Art Hearts Fashion: LA Fashion Week
The fashion elite came out in droves this week for the 4 day showcase of Art Hearts Fashion at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood. With the most eclectic lineup of designers that LA has seen in a decade, Art Hearts Fashion has become a cultural fashion phenomenon that has all eyes on Los Angeles. The platform made a giant leap forward for the city by partnering with the esteemed Project Ethos this season, as well as collaborating with Metropolitan Fashion Week and Rock That Fashion. A groundbreaking day of Kidswear shows brought out the Hollywood glitterati including rapper and actor 50 Cent, while star of blockbuster hit Something Borrowed, Vice, and Open Road, Colin Egglesfield, debuted his children's line, Shout Out! Clothing on the runway. Exclusive performances entertained guests throughout the week and a garden art gallery showcased the talent of the city's art scene with displays by Sham Ibrahim, Eugene Huffman, Lisa Reilly, Josef Jasso and Meghan Walsh.
Official Makeup Sponsor The Organic Face and Official Hair Sponsor FHI Heat worked behind the scenes all week turning out the breathtaking and diverse looks on the Fall runway.
Celebrity Models included Gretchen Rossi, Asifa Mirza, Alex Minsky (GQ, War Veteran Amputee turned Model wore a custom designed leg by Erik Rosete aka Mister Triple X, Richard Rocco (Diesel Model, Marine Veteran), Nadia Mejia (Star of VH1's Living Suave), Janine Tugonon (Miss Universe), Dale Moss (NFL), Kiara Belen (ANTM Alumni), Michael Scocozza (ANTM Alumni), and Nikki Gray.
Celebrity guests included: 50 Cent, John Walsh (Host of America's Most Wanted), Sean Faris (Pretty Little Liars), Shawn Woods (Sons of Anarchy), Slade Smiley (Real Housewives of Orange County), MJ (Shahs of Sunset), Colleen Shannon (Worlds Sexiest DJ), Carlos Ramirez (Actor), Cast of Little Women (Lifetime TV), Angelyne (Icon), Keith Robinson (Actor- Dreamgirls, Dear John, Fat Albert), Jae Hitch (Glee), Justin Fix (Actor), Fab Morvan (Milli Vanilli), Bryan Jordan (Soccor Star), Kaya Jones (Pussy Cat Dolls), Charissa Littlejohn, Rachael Sterling (Pussy Cat Dolls), and Vincent De Paul.
Monday March 9th, Day 1
Celebrity designer and fashion icon Sue Wong opened Art Hearts Fashion with her most stunning collection to date. Sue Wong's signature intricacy and delicate detailing was on display in her collection of 76 looks that sauntered down the runway to a completely full house. The MYTHOS & GODDESSES Fall 2015 Collection is an odyssey of personifying archetypal embodiment--Pele: Goddess of Fire; White Tara: Love, Beauty and Compassion; Athena: Goddess of Wisdom; Artemis: Warrior Goddess of the Hunt; Gaia: Goddess of the Earth.
Closing Monday evening was a showcase of 4 designers: Beso Moda showcased their new collection of sensual pieces using only organic fabrics, MNM Couture stormed the runway with a collection of fashion forward original gowns, Datari Austin showcased a new collection of innovative and structured gowns, and Zhang Jingjing Couture brought a wild and eclectic collection that was an exciting tribute to pop culture.
Tuesday March 10th, Day 2
The second day of Art Hearts Fashion opened at 6PM with a shared show of kidswear. Shout! Out Clothing by actor Colin Egglesfield opened the showcase debuting a line of fun and energetic tees for boys and girls that allow the wearer to express themselves with changeable letters and symbols. Next on the runway was JOW Junior. The fun and flirty dresses and men's separates featured innovative cuts and patterns for kids and young adults. Closing the kidswear showcase was the couture collection by Isabella Couture. The impeccable collection of dresses for girls and suiting for boys was greeted by overwhelming adoration and applause as guests cheered the young models down the runway. Rapper 50 Cent sat front row cheering on his young son Sire who walked in the show. Special thanks to Oskar Rivera.
Project Ethos Powered by French Tuesday's took over the evening bringing in their signature showcase of high-powered designers, live art and performers for the 1,000+ guests, hosted by actress Kristian Weathers. Designers included headliners Hale Bob and Nicole Miller, Lead International Designer LubOV TumanOVA, Chrissie D. Swimwear, Liberty Garden, Nathanaelle Couture, Blank Silk and Millions & Millions. Additional sponsors of the event included Glendale Infiniti, Canard Duchene, Toast Vodka, Gilded Cells, and Gardein.
Wednesday March 11th Day 3
The third day of Art Hearts Fashion made waves with the swimwear collection of Los Angeles favorite Courtney Allegra. Consort62 debuted their Fall collection featuring sophisticated knit fabrics and glamourous womenswear. Koco Blaq hit the runway turning heads with the line's finale dress made entirely of straw. Pop designer Michael Kuluva closed the shared show with his collection for Tumbler and Tipsy. The "Tres Tipsy" capsule collection featured Tumbler and Tipsy's signature tutus and bold colors with a twist on Parisian streetwear.
Opening the Wednesday evening shared show was Artistix. The contemporary, denim based collection for men and women was complimented with fashion knit tops, shirts and graphic tees. House of Byfield showcased a daring collection of men's 'daywear suits', a sport inspired twist on classic menswear. Art Hearts Fashion founder Erik Rosete took center stage as the closing designer of the night with his line Mister Triple X. The collection, "All X In Wonderland" debuted the line's innovative street aesthetic with gold inset patterns and edgy wilderness inspired ensembles. The models took their finale walk in the signature Mister Triple X bunny ear masks. Celebrity model and war veteran Alex Minsky, American Football player Dale Moss, Diesel Model Richard Rocco, Nadia Mejia Star of VH1's Living Suave and Miss Universe Janine Tugonon returned this season to walk for Mister Triple X.
Finale night March 12th
The finale day of Art Hearts fashion brought bridal gowns by Jaime Elyse Couture to the runway. The stunning collection features lace embellishment and rich textures adorned with patterned details. Nouveau Riche showcased their fall collection featuring signature elements of leather, lace and chains. Closing the show was Sanyae Demure. Combining floor length hemlines with high slits, and long sleeve bodices with plunging necklines, Sanyae Demure ushers in a new era of womenswear.
The grand finale opened with Cary Santiago's collection of impeccably detailed pieces. Crowd pleaser House of LiJon debuted their one of a kind chainmail armor. New York designer Hallie Sara brought the true meaning to the term FW 2015 with her Luxurious and perfectly tailored collection featuring fine leathers & furs for both Men and Women. The final designer of the evening, Pedram Couture, opened the show with a mesmerizing rendition of Rihanna's 'Stay' sung by KORR-A. Pedram Couture's FW'15 line of couture garments included an array of breathtaking crisp colors and pops of dazzling gold that graced the unique forms of floor length dresses, jumpsuits, and bodysuits.
Guests stayed at the Taglyan celebrating till the wee hours of the night at the Rock That Fashion afterparty. Art Hearts Fashion is produced by Erik Rosete and ParkerWhitaker Productions. Special thanks to Monster Energy, Sweet! Hollywood, Hang W/, Hint Water, MOSAIC floral.event.design, and Shibue Couture.
Art Hearts Fashion recently launched the first ever LA Fashion Week Boutique on Hollywood Blvd at Sweet! Hollywood. The Pop-up shop features the incredible designers and brands participating in Art Hearts Fashion.
*Photo credit: Troy Tackett and Jeff Linett
*This is a release, not an article written by me.