Art & Fashion collide as the 6th annual Art Walks the Runway fashion show returns to SBDAC! Thursday Evening join us for the celebration opening party. Friday night experience the best in local fashion as area boutiques present their hottest looks! Saturday night watch haute couture take the stage with incredible artful creations by Couture designers!
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Sponsored in part by: BMW of Fort Myers
Opening VIP Show
Thursday, March 30, 2017 | $40 advance/ $50 at door
Gomez-Gracia designs a ready-to-wear collection that is about sensual silhouettes and flattering cuts. The combination of luxury, hand-sourced, textured, and often contrasting fabrics, is tempered by tongue-in-cheek details to make Gomez-Gracia the perfect designer for the work-hard, play-hard woman who loves to express herself. Gomez-Gracia’s stylish, sophisticated pieces have caught the eye of the Hollywood in-crowd and is worn by many celebrities including Katie Holmes, the Kardashians, Carrie Underwood and Alicia Keys. It has been the label to be seen in since being covered in magazines such as VOGUE and it has been named by InStyle Magazine as “The Brand to Know Now: The New Hollywood Favourite”.
Gomez Gracia is a Madrid-born Miami native who’s up-and-coming label is receiving attention that is typical of red carpet designers. Having been trained by the best (fashion great Alexander McQueen and then the much-respected Julien Macdonald), she was well-prepared and ready to make a name for herself by 2009, when she started her own namesake label. Gomez Gracia’s designs are defined not only by sensual cuts and flattering lines but also by the fusion of East London edginess with West End class that she has creatively pioneered during her time in London.
Friday, March 31, 2017 | $20 advance / $25 at door
It is with that integrity and passion that Dana began franchising fab’rik in 2006, with the hope of allowing others the opportunity to live out their dream of having their own boutique. Now, in just 14 years since it all began there are over 40 locations nationwide, making fab’rik a leading fashion franchise. In joining the fab’rik family, you not only enjoy the benefit of chasing your dreams, but also the benefit of having a corporate team who has done it all, and a network of other owners who share the same passion and mission as you – to make our stores as successful as we possibly can.
Saratoga Sundress carries a large variety of merchandise. In the Summer you can find some tops, tunics, skirts, rompers, cocktail dresses, and of course sundresses. The Winter collection adds coats and sweaters for those Cold-Weather Months. To complete your look we also carry a large selection of jewelry and handbags (along with other accessories).
Saratoga Sundress currently has two locations. One at The Bell Tower Shops, Fort Myers, and one at 493 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, NY. Stop in and check us out- we will make sure you have a one-of-a-kind, personalized shopping experience with us!
Musical Performance by: Frankie Colt
International Couture Fashion
Saturday, April 1st, 2017 | $35 advance/ $45 at door
Launched in 2002 UAE, Amato, which means ‘beloved’ in Italian, is the brainchild of the much-awarded creative designer Furne One, who partnered with textile expert Rashid Ali, to build this Avant Garde label. From the very first collection, Amato touched a chord with the region’s fashion elite. Inviting UAE’s beautiful women to a style renaissance, Amato broke the glass ceiling through a symphony of style and creativity.
In keeping with couture traditions, Amato textures its own fabrics, fashioning lavish materials, detained with rare embellishment techniques. Using signature cuts, Amato has a visual directory that goes from romantic Shakespearean tales of a different era to the sensual styling of Mata Hari meeting modern Space Sirens – their creative team seeks to push the style envelope.
Amato is UAE’s first global designer brand that has earned itself an international cult following – from royalty to international celebrities – super-model Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks to singing sensations such as Beyonce, Katy Perry, Rita Ora, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Shakira, Nicole Scherzinger and Jessie J.
Diana Couture is a couturier that has been active in the fashion industry for 7 years. Established from Diana Putri’s passion for fashion, the company has grown to being one of the most successful couture brands in Surabaya, Indonesia. The brand is a fabulous platform fueled by prayers and dreams.
A-list socialites from all over Indonesia, as well as iconic Indonesian celebrities have been common clients to the brand.
Apart from that, the brand has branched it’s products to Beijing, China. International clients include A-list Korean and Chinese celebrities and socialites. As a fashion house, Diana Couture specializes on custom evening gowns as well as bridal wear. Her signature features the usage of both elegant and daring concepts, balanced in a couture piece.
New Delhi-born designer Sha Ali Ahmad is back by popular demand as a runway favorite last year. His trademark designs feature rich color elements of intricate handmade embroidery.Ahmad’s fashions sparkle under the lights and dazzle audiences. Each piece is hand embroidered in silk fabric using beads, crystals, rhinestones, sequins, silk threads, lurix and glass stones.
He has designed for and won gown competitions for Miss Teen USA, Miss Latina, Miss Brazil, Miss Florida and Miss Miami. Ahmad currently does shows in India, Miami, New York and now on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.
His current designs are representing USA & Cuba, along with Miss Intercontinental. Ahmad has designed for celebrities Aniston and Courtney Cox. He has also created designs for David’s Bridal, Bloomingdales, Saks 5th Avenue, and Neiman Marcus, to name a few.
VIP Tickets | All 3 Nights | $125