The Pin Show is more than a night of fashion; it’s Dallas’ most fashionable night. Two-time winner of Best Fashion Show as awarded by us, the Dallas Observer, the production merges a heavily local talent base with a few faraway ringers. Then it sets their work loose on the runway. Last year the Pin Show was held in a Trinity Groves warehouse space and played thematically off its bunker-like digs. Flanking the catwalk, women dressed in retrofitted pin-up gear worked on antique sewing machines. A fire truck, parked indoors, doubled as a bar. Rhythm and soul group the Danny Church Band played live, shifting the mood from strut to swagger. Dozens of fresh names in textile design received a due spotlight and a DJ mixed beats from up high, housed inside an industrial crane. This year’s Pin Show occupies the Good Year Retread Plant at 960 Dragon St. in the Design District, offers work by 24 independent designers and live sets by Bethan and the Effinays, plus canned tunes by DJ Hammertimez. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and the runway sparks promptly at 8, so get your $20 tickets now. Visit thepinshow.com.
Sat., Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m., 2014