Art Hearts Fashion presented by AIDS Healthcare Foundation hosted New York Fashion Week shows at the Neo-Gothic NYC landmark, the Angel Orensanz Foundation, on the lower east side of Manhattan February 10th-13th.
The Angel Orensanz Foundation, a replica of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, has long been the home for artistic and performing arts. The Cathedral served as the dramatic setting for NYC’s most highly attended shows. A favorite among press and celebrities alike, this season Art Hearts Fashion brought an impressive lineup of over 30 international acclaimed designers to the catwalk during 4 full days of runway shows, an exclusive opening party, and closing awards presentation.
As a voice for artistic and cutting edge designers, Art Hearts Fashion is paving the way toward the future of Fashion Week. Art Hearts Fashion’s philanthropic drive stretches from coast to coast, putting the spotlight on how fashion can promote constructive ideals and influence the progressive evolution of the fashion industry. The platform is proud to raise funds and awareness for organizations including: Aids Healthcare Foundation, Project Cancerland, Make A Wish Foundation, Children’s Hospital LA, & Women’s Cancer Research Foundation.
Special shows this season included AnaOno Intimates X Cancerland raising awareness for breast cancer by featuring cancer survivors on the runway. The event hosted by academy award winning actress Mira Sorvino was followed by 21 Reasons Why the fashion label by Madeline Stuart, the first ever Super Model turned designer with Down Syndrome.
From East to West, International Couture designers dominated the runway featuring brands from China, Dubai, Lebanon, Egypt, India, London, Paraguay, Serbia, Malta, Paris, Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Philipinnes, and Australia.
Runway looks were mastered by the diligent work of CoCre8 Powered by Sexy Hair assisted by Woody Michleb’s Style the Runway. April Love Pro Team worked tirelessly backstage to create hundreds of looks throughout the week. City Color cosmetics, Bdellium tools and Bulls Eye Lashes provided the beauty products that helped complete the looks.
Title Sponsor AIDS Healthcare Foundation celebrated World Condom Day at the event and promoted #AlwaysInFashion to build awareness about condom usage. AHF is the world’s largest provider of services for HIV/AIDS. To support AHF you can txt “FIGHTAIDS” to 41444 to donate any amount to support the cause.
Want to check out Arts Hearts Fashion Week? Their next stop is Los Angeles, March 14-17, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Couldn’t attend? Watch some of our FAV runway shows below:
Vaishali S NY
Ellena De Luna
Dair by Odair Pereira
Fernando Alberto Atelier