Hungarian avant-garde collection Baharat was featured in Linger Magazine with stylists weighing in on their favorite picks. Designer Foldi Kinga designs exquisite couture designs for stage and special occasion, and uses the silk scraps to create beautiful jewelry, keeping her commitment to not adding waste fabric to the environment.
Alterequo is a project with a mission: to give discarded materials a new life and purpose and create a work of art. Designer Laura Buffa is based in Rome, a city of ancient monuments and glorious works of art, and a city with an abundance of trash. Inspired by the classic sculpture and architecture, Laura chose to take this inspiration and transform used plastic bottles into wearable art, classic, contemporary and avant-garde. Plastic bottles are collected, sanitized and cut and shaped with heating tools to create beautiful forms for the jewelry. The jewelry artists let the plastic react to the heat to reveal unique forms and suggestive shapes, or manipulate the plastic to create more traditional forms. The shapes either retain their original color, or are painted with enamels to give different hues and shades. Finishing touches are semi precious stones (quartz, amethyst, carnelian, pearls) or crystals. Alterequo’s commitment to recycling and reusing successfully collects at least 400 bottles per month to produce the collections.. The necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings re lightweight, contemporary and creative statement pieces that not only reflect the personality of the wearer, but also their eco-conscience. Bel Esprit represents Alterequo in the United States. Shop Alterequo in the Bel Esprit Shopping Showroom!
Arte Moda Stile is an event by Showroom International and the Bel Esprit Showroom bringing together
independent designers and artists fromaround the world to connect the inspiration and expression in art, fashion and design. A London evening wear and bridal designer inspired by old Hollywood film costume meets a Las Vegas artist painting the Hollywood icons of years past and today. A London artisanal designer working with organic, natural fabrics and fibers to create eco-luxury meets a Philadelphia artist photographing abandoned train lines taken over by nature. A Pennsylvania jewelry collection inspired by the mixture of colors in abstract art and landscape art, finds partners in Las Vegas abstract and landscape artists. A designer from Hungary creates exquisite jewelry from scraps of silk, reflecting the colors and elements of nature expressed in paintings and photography. Whether, subject, color, composition or technique, art, fashion and design share inspiration and expression, and each medium inspires the other. Fashion becomes art, art becomes design, and design becomes lifestyle.
The purpose of Arte Moda Stile is two-fold: to demonstrate the universal understanding of art, fashion and design. Inspiration and expression are the same human experience, not limited by country, culture or language. The exhibit allows the appreciation of the technique and artisan work in all media. Arte Moda Stile also works to support the work of local artists and designers by placing them on the same stage as international brands, showing that their work is equal in quality and expression, and to demonstrate their viability both within their medium and in the commercial market.
Although Arte Moda Stile takes place in local markets, the reach is international, with the showrooms promoting the participants throughout the world. The work of talented designers and artists are presented to a global audience, crossing the different disciplines and broadening their market reach. Hosts, partners and sponsors also receive attention from international markets in fashion, art and design.
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Bel Esprit members Elena Garcia, Lucy Tammam and Foldi Kinga (Baharat) showed select pieces of their luxury collections at Aureole Las Vegas. Eco-luxury wowed the crowd and après-show, host, Chef Charlie Palmer, treated guests to signature hors-d’oeuvres and champagne. The event was
captured by local media and press and was featured on a local style show. These three designers are gaining international acclaim for their design as well as their commitment to ethical principles. Lucy Tammam guarantees her clients fabrics that are carefully sourced for their animal and environmentally friendly qualities, and works with fair trade artisanal cooperatives in India to produce her exquisitely beaded and embroidered red carpet creations. Lucy finds her inspiration in the films of Old Hollywood, drawing from the celebrated glamour of the 30′s and 40′s. Elena Garcia carefully hand-dyes each garment, using natural and organic fabrics and environmentally safe dyes. She works with cooperatives in London that give opportunities to disadvantaged women to learn sewing skills and manufacture collections to earn a liveable wage. Each collection is created with a reference to an exotic location or an evocative bygone era.
Designer Foldi Kinga draws her inspiration from nature and traditional
embellishments, with her “Frilltales” and “Water” collection featured in Las Vegas. Each piece is precisely constructed with a nod to the extravagance of theater costumes (for which she has won awards). Her silk jewelry collection reflects her ”zero-waste” policy – all her scraps are carefully collection and used to create extraordinary silk necklaces and jewelry.
These three talented designers delighted a new audience in Las Vegas who now look forward to seeing more of their work. The Aureole offered a fitting setting for this special runway presentation – luxury fashion in a luxury restaurant, with the carefully crafted hors-d’oeuvres and desserts competing with the fashion for best style.
Showroom International and the Bel Esprit Showroom will present Arte Moda Stile on Friday, May 24, 2013, featuring the work of international fashion designers and artists. The event is hosted by Lily Lounge at Bellagio Las Vegas and The Light Group, providing a luxurious setting for the talented artists and designers.
Arte Moda Stile brings together fine art and high end fashion design in an exhibit showing the connecting inspiration in fashion and art. Whether color, composition, subject or medium, art and fashion are inspired by the same elements and serve as inspiration for design in all media. Arte Moda Stile will present the work of Las Vegas and Philadelphia artists alongside the contemporary fashion designers presenting their work on the runway and in the Style Lounge at Las Vegas Fashion Week.
Local Las Vegas artists Omar Gomez and Nicholas Blackham will show select paintings. Omar Gomez focuses on the sights and scenery of Las Vegas, exhibiting a painting of the Las Vegas landscape. Nicholas Blackham will show his iconic portraits and abstract paintings. Philadelphia photographer and artist Julia Blaukopf juxtaposes her photography of fashion and landscapes to create photo collages expressing the landscape through fashion, and the fashion through landscape. Textile artist Melissa D’Agostino is exhibiting a piece of her textile art, with her signature geometric dyework and shibori technique.
Alongside the thought-provoking art, fashion designers will exhibit pieces that enhance aspects of the visual art. Jewelry designers Moonlight and Alterequo will complement the art with the colorful, contemporary and avant garde jewelry designs. Elena Garcia, a London textile and fashion artist, is sending her signature felted silk work and hand dyed apparel to emphasize color and texture. Designer Lucy Tammam, inspired by the style of Old Hollywood, will present a piece that projects the current style choices of a long-gone Hollywood icon. Designer Foldi Kinga will show pieces from her Baharat silk jewelry collection to complement the artwork.
All of the art and fashion pieces on display are available for sale after the event closes, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Nevada Blind Childrens Foundation. To attend the event, and for additional information, contact email@example.com.
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Showroom International and the Bel Esprit Showroom are bringing their signature Style Lounge to Las Vegas Fashion Week, presenting fashion from couture to sportswear, and accessory and jewelry collections to buyers and press on Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22. Designers from the United States and Europe will show their collections to fashion professionals.
On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, the showrooms’ Style Lounge will be hosted by Bagatelle, alongside the Las Vegas Fashion Week runway shows, and on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, the Style Lounge will move to a private suite in Heraea at the Palms. New showroom members Noelle Nicole Collection, a luxury resort wear collection, and Petite Bourgeoisie, a better-priced, high fashion sportswear brand will present their collections both on the runway and at the Style Lounge. The Style Lounge will also feature London couture designers House of Tammam, bes[ple amd ready-to-wear gowns, and Elena Garcia, hand-dyed and hand-felted silk dresses and separates. Also from the United Kingdom is the contemporary designer sportswear and dress collection Eweline B. Already well-known in Europe,these collections are making their US West Coast debut with their exquisitely constructed fashion. The Baharat collection by award winning Hungarian costumer and designer Foldi Kinga will feature select pieces from the designer's current collection as well as the very popular silk jewelry line. Moonlight Jewelry will show its successful Mosaic collection and the
Renaissance collection, handmade from recycled sterling silver wire and chain, and debut its new Filigree collection. Italian jewelry brand Alterequo will show select pieces from their contemporary and avant-gard collection of statement jewelry made from recycled materials. Rounding out the Style Lounge lineup will be Donna D Designs, sumptuous crystal jewelry already in demand among recording artists and celebrities.
The Style Lounge and runway shows are open to international buyers, press and fashion professionals. To attend events during Las Vegas Fashion Week, and for more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Ethical fashion will be in the spotlight at Las Vegas Fashion Week at an exclusive, luxury runway event at Aureole in Mandalay Bay Hotel, a five star, internationally known restaurant by Chef Charlie Palmer. Designers Lucy Tammam and Foldi Kinga will feature uxury couture gowns, and Kasia Van Markoviec, designer of Van Markoviec, avant-garde eco-luxury sportswear, will present select items of her collection on May 23, 2013. Fashion will grace the restaurant’s glass staircase, before an audience of VIP guests and professionals.
The House of Tammam observes the strictest ethical standards for the production of the collection. Using peace silk, organic cotton, and reclaimed vintage fabrics, Lucy Tammam fashions red carpet creations that combining old Hollywood glamour with modern style for exquisitely tailored, show stopping designs that have graced the BAFTA awards and weddings around the world. Lucy’s commitment to ethical principles extends to social justice, employing certified fair-trade production for her ready-to-wear pieces and the intricate beadwork on her gowns.
Van Markoviec designs are beautiful expressions of modern, wearable fashion. Netherlands designer Kasia Van Markoviec uses the highest-quality ecological fabrics, organic cottons and silks, recycled denim, as well as cutting edge fabrics made from recycled plastic. Van Markoviec collections are known around the
world for their avant-garde look and wearable style. Kasia works to revitalize the manufacturing industry in her native Poland, employing the highly skilled tailors and artisan workers to produce her luxury sportswear.
Designer Foldi Kinga, an award-winning designer and costumer, will round out the
runway show with her artistic couture gowns created for her label Baharat. Her gowns have been featured in art exhibits and runways around the world, and she has costumed performance pieces and theater productions. Foldi practices zero-waste in her designs, using all the fabric scraps to create accessory and jewelry items. Her beautiful necklaces and bracelets are exquisitely executed works of art, crafted from thousands of carefully cut silk scraps.
Chef Charlie Palmer’s Aureole at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is a dining destination for gourmands and wine-lovers alike. Offering Chef Palmer’s acclaimed Progressive American cooking, it has been welcoming discerning diners from across the globe since it’s inception in 2009. The show-stopping menu under the direction of Executive Chef Vincent Pouessel and Pastry Chef Megan Bringas combines the classic cuisine of Charlie Palmer with the theatricality of Las Vegas. Aureole’s iconic four-story wine tower boasts over 10,000 bottles of 2,800 selections and has long been a fixture on the Las Vegas dining scene, collecting the highest food and wine accolades in the industry. Aureole’s much lauded “wine angels,” retrieve wines from up and down the 48-foot tower with balletic grace and agility. With three separate locations for a la carte dining – the sophisticated lounge, an elegant main dining room and luxurious swan court (replete with an outdoor patio overlooking the swans) – this celebrated restaurant offers distinctive options for a diverse range of diners. With three unique private dining rooms, Aureole plays hosts to various groups of all sizes.
Las Vegas Fashion Week will feature runway shows of international fashion collection, a Style Lounge organized by Showroom International and the Bel Esprit Showroom, displaying the collections of participating designers and additional, select apparel, accessory and jewelry collections, the Luxury Runway at Aureole. Bel Esprit and Showroom International will debut Arte Moda Stile, a high end exhibit of art and fashion at the Lily Lounge at the Bellagio Las Vegas. Las Vegas Fashion Week will combine industry only events with public events, giving fashion designers maximum exposure in the market. Las Vegas Fashion Week will run from May 20-26, 2013. For more information about the event, contact email@example.com.
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