Art Hearts Fashion: Emma Viedma, Immanuel, Rene & Vasilije Kovacev
By Shayna Held
February 13, 2017
February 13, 2017
New York Fashion Week’s ‘Art Hearts Fashion’ continued throughout the weekend of February 12th at the Angel Orensanz Foundation Event Space in New York City. Other than the exciting art on the walls, the former Synagogue with high ceilings and bright lights, was striking in and of itself. AHF events allow national designer to showcase their collections. The platform is involved with the causes and organizations it supports. For example, one of the sponsors of Sunday night’s shows included the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
Emma Viedma of Paraguay kicked off the evening runway show using a beautiful, fresh color pallete. The designer showed intricate designs on neutral tones with occasional pops of pink and green. She wowed the crowd with her use of leather in a feminine way, mixing it with soft fabrics, creating the perfect mix of hard and soft. The weaving of the leather and the opening gown with tassel details were the favorites amongst the crowd.
Immanuel Clothing of Ireland followed the Emma Viedma Runway show. With just five looks, the designer showed contemporary party attire. Mixing up different sleeve lengths and different textures – anyone in Immanuel would be sure to stand out in a crowd.
Fashion by Rene, from Ireland as well, continued the show, introducing fun and elegant pieces. Tulle, bright silk, and lace all formed this unique fashionable collection.
For the finale, Vasilije Kovacev changed up the evening, showing a darker, edgier collection. Using a lot of black (one pop of pink!), heavy fabrics, and bold textures, this designer from Serbia created a prevailing and rich collection. From the structural building to the runway, it was an exciting evening indeed!