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RECAP: @ArtHeartFashion Miami Swim Week

Bi-Coastal fashion platform and press darling Art Hearts Fashion celebrated its Miami debut yesterday at the Funkshion tent for Miami Swim Week. Over 400 guests flooded into the posh tent for the highly anticipated inaugural runway show featuring the collections of both nationally and internationally acclaimed designers. Celebrity favorite Mister Triple X opened the showcase with SS/16 “VorteX” streetwear inspired swimwear for men and women. Next to the runway was the crowd pleaser Just Bones Boardwear. An array of models sporting washboard abs and patterned trunks got the energy and excitement in the room going full force. Next, Koco Blaq debuted a collection of inspired swimwear full of bright colors and never before seen designs. LA designer CA-RIO-CA SUNGA CO. brought true Brazilian flavor to the runway with their powerful collection, opening and closing their segment with special performances of traditional Brazilian dance and martial arts movement. Closing the show was internationally renowned couture designer Amato Haute Couture. A collection of intricate bodices each more stunning than the last brought the night to an immaculate close.

Official Makeup Sponsor, The Organic Face worked behind the scenes creating the artistic runway looks.
Special thanks to Monster Energy Drink, Soy Joy, Sol Janeiro Brazilian Cream, Hades Shoes, JellyBoxx, Alejandra G shoes, Carmen Steffens Shoes, and Aqui designs.

Art Hearts Fashion is proud to partner with the Aids Healthcare Foundation. TXT “FIGHT AIDS” to 41444 to support! Art Hearts Fashion was once again thrilled to be able to work with the Make-a Wish Foundation and grant the wish of a young 13 year old girl who got to see all the backstage action shadowing the face passed action of the hair and makeup teams.

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@BoboNorco Launches @KNDM – First Ever Urban Couture‏

After months of anticipation the time has finally come. The world’s first ever urban couture clothing line, Kindom Couture has officially launched and is currently fulfilling orders. Bay Area rap artist, Bobo Norco, took the world by storm in 2014 with two international hit radio singles, 1.6 million YouTube views, a performance at South by Southwest, and set an independent artist record by being on the cover of ten magazines in just six months.

One of the things fans have admired most was Norco’s unique and exclusive style of clothing. His Instagram followers have marveled at his trendy wardrobe, exclusive accessories, and his $250,000 shoe collection which has its own bedroom in his seven bedroom NorCal residence.

While he was playing in the celebrity flag football game at the 2015 Super Bowl, Norco was approached with an offer of starting his own fashion line. Norco agreed to be the spokesperson and creative director of the first ever urban couture which he called Kindom Couture dba KNDM.

KNDM offers high quality joggers, jerseys, hoodies, hats, and much more for people looking for top-of-the line clothing made from exclusive, top-quality fabrics all while guaranteeing to be the most comfortable clothing you have ever owned.

KNDM has received a lot of interest and promotion from Norco’s celebrity friends and professional athletes but each item is priced right so it can fit every customer’s budget. “This clothing line is another dream come true”, says Bobo Norco. “I have always took pride in my fits and I would never put out clothes or hats that I would not wear myself.”

Kindom Couture’s women’s director Corina McBride has also announced the summer women’s line which includes all new dresses, athletic wear, and swimwear. KNDM is receiving and shipping orders via their website and will soon be available at exclusive boutiques throughout the country. To learn more about Kindom Couture and search and shop the inventory visit www.KNDM.co

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@ixstyle – Water For Children

Ix Style (pronounced “eye ex”) is the Mayan word for “water” and for every pair of their sandals purchased, they will donate to provide clean drinking water to children in Guatemala, which is where founder Francesca Kennedy’s family is originally from. “I was inspired to help after seeing the once beautiful Lake Atitlan in Guatemala that I swam in as a child,” she says. “It’s now overrun with blue green algae and a new generation of children collecting and drinking the contaminated water.” 

They have designed a capsule collection with Gap that just launched for Women’s International Month and a capsule collection with Gwyneth Paltrow that launched on her site Goop.com last summer. They also designed an exclusive women’s style this Summer for J.Crew that is available on their site now.

Please read about Francesca’s inspiration, water mission, and ​their​ support ​for amazing ​female artisans at www.ixstyle.com.  The less time children spend collecting contaminated water, the more time they can spend in school.​

Check out more on Ix Style on their video here.

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We Were Once Fiends F/W ’15 Collection: As Moonlight Floods the Open Skies

WW1F’s Fall collection is the urban outdoors, utilitarian, classic, and tough.

The Collection focuses on washing and finishing techniques in garment construction. The silhouette is boxy with a soft drape that falls with ease from the body.

We continue to be inspired by work-wear denim and utility fabric, and high-end street-wear.

Super 100s military wool has been added to the roster of fabrics sourced exclusively from Japan.

Using colors dark emerald green, navy, white, black and plaid. Fabrication is carefully considered for each garment and techniques include: dyeing, garment washing, overdyeing (plaid), bio and stone washing. Our custom color for this season is dark emerald green.

These signature finishing technique constitute the essences of the brand. In denim and cotton we can find a fray edges, in our jersey, it’s a CF seam.

Check out WW1F’s collection on their site.

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In Style With @bowandarrow78

As a versatile garment, it has become a virtual canvas for broad strokes of popular culture expression and high fashion statements alike. And within four short years, Bow & Arrow has managed to perfect the art of intersecting the two – attracting the attention of both national retail chains and celebrities alike. By embellishing soft, quality cotton blend tees with original and imaginative graphics, the brand has firmly established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the apparel industry.

Established in 2011 by founder and CEO Peter Lee, Los Angeles-based label’s design sensibility embodies its East meets West ethos. Fusing elements of Western style and Eastern flair, their unique mens and womens designs adeptly illustrate their initiative of integrating a vast array of world cultures. Bow & Arrow’s maiden voyage in apparel commenced with The Bruce Lee Collection. Through an exclusive licensing deal with the Bruce Lee Estate, Bow & Arrow introduced a line of hoodies as well as v-neck and crew neck long sleeve and short sleeve tees featuring the martial arts legend and film icon.

With the objective to usher Bruce Lee into the 21st century in a fresh and dynamic way, Bow & Arrow cultivated a series of designs that frame him in contemporary pop culture settings. But resting on the power of Bruce Lee’s likeness as an easy mechanism to hock apparel. With that in mind, the collection’s flagship design, the Gung Fu Scratch tee, features Bruce Lee sporting designer shades accented with gold overlay and posturing behind a set of turntables. The shirt immediately struck a chord. Celebrities such as Will Smith, Nick Cannon, and Justin Bieber became early supporters of the label, sporting the Gung Fu Scratch tee at various high profile functions in Hollywood and beyond. Within the first year, more celebrities such as UFC president Dana White, Kevin Hart, Nelly, B.O.B, Joe Rogan, Nas, Ne-Yo, Stephan Curry, Sugar Ray Leonard, Rhonda Rousey, DJ Tiesto, Snoop Dogg, and Chad Ochocinco were photographed about town in the label’s various tees.

The company soon introduced their Tree Of Life tee, a resplendent full color all-over print shirt with black sleeves. The label’s impressive women’s line brings a touch of class to flowing cotton blend rounded bottom tanks and scoop neck tees. In addition to the Cream and Creep tanks, Bow & Arrow’s womens collection also features downtown chic graphics.

Bow & Arrow has since expanded The Bruce Lee Collection to include the Interview tee, the Fuel tee, the Hollywood Bruce Lee tee, the Skater tee the No Opponent tee, and the full color DJ Dragon Polaroid tee. On the heels of the increased celebrity endorsement and visibility, Bow & Arrow expanded beyond select boutique shops in Los Angeles to national apparel retail chain Urban Outfitters.

The popularity of the Gung Fu Scratch tee, however, has not subsided. Kevin Hart wore the shirt in an episode of his BET reality show Real Husbands Of Hollywood. The shirt was also prominently worn by Golden Globe winning actor and Bow & Arrow supporter Robert Downey, Jr. in one of 2015’s biggest box office smashes, Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Downey has since repeatedly and generously sung Bow & Arrow’s praises via his Facebook and Twitter accounts. The film star went as far as hosting a giveaway contest for the Gung Fu Scratch tee with his nearly 25 million Facebook followers.

In the wake of the film’s success and Downey’s social media exaltations, Bow & Arrow’s production has increased exponentially as the demand for the tee has spiked. The Gung Fu Scratch shirt has skyrocketed overnight as one of Urban Outfitters’ top selling items.

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Cirque De Elude: The Fashion Circus

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Opening the show up with a Juggling Unicyclist and beautiful models dressed like Circus Barbie dolls, Cirque De Elude decided to do it a little different this year with the theme, Carnival meets The Ringling Bro. With loud gasps filling the atmosphere and a sea of facial expressions, this was something the crowd was not excepting.

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Hosted by fabulous Rae Holiday who was definitely suited up for the theme, engaged with the crowd and kept the room filled with laughter. Patrons sipped on Drinks while watching the talented Models strut the latest fashion down the runway of this year’s Designers which included Contemporary Fashion line Diem, Pure Dope, Haddassar, Kira Nacole, JQ, Shades of Shea, Exotic Swim, Daresque, Riche Threads, Sew Uneek, & Lfant. During intermission the guests enjoyed sounds by DJ Fugi Slim & Olivia Dope. There was also a great performance by an Aerialist, & Contortionist, topping it off with a splash of Carnival with Stilt walkers. This amazing show was brought to you by VM Nation and Showcase ent. 6 years strong Elude and they are here to stay!

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Created in 2010, The ELUDE FASHION SHOW is an Event created to bring an exclusive glimpse onto the sketchpads of today’s local rising designers. Their stellar presentation of expertise, artistic precision and creativity has earned each designer a reputation for being one of the best amongst there urban peers and with “ELUDE.”

See footage of the fashion show here courtesy of WeinthemixTV.

Photos courtesy of Astonishing Photos

@enkshows Coterie Brands present Fall Winter 2015

IMG_20150223_105916ENK International, the fashion industry’s trade show powerhouse, hosts the world-renowned Coterie trade show on February 23-25. The three-day event will showcase premiere women’s ready-to-wear, accessories and footwear Fall/Winter 2015 collections all under one roof at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. An exclusive gathering of established designers, retailers, and press, Coterie is the global marketplace for the future of fashion.

IMG_20150223_110636The event will be complete with 3 levels of 1400+ designers that will be visited by thousands of buyers from major retailers and niche boutiques hailing from more than 95 countries. This season’s pavilions will include TMRW, showcasing tomorrow’s premiere brands, French Rebellion, a collection of fresh international talent, Active, the bridge between contemporary sportswear and active wear and Sole Commerce, dedicated to footwear.

IMG_20150223_111827Contemporary brand highlights include Nili Lotan, 3×1, L’Agence, The Kooples, Mother, Rebecca Taylor, Clover Canyon, Frame Denim, Theory, Zadig & Voltaire, Pas de Calais, Elizabeth and James, Alice & Olivia, Calypso St. Barth, Cynthia Rowley, Diane von Furstenberg, Erin Fetherston, Haute Hippie, J Brand, Jill Stuart, Joie, Mara Hoffman, Rebecca Minkoff, Sachin & Babi and Vince.

Coterie is from February 23 – 25, 2015 at the Javitz Center in New York City.

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