This past weekend Rainbows N Gold had a very successful feature in a fashion show at Essence of Bellydance. What’s a brand like ours doing at a bellydance conferences? That’s a no brainer for our hardcore followers who know that we are big on raqs sharqi and cultural dances. In the west, raqs sharqi is often called bellydance. The origins are Middle Eastern and African and refer to many dances done with hips. One big part of raqs culture is couture. On and off stage, dancers like to look their absolute best with unique clothing that brings out their personality and fun. Our Messy Boots shirt, Genderfluid and Tea Party designs were a big hit with all ages.
In the past week, New York hosted its annual Fashion Week. There, shoppable runways was coined. However, these types of runway shows have been around the Kawaii community for years. At Anime Weekend Atlanta, h.Naoto’s designs were literally bought right off the models. This is very common for us. In some stores, you can by the entire coordinate from JSK and hairbows to bloomers, socks and tights. It’s hard not to when you see everything put together. We’re glad the western fashion industry is seeing the value of making the whole outfit available for those that want it, be it a buyer looking for large orders or those who are eager to take what they can get on site.
We’re thrilled and excited to be welcomed into the Raqs community of Atlanta. Our team looks forward to seeing our friends and their love of art at upcoming events and shows that feature true collaboration of fun and fashion. If you’re wearing your RNG swag in untraditional places (if there is such a thing) let us know. Where do you wear your swag? Tag us in your photos on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. We can’t wait to see you and share!