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Local Fashion

Friday, March13, 2020 • Runway 8pm | Cocktails 7pm
Tickets: $25 in advance • $30 Day Of • +$10 for Premium Seating

Enjewel Boutique prides itself on providing a unique collection of clothing and accessories for today’s confident and fashion forward women. They offer modestly priced female apparel, embellished sandals, beaded hand bags, leather hand bags, hand crafted sterling silver jewelry from all around the world, costume jewelry, artistic gifts, hand painted silk scarves, and accessories to compliment even the most discerning tastes and styles.
Ocean View & 7th was born from a love of fashion. A boutique filled with wearable, beautiful, on trend styles that can take you from day-to-night; from the beach to girls night out; from work to a dinner date. Aside from the website, they are located in Fort Myers, SWFL. Their brands are a collection of hand-selected Women’s, Junior’s and Young Contemporary. They strive to bring you the most current colors, trends, styles and patterns. Every item is carefully selected by their buyers, with their clientele in mind. They love dressing you for everything; from a dressy occasion to a casual day of errands. Their sizing varies by garment and they do their best to give you as much information about every piece; from feeling, to fit, to styling tips.

As a multidisciplinary artist, Mariapia Malerba experiments with different media, painting, installation fashion and video. Weaving them together to create. She strives for artwork that captures the profound beauty and vulnerability of the natural world and explores the interrelationship of humanness and environment. Fabric is but what the loom produces: small waves of thread, a surface, a new skin. Of course, fabric is more than skin-deep. In this series, Mariapia Malerba engages in a dialogue between strength and fragility, solidity of form against ephemeral delicacy.


Katarina Danks (Bendykat) is a South Florida based contortionist, handbalancer, and performance artist. Originally from Pittsburgh, she is trained in both Mongolian and Western contortion techniques, learning from the world’s most prestigious trainers and performers from Europe, Canada, the U.S., and circuses like Cirque du Soleil, the Big Apple Circus, Ringling Brothers, and Circus Roncalli. She most recently has performed locally for Circus TransformUS, the Fort Myers Film Festival, Telemundo Television, HSN, Papa John’s and more. She has recently begun performing trick shooting known as foot archery.

Instagram: @bendykat 

Couture Fashion

Saturday, March 14, 2020 • Runway 8pm | Cocktails 7pm
Tickets: $40 in advance • $45 Day Of • +$10 for Premium Seating

Diana Putri is an Indonesian Creative Director and Fashion Designer behind the brand “Diana Couture”. She has been in the industry for over 12 years with her signature style, which is couture that juxtaposes a woman’s elegance and strength. In 2015, Diana was awarded with the Best Designer title at Couture Fashion Week New York S/S 2016 a New York Fashion Week for her debut collection, “GARUDA”. Following her triumphant collection, her pieces have successfully graced many more runways and some of Hollywood’s most iconic moments. She has dressed the likes of Ariana Grande, Janet Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Camila Cabello, Carrie Underwood, Kesha, Meghan Trainor, Paris Hilton, Normani, and many more. Apart from Hollywood stars, she also has dressed a royalty, HRH Princess Kristine de Bagration Mukhrani from Georgia.
Usama Ishtay, petroleum engineer and geologist born and raised in Venezuela with Arabic  background. “My first step in the fashion industry was owning a woman clothing store and traveling several times a year to Los Angeles to buy and ship merchandise to my original country, after a while I decided to move to LA to study fashion design, and I started taking private pattern making and sewing classes, a few months later inspired by LA woman, I decided to join art hearts fashion for LA fashion week”. His eye for fashion and living in Couture-centric Los Angeles lead him to work with Fashion Hearts at L.A. Fashion Week. Ishtay has dressed celebrities like Eve, Carrie underwood, Erika Costell, Nikita Dragun, Ariadna Gutierrez (Miss Universe), WWE Superstar CJ Perry, Paulina Rubio, Tyra Banks, Lindsey Stirling and many many more for the red carpet.
Kenneth Barlis is an internationally recognized brand that has a penchant for elegance and luxury. Established in 2012, Kenneth Barlis’ enthusiasm for couture fashion resulted in the completion of his first bridal and evening gown collection. The Brand is motivated by its artistic, imaginative, and modern design. In 2015, Kenneth expanded and debuted his mens line. It has the vision to create a lifestyle that goes beyond the traditional mens fashion.

Kenneth’s brand goes beyond the traditional bridal and evening wear and reflects his vision to create a lifestyle positioned at the highest level of luxury and elegance. Motivated by artistic, imaginative and modern design, couture-quality and impeccable customer service, the Kenneth Barlis collection has undeniable appeal.


Angela Hicks  As a contemporary dancer and sharp sword balancer, Angela has been featured at local art festivals, national conventions, and performed for The Olympians Welcoming Ceremony in 2011. Angela has trained with professionals such as Ryan Heffington (Choreographer for Sia’s Elastic Heart and Chandelier), Derek Mitchell (Choreographer for So You Think You Can Dance), and Dana Moore (Broadway star in Fosse, Chicago, Sweet Charity, and A Chorus Line). Angela currently teaches the visual arts, dance and musical theater choreography for after school programs at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs.

Glam! Bam! Burlesque!, the SWFL Burlesque troupe has been tantalizing audiences across Florida for 4 years. The founders Nettie Boom and Rosie Luxure strive to keep classic burlesque alive in our area. Don’t miss their full Glam! Bam! Burlesque! production June 6th, 2020 here at SBDAC.

Haute Couture Fashion by Mariapia Malerba • AWR 2016

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