The Pin Show 2018
Zhora, Sam Lao, Nite
2713 Canton Street
Dallas, TX, 75226
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 10:30 PM)
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
The Pin Show
The Pin Show is an annual event that provides a platform for both emerging and established designers, mostly from the South West Region, and musical talent that aims to create an experience unlike anything before it.
The creative team brings together a show that provides the audience with the latest designs from designers you know and those you will discover, in every aspect of fashion. Whether you come for the streetwear, evening looks, bridal or the swimwear, you will be immersed in over 160 walks from 20+ designers to the fast paced musical performances of Zhora and Friends. In years passed The Pin Show has featured designers like Nha Khahn, Lucy Dang, Nine Muses, Isabella Varella, Jesse Thaxton, Levinity, Erica Dawn Woodward and the musical talent of Zhora, Sarah Jaffe, Sam Lao, Danny Church, Demarkus Lewis, Dezi 5, Bethan, and more.
2018 Designers include:
Ana Pesqueira Ortiz
Charmaine Marshall Designs
Erica Dawn Woodmore
Folksie | McCullough
Molly Margaret Designer
RADKEEM SIMS - DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL
Wonders by Candace M Collins
Zhora has a reputation for high-energy performances and striking visuals. Her addictive melodies and imagery give a thirst for a fresh pop voice and exciting new flavor. Vocalist Taylor Rea of Zhora was introduced to North Texas as a pop electronic act with genre bending aesthetics and sweetheart synth ballads. Soaring through a voyage of light and sound, Rea’s voice encompasses the heart and surrenders your soul to the rhythm and beats.
Sam Lao is a 25 year-old rapper/singer in Dallas, Tx. Although an artist from birth - mainly drawing, painting and sculpting, she only recently began creating music. "I turned to music when my other creative outlets ceased to be satisfying anymore. I had always sang just for fun but rapping was something new for me and I really took to it."
Despite being a rookie in the game, Sam Lao has already begun to cause a stir in the city of Dallas. Her debut EP, West Pantego, has received rave reviews from both Dallas and national media. The Dallas Observer gave Sam 6 Dallas Observer Music Awards nominations between last year and this year, including "Best New Act", "Best Rap/Hip-Hop Artist" and "Best Female Vocalist". In addition, Lao has performed at countless shows and festivals over the last year including Index Fest, Homegrown Festival, 2 SXSW showcases, The Greenville St. Patty's Day Concert w/ Ludacris as well a sold-out concert at Granada Theater w/ Sarah Jaffe among others. Sam's visuals, which can be found on her Vevo page, are some of the most exciting music videos to come out of Dallas in some time. Her video for "Pilgrims" received a Dallas Observer Music Award nomination for "Best Video" in 2013.
Whether it was listening to her music online, seeing her amazing live performance or watching one of her captivating music videos, fans have been coming in masses to see what's next from Sam Lao. She is clearly showing that she has what it takes to hang with the boys in hip-hop. Lao is currently putting the finishing touches on her debut full-length album which is expected to release at the end of 2014.
NITE are Canadian-born twin brothers, Kyle and Myles Mendes, based in Dallas, TX. The duo create a unique hybrid of electronic-tinged rock with a nod to 80’s-influenced dream-pop. Kyle and Myles’ powerful dueling vocals might remind oneself of Tears for Fears' Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, with a delivery of tasteful guitar hooks amidst bright synthesizers and throbbing drum machines.
From an early age, music was a huge part of Kyle and Myles’ upbringing. Mesmerized by KISS, the first concert the twins attended, their interest in performance hit an all-time high. Together with the memory of their first concert and the sounds of their favorite bands (New Order, The Cure, Depeche Mode) buzzing about in their heads, the two began experimenting, creating their own vibrant sound. Beginning at fifteen years of age, Kyle and Myles fronted a three-piece band, RadioFire. After a few years, they felt their music starting to take a bit of a different direction, so a new project was born. Originally named Nighttime Eyes and later shortened to NITE, the pair finally found the rhythm that worked for them. Forming a strong-knit team with their manager, Kami Fuller, whom they met before NITE played their first show, Kyle and Myles have been lighting up the stages of Texas and beyond since January 2014.
NITE have completed two full tours within North America in 2016 with Seabound (Germany) and The Foreign Resort (Denmark) and continue to keep their eyes on the next touring opportunity with their sights set on Europe. They have been humbled to share the stage on a number of occasions with artists such as Midge Ure of Ultravox, Howard Jones, Clean Bandit, The Griswolds, A Flock of Seagulls, Small Black, The Alarm, and many more. On July 28, 2017, NITE released a brand new album, Reborn, on Cleopatra Records, which features the song "Dreamer", as a follow-up to their 2014 self-release, I Am Not Afraid.