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The Heart Of The Catwalk
Revolutionary bi-coastal fashion platform Art Hearts Fashion presented by AIDS Healthcare Foundation hosted New York Fashion Week shows February 10th-13th at the Neo-Gothic NYC landmark that is the Angel Orensanz Foundation on the culturally flourishing lower east side.
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.
Special thank you to City Color cosmetics, Bdellium tools and Bulls Eye Lashes for providing 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.
A very special thanks to our partners and sponsors: AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Big Sexy Hair, CoCre8, Style The Runway, April Love Pro Team, Monster Energy, Illy Coffee, Hubert’s Lemonade, 42 Below Vodka, Harlem Brewing Company, Coco Community, Savvy Travelers, Shibue Couture, Six Summit Gallery, Project Cancerland, FNL Networks, Getty Images, Bulls Eye Lashes, The DL, Bdellium Tools, and The Attic.