Featuring Seasoned International and Domestic Designers
Robert Rison of Eclat
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. Robert Rison will be showcasing on the runways in NYC & Las Vegas this season with the International Fashion Week August & September 2019.
Michael Brewer, fashion designer and owner of WearableArtOmaha, has spent his adult life searching for work he could be passionate about. An Air Force brat who was raised in and around Omaha, Nebraska, he tried on several hats (soccer coach and divorce attorney to name a few) before settling into the world of fashion, clothing design, and entrepreneurship.
In 2017, at age 40, he shut down his law practice, but still had no idea what he was going to be when he grew up. He did know that he needed less stress and more balance in his life, more time spent with his friends and family, and that a return to having fun and being happy was paramount.
Brewer sites the band 311 (fellow Omaha natives) as “unknowingly providing the soundtrack to his life.” The band’s songs have always contained the themes of unity, positivity, happiness, and enjoying life, and out of the hundreds of songs they’ve produced, Brewer’s favorite line might be this: “So many things that have gone wrong, least you have ears to hear this song.” This idea, that every day we wake up is a great day, has formed the basis of Brewer’s life philosophy, and the design philosophy behind WAO’s apparel. www.wearableartomaha.com
The CM brand, is a new clothing brand developed by the young Cape Verdean, Cindy Monteiro. She is 26 years old, and she was born in Switzerland, She grew up between Switzerland and Cape Verde. She studied in France, in Lyon and Paris. By the time, she developed her own style, not forgetting her roots, incremented by the environment in which she lived, very soberly associating glamour, elegance, but also the ambivalence between strength and sensitivity of the Cape Verdean woman.
She privileges fitted and straight cuts, light textures, sober colors, lightweight materials, adapted to the climate of Cape Verde. The CM brand, was introduced on December 7, 2013 in Praia. It is marketed by CMC Consulting company, which has a show room in Palmarejo.
In Cape Verde, she devoted herself to develop the Cape Verdean fashion industry, participating in some events like the first Hair Styling Show; VaissFashion Day; She represented her country at the African Fashion Reception in Paris; She has been the Cape Verde First Lady fashion designer; and by it she had the chance to send to the last United State First Lady: Michelle Obama, who kindly sent her a letter thanking her for the dress.
A Wales native, Antonella began her career in fashion when she was taught to sew by her mother. In 2012, she graduated with her Degree from the University of Wales, Newport in Fashion Design.
Locally recommended and then privately commissioned to create traditional embroidered pieces symbolizing aspects of Welsh culture, in 2005 Antonella was commissioned to create items for HRH Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Jimmy White OBE, and The Marquis of Bath.
Before moving to the United States, Antonella worked with designers Julien MacDonald and Robyn Cole in Wales. She also worked as a Costume Assistant at Thaumatop Media, and was awarded the title of Best Welsh Designer in 2012.
More recently, Antonella won the title of Fashion Week Las Vegas 2014 Best Men’s Designer, and Social Media Winner, and had some of her garments featured in the Snoop Dogg & Pharell new video, ‘Peaches n Cream’. During San Diego Fashion Week, iconic celebrities R&B legend Shelley Clark-White and Celebrity Artist Nicolosi, took to the runway modeling Antonella’s custom designed clothes.
Antonella has since made a name for herself featuring in numerous magazines ‘as the one to watch’.
As a Decorated Designer, Antonella looks to reflect today’s culture into one’s lifestyle, validating the freedom for the individuals to self-identify.
Rory Castillo from Sacramento
Featured his newest collection on the cover of Shimmer Magazine in the early onset of our publication, we will bring for our Holiday Issue a up to date on where Rory is at since the beautiful photo shoot we did with him in SanFrancisco feature piece in the Holiday Issue of Shimmer Magazine