Art Hearts Fashion Redefines What the Runway Can and Should Be
This season, Art Hearts Fashion transformed the landscape of fashion week here in Los Angeles with over 30 designers, 7 visual artists, and 1 very excited 11 year-old from Make-A-Wish. Embracing the power of art, fashion, and charity, Art Hearts Fashion sets itself apart as the fashion week that redefines what the runway can do for designers, brands, and the community. During the epic 4 day event, charity shows, couture collections, kids shows, celebrities, and performers had Los Angeles on her toes. Fashion icon Sue Wong set the tone on opening night with her monumental, "Carnevale" 78 piece collection. Brands including Mister Triple X, Levitation Activewear, Koco Blaq, Lolly clothing, Aussie Gear, and Nicole Miller got the energy pumping throughout the week as bold patterns, shorts and swimsuits stole the shows. The fan favorite kids shows opened with 11-year-old designer Noa Sorrell from Make-A-Wish. The colorful and patterned collection, designed by Noa while she underwent her treatment for cancer, elicited cheers from the audience. A Betsey Johnson 6 piece installation from the celebrated designer's 50th Anniversary Collection stood tall on Tuesday, representing over a decade of fashion magic. Stello Official took to the runway Wednesday night with an awe inspiring collection of sexiness that is everything guests love about the brand's dark and playful edge. Art Hearts Fashion bid adieu to SS'16 with a closing night of couture this Thursday, October 8th. Celebrity designer Amato Haute Couture by Furne One had all eyes on the runway as french laces & tulle paired with stretch & acid washed denims made their way down a smoke layered runway.
Art Hearts Fashion is proud to partner with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation on shows in LA, NYC and Miami.
Throughout the week celebrities attended the shows including: Alyssa Milano, Cedric the Entertainer, Lilly Ghalichi, Ariana Madix, Tom Sandoval, Alexis Bellino, Courtney Stodden, Barbie Blank, Kym Johnson, Arianne Andrews, Merit Leighton, Walter Mendez and James Anderson, Todrick Hall, Jimmy Q, Asia Monet, ANTM all stars, Cody Saintgnue, Ray Diaz, Blanca blanco, Max Ryan, Katie Cleary, His and Her Royal Highnesses Prince Waldemar and Princess Dr. Antonia Schaumburg-Lippe , Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe, Rockers Chris Pitman (Guns N' Roses) and Ralph Rieckermann (Scorpions).
Official Hair Sponsor FHI Brands and Official Makeup Sponsor The Organic Face™ worked with the talented designers behind the scenes, flawlessly crafting the high-fashion and artistic runway looks all week.
The Art Gallery and Lounge featured celebrity artists: Sham Ibrahim, Josef Jasso, Eugene Huffman, Emmanuel Sequoia, Connie Kurtew, and Molly Gruninger, and Lisa Reilly
A very special thanks to the week's sponsors: Monster Energy, Whole Foods Market (Sherman Oaks West, Sherman Oaks East, DTLA & Glendale) for providing delicious staff food throughout the week, Hint Water, KindSnacks, Luna Bar, SoyJoy, Illy Issimo, Rocking Popcorn, Nescafe Dulce Gusto special espresso bar, Mosaic floral.event.design, Fotopod, and Privé hair styling teams. Ammanii jewelry and Kenny Kenny Gear accessorized Mister Triple X "One Rose" on finale night. Hats by Monticristi.
Art Hearts Fashion is produced by Erik Rosete and ParkerWhitaker Productions.
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