(Miami) On Thursday July 14th Art Hearts Fashion kicked of swim week with amazing talent for a great cause at the FUNKSHION tent. The highly anticipated runway shows featured collections of both nationally and internationally acclaimed designers. The 7pm presentation opened with Just Bones Boardwear featuring their "Ocean' Collection with the brands signature boardshorts and sexy bikinis, followed by the debut of Du Aqua Swimwear by Veronica Valle a luxury resort collection. The evening heated up with a fiery presentation by Cirone Swim. California favorite, celebrity designer Courtney Allegra showcased her fun and flirty bikini's at the finale of the 7pm presentation.
The 9pm showcase opened with a Havana themed runway show by international resort brand Hale Bob, followed by a sexy men's resort/swim collection by Argyle Grant. Celebrity designer Mister Triple X spiced things up with "BANDITS" a sexy swim and resort presentation highlighted by the brands signature edge and cool shades by Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. sunglasses and shoes by Alejandra G. The grand finale was held by none other than couture designer Rocky Gathercole showcasing his latest bikini and resort couture creations.
Following the runway shows, over 2000 swimweek guests joined the gang of Art Hearts Fashion at their Gala and swimweek party hosted by world famous LIV Nightclub. The event presented by Just Dance featured fashion shows by Hale Bob, Mister Triple X, Just Bones Boardwear, Courntey Allegra and Cirone Swim during a performance by DJ Shaun Frank.
On Saturday July 16th Art Hearts Fashion continued its series of presentations at W Hotel South Beach's Lycra Swim Salon presented by Planet Fashion TV. Designers included Koco Blaq, Bella Mar Swimwear, Mister Triple X "Wild Things" and Yas Couture by Elie Madi. Offiicial Eyewear sponsor L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stafani provided the finishing touches for both Koco Blaq and Mister Triple X.
Makeup Sponsor Dior Cosmetics and Hair Sponsor FHI Heat worked behind the scenes creating the perfect beach looks with creative direction by April Love. Special thanks to Backstage Director Didi Roberts, Style Director Tyler McDaniel, front of house manager Rosy Muto Funkshion, LIV, Jet Blue, Peroni, L.A.M.B., Gwen Stefani, Kenny Kenny Gear, Alejandra G shoes, Shibue Couture, FNL Networks, Getty Images, Impulse Group, Vita Coco, Coppertone, Rec Room, Getty Images, W Hotels, Planet Fashion TV, LaCroix, and all of our wonderful sponsors and supporters!
The next edition of Art Hearts Fashion will take place at New York Fashion Week September 12th-15th at the Angel Orensanz Event Space and on October 8-13th in Los Angeles.
Art Hearts Fashion is one of the most esteemed fashion platforms in the nation, breaking new ground with revolutionary and cutting-edge runway exhibitions and receiving national and international acclaim. Art Hearts Fashion designers continue to make national headlines, being featuring on major network television shows and pioneering never-before-seen shows for Miami Swim Week. Participating designers can be seen on every major Hollywood celebrity including: Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Niki Minaj, Rita Ora, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Miley Cirus, Carrie Underwood, and countless more. The platform is unequivocally intertwined with the causes and organizations it supports.
Art Hearts Fashion is leading the way in combining fashion and philanthropy by raising awareness and funds for great causes all while celebrating the art of fashion. The runway shows presented by AIDS Healthcare Foundation help raise awareness for HIV/AIDS and this seasons shows are dedicated to their #KeepThePromise campaign which highlights AHF's mission to provide access to treatment to the millions living with HIV.
About Art Hearts Fashion
Art Hearts Fashion, was created in 2011 to revolutionize the fashion scene by providing the top runways in the world for creative designers to showcase their work on the biggest venues at a fraction of the cost. Buyers, Celebrities, Stylists, and Top-Tier Press frequent Art Hearts Fashion to get a look at the freshest collections from trend-setting designers across the globe.