The runway of Art Hearts Fashion was thriving last night with the high energy kids shows kicking off the day in partnership with VH1 Save The Music Foundation. Sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Art Hearts Fashion debuted the kid's collections of Lil Jewels, Shout Out! Clothing, Victoria Atelier and Hollywood Doll by Kaya Jones. Celebrity VH1 Save the Music Alumni Ambassador JoJo captured all eyes with a closing performance on the runway. JoJo sang her breakout hit "Get Out" as well as some of her soulful new material. The evening shows featured Joey Galon Atelier, Czarina, and House of Ccuoco with a closing show by Merline Labissiere and celebrity favorite Walter Mendez. Photographers flooded the red carpet taking photos of the Hollywood stars who came out to celebrate the talented artists and designers including Jon Lovitz, NFL Player James Anderson, Cory Feldman, Peter Madrigal, Jessica Parido, Phoebe Price, Michael Kuluva, Hazel-E of Love and Hip Hop, Chiqui Rivera, Cynthia Basinet, and many more!
The kid's shows kicked off with VH1 Save The Music Opening Performance by Colony Boys. Lil Jewels released their F/W 2016 "Spread your Wings" high end ready-to-wear collection by Yana Rostomyan. The vibrant collection featured velour, lace, tulle, silk, feathers, pearls and, of course, the bling bling. Shout Out! Clothing returned to the AHF runway this season with their line of customizable t-shirts that allow kids ages 4-10 to create completely customizable messages on the front and back with the included detachable Velcro® letters, numbers and symbols. Shout Out! Clothing is designed by actor Colin Egglesfield. Victoria Atelier debuted "The Pearl Collection". Delightful designs made their way down the runway in pieces decked out in pearls and lace. Hollywood Doll Fall/Winter Collection launched a European inspired back to school collection. The bright and lively pieces designed by Kaya Jones were a smash hit on the runway.
Joey Galon ATELIER Reality TV Personality, Joey Galon launched for his is very first time at fashion week. The "Once Upon a Dream" themed collection of regal evening gowns and swimsuit wraps made their way down the runway to cheers and excitement. Czarina collection of jewel encrusted silk resort wear burst with color. Animal prints came alive as the models flowed down the runway. Headpieces by What a Betty accessorized the collection. House of Ccuoco's impeccable construction and colored detailing brought pieces to life with fierce and raw emotional energy. Pops of color and innovative lines set the silhouettes apart in this memorable and captivating collection.
Merline Labissiere opened the evening show with a collection inspired by the traveled roads in Haiti. Each architectural detail and geographic image inspired the new silhouettes and shapes that both accent and contour the female form appropriately for both work and play. Walter Mendez closed the show with an epic collection transitioning from deep reds to dark navy hues and finally culminating in romantic golds. The stunning collection remained darkly seductive yet youthful with impeccable embellishment and lace detailing. The collection debuted never before seen bridal looks from Mendez eliciting cheers, emotion and a standing ovation.
FHI Brands returned as Official Hair Sponsor of Art Hearts Fashion, working behind the scenes to create the diverse and innovative looks seen on the runway. Cadillac Concierge joins Art Hearts Fashion this season as Official Car Sponsor. A special thanks to AIDS Healthcare Foundation, April Love Pro Makeup Academy, SoyJoy, Monster Energy, FHI Brands, Lunabar, Whole Foods Market, Nescafe, Hint Water, Cadillac Concierge, Fotopod, Mosaic floral.event.design, Portraits of Hope, Make a Wish, The Daily Front Row, Illy Issimo, Skinny Pop, Santa Monica Healing, Skintech Studios, Jessie Liu, Exhale Spa, For the Stars Showroom, Creativ PR Showroom and VH1 Save the Music Foundation.