Akira’s 10th annual fall fashion show, dubbed Métropolitain and held Sep. 23 at the Grossinger City Autoplex (1500 N. Dayton) features trends including "harvest colors such as rust, olive, and oxblood; winter whites; lace, velvet, and crosses; peplum waists; contrast-collar shirts; leather; Gothic-revival outfits; studs and spikes; Rococo-inspired prints; and embroidery details,” says Cotay.
Before the show, enjoy food and drinks from local restaurants, including Wow Bao, Union Sushi, and the hot new restaurant and raw bar Argent.
Doors open at 4pm, and the runway show begins at 7pm. The fashion show is 16 and up, with tickets running from $25 (general admission) to $125 (VIP, including a meet-and-greet with Miss USA). All proceeds benefit five local charities, including Imerman Angels and Akira’s Fashion Scholarship Fund.--Mina Fakouhi