By: Monika Pearson Students from Howard Law School hosted the 2nd annual Fashion Law Week™ at the Mansion at O Street to increase awareness about legislation in the fashion industry.

Bianca Chardei from America’s Next Top Model and Korto Momolu from the show Project Runway were two of the notable TV figures in attendance of the Howard Law School Fashion Show held at the Mansion on O Street last week.

The evening began with an exhibit of Momolu’s very regal-esque collections showcased to the right of the entrance door.  I was very impressed with the models who were staged as live mannequins – I know I wouldn’t have been able to sit still that long while camera lights flashed and people crowded around to stare.

Fashion Bloggers from all along the East Coast gathered to take part in the festivities and show their support.  The list of designers are were as follows:

1.) Korto Momolu

2.) Studio d’Maxsi

3.) Kim Schalk

4.) Diamantina (handbags)

5.) Stella Bonds

6.) Gwen Beloti

7.) DIVA DELICIOUS (handbags)

8.) The JEM Collection (scarves)

9.) Tashia Senn

10.) Elizabeth St. John Collection (bridal couture)

Natalia Pereverzeva, Miss Earth 2012 from Russia was in attendance of the show along with Miss Awurama Simpson, Miss Universe Ghana 2010 who actually hosted the event.

I really loved this fashion show for more than just the beautiful mansion encompassed many facets of art.  I really appreciated the rainbow of beauty that the ladies of Howard Law School highlighted within their presentation.  Beautiful models from a multitude of nationalities all took part and joined forces to make this event a true success.  The open bar and option to dine on Italian cuisine was also an added bonus for an individual like myself with a healthy appetite.

Overall, I give this event two thumbs up, five stars, and an A++ for being entertaining while also increasing awareness of legislation that affects fashion designers.