Runway on the Runway Recap

The Geico commercial showing runway models on an airport runway came to life at the Capital Region International Airport (LAN) this past Tuesday. Lansing 5:01, a company that strives to connect college talent to the awesomeness of Lansing has partnered with the Capital Region International Airport and The Runway Lansing to put on their first ever fashion forward event.

As members walked down a red carpet to enter an airport hangar where this free event took place, they were in awe by what they saw. To the left was the VIP section that had cupcakes from Whipped and a donut wall from Glazed and Confused. To the right was a table from LAN Airport with information on their latest flights and free giveaway items. As attendees to this event walked from the inside of the hangar to the outside, they saw food trucks, clothing vendors, airplanes and aerialists performing. After watching aerialists perform, it was time for the actual runway show to start.

All eyes were on the creations made by designers of The Runway Incubator as they strutted down the runway. Here are the names of the designers featured in this runway event: Cynthia Khan, the designer of Refuge for Nations; Kaitlin Slack, the designer of Bad Latitude; Ashton Keys, the designer of Ninety6; Rebecca Clark, designer of District Eleven; Hunter Walton, the designer of Hunter Walton Collection; Teresa and Giovanni Perna, designers of Mayd in Chyna; and Theresa Winge, designer of the Theresa M Winge Collection. Michala White, our web director, attended the event, and took some pictures of some of her favorite designs below.

This beautiful and free flowing orange and white design was created by Theresa Winge.

This complete look was created by Teresa and Giovanni Perna.

These last two designs were created by Hunter Walton.

After watching the inspirational runway show, emcees Clay McAndrews and Leslie Youngdahl taught us the do’s and don’t’s of dressing ourselves. One thing they mentioned to the audience was what you wear matters because your outfit represents you before you can even get a chance to speak. Both McAndrews and Youngdahl were available after their presentation to answer questions.

The fun wasn’t over after the aerialist performances, the runway show and fashion advice from McAndrews and Youngdahl. Attendees danced the night away in a silent disco! If you don’t know what a silent disco is, it is where the music is only played through headphones, and people without headphones view people dancing as if they were dancing without music. Those who didn’t want to participate in the silent disco were able to grab a bite to eat at one of the food trucks, grab a drink, look at the latest fashion from the vendors or sit inside an airplane.

Runway on the Runway was a successful event that brought fashion and aviation together in a unique but fun way.

Michala White

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