Raging Runways Takes Festival Fashion to the Next Level
The music festival scene is becoming increasingly popular, with many celebrities attending events like Coachella, Ultra, EDC, and Burning Man! I have personally seen a major shift with festival fashion and watched it evolve quite a bit over the years. Festival fashion is something I’ve always been passionate about, so it seemed like fate that I met CEO of Raging Runways, Ali Ricke, at a Carl Cox event back in March!
What is Raging Runways you ask? Raging Runways is a full-service fashion event production company dedicated to bringing a fresh and fun perspective into the fashion show scene. CEO Ali Ricke has worked in the fashion industry for years, but recently decided to create her own company to show the world that the festival scene has so many talented designers and can even rival what we currently know about modern day fashion shows. After talking to Ali, I was really inspired by her vision and was also really impressed to see what she had done with her last three festival fashion shows. The production looked top-notch and I couldn’t wait to be part of this experience. We both decided that I could help out by booking designers for the show. I love working with local and smaller designers for my own personal Instagram account, TheFestivalFashionista , so this was an exciting challenge for me!
The show took place on Saturday, August 4th at the Custom hotel in Los Angeles. The theme was “Splash and Burn” and featured a long runway over a pool. Guests could enjoy a couple of drinks at the bar and grab a seat on the sides. Before the show started at 7, there was a “Burner’s Bazaar” marketplace beginning at 2 where attendees could walk around and shop for new festival threads. I love that this event featured upcoming artists and encouraged attendees to support local businesses. Vendors included Reve Fashionista, The Lumi Shop, Boho Coats, Love Khaos, Haus of Pook, Candy Pants, Love Wild Rose, Love Tribe Style, Hippie Hustler, Merka Babes, Jacked x Jill, Lunar Disco Designs, Golden Dragon, Beatrice Holiday, Universal Soul, Ayah Eye and Paul Mitchell!
Models were prepped and primped in a separate room by Paul Mitchell and received generous amounts of glitter from Universal Soul! Plenty of photographers and videographers documented behind the scenes footage and of the actual show, of course!
I was seriously blown away with the production of this event! The runway itself showcased a large LED screen complete with lights and sparklers! The DJ played some fun tech house beats and the fashion did not disappoint! Designers included We Koko, Candypants, Jypsea Local, Universal Soul, The Lumi Shop, Boho Coats, Reve Fashionista, Haus of Pook, Miss Jie Couture, and Love Wild Rose!
I’m not exactly sure when the next show is, but if you are a fan of festival fashion or just fun apparel in general, I highly recommend you attend one of Raging Runways‘ next shows! So happy to have been a part of this event and can’t wait to see what the future of festival fashion holds!