“You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
One of the best things about Anna Wintour is that she doesn’t just hobnob with the big fish (to mix a metaphor of some kind). She’s an active promoter of new talent. And if there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that for every well-known designer at NYFW, there are several not (yet) canonized into the order of fashion saints.
Life is a process of the new merging with what came before. And ultimately, it’s an unstoppable process. As Pablo Neruda said, “You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep the spring from coming.” It’s true in political systems, in art, and society as a whole. Or as Bowie said, “Turn and face the … changes.”
And for us, there’s no greater privilege than to be able to show new talent to you. So check out some of the bold, the wildly imaginative, the fabulous — and really quite terrific — looks from the latest Art Hearts Fashion at NYFW: The Shows.
Art Hearts Fashion at NYFW: The Shows
For every well-known designer at NYFW, there are several not (yet) canonized.
Dozens of designers, models, and artists united for a great cause at New York Fashion Week while showcasing their collections to a standing-room only crowd.
With more than 4,000 guests throughout the week of fashion and parties, the designers at Art Hearts Fashion displayed true talent and heart at this seasons fashion week. Art Hearts Fashion events took place from September 11-15, with the runway shows taking place at the Angel Orensanz event space.
Designers included: Hale Bob, Ibrahim Vukel, Elochee, Sanja Bobar, Fernando Alberto Atelier, Willfredo Gerardo, Trompeloeil, Lisseth Correo, Marta Zampolini, Rutu Bhonslé, Charles and Ron, Kenneth Barlis, Temraza, Elie Madi, Tigers Eye Clothing, PopImpressKA, Dair by Odair Pereira, Vasilije Kovacev, Vesna Milosevic, Liviara, Mister Triple X, Mimi Tran, and Laurel Dewitt.
AHF designers caused a stir at this seasons New York Fashion Week featuring risqué fashion, couture creations, and lots of heart. Celebrity models from Whoopi Goldberg‘s TV show STRUT graced the catwalk alongside the finalists from the hit show I, Supermodel, and America’s Next Top Model.
In addition to the pop culture models hitting the runway, disabled supermodel Madeline Stuart made her way onto the catwalk. Celebrity Italian models Andrea Denver and Andrea Melchiorre opened and closed the shows for Mister Triple X featuring L.A.M.B eyewear by Gwen Stefani.
Celebrity wishmaker Simonetta Lein walked the runway and granted wishes for terminally ill patients to attend the shows. Notable guests included: Mia Michaels, Charisse Mills, Jessica Pimentel, Simonetta Lein, Laura James, Kiara Belen, Monique Victoria, Stevie Boi, Laith De La Cruz, Dominique Jackson, Ren Spriggs, Arisce Wanzer, Sarah Charness, Madeline Stuart, Dustin Quick, Janine Tuganon, Brandon Bailey, and Chris Hernandez.
Behind the scenes at fashion week, FHI Brands created dramatic looks on and off the runway as the official hair sponsor of the platform. Beauty Director April Love ran a tight ship backstage to ensure that makeup and hair were on point throughout a week featuring hundreds of models and dozens of designers. City Color cosmetics offered the perfect touch to create an array of looks ranging from glam to couture. Bdellium tools and Bulls Eye Lashes refined the looks on the runway to create a magical atmosphere all week long. Special partners and sponsors were AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Deep Eddy Vodka, Monster Energy, Savvy Travelers, Huberts Lemonade, Illy Coffee, FNL Networks, Getty Images, Fashion GPS, Cliff Bars, Seflie Cookie, and Blondies Desserts.
The runway shows presented by AIDS Healthcare Foundation helped raise awareness for HIV/AIDS, and the season’s shows were dedicated to their #KeepThePromise campaign, which highlights AHF’s mission to provide access to treatment to the millions living with HIV.