Art Hearts Fashion Lights Up LAFW with Series of Runway Shows and Events
All eyes were on the runway last week as designers showcased transformative collections for Los Angeles Fashion Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion.
The week proved to be a moment for emerging creators and renowned designers alike, as guests saw inspired designs and head-turning wearable art. The shows were a hotspot for celebrities and influencers who came out eager to get a first look at the season’s latest trends.
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The beauty trends on the catwalk were made possible by Title Beauty Sponsor Runway Rogue, Official Makeup Tool Sponsor Japonesque, and Official Hair Care Sponsor I.C.O.N.
Additional sponsors include: Classic Cat, Rockstar Energy Drink, hair extensions provided by Pretty Party, Shibue Couture, The Makeup Light, Eat Me Guilt Free, April Love Pro Makeup Academy, Hint Water, Florapy Beauty, Simply High, Warwick LA, Executive Styles and AHF media partners: California Apparel News, Angeleno Magazine, Fashion TV, Fashion Week Online, 24Fashion TV, FNL Networks, BEHIND IT© Magazine, and Famous and Savage Magazine. The event featured a fine art gallery curated by Six Summit Gallery.
Special thanks to Official Hotel Sponsor Hilton Checkers Los Angeles, the premier location for pre-event drinks and dinner.
Thursday, October 14th
HOUSE OF SKYE by Skye Yayoi Drynan opened the week of shows with an inclusive, trendsetting collection. The line brought to life a Phoenix Rising theme, featuring men’s metallic jackets, structured suiting, and dramatic corsets. The brand showcased their globally patented SEXYBACK BRA with stars of Bling Empire, Kelly Li Mi and Kane Lim walking in the show.
Jonathan Marc Stein took the runway next with a crowd pleasing collection of lux eveningwear in deep colors of emerald, ruby, and blue. Bold statement garments shined with elegant draping and tulle skirts. Gh Luxury Lingerie followed on the runway with the brand’s signature ‘Lingerie as Outerwear’ designs. The high fashion pieces and unisex styles brought chic cuts and fashion forward tailoring centerstage. House of Castell by Merlin Castell closed the opening day of Art Hearts Fashion with a theatric avantgarde collection. Drag Queen Nebraska Thunderfuck stole the show in a jaw-dropping, see-through red gown.
Friday, October 15th
Glaudi kicked off day two with an elegant collection of eveningwear for men and women. The couture bridal house showcased stunning floor-length gowns in pastel, and deep tones, alongside men’s bespoke suits. Next on the runway, Eni Buiron FEMME brought a dramatic collection of striking silhouettes and powerful designs. Black pieces came alive with pops of gold creating a regal aesthetic. Alexis Monsanto closed the first show of the night with a Kaleidoscope of color. Nature reigned supreme in a collection featuring elaborate floral and horned head pieces, feathers and expert layering.
Watt x W.G., the collaboration between designer Willfredo Gerardo and Artist Chance Watt, elevated street style looks with hand-painted designs in bright neon and pastel colors. Next, model-turned-designer Anna Gupta showcased a red carpet worthy collection of women’s eveningwear. The designer’s imaginative line stood out with ethereal, whisper light capes and sleeves. Celebrity designer Willfredo Gerardo closed day two of shows with sequin sets, soft feminine designs, and voluminous dresses is striking yellows and greens.
Saturday, October 16th
ARGYLE GRANT opened the shows with sophisticated, patterned swim trunks and speedos in fun energetic designs. Chicago Playground followed with a collegiate-style collection of letterman’s jackets and cardigans. The fresh take turns iconic styles into conversation-pieces. Next up, Chavez Inc. drew eyes in with inspired futuristic women’s couture. The ingenious designs shimmered and shined with crystals, gems, and diamonds.
Custo Barcelona treated guests to a virtual show, allowing guests to view his latest collection
via video. The ingenious line filled the runway with color.
Adam Saaks Religion debuted his latest hand cut apparel and high end athleisure. The designer closed his show demonstrating his work by live cutting a garment on the runway. Kentaro Kameyama, winner of season 16 of Project Runway, blew guests away with a strong narrative in his predominantly black and white collection. Structure ruled the wearable-art designs with thick fridge elements. Fan favorite Mister Triple X closed the evening with a rock-n-roll streetwear line, highlighting plunging necklines and curve hugging designs. The Biker Babes and Bikinis theme was on full display with spiked hoodies, unique harnesses, and metallic bodysuits.
Sunday, October 17th
A stand out collection by stylist’s go-to NATALIA FEDNER showcased shimmering sets and see-through dresses. The brand’s patented 6-way Stretch Metal designs, mold to the wearer with their own body heat. StormyWeather Designs followed with deconstructed military style apparel for men and women. The brand utilizes camo and varied fabrics to create pieced, invigorated looks. Next on the runway, Giannina Azar brought old-school glamour back to life with stunning head-to-toe beaded and embellished womenswear.
Kenneth Barlis of season 19’s Project Runway, opened the final show of the week with The Moretsuna Gemu SS22 collection. Jaw-dropping, barely-there strap bodysuits and dramatic puff sleeve jackets delighted in this bright, strong line. ASTA RAZMA followed with
COLLECTION ALPHA Spring/Summer 2022. The edgy, confident collection featured spray-paint art, chains, and barbed wire fits on a pret-a-porter collection of coats jackets corsets.
Diana Couture X UBS Gold closed out fashion week with a grand finale showcase of their CYBER COUTURE SS21. The collection, a collaboration with Indonesian based gold accessory brand UBS, was a feast of imaginative apparel from bodysuits to ball gowns.
ABOUT Art Hearts Fashion
Art Hearts Fashion is the leading platform dedicated to bringing innovative designers and artists to the forefront of fashion week. Our coast-to-coast contemporary events bring both the most renowned and the sharpest up-and-coming emerging designers to the runway in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and beyond. Founded in 2010, AHF has become a driving force for fashion, art, and entertainment. The shows have featured designers including Nicole Miller, Carmen Steffens, Hale Bob, Michael Costello, Camilla, Trina Turk, Orlebar Brown, Patbo, Onia, Furne Amato, Walter Mendez, Vilebrequin, Jovani, Cotton INC, Black Tape Project, Mister Triple X, and Michael NGO.
Adam Saaks Religion Decades in the fashion industry, Adam Saaks has now teamed up with street brand, Religion Clothing from London to create a new collection for the contemporary luxury market. Saaks is famous for his love for live custom cutting performances and has made his mark in the fashion industry as one of the most unique talents the world has ever seen. Armed with only a pair of scissors, he has crisscrossed the globe wielding his razor sharp blades, spontaneously creating jaw-dropping designs in front of millions worldwide.
Designer: Adam Saaks
Anna Gupta is a high-end luxury brand for women. Founded by Designer & Stylist and Model Anna Gupta. Based in Los Angeles and originally from Russia. She showed from an early age the passion for creating and arts. Anna attended the Fashion Design School in Los Angeles. Meanwhile she did presentations and presented her collections , In December 2019 she won four Awards with her garments at the Graduation Fashion Show “ Gold Thimble “ . And in 2020 she created her brand Anna Gupta. Her mission is to provide high fashion pieces that are unique one of a kind designs.
Designer: Anna Gupta
Alexis Monsanto When fashion becomes big business, like it is today, advertising takes over a large share of importance and it becomes necessary to make news. The press writers jump on the novel creations because they find them easier to handle. My desire is to design timeless collections regardless of politics and trends. This is when fashion becomes culture.
Designer: Alexis Monsanto
ARGYLE GRANT is a sophisticated mens swim and lifestyle brand from Los Angeles, California. The chic range includes luxury linen shirts, linen tanks, SoCal Briefs, and the famous Beach To Brunch short – which seamlessly transitions. Argyle Grant was founded by businessman Ryan Morgan, and has become the ultimate Hollywood Hills pool party essential.
Designers: Dean McCarthy & Ryan Morgan
ASTA RAZMA COLLECTION ALPHA Spring/Summer 2022 is inspired by the fusion of streetstyle art, pop culture and global symbolism. This premier catwalk collection for ASTA, a Chicago artist will showcase the energy of spraypaint art, chains, and barbed wire fits on a pret-a-porter collection of coats jackets corsets and boots. Collection Alpha tentacles symbolize water shortage + ocean climate change while the chains + barbed wire exemplify humanity in the midst of this global pandemic.
Designer: Asta Razma
Chavez Inc. is an international designer footwear & wearable art couture fashion brand based in Toronto, Canada. Founded by International Fashion Designer – Antonio Chavez, with a goal to redefine the Fashion Industry in the areas of innovation and design ingenuity. Chavez pushes the boundaries of conventional fashion with daring designs that shimmer and shine with crystals, gems, and diamonds while combining accessories that further compliment the overall aesthetic to achieve the perfect fusion of artistic avant-garde design, and wearable practicality.
Creating Art Through Fashion, by Chavez.
Designer: Antonio Chavez
Chicago Playground is a cultural lifestyle brand of the Arts; specializing in the creation of what’s known as “conversation-pieces”, with the scope being the iconic style of varsity jackets and patches. Based upon the principles of Unity, Passion and Excellence, it’s a brand that seeks to inspire one to feel appreciated, honored and valued; with the inspiration being lead by the arts, sports, music and the African culture; to create an aesthetic which is unique to the fashion industry. Chicago Playground was established in 2008.
Diana Couture X UBS Gold: CYBER COUTURE SS21
Indonesian Fashion Designer Diana M Putri of Diana Couture teams up with the designers behind Indonesian based gold accessory brand, UBS Gold on a very special collaboration for Los Angeles Fashion Week SS 2022 powered by Art Hearts Fashion titled “CYBER COUTURE”. The collection meshes both brands’ creative and fashionable imagination during the pandemic. As this marks both brand’s first collection since the terrifying COVID-19 pandemic, “CYBER COUTURE” felt like an appropriate concept, exploring the possibilities the internet has provided us to create beyond borders in a virtual world.
Designer: Diana Putri
@dianamputri x @ubs.gold
Eni Buiron is an accomplished and well-known couturier in the children’s fashion world, with her brand Lulu et Gigi Couture, reaching acclaim on a global scale. A Vogue Recommended brand, most inspirational woman of the year (France), as well as being named one of the top 10 most iconic moments in Paris Fashion week history by CNN style. Ms.Buiron, has now chosen to expand creatively with the launch of her women’s brand. Eni Buiron FEMME. Dramatic, Elegant and Unexpected. The EVOLUTION Collection, is a strong and powerful statement for the discerning women. Structured lines, exotic textiles create an edgy and modern silhouette.
Designer: Eni Buiron
Gh Luxury Lingerie is designed by Gale H. and Rachel C. Every piece of lingerie is made-to-measure. Not only does Gh provide non-typical lingerie; it also finds the niche in the market and develops Gh’s signature: ‘Lingerie as Outerwear.’ Gh means ‘Get Her, Get Hon and Get Hen.’ It is a brand that stands for sexual equality and all genders. ‘H’ refers to her, honey and hen. ‘Hen’ is Swedish for neutral gender. As a couture brand, Gh aims to target a wider range of customers for all genders, shapes and sizes. Because there is no standard beauty. Gh hopes wearers can truly love their bodies and show their glamorous looks with confidence.
Designers: Gale Hung and Rachel Chen
Glaudi Based in the capital of luxury fashion, Beverly Hills, GLAUDI by Johana Hernandez is a celebrity couture bridal house that creates one-of-a-kind bridal designs, evening gowns, and men’s bespoke suits. Johana was nominated as one of the 25 most influential Latinas in People en Español and is part of Marquis Who’s Who in America. Some memorable moments include becoming the first Salvadoran to present at Paris Fashion Weekand being the first Latinx on the cover of the Beverly Hills Courier since 1965.
Designer: Johana Hernandez
Giannina Azar: Tribal SS21 Collection inspired by the Taino tribe. Made with noble materials including wood, copper, bronze, hand-painted snails and fabrics.
Designer: Giannina Azar
HOUSE OF SKYE By Skye Yayoi Drynan is an unexpected beast in the industry boasting patents in tech and fashion in over 111 countries. SKYE YAYOI DRYNAN (CEO / Founder / Head of Design), a 45 year-old self made business woman who has made her way to the top of the BioTech industry is the dynamic force behind the HOUSE OF SKYE luxury group. Skye recently dropped the new globally patented SEXYBACK BRA. Unapologetic just like its inventor, the SEXYBACK BRA goes from business to pleasure at your fingertips with multiple styles in one. HOUSE OF SKYE ‘s BAREBACK intimates, SNOW BEAST outdoor wear + gear, and sartorial DULCE BESTIA lines are the fusion of HIGH-TECH and HIGH-FASHION.
@houseofskye.shop by @skyedrynan
Jonathan Marc Stein, a self-taught Los Angeles based designer, is emerging as an influential fashion designer with a fresh and inspirational style at just 26 years old. His women’s and men’s garments make a bold statement incorporating elegance with a splash of edge. Jonathan’s artistic talent and Mechanical Engineering degree combined with his family history of seamstresses positioned him well for a fashion career. Since presenting his first collection in 2017, his designs have graced the runway at Arab Fashion Week, New York and Los Angeles Fashion Weeks, a private collaboration event, various charity fashion events, and more. In April 2021, he presented his Autumn/Winter 2021 DIGITAL EXPERIENCE and has big projects in the works for the rest of 2021.
Designer: Jonathan Marc Stein
Kenneth Barlis: The Moretsuna Gemu SS22 (The Furious Games)
Kenneth Barlis of Season 19’s Project Runway rocks the runway with his latest collection The Moretsuna Gemu SS22 for Los Angeles Fashion Week powered by Art Hearts Fashion. 2030 and the dust begins to settle after a 2 year long war between the Osaka Maru Clan & Yamagata Tokyo Hiro clan. Time for peace and what better way to celebrate but to come together in a special ceremony to celebrate love, peace, and happiness. Under the Hunters Moon, the latest collection of strategic precise cut lines in blacks & gorgeous contemporary basic colors are rocked by the male and female warriors of each clan. Time to come together! Time to heal
Designer: Kenneth Barlis
Kentaro Kameyama Japanese-born angeleno Kentaro Kameyama is a member of fashion’s “in”
crowd as the winner of season 16 of lifetime’s Emmy-nominated series Project Runway. Kameyama clinched the coveted prize with his jaw-dropping runway show at New York’s fashion week, which featured models wearing expertly-tailored clothes inspired by classical music, walking to an original score composed by Kameyama. The fashion-forward collection impressed the show’s judges Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen and the year’s finale guest judge, Jessica Alba.
Designer: Kentaro Kameyama
Mister Triple X is a high end streetwear line that is for those keen to embrace their inner rock star. Combining leather with bright prints, the collection is perfect for those who want to make a bold statement. Erik Rosete is the designer, manager, and producer of the line as well as RMG Talent and Art Hearts Fashion.
Designer: Erik Rosete
House of Castell by Merlin Castell
Designer: Merlin Castell
NATALIA FEDNER Rooted in the haute couture tradition, what makes the vegan and sustainable designs so unique and a celebrity favorite, is the textiles and hand-made nature of the line. Fedner uses her patented 6-way Stretch Metal textile for the chainmaille style designs. The Stretch Metal instantaneously molds to the body, adopting the body temperature of the wearer within 15 seconds, and is both comfortable and strong. Not only does this create a beautiful, sparkly silhouette – it also allows size fluidity as many pieces can accommodate a variety of body shapes and sizes.
Designer: Natalia Fedner
Stormy has worked in the fashion industry for 50+ years as both a fashion designer & fashion design educator. She has gained critical experience in working with quality fabrics, apparel originality, color, and foresight. As a seasoned designer, Stormy is passionate about the advancement of others and the ability to provide opportunity. Stormy specializes in broad reach of apparel ranging from evening wear to out-of-box eclectic style wear called STEAMPUNK.
Designer: Stormy Weather
Willfredo Gerardo is a favorite among celebrities including Marjorie De Sousa, Daphne Joy, and Chiquis Rivera. The designs are frequently seen on major red-carpets and have been featured in Elle Bulgaria, Runway Magazine featuring Nancy O’Dell, and People en Español. Designer Willfredo Gerardo now resides in Miami, FL and is currently expanding his couture line.
Designer: Willfredo Gerardo
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Six Summit Gallery is a diverse fine art gallery celebrating their 11th year in business and 5th year curating Art Hearts Fashion. SSG has curated major installations in Hudson Yards NYC,
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Port Authority Bus Terminal in Times Square NYC.