ART HEARTS FASHION presentations feature collections from the worlds freshest and artistically inspired designers in support of a great cause. Established in 2011 by designer and philanthropist Erik Rosete, ART HEARTS FASHION has grown to become a premiere platform for artistic designers to showcase their collections in a contemporary runway setting. ART HEARTS FASHION presentations are highly supported by celebrity participants and guests, and have been held coast to coast, headlining the top fashion platforms in the nation. Art Hearts Fashion has opened a first of its kind art fashion boutique at Hollywood & Highland, displaying the works of showcasing designers and supporting artists. Original costume pieces worn by Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Shakira, and Rihanna can be seen on display, alongside ready to wear creations from contemporary and street-wear designers. Throughout this post are the featured designers of this season’s presentations, as well as more information on Art Hearts Fashion.
House of Byfield
Originally from New York Carmichael Byfield now lives in the Netherlands, where his passion for designing men’s clothes returned. House of Byfield’s designs can be described as discreet and elegant wear, with an eye for detail and a sportive touch. His ‘daywear suits’ are for men who dare to dress well and still aren’t afraid to use color. A/W 15 Collection is an arc between classic, risqué and sports with of course the extravagant edge of Byfield and his design team the TDUTCH6.
There were such fresh designs seen from this collection, dapper suits and bold, contemporary dresses for women. This season Arts Heart Fashion was presented by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. AHF is he largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to nearly 365,000 individuals in 36 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. Mobile users can text “FIGHTAIDS” to 41444 to donate any sum of money to AHF’s work in 36 countries worldwide.
Known for cutting-edge custom creations and exquisite luxury statement pieces, Hallie Sara’s signature style has gained a devout following since the brand’s debut in 2011. Crafted from the finest luxury materials, her A/W 15 presentation will showcase the designer’s sophisticated reinterpretation of classic silhouettes. Hallie Sara brings back iconic style fueled by old world glamor and modern sensibility.
The pieces here were high quality, fine craftsmanship. They were super luxurious and reminiscent of old-school glamor — timeless, feminine silhouettes. I’m sure with work as great as this, AHF is getting very excited about their series of designer shows in LA coming up, with presentations from Nicole Miller, Sue Wong, Hale Bob, Michael Costello, Walter Mendez, Mister Triple X, MT Costello, Pedram Couture, Maya Hansen, Zhang JingJing, Mimi Tran, Cary Santiago, M the Movement, Courtney Allegra, and many more!
Major celebs in attendance were Lilly Ghalichi, Miss J Alexander, Foxy Brown, Micah Hughes, Chantelle Fraser, Mimi Faust, VH1’s Black Ink Crew, Lilly Melgar, Kendall Schmidt, Karlie Redd, and Che’nelle.
Known for her contemporary style that enhances a woman’s natural beauty and celebrates her femininity, Mimi Tran’s collections of embellished cocktail dresses and evening gowns incorporate only the most luxuriant materials and rely on superior construction for a look that is elegant and sophisticated – with a hint of the sensual. Mimi points to a hybrid of European luxury, Hollywood glamor and high-fashion couture influence when asked to describe her aesthetic. For her Fall/Winter 2015 collection, she channeled 1920s Paris: a black palette of intricate beading, lace and lattice work with gold accents accentuates the natural beauty of the feminine form.
I’ve been a huge fan of Mimi Tran since I was first introduced to her work at Nolcha Fashion Week, last season. The bold colors, eye-catching embellishments all make for an elegant and feminine collection. The official makeup sponsor for all of the designers was Organic Face, with the official hair sponsor being FHI HEAT.
The shows featured top celebrity models — Lilly Ghalichi, Shaun Ross, Miss Universe Janine Tugonon, Jimmy Q, and Anna Demidova. Production for the show was by ParkerWhitaker.
Mister Triple X
The Sophisticated Street-wear line by designer Erik Rosete will showcase his Autumn Winter 15 Collection titled “All X In Wonderland”, an edgy fairytale collection with royal and wilderness inspired accents. Fun and flirty meet sophistication with an edge on the runway paired with timeless shoes by Sperry Top-sider. The collection will be the next chapter of the brands unique style of fashion storytelling. Follow the brand down the rabbit hole.
For the runway, the show floral wall was designed by Peter Soderman & Premium Blooms. Special thanks for the show as well goes to Shibue Couture.
More on hair sponsor, FHI HEAT, a brand at the forefront of heating innovation. It is also an award-winning brand. The brand is known for its flat irons and blow dryers, using a unique gem that is embedded in the ceramic plates, leaving you with healthy, silky, smooth hair.
Designed by Michael and Stephanie Costello, is inspired by the daring, outspoken and misbehaved. It is the definition of sensuality in its most luxurious form. Created for the youthful spirit, centralized around the unconventional, and challenging boundaries. Emotionally driven design with ideas of independence, sex and a rebellious heart. MT Costello surpasses trends and stands out from the crowd.
This season’s inspiration was the daring, outspoken, and misbehaving spirit. The pieces are luxurious sensuality at its best. These various looks are total standouts, always on trend, challenging the boundaries with an unconventional, youthful spirit.
Founder & creator of Organic Face, this season’s makeup sponsor, states the brand’s dedication is to offer a natural alternative to unconventional cosmetics that are 100% chemical free and organic , also with a commitment to give back the community.
House of Li Jon
Li Jon Sculptured Couture began in January 2011 by artist Lia Mira, with a vision, some rings and a pair of pliers. After researching the medieval craftsmanship of chain-mailing, and getting inspiration from everyday clothing and jewelry design, she began the ambitious intense process of teaching herself a forgotten craft. Her goal…to create one of a kind Chainmail [Couture for the fashion forward and art collectors around the world!
One of the nations next top designers, with an eye for texture, silhouettes, and timeless style. His work is regularly featured on celebrities, television, and red carpets. Walter has been featured in publications such as WWD, Apparel News and has showcased nationally. Walter is a proud recipient of the Designer of the Year award by the World Networks; and has also been one of the featured designers for the Go Red Fashion Show benefiting the American Heart Association.