Highlights and Reflections from the Runways of NYFW, Paris, Milan & LA of Standout Designer Collections!
Balmain* Yves St. Laurent*Naeen Khan*Laquan Smith* Walter Mendez
* Rocky GatherCole*Francesca Liberatore *Vera Wang
(Los Angeles) Art Hearts Fashion takes over Los Angeles Fashion Week with over 50 designers showcasing at the world famous Beverly Hilton Hotel.
This season marks the evolution of LA Fashion with the platforms move to the most prestigious zip code in the world. Designers did not disappoint the over 1500 nightly guests packing the venue to see the latest creations from the international couture, streetwear and ready to wear brands participating in this seasons Los Angeles Fashion Week edition of Art Hearts Fashion.
Opening Night celebrated the art of couture with international powerhouse designers Amato Couture, Diana Couture, Marmar Halim, and Rahil Hesan Joined by Local favorites Kenneth Barlis, Michael NGO, Issac Newton, and DuAqua swim. The evening was a perfect mix of aesthetics for every fashioinistas palate. Celebrity stylists and guests included Jeanie Mai, Christina Milian, Sean Kingston, Dion Bleu, Daniel Musto, Erik Burns, Sebastien Hohl, and a full house of fashion insiders.
Night 2 of Art Hearts Fashion week continued the fashion domination with a 5pm showcase featuring international flavors from across Europe including Charles and Ron and Dair by Odair Pereria joined by up and coming designers Tigers Eye Clothing, All Along Apparel, and Wicked Things Boutique. The 7pm presentation was an explosion of Los Angeles talent with crowd favorite Hale Bob opening the show to a full house of fashion hungry fans followed by an amazing presentation by SIWY Denim and a spicy finale by Latin designers Arzamendi Style and Willfredo Gerardo. The 9pm presentation did not disappoint with a gown take over by designers Fernando Alberto Atelier, Usama Ishtay, Michael Wallace and Adolfo Sanchez. Celebrities attending and walking for the night 2 designers included Daphne Joy, Cassandra Cass, Laith Ashley, Ariscestocrat, Makeup Shayla, Christian Salas Solis, Marla Solis and Jossie Ochoa.
Kids ruled at the opening presentation for day 3 of Art Hearts Fashion week with shows by Lulu Et Gigi followed by Lil Jewels Boutique. The stand out children’s lines featured celebrity models including special Olympian Chelsea Werner, teen stars Zach Clayton, Ava Kolker star of girl meets world, Gigi Lopez daughter of Mario Lopez and Courtney Lopez, Bianca D’ambrosio, Chiara D’ambrosio, Juliet Jane, and Catherine Amelia to name a few of the participants of the star studded event.
Following the children’s collections was a mix of sci-fi sexiness from Dan Richters followed by tribal flavors by Dahil Republic of Couture. Argyle Grant and Koco Blaq rounded up the presentation with resort wear and tropical vibes.
9pm brought a rock and roll vibe with a streetwear takeover by Dunyah and Dexter Simmons followed by sexy lingerie from Liviara and a fiery finale by Mister Triple X. The show opened with none other than the original super model Janice Dickinson, brining the crowd on their feet and elevating the mood of the room. Closing the show was tattoo supermodel Marshall Perrin and Shas of Sunset star Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi. Celebrity guests included DJ Paul Three Six Mafia, Reza Farahan, Mike Shouhed, Adam Neely, Kiara Belen, Sham Ibrahim, Pol Atteu, Sean McElwee, Chelsea Werner, and Patrick Simpson.
Closing Night of Art Hearts Fashion opened with the next generation of fashion designers from the Art Institute of California and closed with a spectacular presentation by the world’s most talented couture and costume designers. Designers included Luxery by Xandra, Albert Fontanilla, Albert Andrada, Resty Legare, Yas Couture by Elie Madi and Rocky Gathercole. The finale of Art Hearts Fashion was a star-studded extravaganza and an evening for dreams to come true. Christine Devine from Fox Television was on hand to witness several of the Wednesday’s Child alumni walk the runway for Eli Madi. Stars in support of the night included Akon and cast members of the hit shows Basketball Wives and Love and Hip Hop.
Art Hearts Fashion wrapped up 4 days of runway shows and 2 massive parties with over 50 designers and more than double the amount of talent and guests than any other platform in Los Angeles proving that home is wear the heart is. Guest management sponsor Gjests helped make for a smooth check in process to the over 5000 guests that attended the week of events.
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Images Courtesy of Art Hearts Fashion / Photo Credit: Arun Nevader
Highlights from NYFW February 2016
ROCKY Gathercole- is definitely a REMARKABLE Avant-garde Fashion Designer!
His presence resonates a very humble and kind spirit. His designs will leave you speechless. From the bedazzled and tasselled jumpsuits to his beautiful dresses enhanced in gold with gold bodices, head pieces and wings that emulate the ultimate mystical fantasy. One will find his designs in magazines, on runways and worldwide from beginning to end. Rocky has dressed many A-list Clients, as well as multiple celebrities, including: Paris Hilton, Brittany Spears, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, only to name a few.
Rocky Gathercole is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned! Thanks Rocky, for sharing your visions and talents with the world. Yours truly, a fan for life!
Photo Credits: IrisO & Mel Brown
STELLO – (formerly known as MTCostello) is known for being a Luxury Lifestyle of Glamour Collections. The very first time I laid eyes on this collection, I felt as though I had been transported to heaven. The silhouettes, intricate slits with impeccable fabrics transforms the body from plain jane to the richness of royalty . The audience was wowed to euphoric heights during the viewing of this entire collection. The STELLO 2016 “Yuki-onna” collection is Fall/Winter glamour with Japanese heavy metal flavor with androgynous aesthetic, which is inspired by Yuk-onna, the vampiric snow spirit with inhuman beauty.
Photo Credits: IrisO & Mel Brown
Lainy Gold Designs
Designer Lainy Gold presented her latest collection, inspired by designs from the 18th Century, awakened our spirits with this beautiful collection featuring majestic Capes and dresses embellished with Silks, furs, lace and fabrics
Lainy Gold also presents as a published photographer and presently incorporates her passions of art with fashion and photography in her work. Her work has been featured on numerous magazine covers and editorial pages. As an accomplished actress, she has appeared in many TV shows such as Law and Order, gossip Girl, Blue Bloods, and films such as Jersey Girl and Two Weeks Notice, to name a few.
Photo Credits: IrisO & Mel Brown
Walter Mendez is one of Los Angeles top designers, with an eye for texture, silhouettes, and timeless style. His work is regularly featured on celebrities, television and red carpets. He has also been featured in many publications such as WWD, Apparel News and has showcased at LA Fashion Week for the last two years. Walter is a proud recipient of the Designer of the Year award by the World Networks; and has also been one of the featured designers for the Go Red… Fashion Show benefiting the American Heart Association. Walter’s talent was acknowledged early on by the fashion industry, as his quality, style, and technique have put him far ahead of the competition. The desire to make the body appear striking, eye-catching, and spectacular, is a calling that will never go away.
Thankful for the opportunity to meet and to see his vision and talents at the Art Hearts Fashion Show held at the Angel Orensanz Center during NYFW 2016.
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Photo Credits: Mikhail Veter
KYE presented their Fall/Winter 2016 Collection on February 11 at 11:00am at The Gallery- Skylight Clarkson Square. The collection marked the kick off to New York Fashion Week.
Designer Kathleen Kye’s latest collection focuses on unconventional silhouettes, mixtures of bold contrasting color blocking and mix matched styling. The collection is heavily influenced by variety of retro, unisex street wear from different periods. Truly an awesome collection and designer to watch!
Press: Megan@showroomseven.com & Mandle@showroomseven.com
Photo credits: courtesy of KYE PR
The HANLEY FALL-WINTER 2016 PRADO COLLECTION.
The Creative Director Nicole Hanley at the SKYLIGHT CLARKSON SQUARE
Models on Pedestals presented the collection rich in color, texture and tone. Exquisite embroidered laces, veiled polka dots, and silky velvets mixed back to tweeds, leathers and georgette prints. The designs were vibrant with textures and colors mixing golden, red, dark olive and teal hues. Truly a mixture of sophisticated looks ready to be mixed and matched to create a complete wardrobe of looks. The Hanley Fall-Winter 2016 Collection will be available in select retailers and on the HanleyNYC.US site September 2016.