I don’t mean to brag but the Cleveland International Film Festival is kind of a big deal. As the name implies, the festival brings movies from all over the world to local theaters in Cleveland. It’s basically 10 days of all mediums of film from documentaries to features. They even showed the ever-popular Bill Cunningham New York, which I unfortunately had to miss. Don’t worry. I’m adding it to my Netflix queue as soon as humanly possible. Another documentary of particular interest was “Dressed”, the true story of Nary Manivong, a once homeless Columbus native who sets out to present his designs at New York Fashion Week. The peaks and valleys of his experience were documented by Director David Swajeski.
(Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot)
His flirty yet sophisticated style attracted me right away. From his spring 2009 line, I wish I could have bought the ruffle floral print dress, smart shorts and graphic blouse. Moving on to bigger and better things, he is teaming up with Ally Hilfiger to create the line NAHM, which stands for the duo’s initials. This line will be available through select retailers in cities including New York and internationally. An online shop will open in September. His newest creations feature a much more edgy and dark style. And of course the Cleveland bloggers were out in style for the screening and after party…
(Me, Director David Swajeski, founder of Fashion Week Cleveland Donald Shingler, and Dina)