Saturday, 14 May 2022 07:45 Written by Editorial
Central Park Angels Inc. DBA You Are The Angel is honored to announce a special multi-state fundraiser Compassion with Fashion: Rise with Ukraine, which will be held on May 19, 2022 in New York NY, Seattle WA, Fremont CA, and Scottsdale AZ. The proceeds from this fundraiser will directly benefit the people of Ukraine. Compassion With Fashion: Rise With Ukraine will feature a fashion show of traditional Ukrainian clothing and jewelry, talent performances, art exhibitions, silent auctions and live auctions in selected cities. Ukrainian Traditional Fashion is provided by 2KOLYORY brand and headpieces are designed by Cossack Cowgirl. The event in NYC is organized with the support from The Ukrainian Museum and will be hosted by Miss America 2013 and Miss New York City 2012, Mallory Hagan. The Seattle event is supported by the Ukrainian Association of Washington State (UAWS).
Sunday, 28 November 2021 06:13 Written by Yuliya Suleymanova
Interview with the designer David Tupaz at the couture installation "Fashion Retrospective" at the Art Institute of Seattle. David Tupaz is an artist and a fashion "couture" designer. The only established designer in Nevada. Representing Las Vegas in every major Fashion week in the country. He is a regular on the red carpet, dressing celebrities, and movie stars during award seasons. He is the founder of the "Las Vegas Fashion Design Council," a non-profit that mentors local designers, creative youth, students, artists, and others. He mentored in opening a manufacturing presence in the city to jump-start the creation of a local fashion industry as well as attract other manufacturers from other states, particularly California where 85% of American-made apparel is produced. "Fashion Retrospective" was a couture installation at the Art Institute of Seattle organized exclusively with Fashion Group International. David Tupaz showcased 15 pieces that he brought directly from Las Vegas.
Friday, 09 April 2021 03:41 Written by Editorial
Traditional Vietnamese art has a very long and rich history, which is going back as far as 10,000 years to the times of the Stone Age. Starting in the 2nd century BC, Vietnam fell under the millennium of Chinese domination, which deeply influenced Vietnamese arts and culture and we can see that influence continued and started to really flourish after the independence from China in the 10th century AD and through the centuries. Beginning in the 1860s and until the 1970s, was a period in Vietnamese history that brought strong influence of French art under colonial rule. Despite such heavy impact from various foreign powers, Vietnamese art preserved and retained its unique and distinctive character and style, especially the art of silk painting, which has been a big part of Vietnamese culture for ages.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1st 2017 The cocktail and fashion event that’s fighting for conservation. November 28th Axis Pioneer Square — Fashion for Conservation brings twenty-four international designers from their September’s London Fashion Week show to Seattle’s Axis Pioneer Square for a celebration of fashion, cocktails and conservation benefitting Seattle and Peruvian Amazon based charity, Hoja Nueva. The evening features themed specialty cocktails, fashion design inspired by elephants and rainforests, holiday pop-up shops of local and international brands that give back to the planet, keynotes hosted by jungle-dwelling Fashion for Conservation co-founder and Hoja Nueva president Samantha Zwicker, and more.
The Compassion with FASHION event brought the fashion community together to help two young individuals, 6-year-old Preston Scott fighting with cancer and 1-year-old baby Nikol Culver, recovering after a liver transplant and raised over $30,000 . Designers Third & Loom, Victoria Postolit, Elita Couture, MXN Clothing, Justin Zachary, and La Belle Rêve showcased their collections on the runway. Live music was performed by Roger Fisher (Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and founding member of the band HEART), Solar Quantum Band with special guest Elena Maque, opera singer Faina Morozov, Svetlana & Demetrio Sanchez, and Constanin Sokolov.
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Wednesday, 30 March 2016 22:04 Written by Ava J. Holmes
Vancouver, BC: Ninety-six African elephants die from poaching every day. That adds up to 35,000 elephants a year. At this rate elephants will be extinct in 8 years. Elephantasia, a unique, pachyderm-inspired fashion collection by 12 international designers aims to bring conservation into couture. This travelling exhibition will raise awareness and funds for the African elephants killed for their ivory and their babies suddenly orphaned as a result.
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 00:00 Written by Ava J. Holmes
“Fashion is one powerful platform for change, whether social, political or environmental.” –Ava J. Holmes, Runway Producer and CEO of A-DOT L.L.C. Suley Era highlights these 2016 multi-media campaigns to model fashion as a device for change. Spring 2016—Suley Era will co-present “Elephantasia” at Vancouver Fashion Week in collaboration with A-DOT L.L.C., The Gabby Wild Foundation, and 12 International Designers.
Tuesday, 10 November 2015 00:00 Written by Ava J. Holmes
Taking a look at what happened over the last decade of local fashion in Seattle, industry leaders reveal pinnacle insights that could return Seattle’s reputation as the hub for style and “fashion” it once was. The last decade of fashion, or “lack of fashion industry1” wiped Seattle off of the map of global fashion activity. PR Manager for Luly Yang, Rose Dennis shares her insights: