Stellar Lineup of International Brands Join LA Fashion Week

LA Fashion Week (LAFW) will be hosting its 2018 Spring/Summer runway presentations October 4th through the 8th at the luxurious Alexandria Ballrooms in the heart of Downtown LA. In partnership with Vogue InternationalStyle & Society and Destination Luxury, the LAFW SS18 event will feature nearly 20 award-winning designers and artists from Los Angeles and around the world.

LA Fashion Week - LAFW.net FW 16; Photo by Enrique Bautista

LA Fashion Week - LAFW.net FW 16; Photo by Enrique Bautista

LA Fashion Week - LAFW.net Front Row

LA Fashion Week - LAFW.net Front Row

Praised for "raising awareness of cultural diversity and creativity in the United States," Executive Producer, Arthur T. Chipman and the LA Fashion Week Team were recently recognized by the honorable Office of Michelle & Barack Obama for being innovators in the industry.

"LA is going through a cultural renaissance and we are excited to be a driving force behind its development into the premier hub for fashion, art, design and entertainment," says Arthur Chipman, the Executive Producer at LAFW. "Our city is surging with energy and artistic talent, and we cannot wait to unveil this season's offerings as we kick off our event this October."

LA Fashion Week aims to be a divergent crossroads of both distinct California & International labels & Artists. Georgian designer Lela Eloshi signifies elegance & confidence, making her U.S. debut. In contrast, Indonesian designer Rinda Salmun, known for her contemporary take on infusing elements from nature into her high-end looks, returns to LAFW for her second season. In addition, LA-based artists such as Bryan Yazzie known for his cutting edge use of fluorescent visuals, and pop art pioneer Rolland Berry will both be displaying their latest work. 

LAFW designers represent the ever-changing landscape of fashion as experimental artists like LA-based brands Radka SalcmannovaGeorge Styler,  and Amsterdam-based design duo MaryMe-JimmyPaul. A stunning array of international labels such as Asava GroupMilin, and Jeffry Tan will also be there to leave audiences in awe. Other contemporary participants include heavy-hitting global streetwear brand Issue ThailandSav Lavin, and B-YO.

The Official Fashion Week of Los Angeles as declared by Mayor Eric Garcetti, LAFW has established itself as LA's most esteemed fashion event, maintaining the support of the city of Los Angeles and California State Senator, Ben Allen. Featured SS18 season's partners include Kiss CosmeticsSwarovski, Living Proof Hair CarePassion RosesThe Royal Thai Consulate, and The Indonesian Consulate of Los Angeles.

LAFW SS18 commences with its Opening Night Gala on October 4th, 2017. For a full roster of designers please visit www.lafw.net 

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VIDEO: Doggies on the Catwalk 2017

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The 10th annual Doggies on the Catwalk was an incredible success - the best one yet! So much fashion and furry friends. We raised over $100K for Canine Assistants. Ben Rose Photography did an amazing job of capturing the energy and excitement of the evening with their recap video - have a look and relive Doggies on the Catwalk!!

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VIDEO: 10 Years of Doggies on the Catwalk

In celebration of the Doggies on the Catwalk tenth anniversary, enjoy video highlights all the way from the beginning in 2007!

For tickets to the show or to make a donation to Canine Assistants, visit https://www.firstgiving.com/CanineAssistants/doggies-on-the-catwalk-2017

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JEFFREY FASHION CARES ATLANTA CELEBRATES 25 YEARS THIS AUGUST

Kicking Off Fall Social Season, Atlanta’s Most Fashionable Fête Will Descend Upon Phipps Plaza for an Unforgettable Evening of Philanthropy and Fun

Arbiter of style, Jeffrey Kalinsky, creator of two namesake boutiques in Atlanta and Manhattan, joins Event Chairs Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy and Louise Sams in producing the official kick-off to the fall social season:  Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2017.  To be held at Phipps Plaza in the heart of Buckhead on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. —the event will be celebrating its 25th anniversary and includes a reception followed by a live auction and runway show featuring Kalinsky’s style selections from high-end designers such as Gucci, Celine, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Valentino, Dries van Noten, Saint Laurent Paris, Balenciaga, Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik.

The 25th anniversary of Jeffrey Fashion Cares will benefit Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF), and the Medical University of South Carolina.  Last year’s sold-out event raised nearly $700,000 for the organizations, and in its history, Fashion Cares has grown into one of the largest combined AIDS and breast cancer benefits in the country. For the 2017 philanthropic affair, guests are invited to mix, mingle and enjoy an unforgettably stylish evening in a completely transformed and private environment in the Monarch Court at the recently renovated Phipps Plaza. For more information, visit jeffreyfashioncares.com.   

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Art Hearts Fashion & LA Fashion Week Recap: Britney Spears, Michael Costello & More

They say home is where the heart is, and for thousands of fashionistas from around the world, Art Hearts Fashion is their home at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. From March 11th through March 18th, 33 Designers, dozens of artists, and hundreds of models came together to celebrate the art of fashion at Los Angeles Fashion Week. Art Hearts Fashion has revolutionized the fashion world by combining art, philanthropy and fashion while raising awareness for the important causes it supports.

Art Hearts Fashion once again established itself as the largest and most popular fashion platform in Los Angeles. Celebrities in attendance and participating in the shows included: Britney Spears, Cee Lo Green, Ray J, Lil Mama, Michael Costello, Janice Dickinson, Jessica Sutta, Fitness Supermodel Jeff Seid, Married To Medicine Lisa Nicole Cloud, Madeline Stuart, Shaholly Ayers, Christine Devine, Jackie Christie, Christina Johnson, Richie Rich, James Kennedy, Sham Ibrahim, Mame Adjei, Ava Capra, Darius McCrary, Prince Manvendra, Brandon Bailey, Sam Asghari, Marla Solis, WWE Superstar Natalie Eva Marie and many more!

As a voice for artistic and cutting edge designers, Art Hearts Fashion is paving the way toward the future of Fashion Week. Art Hearts Fashion's philanthropic drive stretches internationally, putting the spotlight on how fashion can promote constructive ideals and influence the progressive evolution of the fashion industry. The platform is proud to raise awareness for organizations including: Aids Healthcare Foundation, Project Cancerland, Make A Wish Foundation, Children's Hospital LA, & Women's Cancer Research Foundation.

Guests of the week enjoyed an art gallery reception curated by Six Summit Gallery, pop art from celebrity artist Sham Ibrahim, and a photo experience presented by fotopod booth. This season also included a fashion installation with Nicole Miller, a plus size showcase and several talented designers presented by Best Talent Group. Opening party was hosted by Le Jardin Hollywood and closing Gala was held at Unici Casa. 

Photo Credit: Arun Nevader

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Doggies on the Catwalk 2017

I am THRILLED to share the Doggies on the Catwalk ad for 2017! I got in the photo for the 10th year celebration. The ad will run full page in The Atlantan, Jezebel and Interiors magazines. 

The shoot, which took place at Swoox in Buckhead, positions me with three amazing service dogs from our benefitting charity, Canine Assistants. Photographer Tomas Espinoza, who has shot the last two covers, has become quite the expert of working with dogs as models! I am in love with this shot... 

On May 6, at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, twenty models will walk alongside service dogs and puppies to support Canine Assistants. The service dogs will be sporting their service vests and models will be dressed in the latest Spring looks from Alice + Olivia, COS, Akris, Les Copains, Kit and Ace, Theory, Monck Mason and Tod's.

Get your tickets HERE. (This event will sell out!)

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Recap: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week China Art Hearts Fashion

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week China has come to an end, but the mark left by the Art Hearts Fashion Designers has left a lasting impression. From October 25th - 30th Art Hearts Fashion presented Six international brands to the MBFW runway and brand exhibit at 751D Park. 

On Saturday October 29th at 7:30pm China was taken on a western journey by six amazing and unique international designers. The showcase opened with children's brand Lulu Et Gigi from Paris France. The brands signature Parisian flair lit up the crowd and brought smiles to the packed house. Celebrity model Madeline Stuart closed the show to a round of applause for a great cause. Los Angeles favorite Hale Bob by designer Daniel Bohbot took center stage with gorgeous silk ensembles and a preview of their denim line. Argyle Grant followed with a standing ovation and loud cheer as beautiful male models walked the runway in the sophisticated speedo and resort wear looks the brand has become known for. Edgy Street wear with swag appeal followed as Mister Triple X by Erik Rosete brought a sexy display of men and womenswear to the MBFW runway. Stand out brand Arzamendi Style by Ada Arzamendi had the audience turning pink with envy as her models graced the catwalk in pink gowns and matching pink wigs. The grand finale of the Arzamendi show featured a lit up LED bride that left a memorable impression. The evening closed with none other than celebrity designer Willfredo Gerardo. Willfredo brought his signature eveningwear and sexy silhouettes to wrap up the show in a memorable manner. 

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