Art Hearts Fashion is in full swing dominating NYFW with their second day of shows wrapping up last night at the Refectory at the High Line Hotel. With NYFW events taking place throughout the city, Art Hearts Fashion is one event that continues to showcase the strongest designers of the season. After opening day at Grand Central Station, Art Hearts Fashion showcased 7 designers at the High Line Hotel on Tuesday, September 15th. Their 7PM show opened with Joules, whose bright floral raincoats and bold colors delighted guests with the brands signature British charm. Brendan M. Combs’ impeccable collection of posh meets rock and roll stole the show with umbrella skirts and tailored trousers. Metal details and strong lines laid the foundation allowing the Combs to experiment with masculine and feminine themes. House of LiJon took center stage with the latest collection of handmade chainmail pieces. Mixing the ancient art of chainmail with modern glamour, House of LiJon perfectly demonstrated the versatility of the medium, creating the visual experience of an array of materials. Sandhya Garg closed the 7PM show with an invigorating and thematic collection. A color palette of dark blue, red, orange, and yellow, paraded down the runway showcasing printed patterns and a telling fluid narrative.
Art Hearts Fashion Founder Erik Rosete opened the 9PM show with the debut of his “One Rose” collection. A sophisticated take on youthful ready-to-wear, this futuristic black and white collection featured creative color blocking, volume skirts, and sleek men’s shorts. House of ByField brought innovative floral splash patterns to menswear this season. Pops of black and teal accented the tailored menswear, while light flowing dresses came alive with purple floral patterns. Men and women’s leather bags by Carat23 brought trench coat looks to a whole new level. Amato Haute Couture by Furne One closed the show with the darkly romantic “Love is a Battlefield” collection. Magnificent dresses of deep hues emblazoned with intricate embellishment stormed the runway. French laces & tulle paired with stretch & acid washed denims for looks that were volumized and full of the designer’s mark of elegance and drama.
Singer/songwriter Kelly Saint Patrick entertained guests throughout the night with acoustic performances. Official Makeup Sponsor The Organic Face™ and Official Hair Care Sponsor Marrakesh will work behind the scenes, bringing to life the artistic vision of each collection.
As a voice for artistic and cutting edge designers, Art Hearts Fashion is paving the way toward the future of Fashion Week. Art Hearts Fashion’s philanthropic drive stretches from coast to coast, putting the spotlight on how fashion can promote constructive ideals and influence the progressive evolution of the fashion industry. Each season, AHF works with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Make-A-Wish. Participating designers can be seen on every major Hollywood celebrity including: Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Nikki Minaj, Rita Ora, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Miley Cyrus, Carrie Underwood, and countless more. The platform is unequivocally intertwined with the causes and organizations it supports.
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