Helen Yarmak Fashion House has been hosting fashion shows in her showrooms for the past 20 years. Her salon is located in one of New York’s most iconic buildings – The Crown Building – with sweeping view over Central Park and the City.
Jeanette Limas was born in The Dominican Republic and began her education at The Mercy Jacquez Institute in that same country to study pattern making. Later, she enrolled in the prestigious School for the Arts, Altos de Chavón, also in The Dominican Republic. Upon graduation, Ms. Limas received the Young Designer of the Year Award, which allowed her to present her debut collection during Dominican Republic Fashion Week. She also won a scholarship to study at Parsons School of Design and relocated to New York City to pursue a higher education at that institute. In order to develop her already-commanding technique, she studied drapery at The Fashion Institute of Technology. Ms. Limas has worked on the design team of Urban Zen by Donna Karan as well as for Jolibe Atelier.
Since 2015, when she started her own company, Ms. Limas has presented four successful collections in New York and is about to present her fifth collection on February 8th during New York Fashion Week, 2018.
CHULO Underwear is a charity clothing brand that is only 30 months old, but it has already staged four successful NYFW shows as fundraisers including our most recent one that appeared on the official fashion week calendar in the fall of 2017.
CHULO is comprised of volunteer artists and educators who hope to make fashion fun and profitable for marginalized communities. Our mission as a company is to inspire young people to invest in a brand that invests in them. Each time a young person buys a product, s/he has an immediate and direct impact on his/her own community because we reinvest all of our proceeds back into local CBOs, scholarship programs or charities that service these very same youth. To do this, CHULO partners with local community centers to identify, educate, train, and ultimately hire young people ages 17 to 26, the lost ages of marginalized youth, to be part of the CHULO design team as artists, designers, writers, promoters, vendors and/or promotional spokespersons.
On Friday, February 9, 2018, from 7 pm to 9:30 pm, CHULO will once again stage its NYFW fashion show, WINTER HARVEST F/W 2018, as a fundraiser. All ticket sales and raffle sales will be donated to charity. Our shows are fun and sexy and light and airy, but the work we do and the money we raise is used to do some wonderful things.
Our show is open to the public. Ticket sales are handled by Eventbrite, and we courteously invite any of your staff to come as VIP guests. All ticket sales are donated to charity, so you know. Tickets are available at: https://chulounderwearwinterharvest.eventbrite.com
The show will be hosted by the glorious Museum of Sex.
This super sexy and provocative show will be a celebration of culture and beauty and love and charity with celebrity models, guest performers, a raffle, vendors, fundraising, community activists and leaders, indigenous artists, and two, yes, two hot and yummy runway shows.
The VIP meet-and-greet begins at 7 pm. General Admission starts at 8 pm. The pre-show will feature Caribbean-inspired menswear. The main show will feature the super-friendly and the amazingly-sexy models of CHULO Underwear who will be packing the heat and bringing it onto the runway on this cold winter night.
Ticket sales, raffle receipts, and vending profits will be donated to CHULO Underwear’s community partners. To find out more about the brand and the charitable work it does, please visit www.chulounderwear.nyc.
Press and buyers may contact Ricardo at email@example.com for special seating and admission.
This event is listed on the official NYFW calendar and is open to the public as a fundraising event for charity. VIP and General Admission tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.
Velvet Lattimore and Wilbur Pack, Jr. established Black Accessory Designers Alliance (BADA) in 2015 to address a crippling divide in the fashion industry caused by a lack of meaningful opportunities for minority designers.
We seek to elevate and increase the visibility of accessory businesses owned by designers of color by increasing opportunities for them to network with industry leaders and others. To that end, one of our initiatives is our Bi-Annual New York Fashion Week Pop Up Soiree.
Each season we invite traditional press, bloggers, influencers, and the public to mix, mingle, and shop the designers of the NY Fashion Week BADA Pop Up Soiree. Since the Soiree was established in September 2015, the popularity of the event has progressed each season.
We have grown from approximately 30 attendees our first season to 140 – 180 attendees this past September. Confirmed designers to present this season include Harkiss Designs, Urban Turban, A Pierre Designs, and SK WiLBUR.