Spring/Summer 2015 Season 2
From the Ashes “Still I Rise”.
This season welcomes Bianchi’s 1st presentation outside of the UK. Bianchi’s 6th Collection is conveyed in a mood that encourages the collaboration of Art & fashion. Detailed works of intricate hand paintings stimulates the seasons story, expanding on the cultural struggles of taking flight projected in the style lines and silhouettes with a detailed exhibition of movement, the icon symbol of rising. Subtle pastels produce restful images of birds, petals and horticultural references. The theme demonstrates the elegance in forms of contemporary design direction. The collection boasts a palette of blue hues and neutral attributes that add warmth and a crisp coolness, soothing with the animatic paint of Avialae.
Marcella Jones-Penn began designing at the tender age of 12 years old and has loved creating and styling ever since. Throughout the years and in her professional real estate career, Marcella has grown to appreciate women in business and love to design for market.
marcella co. was birthed out of that vision to touch women’s lives with the gift of creativity, art and style through fashion. I strive to make designs that are timeless and amazing. I like to mix textures, prints and details to create new looks to classic styles.
marcella co. designs are for women that love to make a statement whether she’s at work or play. My designs are crisp and sleek with a modern edge. They are appropriate even for those unexpected, yet highly desired, meetings of opportunity.
In creating marcella co. I not only want to stop with apparel, but will add purses, shoes, accessories and then perfumes, beauty products, and hosiery. It is my desire to sell my designs in stores locally, statewide, national and internationally.
I love using my God-given talent of creativity, design and construction to watch God’s awesome work come alive through my hands.
In fact, marcella co. is your favorite designer you never met…’til now.
Head designer Rashad Calhoun of Dahsar by Rashad will be showcasing his Victorian and Medieval inspired collection titled Dahsars Blood of the Runway. Dahsar by Rashad clothing line is a new and fresh look on todays style of fashion.
Video Footage and Catwalk Pictures from previous designers Spring/Summer 2014
Project Runway Vietnam 2013″ Winning Designer
(Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam)
Cristalle De La Bruyère, of Tralala Paris (Paris, France)
JUNGLE is a smart collection: “Ready-to-Wear” clothing, ready to leave.
After many long years as a model in Paris, as well as traveling internationally, I found normalcy and decided to create my own collection. My purpose is to sublimate the woman with noble materials (subjects) such as silk, cotton, and Bogolan.
Tiffany McCall Couture by Tiffany McCall Paris, France
Femme Victorienne Spring/Summer 2014
The inspiration for this collection titled “Femme Victorienne” S/S 2014 is inspired by Queen Marie Antoinette and Queen Elizabeth. After a journey to the Château de Versailles and England’s Diamond Jubilee, the collection was inspired by the lovely feminine royal colours of Queen Marie Antionette’s bedroom. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s elegant and formidable dress style and warobe. The fascination and réminiscence of the 16th and 17th eras lanced into the 21st century. The silhouettes designed in this collection are delicate heart shape bustier dresses with elegantly opened back forms, divine ruffle lace trimmings, Vintage Victorian umbrellas, hats and gloves throughout the entire evening wear collection. The Peggy handbags in this Victorienne collection will have a new twist. Hand sewn uniquely selected Ostrich feathers on each hand will accompany the dresses. The fabrics are Avant-garde French Lace from Calais France, luxurious silks designed by Yves Saint Laurent, and Swarovski Crystals with a royal colour palette of rich and soft hues. This high quality innovative collection like each of the collections is created to empower women whilst enhancing their femininity demonstrating the royal essence in every woman. Femme Victorienne at Tiffany’s Fashion Week Paris is an event not to be missed. Gros Bisous
Tiffany McCall Couture
Midnight in Paris!
A rendezvous in Paris had me mesmerized by the two elements that run parallel to each other, yet are in sync and in harmony, painting a spectacular city, called Paris.
Through the eyes of a designer, I wanted to capture this contrasting feature in my collection … The romance of the city, with the sharp architecture of the Eiffel Tower under the blanket of the midnight sky.
The collection reflects this feature with the floral embroidery teamed with the sharp, abstract prints. My signature style of tone-on-tone embroidery in floral accents on lace and tulle of varying transparencies, illusion necklines, sheer sleeves and backs, full-skirted dresses flowing towards long and floaty gowns capture that essence of romance. The sharp prints in black and grey bring out the complexity of the Eiffel Tower. Grey to black tones with glittering diamonds and crystals bring out the enchantment of my collection.
I believe that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, and that is what I portrayed in my collection.
For more on Sushma Patel, please visit www.SushmaPatel.us
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(Mumbai, India/Atlanta, GA, USA)
Luis Machicao, of Luis Machicao Couture (Cusco, Peru/Charlotte, NC, USA)
This collection is dedicated to a new angel in Heaven … My mentor and dear friend, Herman Phynes, whom shared this insane passion for fashion with me.
Inspiration –Nothing is new in fashion! Every single detail was already done, I just needed to look at this collection and realize that “retro is in” … The magnificent shapes of the 1950′s are the inspiration for this collection, the way the fabrics embrace the feminine bodies and then felt down, making the women feel like they are wearing a second skin. Sumptuous cuts and classy shapes makes this proposal another alternative to the little black dress.
For more on Luis Machicao, please visit www.LuisMachicao.com
Luis Machicao Couture
(Cusco, Peru/Charlotte, NC, USA)
Soucha Haute Couture
Dauphine of France Couture
(Louisville, KY, USA)
Tehra Pilar of the USA
To entitle my collection, the most fitting name would be “Paris Being the Muse”.
My collection is a play on a romantic view of Paris, Parisian architecture, the beauty of the city, the dismal but cozy elegance that is nostalgic and reminiscent of a stroll through the Champs-Élysées in between changes of a new season; the excitation and perception of Parisian life … You will see fabrics and textures that mimic the architectural structures of Paris’ landmarks, art, gardens, fountains and all that Paris embodies and offers to deliver and dispense those romantic qualities. Paris Etant la Muse!
For more on Tehra Pilar Williams, please visit www.TehraPilar.com
Tehra Pilar Designs
(Baltimore, MD, USA)
Marco Marcu, of M. Marcu Fashion Design (Frankfurt, Germany)
“Black & White – Night & Day” … A homage to Coco Chanel
One of the most famous Fashion Designers, Marco Marcu, is coming to Paris to take part in “Tiffany’s Fashion Week Paris”.
The glamorous fashion show by Marco Marcu presents Spring/Summer 2014 “Black & White – Night & Day” will instead find on 28th September, in Paris, France.
“Superiority of Dresses”
Black: “I think that black has everything”, say Coco Chanel
White: Simple, Fresh, Grown and Noble
Slim, modest, in jersey, viscose, lace or silk summer will hold on to its dress line, so successful up to now. With classical necklines and mostly sleeveless. In the question of lengths, the knee remains the key, sometimes asymmetrically skimming, sometimes straight and narrow. Extremely feminine, luxurious and sexy dresses captured the language of Chic, Cool & Classy.
For more on Marco Marcu, please visit
Marco Marcu Fashion Design
Giovanni Lo Presti, of Gio Fashion (Lausanne, Switzerland)
Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts…
The first part is called “The Pledge”. The magician shows you something ordinary: He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course… it probably isn’t.
The second act is called “The Turn”. The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you’re looking for the secret… but you won’t find it, because of course you’re not really looking. You don’t really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn’t clap yet. Because making something disappear isn’t enough; you have to bring it back.
That’s why every magic trick has a third act, the part where you’ll see something you’ve never seen before!!! The part we call “Le Prestige.”
For more on Giovanni Lo Presti, please visit www.GioFashion.com
Giovanni Lo Presti
John Ashford, of Authentic by John Ashford (New York, NY, USA)
John Ashford is a shoe designer, visual artist, illustrator, photographer, author, and teacher. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University with a major in Commercial Art, Ashford traveled to many cities in The United States, and around the world. He learned the process of constructing the perfect stylish and comfortable shoe from an old veteran cobbler in Naples, Italy.
Marrying those exquisite lessons and his natural artistic ability, he created The John Ashford Collection in 2003. In late 2012, he birthed Authentic by John Ashford. This unique brand defines couture with high fashion art, where each shoe is an artistic masterpiece hand crafted and signed by John Ashford himself. His shoe collection has been featured Italy around the world including, Africa, England, France, Germany, , Japan, Switzerland, and many other countries.
The limited edition line is currently sold online at www.AuthenticByJohnAshford.com, in select stores, select boutiques and the “Authentic by John Ashford” Showroom in New York City.
Authentic by John Ashford
(New York, NY, USA)