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Mr. Triple X at Art Hearts Fashion NYFW FALL/WINTER 2018


TV Host and Entertainment Journalist Cognac Wellerlane interviews Founder Erik Rosete of Art Hearts Fashion

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.


Art Hearts Fashion is a leading platform for designers and artists to showcase their collections in a contemporary fashion week setting. Our events have been held coast to coast as a national platform for designers to showcase at Los Angeles Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Miami Swim Week, and beyond. Founded in 2011 by philanthropist and designer Erik Rosete, AHF has grown to become a top platform in the art & fashion community.

Now in our 10th Season Anniversary Year, AHF will be celebrating with all of their  fashion guests by surprising them each day with different art activations, celebrity guests, and amazing sponsored goodies! Art Hearts Fashion events are more than just a runway show.


New York Fashion Week powered by Art Hearts Fashion took place at the beautiful Angel Orensanz Event Space from February 8th – 11th. Over 30 international designers  showcased their collections on one of the most visually stunning runways at NYFW.


For more information please visit http://nyfw.net/


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Wanda Beauchamp New York Fashion Week Presented by Art Hearts Fashion FW/18 NYFW

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Wanda Beauchamp  FW/18 NYFW

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TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Fashion Designer Wanda Beauchamp at her Fall/Winter 2018 at Art Hearts Fashion

This fabulous designer was inspired by royalty.   Every little boy and girl should look like a prince and princess ready to hold court for their own event or party.


Designer Wanda Beauchamp specializes in creating fancy couture ensembles for both boys and girls  from children to teenagers!  Her collection's are fabulous for prom and sweet sixteen or  Quinceañera!


A Quinceañera is the Hispanic tradition of celebrating

a young girl's coming of age - her 15th birthday.


Today's celebrations embrace religious customs, and the virtues of family and

social responsibility. The Quinceanera tradition celebrates the young girl

(la Quinceanera), and recognizes her journey from childhood to maturity.

The customs highlight God, family, friends, music, food, and dance.


Twenty pieces were shown in the collection ranging in bold colors .


"Nineteen girls and one handsome little boy." revealed Designer Wanda Beauchamp.


Red and Gold were prominent hues!


For more information you can follow Wanda at  Facebook/Wanda Beauchamp

https://www.instagram.com/wanda.beauchamp2017/


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Videmus Omnia FW 2018

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Yun Qu at the

 Videmus Omnia Fall/Winter 2018 

 The Videmus Omnia Fall/Winter 2018 show  was inspired by Asian influence with bold bright colors and hues.  


Designer Yun Qu revealed 40 pieces were shown in the collection.


Videmus Omnia is an artisan fashion brand based in New York City. Founded in 2016 by Yun Qu.

Videmus Omnia came from Latin, means we see all or we see everything. Yun has the vision that the future fashion industry will be supported and catered for millions of small fashion workshops, studios, and companies. Yun wants to use Videmus Omnia as the name for her brand as well as using itself up as a successful example of an independent designer brand. Videmus Omnia will be scouting and collaborate with many young talents around the world and possibly scientists and engineers in the future to present innovative designs for its customers and individual clients. Eventually, Videmus Omnia will turn into a hub where designers and small studios collaborate.

As the designer, Yun tried to break the stereotypical method of developing a collection. Different from other young designer’s brand, the designer doesn't follow a commercial or classic route. She designs for the women who genuinely want to dress unique and artistic, but also care about the quality and tailoring of the garments.

TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE POSES FOR A PHOTO-OP AT VIDEMUS OMNIA FALL/WINTER 2018

 The Videmus Omnia Fall/Winter 2018 show was inspired by Asian influence with bold bright colors and hues.

Designer Yun Qu revealed 40 pieces were shown in the collection.

Videmus Omnia is an artisan fashion brand based in New York City. Founded in 2016 by Yun Qu.

Videmus Omnia came from Latin, means we see all or we see everything. Yun has the vision that the future fashion industry will be supported and catered for millions of small fashion workshops, studios, and companies. Yun wants to use Videmus Omnia as the name for her brand as well as using itself up as a successful example of an independent designer brand. Videmus Omnia will be scouting and collaborate with many young talents around the world and possibly scientists and engineers in the future to present innovative designs for its customers and individual clients. Eventually, Videmus Omnia will turn into a hub where designers and small studios collaborate.

As the designer, Yun tried to break the stereotypical method of developing a collection. Different from other young designer’s brand, the designer doesn't follow a commercial or classic route. She designs for the women who genuinely want to dress unique and artistic, but also care about the quality and tailoring of the garments.


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ZANG TOI FALL/WINTER 2018

TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE ATTENDS ZANG TOI FALL/WINTER 2018

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NIGEL BARKER, LUCIA HWONG, NICK GREGORY AND REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC KAREN HUGER ATTENDS ZANG TOI FALL/WINTER 2018

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 Rocco Leo Gaglioti, Nick Gregory, Patricia Ann Parenti and A Healthy You & Carol Alt at Pier59 Studios For Zang Toi's After Party and Front Row

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ZANG TOI FALL WINTER 2018

During our interview Zang revealed that the collection was inspired by his Roman Holiday!  He traveled to the ancient romantic city of Rome last Thankgsiving.   "This eternal city is filled with so much beauty, It is just magical,"  revealed Designer Zang Toi.


Their were 32 looks combined for the opening and finale!


 Zang Toi established the, “House of Toi” collection in New York in 1989. The independently owned atelier is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, just in time to launch its official website. Malaysian-born Zang Toi is a graduate of the famed Parsons School of Design. Toi burst onto the scene with vibrant hues and bold designs. Never to miss even the smallest details, his garments are proof positive that time and careful attention has been placed into each and every look. As a result, from the onset of his career his collections have been highly anticipated and praised. Over the years, Toi’s designs have evolved from the bright and decadent of the 1990s to the timeless yet modern lines of the turn of the century. No matter what the trend, Zang Toi creations are chic and glamorous, always highlighting the beauty of the female form. All hand made in New York with the most luxurious materials, all unique, all Zang Toi.


For more information please visit http://zangtoi.com


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THE FUR SALON AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE NYFW FALL/WINTER 2018

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THE FUR SALON AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE NYFW FALL/WINTER 2018

During NYFW Fall/Winter 2018 I attended a glamorous presentation of furs at the Fur Salon at Saks Fifth Avenue at their flagship department store on the third floor in midtown, Manhattan.

So, now you’re probably wondering where to begin? How and where do you choose a fur piece? As a fur lover my recommendation would be to choose the right kind of fur that suits your taste and lifestyle.

You should always consider how you’ll wear your fur. If you want an everyday fur, mink, beaver, raccoon or coyote may be your best choices. If you prefer a luxury or dressy fur, chinchilla, ermine, mink, sable, lynx or fox are more appropriate. In my opinion you should always purchase a fur that will be appropriate for all occasions. So select the one that will suit your overall lifestyle best.


If this is your first fur, my recommendation would be mink. it really is the best fur and does last the longest. A mink coat can last a lifetime. Never keep a fur in plastic! The skins have to breathe. You should always store your furs during the summer in the Fur Salon. Heat is dangerous for the skins as they will dry up. Never keep a white fur in direct light. It will cause the fur to oxidize and yellow. You should always keep your furs in a cold dry place.

At the Fur Salon at Saks Fifth Avenue the choices are endless. You can purchase every top designer's line of fur!


For more information please visit saks.com/thefursalon.


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TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS DESIGNER RANDA YOUSREY AT ART HEARTS FASHION DURING 

NYFW FALL/WINTER 2018

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Randa Yousrey New York Fashion Week Presented by 

Art Hearts Fashion NYFW FW/18

Randa Yousrey Haute is an Egyptian Designer that premiered her elegant collection at Art Hearts Fashion Week during NYFW.  Soft pale shades for evening and bridal.  Her collection was whimsical and beautiful perfect for the millenium bride!


For more info please visit her instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/randa.yousrey/


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TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS FASHION DESIGNER  FARIDA TEMRAZ FROM THE TEMRAZA BRAND

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Temraza New York Fashion Week Presented by Art Hearts Fashion NYFW FW/18

Temraza Official Luxury fashion house & winner of the 1st place award in Paris Fashion Week & Best Female Couture Designer in New York Fashion Week

Designer

Farida Temraz, the Egyptian Designer, is the Founder and Lead Designer of Temraza Haute Couture for women’s ready-to-wear, evening wear and bridal dresses. In addition, Ms. Temraz is the first and youngest Egyptian designer to successfully participate in London Fashion Week, Los Angeles Fashion Week, and New York Fashion Week twice and the First Egyptian to win the First Place award among 15 International designers in Paris Fashion Week and “Best Female Couture Designer” in New York Fashion Week. Ms. Temraz, graduated with a BA degree majoring in Integrated Marketing Communications, and double minoring in Business and Psychology, and has also prepared a thesis for her Master’s degree on Fashion Communication. She has also completed a course on “Leading and Motivating” with Harvard Manage Mentor.


For more information please visit https://temraza.com


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Ana Ono Intimates X Project Cancerland NYFW Presented by Art Hearts Fashion

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews . Dr Katie Deming, a Board Certified Radiation Oncologist at Ana Ono Intimates X Project Cancerland NYFW Presented by Art Hearts Fashion

Radiation for breast cancer cause skin sensitivity and irritation, making it difficult to wear traditional lingerie. And yet, women need the support of a bra or camisole to alleviate breast swelling and tenderness caused by radiation treatments. For years, there was nothing on the market that was soft enough or designed specifically to meet the needs of women with skin sensitivities from surgery and radiation. Dr Katie Deming, a board certified radiation oncologist was frustrated by this lack of options and spent years helping her patients modify their own bras to make them more comfortable. Unfortunately, these solutions were often inadequate and definitely not sexy. Finally, she decided to take matters into her own hands and create the solution her patients so desperately needed. MAKEMERRY is that solution: lingerie that looks amazing and feels luxuriously soft against the most sensitive skin. Dr. Deming continues to practice radiation oncology full time and therefore partnered with AnaOno to bring her products to market. 


For more information please visit http://www.makemerrybody.com


#Cancerland is a media platform focused on changing the conversation about breast cancer through the honest voices of real individuals living with this disease every day. Through discussions of topics such as intimacy during and after treatment or the harsh financial realities of cancer, #Cancerland provides a platform to address breast cancer’s often ignored realities.

#Cancerland advocates for research into therapies that will extend the lives of terminally ill cancer patients, and eventually turn Stage IV disease into a chronic condition, not a death sentence. It rejects the notion that this disease defines the people who battle it. We are not victims marching to our pink ribbon deaths. We choose to live our lives fully and completely, while accepting the highs and lows of a disease that afflicts 1-in-8 women every year and kills 108 Americans every day.


For more information on how y ou can support #Cancerland please visit http://www.projectcancerland.org/

TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS DESIGNER ANTHONY RUBIO AT ART HEART FASHION 

NYFW FALL/WINTER 2018

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ANTHONY RUBIO DESIGNS FALL/WINTER 2018

Designer Anthony Rubio revealed the inspiration for Fall/Winter 2018 is the year of the Dog.   So he  implemented East meets West wih a flapper 1920's  style with some 1940's design influences.  Anthony also broadened the collection with geometric shapes that came from Japan.   "I mixed it up so everyone could enjoy," revealed Anthony during our Interview!   Anthony also revealed that it was a condensed collection of 28 pieces in total.


For more information please visit https://anthonyrubiodesigns.com/


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CAAFD (COUNCIL OF ASPIRING AMERICAN FASHION DESIGNERS)  NYFW FALL/WINTER 2018

CAAFD PORT ZIENNA

the Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers introduced a new group of  amazing 

designers bursting into the scene.

Port Zienna opened the show with a simplistic black and white palette and clean silhouettes in flowing fabrics. The stunning silver jewelry as well as the bright red hair ties used on the model added both attitude and bold character to the overall classy presentation.   From jumpsuit ensembles  to sophisticated dresses, the designs were put together with attention to  silver detailing.   Garments were held together by silver hoops and studs, the chiffon and silks were able to come together and make strong statements. 

The founder, Francesca Canepa, was inspired by ready-to-wear fashion.


For more information please visit https://www.portzienna.com/

CAAFD: Mouton Blanc   F/W 2018

 Mouton Blanc CAAFD FALL/WINTER 2018

Full lace bodysuits and wool dress suits with balloon sleeves, Mouton Blanc was able to incorporate a unique mix of the two through its collection. Translating to “white sheep” in French, the brand was founded by Hakuyo Miya who channeled fantasy and his prior studies in Paris. Not shy on color, Miya also made sure to utilize colorful silk prints with the intensity of black lace and stiff wool.

Zabetta Couture F/W 2018

ZABETTA COUTURE FALL/WINTER 2018

Zabetta Couture  made a statement with signficant  shoulders with major usage of cinched waists and knots. The brand enforces “natural beauty and mystique of women’s silhouettes” in an introduction by the CAAFD, Zabetta Couture hit strikes a cord with their fabulous designes and interesting cuts. 


Designer Ruth Zabetta has consistently followed this theme of enforcing beautiful feminine  designs.   Although the collection had a similar black and white theme to Port Zienna, Zabetta Couture was able to incorporate a fressh and different approach through the broad shoulders and grander sharper cuts.


For more information please visit www.ruthzabetta.com


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NEW YORK PET FASHION SHOW

TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS ACTRESS RACHEL GRANT

NEW YORK PET FASHION SHOW

Supporters attended The New York Pet Show at the Pennsylvania Hotel on February 8, 2018 


"Country Couture for Animal Rescue"

It was a Sneak Peak....Move over Fashion Week!

30 International Designers - Human & Pet Fashions


The 15th Annual

New York Pet Fashion Show

Presented TropiClean

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The 2017 Show broke all Media records with a 35+ Million media reach

http://nypetfashionshow.com/2017-pressmedia

This was a Red Carpet Event to help save Animals Lives!

Amazing human & pet fashions by top designers on the runway

Rescues, Celebrities, Models, & Designers Strut Their Stuff on the Runway!

"Country Couture for Animal Rescue"


The event benefitted To benefit the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals www.AnimalAlliancenyc.org

Kick off "Fashion Week & Westminster Weekend"

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Four Amazing Runway Shows & The Gold Paw Award Ceremonies

~ International Carnivale & Hat Couture ~ Country & Western Couture

~ Made in the USA ~ Best In Show Costume Contest

World Fashion & Themes from Morocco, Scotland, England, Italy, Spain, Ukraine, Egypt, India, Thailand, France, Mexico, USA, Paraguay,

Puerto Rico, Russia, Phillipines, Guatemala, Country & Western,

Made in the USA,and many more!


Celebrities included:  Rachel Grant Bond Girl "Die Another Day" & Bravo's Tour Group,

Katie Cleary Model/Actress, Travis Brorsen-ABC & Animal Planet,

Ashley Bellman from NBC & QVC

Nicole Patrick Actress, Hamptons Pet magazine Travel Editor Loren Morrissey(Lulu)


FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT  www.NYPetFashionShow.com


HELEN YARMAK FALL/WINTER 2018


HELEN YARMAK FALL WINTER 2018

Designer Helen Yarmak showed her glamorous divine collection of 40  pieces of the most luxurious furs, mink, sable, fox, ermine, broadtail, lamb and many more exotic furs.  During our interview Helen revealed that her inspiration was the stars in the universe!    There was also a significant men's collection of furs that I had not seen in he past making the presentation fresh and new for this year!   Many of the furs were reversible.   Of course the press including Getty images was there to take fabulous photos of the models wearing these fabulous furs.  Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B are some of the glamorous celebrities that have been seen in a Helen Yarmak Fur


My favorite was the pink ermine as shown in the photo above.


For more information please visit https://www.instagram.com/helen_yarmak/



NYFW FALL/WINTER 2018 

STYLE FASHION WEEK

TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS Investor and Partner Brad Mamnani at Style Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018

This season I had the opportunity to interview Investor and Partner Brad Mamnani at Style Fashion Week .


Style Fashion Week, producer of globally recognized fashion events, provides top designers a world class platform to showcase their collections. Each year Style Fashion Week presents the season's must see shows, unforgettable performances and exclusive installations. Our expansive Style Marketplace immerses guests in fashion as well as art and design. Industry and consumers directly engage with brands throughout the week.

Style Fashion Week represents the diverse cultures of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Palm Springs, Las Vegas, Hamptons and Dubai, integrating international designers, media, celebrities and commerce season after season.

Style Fashion Week produces

events in the following cities:

2017 | 2018

December 7-10 | Art Basel - Style Artist Lounge | Miami, FL

February 8-9 2018 | Style Fashion Week | New York, NY

March 8-11 2018 | Style Fashion Week | Los Angeles, CA

April 5-8 2018 | Style Fashion Week | Greater Palm Springs, CA

April 13-15 2018 | Coachella - Style Artist Lounge | Greater Palm Springs, CA

September 6-10 2018 | Style Fashion Week | New York, NY

October 11-14 2018 | Style Fashion Week | Los Angeles, CA


During  the three days I intervied many designers below are just a few of the more prominent designers that showcased their fashion 

MALAN BRETON FALL/WINTER 2018

TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS CONSUELO VANDERBILT COSTIN AND MALAN BRETON BELOW

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TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE CHATS WITH  DESIGNER MALAN BRETON

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Reality TV Star Camille Grammer walks the runway with Fashion Designer 

 Malan Breton

The MALAN BRETON Autumn Winter 2018 collections for man, and woman, are inspired by new beginnings, Alpha. Malan Breton creates a collection inspired by new hope, new beginnings, and rebirth. A collection of ethereal light. In celebration of the lunar new year, the year of the dog.

This seasons collection will be presented as a multimedia, art film, featuring strong details, soft silk chiffons, embroidered silks, cashmere, wool, and tweeds, drawing strong inspiration from turn of the century British tailoring, Taiwanese construction, and silhouettes that are bold, and colourful.

Presented at Style Fashion Week.

About Malan Breton :

Malan Breton opened his first NYC retail shop for man, and woman, following his training at Turnbull & Asser, and Scaasi.

The Brand is InStyle Magazines number eight most tweeted fashion brand for 2017, known as "The Internets Fave Designer" (Yahoo News), and "one of New York City’s most celebrated designers of the past decade" (Amsterdam News). Malan Breton, originates from Taipei, Taiwan. In 2017 he was the first fashion designer to be a part of the cryptocurrency phenomenon, opening the first blockchain based online retail shop in fashion.

Malan Breton® is the recipient of the 2016 FGI “Rising Star” award in Menswear, the 2015 European Fashion Council’s “Eirene” award, the 2015, and 2016 Taiwan Tourism Award for contributions in fashion, and media. In 2011 Malan Breton® and NBC Universal were a nominee for the WGSN Global Fashion Award for Outstanding collaboration. Malan Breton, is also the recipient of the 2015 NYIFF Award for best documentary short, as director of the biographical fashion film “Malan Breton - A Journey to Taiwan”, It was later considered for the Academy Award.

Malan Breton® counts Ariana Grande, Lorde, Celine Dion, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Fan Bing Bing, Martha Plimpton, Kerry Washington, Michael Buble, Minnie Driver, Kylie Minogue, Ricki Lake, the KPOP bands BTS, Rania, and EXP Edition, Daniel Craig, Law Roach, Jessica Pimentel, Keith Carradine, Scarlett Johansson, Ray J, Bonang Matheba, Kiera Chaplin, Rachel Adejeji, Gavin Creel, Lena Hall, Katrina Bowden, Frankie Grande, Desmond Child, Sam Witwer, Florida Georgia Line, Anna Passey, Paul Wesley, Jody Watley, Nolan Gerard - Funk, the Prince of Wales, Ana Ivanovic, Rania, Nomzamo Mbatha, Fleur East, and Jade Thirlwall as clients.

Malan Breton® has also been featured onThe BravoTV Network, with his own show titled "TheMalan Show" and has costumed Breaking Bad, The American Music Awards, The BET AWARDS, Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve, Quantico, Ru Pauls Drag Race, MTV's America's Best Dance Crew, Australia's Next Top Model, China's Next Top Model, MTV's VMAS, The Superbowl half time show for Pepsi, NBC's Minute to Win It, The Today Show, and many, others.

Malan Breton is officially Ambassador of Tourism to Taiwan, and has designed the official government workwear, and stationary. 


For more information please visit https://www.malanbreton.com/

TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS THE BRAND URICA BY RAQUEL ESPINOSA AND DESIGNER

 YDAMYS SIMO AT STYLE FASHION WEEK

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TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS  YDAMYS SIMO

 During NYFW I had the pleasure of interviewing BRAND URICA BY RAQUEL ESPINOSA AND DESIGNER

YDAMYS SIMO AT STYLE FASHION WEEK.


URICA BY RAQUEL ESPINOSA


Unique.

Handmade.

Couture.

With a simple philosophy that begins with nothing but the best textiles and ends with a one of a kind design, their line produces statement pieces for any occasion.

Subscribe to their email newsletter and follow them  on Facebook to find out about our upcoming shows, our latest collections and exclusive offers only available to ourtheir followers.


For more information please visit https://www.raquelespinosa.com/

TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS DESIGNER  YDAMYS SIMO AT STYLE FASHION WEEK

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 YDAMYS SIMO FALL/WINTER 2018

In the fall of 2015, Ydamys Simo debuted her vibrant, youth-centric collection on the stages of New York’s Fashion Week to outstanding reviews.

Since then, Ms. Simo’s unique creations have gone on to illuminate fashion runways around the country and showcase her bright, energizing colors and whimsical patterns.

Ms. Simo believes that just as every individual has her own energy and personality, so should her ensemble. We will work together to make sure you shine on your special day.


For more information please visit https://www.ydamyssimo.com


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TV HOST COGNAC WELLERLANE INTERVIEWS DESIGNER DAVID TUPAZ AT STYLE FASHION WEEK

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DAVID TUPAZ FALL/WINTER 2018

David Tupaz Couture is one brand that  dazzles the audience like a Las Vegas Show.  The David Tupaz Fall 2018 collection made premiered at New York Fashion Week‘s Style Fashion Week at Cipriani in Manhattan.

Shimmering gold lamé gowns, opulent jeweled embellishments, and dramatic printed black capes ruled this season’s runway.  The Filipino designer showcased a range of elegant evening wear that we could picture so many Hollywood celebrities loving for red carpet events – but he also displayed luxury ready-to-wear garments like cozy knit sweaters and statement blazers.


“Fashion is the extension of our personalities. It dignifies our humanity, just like art and music,” the designer has previously shared. “I believe in capturing elegance; an allure of romantic feminism with a tailored twist. It speaks of a modern dignified grace.”  Designer David Tupaz revealed.


Hailed as couture's new genius, Filipino designer, David Tupaz, is the shining Filipino gem in the Hollywood red carpet.   What makes David stand out among other designers is not only his elegant and stylish haute couture work but also his passion for his craft, love for his clients, attention to detail and pursuit of excellence.

The charismatic and gregarious David, who was trained in New York, said he moved to Los Angeles because "I needed a change in environment. I love New York but I wanted more. Hollywood dictates fashion in America. New York might be the center of fashion but Hollywood is the window. People want to wear what they see on the stars."

However, breaking into Hollywood was an uphill battle. "It was intimidating," he said. "Being a minority and an Asian, I felt that my chances of making it here in Hollywood were slim. But I believed that the Filipino talent is at par with the best of the world and that was my inspiration to keep on going. So I went beyond the brand and created a distinct rebirth of old Hollywood." Today, David is living his dream.

Among his clients are William and Elizabeth Shatner, Alan and Tanya Thicke, Patti Austin, Trisha Simmons, Jane Seymour, Mitzi Kapture, Lisa Rinna, Kris Kardashian Jenner, Etta James, Christine Baranski, Julia Roberts, Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, Mariel Hemingway, Rain Pryor, Kelly LeBrock, Bo Derek, Cheryl Ladd, Annette Bening and Tracy Hamilton just to name a few.  Photos by Mark Gunter


For more information please visit http://www.davidtupaz.com

TV Host Cognac Wellerlane interviews Designer Adrian Alicea at his Adrian Alicea Fall/Winter 2018 Show At Style Fashion Week

Adrian Alicea Fall/Winter 2018 Show At Style Fashion Week

This season Designer Adrian Alicea Fall/Winter Collection was inspired by Adrian's travel.  He titled the Collection "The Eye of The Travel."  In his Fall/Winter Collection 45 pieces were showcased.


The temerity of Adrian Alicea is only surpassed by the precise execution of his vision. Adrian Alicea is the new romantic of romantic excesses. Creating a pirate-like fairy-tale of disguises, he walks a tightrope between ironic hedonistic inclination and highly serious social commentary. There is an insane carcinogenic, merciless narcissism. There is a deafening, endless shout of "gimme more!" –Earl Murray

Adrian Alicea is an award-winning fashion/costume designer and creative director based in New York City. Born in Puerto Rico, Adrian moved to NYC at the age of three. In his teen years, he would spend hours studying art; this deep exploration of the human spirit engendered an unrivaled love for expression through dance. At the age of 21, Rae Dawn Chong discovered Adrian at the iconic nightclub The Tunnel and invited him to go to Paris and walk for Thierry Mugler’s couture show. From there his career took off and with persistent effort continued working with the masters of Europe: Hermes, Giorgio Armani, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Gianfranco Ferre, Vivienne Westwood, and Patricia Fields and graced the stage with notable supermodels Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Debra Shaw, Veruschka von Lehndorff, Tyson Beckford, Iman, and Marpessa Hennink.

He’d eventually tour the world as a professional dancer alongside the legendary Willi Ninja and Grace Jones. This led to two electrifying performances in "Deep in Vogue" and "Waltz Darling" by the multi-talented Malcolm McClaren.

In the late nineties Adrian met Nico Urquiza and the House of Nico & Adrian was born. Their partnership eventually led to Linda Evangelista gracing the 2003 September issue cover of Italian Vogue with their iconic spiked wrestling helmet. Marie Claire, Flaunt, Numéro, Billboard, Vogue Russia, and other prestigious publications highlighted their high fashion editorials soon afterward. The lens of Steven Meisel and David LaChapelle immortalized their inimitable style and concepts. In due course, after a beautiful engagement, both Nico and Adrian decided to part ways amicably on artistic grounds.

After starting his own brand Adrian Alicea, Adrian’s creativity began to shift and take on new forms, culminating in unique and unorthodox ideas for style and fashion. He presented runway shows that were so scandalous in their overt sexiness many of the world's top models and fashion photographers lined up for collaborations.

Adrian has since teamed up with many celebrities over the years, designing for stars such as Zoe Saldana, Lil Kim, Marilyn Manson, Nick Cannon, Chingy, Melissa Ford, The Mummy's Patricia Velásquez, Anna Cleveland, Daddy Yankee, Naughty by Nature's Treach, India Arie and Camila Alves.

Most recently, aside from showing at New York Fashion Week, Adrian Alicea became the proud recipient of the 2016 Cinemoi Film Festival Award for best new emerging designer in Los Angeles, California. Celebrating his growth as an artist and paying tribute to his Latino and Taino Indian roots, Adrian quietly states: "I love color. I love music. I love culture."

Always with love,

Adrian Alicea


For more information please visit http://www.adrianalicea.biz

 Adriana Sahar Fall/Winter 2018

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 Alina Petra Fall/Winter 2018 

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Andre Emery Fall/Winter 2018

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 Emma Altman Fall/Winter 2018

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 Derbag Fall/Winter 2018

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Lotus Threads Fall/Winter 2018

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 Mint Swim Fall/Winter 2018

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 Shay Kawaii Fall/Winter 2018

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Celebrities in attendance: La La Anthony, Fabolous, Christian & Justin Combs, Masika Kalysha, Blackbear, YesJulz, Briana Wilson, Breah Hicks, Kailand & Mandla Morris and others

Photos by Vincenzo Dimino & @frankypuentes

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New York Fashion Week—FW'18

Presented by Style Fashion Week

This past week at Style Fashion Week New York, established, emerging and international designers showcased their Fall/Winter'18 collections at Cipriani on 42nd Street. Guests enjoyed Notorious Pink Rosé as they mingled in the expansive art market, featuring artwork by Derek Gores, Adam Thompson, UnCutt Art and works from LUMAS Gallery. Models were beautified by Davines sustainable haircare, while VIP's and guests enjoyed cosmetics gifts by Onsen. Vezt music app brought industry executives to the crowd as upcoming artists including Jae Hall, Amanda Holley, Chris Stylez, Arielle and Vyse performed between shows. Essentia kept guests hydrated throughout the events. Additional performances by Dinner land artists AzialIAm, Él Fleego, Bam Vito & more wrapped up an incredible series of New York Fashion Week events.

Showing designers included:

Malan Breton, Mint Swim, Romeo + Juliet Couture, Adriana Sahar, Andre Emery, Carmen Marc Valvo, Lotus Threads, Brian Wood, David Tupaz, Emma Altman, Adrian Alicia, Alina Petra Swim, Ydamys Simo Kids, Bahmardi, and Urica by Raquel. Style Fashion Week additionally partnered with Papertrail Magazine to bring Thursday's guests "UNDERGROUND"—featuring some of the countries most coveted streetwear designs by Dertbag, Shay Kawaii, H33M and Chicago Playground.

For more information please visit stylefashionweek.com


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