Last week, Mister Triple X by Art Hearts Fashion Founder Erik Rosete presented his collection on the final night of Art Hearts Fashion week NYC. With over 30 designers at NYFW and shows in Los Angeles and Miami, Art Hearts Fashion is now one of the largest bi-coastal fashion platforms in the United States and the second largest platform at New York Fashion Week, second only to IMG The Shows.
The Mister Triple X show opened the finale showcase with the “CreationX” collection, the first chapter of the fashion narrative after “One Rose.” The collection featured Adam and Eve printed jackets, camo pants, and the brand’s signature metallic silhouette. NFL Player Rodney Mcleod, Mob Wives star Brittany Fogarty, and social media celebrity Brandon Cole Bailey walked the runway looking chic in the designs.
Accessories were provided by Kenny Kenny Gear and shoes by Femmes Sans Peur by Christina Jean Durante.
Check out some of the photos from the show below.
Nail leader CND created 22 astounding nail designs at The Blonds Fall/Winter 2016 Show at MILK Studios in New York. The nail looks were inspired by 1950s Hollywood glamour but also took on the unusual twist of incorporating whimsical elements of Alice in Wonderland.
“CND’s Winter 2016 trend story evokes glitter glam, dazzling jewel tones and red carpet couture, and this was the perfect opportunity to tell that story with a trippy twist!” said CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold.
It took over 900 combined hours of production to create the stiletto-shaped nails which featured 3D embellishments and were hand-sculpted with RETENTION+™ Liquid & Powder and BRISA™ Gel, then adorned with SHELLAC™ Brand 14+ Day Nail Color, VINYLUX™ Weekly Polish and CND™ Additives.
The color palette includes shades of opalescent pinks, pearlescent brights and metallic blues, anchored in black patent and fishnet.
One model donned a vibrant bouquet laced with thorns, while another showcased “Eat me,” “Drink me” and “Lick me” cookies adhered with edible glue. Nails were ornamented with unconventional materials like ribbons, feathers, foils, sequins, metal, faux fur and smoke – even crystals and stones created entirely out of nail products.
For visuals, how-tos and behind-the-scenes coverage of CND’s Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016 designer collaborations and nail designs, please visit the CND Fashion Week Digital Headquarters.
New York Fashion Week is coming and if you can’t make it into the shows, you can still opt to get glammed up like you’ll be sitting front row with free makeovers. Triumph Hotels is partnering with PRIV, an on-demand beauty service, to offer quick and free manicures and makeup applications at each property throughout NYC.
You can even choose your lip and nail colors based on your favorite Triumph Hotel from the hotel’s signature collection including: Belle-claire of the Ball, Don’t Be So Iro-quois, WJ Up Up and Away, Chandler Cabernet, Electric Edison, Revel-In-Evelyn, Berry Cosmo-politan and of course, Triumph-ant.
The complimentary pop-ups will follow this schedule:
• Wednesday, February 10: Cosmopolitan Hotel, 4:00 p.m-8:00 p.m.
95 West Broadway (at Chambers)
• Thursday, February 11: The Evelyn, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
7 E 27th St. (between 5th & Madison)
• Friday, February 12: Hotel Chandler, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
12 E 31st St. (between 5th & Madison)
• Monday, February 15: Hotel Belleclaire, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
250 W 77th St. (between West End Ave & Broadway)
• Tuesday, February 16: The Iroquois, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
49 W 44th St, (between 5th & Avenue of the Americas)
• Wednesday, February 17: Hotel Edison, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
228 W 47th St. (between 7th & 8th)
• Thursday, February 18: Washington Jefferson, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
318 W 51st St. (between 8th & 9th)
*All services are first come, first serve, and are not available for groups. One service per person.
Last Thursday, I attended the Art Hearts Fashion show, which closed out Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with an amazing display of one-of-a-find pieces. Designer Mister Triple X kicked off the show with a sophisticated street wear line for men and women. Bold prints and subdued colors were characteristics of the collection, with the only major burst of color seen with fiery red pants worn by one of the male models.
Walter Mendez’s chic and elegant gowns took to the runway next, featuring dresses that were absolutely breathtaking. Soft greys transitioned smoothly to dark blues and bold velvet greens. Reality star and entrepreneur Lilly Ghalichi stunned the audience as she graced the runway, showing off one of the designer’s most elegant pieces in the collection.
House of Li Jon was by far my favorite, as the designs featured bold patterns and the brand’s signature hand crafted wearable couture armor, which glistened as it hugged the curves of each model’s frame.
Hailing from the Netherlands, House of Byfield showcased fitted suiting and men’s bags as well as contemporary dresses for women.
Furs were abundant in Hallie Sara’s collection off luxury pieces reminiscent of the iconic old-world glamour and timelessness of feminine silhouettes.
Finally, MTCostello’s immaculate collection of gowns were absolutely breathtaking. His showcase of designs proved to be a crowd pleaser, opening with a model wearing a reptilian face makeup and a solo male model who walked down the runway wearing nothing more than a golden robe and covering his manhood with his hands.
Check out some of the photos from the fashion show below.
The nail looks created at The Blonds F/W 2015 show were nothing short of extraordinary. CND, the global leader in professional nail care, created 20 unique and theatrical nail designs for the show, which was held at MILK Studios in New York City. As always, CND pushed the boundaries of creativity with powerful visual displays of nail art that enhanced the over-the-top runway fashions. Inspired by dystopian elements of several iconic films, the clothing and nails featured a clash of distressed and refined elements.
“Our ongoing collaboration with The Blonds has become an integral part of CND’s fashion culture – it’s so exciting to get together each season and brainstorm concepts for our nail artistry,” said CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. “The Blonds’ aesthetic for this collection correlated perfectly with our Fall 2015 trend story, which is all about the contrast between edgy, almost explosive, design elements and high-end finishes for an overall dark elegance.”
Artists from the CND Design Lab Team handcrafted the nails and their dramatic embellishments with CND® Liquid & Powder and BRISA® Gel. Then, layers of high-shine color were applied using CND® SHELLAC® brand 14+ day nail color and VINYLUX® Weekly Polish, using innovative techniques to create matte suede texture. Accented with gold chrome accessories, textural elements and layering created serious dimension, while couture camouflage in industrial tones were embellished with hand-crafted molten paillettes. The bold 3D designs, which took a total of over 900 combined hours to create, were pierced, draped, laced, torn and burnt, perfectly accessorizing The Blonds’ theatrical collection.
“Once again, Jan and the entire CND team totally blew us away with incredible nail designs to complete the collection. It was amazing to see it all come together on the runway,” said designer Phillipe Blond.
Last night’s artic temperatures didn’t keep away NYC’s fashion elites who converged at Manhattan’s Chelsea Piers for the 8:30pm Nolcha Fashion Week runway presentation. Prieston, a Hungarian designer, kicked of the show with an amazing collection featuring crystal embellishments, flowing dresses and geometric cutouts. The fall-winter 2015 collection was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” which could be seen with the feather design elements adorning some of the pieces, as well as with the colorful, chunky sweaters.
Following Prieston, Ann Himsel, an NYC-based designer debuted her first collection completely inspired by menswear colors, style, fabrics, and silhouettes. Strong, structured pieces emerged one by one with a sophisticated feminine flare sneaking through the masculine undertones.
Finally, Danny Nguyen Couture closed out the evening with stunning evening gowns that mesmerized the audience, with soft, luxurious fabrics, lace and detailed craftsmanship seen in the intricate use of fabric floral and crystals. It was also the only collection of the night to insert bright pops of color, with reds and magenta.
Check out some of the photos below to see pieces from each of the designers.
On Thursday September 11th, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week came to a close with a fashion show developed to support AIDS awareness and the work of exciting designers. The show, Art Hearts Fashion, was presented by the AIDS healthcare Foundation and drew a fashionable crowd of industry tastemakers and celebrities.
Erik Rosete’s Mister Triple X Street-wear line kicked off the event with the star-spangled banner in honor of the 13th anniversary of September 11th. His fashion collection, “Pair-A-Dice” also incorporated a special 9/11 tribute with war veteran and model Alex Minsky walking down the runway as part of the edgy fashion show.
“Bringing the first amputee to the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week runway not only showed his strong spirit and support of the disabled but also a strong support of our troops and war veterans on this special day,” Art Hearts Fashion said in a press release.
The theme of support for all regardless of physical differences continued as Control Sector opened its presentation with Albino model Shawn D. Ross.
Later on, guests were treated to a special surprise when ANTM Winner Jaslene Gonzales and Sha’s of Sunset’s Lilly Ghalichi, graced the runway of MTCostello’s presentation.
Other designers who displayed their collections included Hallie Sara, Gregorio Sanchez, Shrekahnth, Altaf Maaneshia and Furne Amato.
In NYC Art Hearts Fashion may have closed fashion week, but in Los Angeles, it will serve as the premier launch event, and bringing together an eclectic mix of top designers and artists over the course of three days (October 12th to the 14th).
Text “FIGHTAIDS” to 41444 to support AHF’s work in fighting AIDS in 34 Countries.
For more information, visit www.ArtHeartsFashion.com.
On Tuesday September 8th, I attended the Spring/Summer 2015 runway show of Portuguese designer Katty Xiomara at Nolcha Fashion Week in New York City. The award-wining designer presented a collection that features asymmetrical cuts, geometrical patters, and an overall organic aesthetic. Some of the garments had a tomboy look with attached white collars and pieces that resemble an over-sized man’s suit shirt. Simultaneously, Ximara created pieces that allow a woman to feel exceptionally feminine with thigh-high cuts, v-shaped necklines, and a midriff bearing top.
The show ended with the unveiling of the OtterBox® Dress, a collaboration with mobile accessories company, OtterBox® and their Alpha Glass™ technology, an all-new fortified glass screen protector for cellular phones.
“Creating an ensemble from glass screen protectors provides a unique challenge for me as it is something that has never been done,” said Xiomara in a recent press release. “Alpha Glass compliments my style perfectly, blending elegant and refined taste with an understated strength.”
Check out some of the photos from the event below.
On September 9th, I attended the Spring/Summer Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week runway show of Kati Stern Venexiana, known as the go-to fashion house for rock-n-roll haute couture. As the last show of Saturday night, the presentation did not disappoint. Fifty-seven gorgeous evening gowns graced the runway, captivating the audience with a show of freely flowing fabrics and intricate crystal detailing. The collection itself is a unique juxtaposition – gowns featuring billowing chiffon and taffeta contrasted greatly with bold metallic and pieces featuring open-backs and deep, plunging necklines.
Prints were scarce, but crystals were in abundance with this collection, so these gowns are not for the woman who doesn’t want to be a glittering showstopper.
Although, black was prominent, the color scheme nicely incorporated soft, feminine pastels with a pallet of yellow, aqua, turquoise, yellow, mint green, pink and lilac.
Launched in 2003 by designer Kati Stern, the collection is sold at high-end retailers around the world including Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus.
TeKay Designs, a couture house based in Houston, debuted its “Queen of the Brides” royalty themed bridal gowns during New York Fashion week this past February. The collection was inspired by the elegance of historic monarchas, and featured luxury fabrics, textures and colors.
Not only were the gowns unique, but the faces that graced the runway were as well, as diversity was applied to the model search.
“Women of royalty are represented from all over the globe through these gowns,” explained Kimma Wreh; the Fashion Designer and Creative Director for TeKay Designs. “Places such as Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East influenced the current collection. The gowns express cultural themes that resonate with many ethnic groups.”
Some gowns featured intricate embroidery, while others were accented with shimmering beading. Each represented a woman of royalty who has left behind an indelible mark. “I am proud to present a bridal collection that acknowledges style aesthetics that many cultures have contributed to humanity.” said Kimma.
Check out some of the photos below to see some of the gowns that were inspired by women of royalty from various cultures throughout history.