Rush Hour Part III: Survival of The (FIT)test

September 30, 2016


 Rush Hour [rəSH ou(ə)r]: a time during each day when traffic is at its heaviest





Imagine the streets of New York during Rush Hour - - horns blowing, taxis zooming, and people scurrying hastily about in the “city that never sleeps”… BUT if you observe closely, beneath the overarching hustle and bustle, you’ll find that each scurrying person has a unique  STORY to tell.


Word on The Fashion Wall Street Is…


 It was nothing short of creative


genius when Ty of The Fashion Wall


Street first decided to capture the


Rush Hour experience in his very


own fashion show series, Rush Hour


Part I and II, two years ago. On


September 26th, 2016, I was


fortunate enough to be front row to


his latest fashion show sequel, Rush


Hour Part III. When I tell you Ty


successfully brought the streets of New York City to UNC- Charlotte and gave me L I F E.. I


mean it!



Ty (along with the help of co-stylist Charlie) styled each of his models to sheer perfection. Many stylists define perfection solely according to the latest fashion trends of “What’s Hot Now?”… but what about originality? What about the message behind the outfit?  If you know Ty, then you know he is not your average stylist! As the show proceeded it became quickly apparent that he'd orchestrated it with much precision, creativity, and personal touch.  Even better, the show matchlessly correlated with the overall theme for the series.



Often you’ll hear that fashion is a form of expression that tells a story about someone with no words needed. Just like the people pacing the streets of NYC during Rush Hour, each one of Ty’s models told a story through their outfits every time they hit the stage. Throughout the show I caught myself imagining how I would look in each outfit and the perfect scenario that would complement it.



Oooo I could wear that on a date night.


Oooo I could wear that to a football game.


Oooo I could just wear that anywhere!


Before The Slay, You Must Werkkkk


And YES, I mean Werkkkk -- five steps above and beyond the necessary, normal work needed. Ty did just that!




I knew from the second I arrived that Ty was a business man - very prompt and organized. There was a greeter table set up just for arriving show guests. He couldn’t have hand selected better greeters. With warm smiles on their faces, they engaged in a little small talk before finding my name on the list and giving me further direction to show’s exact location. I must say the event was off to a seamless start.


Now let me tell you. I think Ty knew exactly what he was doing when he chose the college campus of UNC-C as his venue.  The campus is filled with students from all walks of life that have their own flavor and style making it a melting pot of fashion (shout out to my Alma Mater).



The greeter table was like a


magnet for all students. I mean,


how could you not get drawn in


by some of the show giveaways


that were on display? I witnessed


a few students that were just


walking around get drawn in as


guests for the show because of


the prizes.




That was pure strategy and I was low-key hoping that I was the lucky raffle winner at the end of the night. I needed those heels!



 Oh, but the thrill didn’t stop there. I purposely arrived early enough to check out the location before others filed in.  I must say I was impressed. Here you had Ty, a CURRENT COLLEGE STUDENT, with all of his ducks in a row as if he was a senior organizer.