Sunday, March 15, 2015

Art Hearts Fashion Fall 2015: Sue Wong, Beso Moda, MNM Couture, Datari Austin & Zhang Jingjing

By Karen Ostlund

 The fashion elite came out last week for the March 9th-12th showcase of Art Hearts Fashion at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood. The platform made a giant leap forward for the city by partnering with the esteemed Project Ethos this season, as well as collaborating with Metropolitan Fashion Week and Rock That Fashion. 
A groundbreaking day of Kidswear shows brought out the Hollywood glitterati including rapper and actor 50 Cent, while star of blockbuster hit Something Borrowed, Vice, and Open Road, Colin Egglesfield, debuted his children's line, Shout Out! Clothing on the runway. 
Exclusive performances entertained guests throughout the week and a garden art gallery showcased the talent of the city's art scene with displays by Sham Ibrahim, Eugene Huffman, Lisa Reilly, Josef Jasso and Meghan Walsh. 
Shout Out! Clothing for kids

Art Hearts Fashion is founded and produced by designer Erik Rosete and ParkerWhitaker Productions in 2011.
They provide designers a platform to showcase their work in a unique art & fashion inspired environment. 
Every season, Art Hearts Fashion attracts over 1,500 guests, celebrities, VIPs and taste-makers.

Sue Wong's  MYTHOS & GODDESSES Fall 2015 Collection

right, designer Marika Soderlund, headpieces for
 Kicka Custom Design. Sue Wong gowns.
Celebrity designer and fashion icon Sue Wong opened Art Hearts Fashion, March 9th with her most stunning collection to date. 
Sue Wong's signature intricacy and delicate detailing was on display in her collection of 76 looks that sauntered down the runway to a completely full house.

The MYTHOS & GODDESSES Fall 2015 Collection is an odyssey of personifying archetypal embodiment:-Pele: Goddess of Fire; White Tara: Love, Beauty and Compassion; Athena: Goddess of Wisdom; Artemis: Warrior Goddess of the Hunt; Gaia: Goddess of the Earth. 
These are profound portals of healing that help define different aspects of the Eternal Feminine. 
Each SUE WONG gown represents an archetypal feminine 

Center, Sue Wong with the performers at the afterparty at her home The Cedars
Photo above: John Walsh, Djordje Stijepovic, Sue Wong, Steve Cooke, Summer Watson, and Maria Elena Infantino.
Sue W and Nikki Sixx
 Rock stars who attended opening were Nikki Sixx from Mötley Crüe, Chris Pitman from Guns N' Roses and British rocker Steve Cooke, who also performed at Sue Wong afterparty at The Cedars.

Front row, Sue Wong and Chris Pitman

Other wellknown faces: actor Billy Zane (Titanic), Sofia Milos (CSI Miami), Kelsey Scott (12 Years a Slave), Richard Grieco, Adina Porter (True Blood), May Wang (Fresh Off the Boat), John Savage, Ronn Moss, Larry Dunn (Earth, Wind and Fire), the Cast of "Little Women LA," the Harris Brothers, Rachel Federoff and Destine Pfaff (Millionaire Matchmaker), Carolyn Hennesy (True Blood), Jacqueline Murphy, Grammy winner Omar Akram, Vassy (musician), Vincent De Paul, and actress Josie Davis.

Closing the opening night was a showcase of 4 designers: Beso Moda showcased their new collection of sensual pieces using only organic fabrics, MNM Couture presented the runway with a collection of fashion forward original gowns, Datari Austin showcased a new collection of innovative and structured gowns, and Zhang Jingjing Couture brought a wild and eclectic collection that was an exciting tribute to pop culture gowns.
Beso Moda Fall 2015
Beso Moda, The Endless Feeling, unique limited edition womens couture,  launched its Spring 2015 Collection. Beso Moda has been delivering glamorous fashion statements for the past three years,  This year taking a big leap with only organic fabrics. 
 Beso Moda Fashion on the runway shows the signature sensual look.


Datari Austin Fall 2015
MNM Couture- MNM Couture began its vision of becoming a top contender in women's formal, evening, pageant, prom, red carpet, and cocktail garments. In just a few short years, MNM Couture has rapidly become a powerful force in the highly competitive fashion industry.
MNM Couture Fall 2015

 "Introducing excellence in our unique fashion-forward couture gowns, we take pride having a wide range of customers from all over the world. With growing popularity, MNM Couture brings a refreshingly original element to the couture industry".The collection was filled with classic hourglass mermaid silhouettes, dozens of embellished gowns and cocktail pieces.

Datari Austin has eye for details and extensive knowledge of color and fabric. Silhouettes continue to be evident each season as he consistently reveals timeless, wearable pieces that evoke sophistication and elegance. Datari's  approach is deliberate, combining modern craftsmanship with vintage shapes, creating a look that is clearly his own:clean cuts, sleek style and perfect fit,with unique prints and intricate patterns and embellishments.

Zhang Jingjing at Art Hearts Fashion
Zhang JingJing Couture- This upcoming season Zhang JingJing Couture  showcased a capsule collection stylized and executed as a tribute to Pop Culture!  It is a an 80's /90's wild roller-coaster ride through all those precious and memorable times when it was OK to wear that electric blue eye shadow and jam out to Debbie Gibson!   The show was exciting, sexy, very upbeat and no to mention out of the norm for the designer.  She was presenting her creative Haute Couture fashion gowns with a cool funky spin. 

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