This season, executive producer & founder Erik Rosete of Art Hearts Fashion transformed the landscape of fashion week in Los Angeles once again with over 30 designers, 7 visual artists, entertainment, and 1 super excited 11 year-old from Make-A-Wish. Embracing the power of art, fashion, and charity, Art Hearts Fashion sets itself apart during Los Angeles Fashion Week by redefining what the runway can do for designers, brands, and the community. During the epic 4 day event, charity shows, couture collections, kids shows, celebrities, and performers had Los Angeles & it’s tastemakers excited.
House Of Li Jon SS16 – Li Jon Sculptured Couture takes you onto the battlefields of fashion ready for war with a modern stance on the Art of Chainmaille. These Striking Metal and Swarovski crystal creations are intricately woven ring by ring to achieve graphic patterns and art designs, leaving audiences speechless. House of Li Jon unlocked another door debuting LJ Xclusives for the “I wear my Rebel Heart on my Sleeve” femme fatale. Adornments of chain, leather, lace and crystals, Li Jon takes Glam to a whole new level!House of Li Jon – Photos By Mark Mendez Photography @houseoflijon / @markmendez.photography / @thearchshow / @arthheartsfashion
Brands including Mister Triple X “Vortex”, Just Bones Boardwear, and Koco Blaq entertained guests with a delightfully playful & sexy presentation of resortwear, coastal ready fashions, and of course beach looks that were out of this world! Mister Triple X presented their SS2016 “Vortex” collection that featured some stunning metallics of silver, golds, bold custom printed textiles for both men & women. styled with seducing custom bunny ears and footwear provided by Hades & EMMETT which helped celebrity stylist Tyler McDaniel complete Vortex’s presentation. Just Board Boneswear seduces us with their SS/2016 collection “Surf The World.” Creating unique lifestyle apparel, designer Jennifer Weisman revolutionizes the boardshort with her patented adjustable waist ~ every boardshort has the perfect fit. Designed with specialty fabrics, the most iconic surf destinations across the globe inspired her newest collection. Guests were captivated by fresh prints, vintage and textured color block boardshorts for men and sexy booty cut shorts for girls. Koco Blaq’s tiki inspired collection was not only fun but also delivered a “VACATION IS ALL I EVER WANTED” feel to the showcase that evening. From their bold patterns to their elaborate execution, Koco Blaq engaged the audience and took everyone to that island that one can only dream of. From cute exotic styles for women to delicious “barely covered” looks for men, guests were definitely satisfied and pleased in what came down the runway as a Koco Blaq show is always a crowd pleaser.
Koco Blaq – Photos By Mark Mendez Photography
@kocoblaq / @markmendez.photography / @thearchshow / @arthheartsfashion
Just Bones Boardwear – Photos By Mark Mendez Photography
@justbonesbw / @markmendez.photography / @thearchshow / @arthheartsfashion
Mister Triple X “VorteX” – Photos By Mark Mendez Photography
@mistertriplex / @markmendez.photography / @thearchshow / @arthheartsfashion
Art Hearts Fashion bid adieu to fashion with a closing night featuring organic lifestyle brand Amren Tulano, edgy & hipster designs by MICHAEL NGO, Mister Triple X ready to wear collection “One Rose,” and Amato Haute Couture by Furne One. With all eyes on the runway, designers amazed guests with looks ranging from delicate intimates made from the finest organic materials to fun edgy styles to hauntingly spectacular detailed couture. Utilizing organic and other eco-friendly materials in their creations. Amren Tulano presented this season, “Love Whispers” SS 2016 which took you on a nostalgic journey into the playroom of modern romance to re-live the ethereal fantasy of femininity, innocence, and love. LA based & Pop Culture’s designer Michael Ngo debuted his sophomore RTW SS2016 runway collection titled “Sovereigns of the Sea” during Art Hearts Fashion LAFW Edition.
The edgy street-luxe collection is inspired by Poseidon & his wife Amphitrite, King and Queen of the sea, and how they represent one’s claim of sovereignty by conquering the deep “Sea”– a metaphor for the future unknown.
The SS16 runway showcased ready-to-wear womenswear, as well as Michael Ngo’s menswear debut. The aura of the collection is a juxtaposition of scuba-sports-luxe meets urban-sea-glamour. Featuring the versatility of techno knits & wonder mesh along with the street style sophistication of coated neoprene and metallic fabrics finishing off with patent leather, vinyl trims, sequins and Swarovski stones. Michael Ngo’s eye for detail is impeccable and the presentation at Art Hearts Fashion will be a vessel for the complete body of work which is sure to deliver excitement and entertainment. Sovereigns of the Sea not only embodies strength & sexuality but it will inspire others to channel their inner King & Queen to conquer the future. Amato Haute Couture served the audience with spectacular visuals blended with a divine soundtrack of French laces & tulle, stretch & acid washed denims, along with some added remarkable details that brought to life a wondrous Penny Dreadful – like vibe for everyone who attended to experience. This season Amato teamed up with exotic-to-die for shoes by Hades Footwear & EMMETT Shoes to complete the hauntingly wicked presentation which closed out with Dina wearing a custom styled wig by Rock Star Wigs.
Amren Tulano – Photos By Mark Mendez Photography
@amrentulano / @markmendez.photography / @thearchshow / @arthheartsfashion
Mister Triple X “One Rose” – Photos By Mark Mendez Photography
@mistertriplex / @markmendez.photography / @thearchshow / @arthheartsfashion
Michael Ngo Couture Photos By Mark Mendez Photography
@imngo / @markmendez.photography / @thearchshow / @arthheartsfashion
Amato Haute Couture by Furne One – Photos By Mark Mendez Photography
@amatoofficial /@markmendez.photography / @thearchshow / @arthheartsfashion
Art Hearts Fashion is proud to partner with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation on shows in LA, NYC and Miami.
Throughout the week celebrities attended the shows including:
Alyssa Milano, Cedric the Entertainer, Lilly Ghalichi, Ariana Madix, Tom Sandoval, Alexis Belino, Courtney Stodden, Barbie Blank, Kym Johnson, Arianne Andrews, Merit Leighton, Walter Mendez and James Anderson,Todrick Hall, Jimmy Q, Asia Monet, ANTM all stars, Cody Saintgnue, ray Diaz, Blanca blanco, Max Ryan, Katy Cleary, His and Her Royal Highnesses Prince Waldemar and Princess Dr. Antonia Schaumburg-Lippe ,Prince Mario-Max Schaumburg-Lippe, Rockers Chris Pitman (Guns N’ Roses), Ralph Rieckermann (Scorpions) and many celebrities including: Barbie Blank (E!, WAGS), Ariane Andrew (E! Total Divas), Jasmine Dustin (Being Mary Jane), Briana Evigan (Lead actress in Step Up 2), Vanessa Evigan (Whatever It Takes, Sand Sharks), Claire Buitendorp (E! Total Divas, VH1 #Twinning), Sawn Buitendorp (E! Total Divas, VH1 #Twinning), Carolyn Hennesy (True Blood), Heisha Castle-Hughes (Game of Thrones), Alice Amter (Big Bang Theory), Shelley Regner (Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2), Jenna Jevovish, Dana Cody (Boss Nails), GG Gharachedaghi (Bravo Shahs of Sunset) and Naima Mora (CW ANTM), Dawn Richards, Von Losch, Taylor Hasselhoff, Frenchie Morgan (Big Brother), Tachina Arnold, Sheldon A Smith, Marina Toybina, Derrick Barry and Irma Martinez.
Official Hair Sponsor FHI Brands and Official Makeup Sponsor The Organic Face™ worked with the talented designers behind the scenes, flawlessly crafting the high-fashion and artistic runway looks all week.
The Art Gallery and Lounge featured celebrity artists: Sham Ibrahim, Josef Jasso, Eugene Huffman, Emmanuel Sequoia, Connie Kurtew, and Molly Gruninger, and Lisa Reilly
Art Hearts Fashion is Executively produced by owner & founder Erik Rosete and co-produced by ParkerWhitaker Productions.