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Local Fashion

Friday, May 17, 2019 • Runway 8pm | Cocktails 7pm
Tickets: $25 in advance • $30 Day Of • +$10 for Premium Seating

Forema Boutique’s mission is to provide clothing and styling for the most happy of souls! Their stores receive daily new arrivals of unique and beautiful pieces. Their ForemaBabes encourage you to live a happy & confident lifestyle throughout your shopping experience and within the community.

Paionia Couture was created by artist Cesar Aguilera in 2011 as an art project, taking the problem of mass production and the resulting effect of mass waste and turn it into a real utilitarian solution. Paionia, Japanese for pioneer,  it is a pioneering effort to create beauty out of discarded materials, transforming “trash” into wearable art. It is easy to be part of the problem, however, it takes courage and ingenuity and patronage to be part of the solution. Some of these creations were made by guest designer and famous artist Danielle Branchaud.

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.

— PERFORMERS —

Opera Singer

Nathalie Avila

Cuban-American soprano, Nathalie Avila has quickly gained recognition for her “sumptuous tone” and creating a “vivid portrait” of the roles she portrays on the operatic stage. She was most recently seen as the title role in Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” with Miami Lyric Opera.

Dancer

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). 

Electric Violinist

Jade Strings

SARAH of Jade Strings and Sol Productions come together to produce  an electric violin performance. Modern & upbeat meets classical & edgy in this tasteful collaboration.

Couture Fashion

Saturday, May 18, 2019 • Runway 8pm | Cocktails 7pm
Tickets: $40 in advance • $45 Day Of • +$10 for Premium Seating

Michael Ngo is a Los Angeles based designer for the not-so-average person. Michael has designed for many celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Becky G, Ciara, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Gigi Gorgeous, Nikita Dragun, Bretman Rock, Machine Gun Kelly, Bebe Rexha, Missy Elliot, Patrick Star, Jason Derulo, Ellie Goulding, Kelly Clarkson, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Erika Jayne, Meghan Trainor, Karol G, Pentatonix, Jordyn Jones, DJ Marshmello, Sarah G, Tinashe, and more. His goal is to create one-of-a-kind pieces that celebrate freedom, sexuality, and empowerment.  His design aesthetic revolves around street-luxe minimalism, accented by unconventional fabrication, contrasting textures, and often embellished with special hardware for that “wow” factor.

Usama Ishtay is a 28 year old petroleum engineer and geologist born and raised in Venezuela with Arabic an background. His first step in the fashion industry was owning a woman’s clothing store and traveling several times a year to Los Angeles to buy and ship merchandise to his country. After awhile, he decided to move to LA to study fashion design, and he began taking private pattern making and sewing classes. After being inspired by an LA woman a few months later, he decided to join Art Hearts Fashion for LA fashion week.

Victor Lopez is a designer from the Dominican Republic, with a strong passion for fashion, art, and his place of birth. Lopez takes every opportunity that presents itself as an opportunity to create a strong reputation for his brand. Currently, Lopez is a student at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) with a major in Fashion Design and Marketing. In his short but active career, Lopez has had the opportunity to work for well-known figures of the international artistic field, among which include Mexican singer Ana Barbara, Chantel Martinez (finalist Miss Universe Dominican Republic 2012), Olivia Jordan (2014 Miss USA), Nia Sanchez, (Miss USA 2013), Christina Denny (Miss Maryland USA 2016), Thatiana Diaz (Miss Dominican Republic Universe 2015), and Ashley Graham, among others.

— PERFORMERS —

Contortionist

Katarina Danks

Katarina is a trained performer in contortion, jazz and contemporary dance disciplines. She began her training at age seven and since turning professional, she has won numerous awards. She has performed for Showbiz Productions, National Geographic, Royal Hanneford Circus, International Contortion Convention, and Que Noche for Telemundo. This performance will be in conjunction with Jade Strings electric violin.

Elements of Body Art

Runway Show

“The Singularity”

Elements Of Body Art is the passion of artist Adriana Vincent-Gomez. She studied everything from beauty to special effects at Joe Blasco Makeup school in Hollywood, CA, and created Elements of Body Art in 2012. Her goal is to create unique imaginative works of body painting art using the human form as a canvas to bring this art form to another level. Elements of Body Art has been featured in previous years at Art Walks The Runway, and always creates a living, breathing work of art.

Haute Couture Fashion by Mariapia Malerba • AWR 2016

Art Walks the Runway Previous Years

Art Walks the Runway 2017