Social Media Model Winner Ann Marie from Trinidad won first round competition for Fashion Week Las Vegas
Model and the National Director for the Miss Trinidad and Tobago & Miss Caribbean Regency International Pageant. Owner and founder of Briggs Model Management And Briggs Clothing Co.
She is also the Reigning Miss Face of the Globe Trinidad and Tobago 2016-2017 where she represents her Country in London and Disneyland Paris.
Ann Marie is a proud mother and takes time to help motivate women who are Mother’s like herself, and who want to be part of the modelling, pageant and beauty industry. An island girl at heart she loves nature, hiking and swimming in the warm Caribbean Sea that surrounds Trinidad.
Ann Marie is excited to be part of FWLV, she hopes it will be a life changing opportunity and hopes to meet and have the opportunity to network with talent agencies and hopes to be scouted by a top modelling agency!
Ann Marie will be part of the advertising campaign for Fashion Week Las Vegas for August, we will just need to see what pops up in Vegas for the event in August. We look forward to seeing her in action on the runway.
is an Italian shipbuilding and Boat building company based in Viareggio, Livorno, and Fano, owned by Azimut. Benetti designs and constructs motoryachts, and is one of the leading builders of custom superyachts, having won the Showboats International magazine “shipyard number 1” award six times in a row, the only yard to have done so.
Herant from Lagos, South Africa will be joining the group of International Designers in 2017 to showcase for the first time a men’s collection that will be surely turning heads. Herant’s RTW mens collection is for the active male and he will develop his sophisticated line to also carry men’s suites and jackets as well as all accessories for him.
Ties, belts, shoes and the stylish outerwear will be brought to the US during season 11 at Fashion Week Las Vegas.
This brand is one to keep your eyes on, they will be doing a first release in February 2017 at the International Fashion House located in LA.
Emerging Designer Competition 2017
The new year begins at Fashion Week Las Vegas as they begin organizing and preparing for the big competition in August 2017.
Emerging Designers from the US and Internationally are welcomed to register on line and apply to see if they are selected for the 11th annual competition held in Las Vegas during the week of runway shows typically held during the largest apparel convention in north america. Organizers of Fashion Week Las Vegas are taking applications for the first online submission from November 14th thru December 9th. To register and get more information visit this link
Jaba Pop art
Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the mid-1950s in Britain and the late 1950s in the United States.Among the early artists that shaped the pop art movement were Eduardo Paolozzi and Richard Hamilton inBritain, and Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns in the United States. Pop art presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising and news. In pop art, material is sometimes visually removed from its known context, isolated, and/or combined with unrelated material.
Pop art employs aspects of mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects. One of its aims is to use images of popular (as opposed to elitist) culture in art, emphasizing the banal or kitschyelements of any culture, most often through the use of irony. It is also associated with the artists’ use of mechanical means of reproduction or rendering techniques.
Pop art is widely interpreted as a reaction to the then-dominant ideas of abstract expressionism, as well as an expansion of those ideas. Due to its utilization of found objects and images, it is similar to Dada. Pop art andminimalism are considered to be art movements that precede postmodern art, or are some of the earliest examples of postmodern art themselves.
Pop art often takes imagery that is currently in use in advertising. Product labeling and logos figure prominently in the imagery chosen by pop artists, seen in the labels of Campbell’s Soup Cans, by Andy Warhol. Even the labeling on the outside of a shipping box containing food items for retail has been used as subject matter in pop art, as demonstrated by Warhol’s Campbell’s Tomato Juice Box, 1964
POP ART by JABA from Georgia
“Laryssa is a young, innovative, edgy, high end Women’s & Men’s wear Fashion Designer. This was a dream of hers since she was 9 years old, following her grandmothers footsteps as a dress maker. LaQu Adornments is based in Brooklyn, NY. Laryssa is a graduate of Fashion Institute of Technology specializing in special occasion/evening wear. She often refers to her work as “Ready To Wear With A Couture Twist.” She is inspired by everyday life in NYC, also the many shapes and features of a woman’s body. Laryssa always creates a fantasy or storyline that goes along with her collections. She is strongly passionate about her career, and loves keeping her customers feeling amazing in her creations. She hopes for people to enjoy her contributions to style as she shares part of her creative mind to the world. LaQu Adornments offers styling services, custom designs, & tailoring services. She also create custom brooch bouquets and other wedding keepsakes.”
Eclat by Robert Rison at Fashion Week LV
Robert Ríson (pronounced ‘reeson’) (born February 24, 1976) is a Clothing Designer, Author, Artist, Channeler, and Metaphysical Healer. He is a 3rd Degree Reiki Master of the Usui System of Reiki Healing (Usui Shiki Rycho). He wrote his first “how to” book about the methodology of thought and reality creation at the age of 12 (The Living Information) in 1988. He, also, has researched the subject of life extension, through the use of alternative methods of nutrition and health, since that time. Having graduated from high school at the age of 16, he then wrote his second book (Elevated Dining) at the age of 17. Not limiting his search to just metaphysical understanding, he incorporated scientific understanding, as well. The result of the research was the book “ELEVATED DINING.” He incorporated “ELEVATED DINING’s” alternative methods into his business/artistic affairs and found that these concepts proved beneficial to his patrons/ clients psychological well-being. Revised editions of these 2 earlier books are scheduled for release in 2017. He has traveled to Egypt, Tibet and Japan in researching the esoteric and metaphysic knowledge. He is currently working on his 3rd book, which will include the knowledge gained from these sojourns. The current book project is scheduled for release in 2016. He has a Degree in the Science of Business Administration and a Degree in Dress Making & Design. From the years of 1994 to 2003, Rison was mostly doing stage and costume designs, promoting his collaborative works of art, promoting his first two books and operating his retail clothing boutique. He designed & did an Internship @ Antthony Mark Hankins Inc, June 1 2000 in Dallas Texas. A short Summer Internship at the HomeShoppingNetwork Celebrity Superstar Designers Fashion House @ Antthony Mark Hankins Inc. He started the pursuit of dressmaking and clothing designing as a professional fashion designer full time in 2010, after his sojourn from the Far East. He and Associates launched ECLAT Design & Atelier House in March 2011 as Full service Design & Tailoring House.
As Creative Director, he launched his eponymous collection & label for release March 2011 for Fall/Winter 2011/2012. That Collection was presented in House @ ECLAT. The second Collection S/S 2012 was presented @ Charleston Fashion Week 2012 as a Trunk Show (March 2012 Charleston SC)., The third Collection for F/W 2012/2013 was presented @ Audi/Columbia Style Week 2012 (June 2012 Columbia SC). The fourth collection S/S 2013 was presented @ Charlotte International Fashion Week 2012 (September 2012 Charlotte NC). From the reviews, interviews and write-ups from the 2nd, 3rd & 4th shows, he has been offered to present @ Plitz New York City International Fashion Week and Fashion Week Brooklyn 2014. In 2013 the ECLAT Group reorganized, separating the alterations services division into a subsidiary unit. The focus now is Showroom wholesale to Retail and the building of global presence. http://www.eclatlrison.wixsite.com/rison
Malanski at Las Vegas Fashion Week
Malanski refreshingly fuses edgy contemporary trends with the traditional garment. Hand stitched beading, luxurious soft leather, elegant textiles, feathers, sequins, and exquisite designs, makes each custom corset unique. Historically, corsets were used to slim the body and reduce waistlines, thus exaggerating the bust and hips. He sought out to revive the corset’s traditional purpose of enhancing the female silhouette by creating dramatic timeless fashion pieces. “Executed with care and elegance, the aesthetics combine a traditional structured frame with modern and daring details, that accentuate a woman so delicately. I wanted to bring fashion to sexy.”
Runway Model Competition at Fashion Week Las Vegas in August 2017
Getting a Glow On for a New Career
By Bobbie Katz
Sometimes when you start a new fashion trend, it can just get too darn hot too fast.
Such was the case with Alpaca Couture, uniquely beautiful alpaca fashions created by hand from start to finish and designed by Antonella Commatteo, which were showcased at Fashion Week-Las Vegas in 2014. The beautiful shimmery material, even when mixed with lighter fabrics, proved to be simply too hot and heavy for the warmer seasons and climates. And as the saying goes, if you can’t take the heat, mind your own business, which is what Commatteo is currently doing as Alpaca Couture becomes an entity now sold via an online store by her former partner Wade Von Giessen.
The talented designer’s cool new business moves started with her leaving Alpaca Couture and Wisconsin to relocate to Long Beach, California, and begin her own fashion line called Commatteo. Out here on her own, she is creating pants, shirts, and jackets for men and plans to design for women as well.
“I love designing for men,” Commatteo enthuses. “I enjoy the challenge of creating something new. There is only so much you can do with men’s clothes while women’s clothes are so diverse. The pants, shirts, and jackets I’m designing for men are not your normal fare – they have a little twist to them. I have chosen Wisconsin badger colors to work with, from cream to light brown, tan, dark brown, and even a touch of black. I’m going to mix fabrics.
“All the clothes will be handmade,” she continues. “I want to try and make 21 complete outfits, pants and a shirt or pants, a shirt, and a jacket, for each season. I’ll probably end up doing 40-44 medium men’s and a 32-34 waist. Once they are done, I’ll try to get them to Las Vegas. Fashion Week in March 2016 and also to L.A. Fashion Week a month later and I’ll try for San Diego as well. . I want to show the line complete.”
Remarkably, Commatteo has no one helping her. She gets her fabrics and notions from the Garment District and does all the design, sketching, cutting, and sewing herself. She first makes a prototype for each garment out of calico.
“When I look at the prototype, I can see what fabric and color I will make the garment in,” she reveals. “Calico lets me know how the material will fold and whether to choose a lightweight or medium fabric. I won’t use anything heavy for the Spring/Summer collection.”
Citing the fact that there’s huge competition in the L.A fashion arena, Commatteo reveals that it’s really scary for her. She says that her first collection will be an all-men’s Fall/Winter mixed collection.
“I will always do all-men’s in a mixed collection,” she relates. “They complement each other. Within the next six months, I want to do a complete collection from start to finish. We always work six months to a year in advance – I’ve already designed the Spring/Sumer 2016 collection, which is the one I will show in March.”
As for her designing process, Commatteo says that she spends, on average, six hours a day creating her fashions. She claims that she feels no pressure and that the most fun is watching her designs on the runway or seeing them on the models at the photoshoot beforehand. Now 51, she has been designing off and on for 30 years ever since she was in school. Still, she admits that this is her first time ever out here in the big world by herself.
“I think what makes my clothes unique is the handmade personal touch and the fact that they are tailored,” she maintains. “I will be taking custom orders. The collection can go for manufacturing if a store wants to sell pieces or if a buyer comes along. I’d like to bring someone in to help me but right now I have to do it by myself.”
In terms of her woman’s collection, she says that it will be dependent upon the colors and trends for a particular season because each season the colors will change. In designing her clothes, she works from her apartment, cutting her designs on the floor.
“I have a sewing machine but I don’t have a male mannequin, which makes it a challenge to get the sizing correct,” she admits. “I only have a female mannequin. So I make my own basic patterns from an already made shirt, for example, or I’ll take a basic shirt and strip it.”
It has long been said that success can only be achieved if one is willing to take risks. The talented Commatteo is working towards feeling the heat once again but, this time, in a much different and year-round permanent way.