Striking looks and 6-foot-4 stature often prompt people to ask Storm reserve Ashley Robinson if she’s ever modeled. Now she can respond “yes,” walking for designer Anna Dicklhuber in Seattle Fashion Week’s Finale Night at King Cat Theater on Friday.
Dicklhuber, a Brazilian based in Seattle, qualified for the event by winning the 2011 Comcast Student Designer Competition in April. Creating under the label Anna D, Robinson (pictured right) will wear a dress from Dicklhuber’s Forest Cast Collection.
“It’s going to be an experience,” said Robinson, who was asked after arriving in Seattle early to participate in community outreach with the US Army as part of the WNBA’s “Be Fit” campaign. Storm training camp opens Sunday. “I know in the fashion world, 6-4 isn’t normal and my measurements are so off. For her to spend time to make a dress for me, I’m going to try to stomp that runway for her. I can’t wait. She called me her ‘celebrity model.’ Only in Seattle could I be a celebrity model.”
Robinson, 28, always wanted to model, the closest being the 2009 Goodwill Glitter Gala in Seattle. Teammates were unable to attend that event, however. On Friday, Storm starters Tanisha Wright and Camille Little are expected to be in the audience. I’ve also wiggled my way in, so I’ll provide updates, hopefully photos and a more in-depth talk with Robinson about her return the Storm.
Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are still available at the door for $40, $25 with student identification. Online pre-sales ended Wednesday.