and a massive thank you goes out to sponsors who helped put on this show for a second time! Be sure to stay tuned for our next event, you won’t want to miss out and we’d love to see you there!

Photos: Salvator DeMaio