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Australian Financial Review, What's On Sydney, April 16 - 18 2010:

In a fashion-meets-art collaboration next Thursday evening in Sydney, the Being Born Again Couture fashion show will take place in the National Art School.

Organiser and Managing Director Davina Reichman says she approached a number of fashion designers, who were then given carte blanche to choose their own artistic inspiration.

Akira Isogawa collaborated with Lindy Lee (right), Nicola Finetti with Guy Peppin, Marnie Skillings with Tracey Moffat and Dhini with Pat Brassington, to name a few. Some designers have Incorporated a design by their chosen artist into the fabrics; others will reveal different interpretations. The evening will feature a catwalk show and a number of installations, including an Andy Uprock light display, spelling out the letters in Being Born Again 2010 in bold coloured cups. Some of the results will be auctioned off on the night while others will be stored at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.

Thursday April 22, at the National Art School, Cell Block Theatre, Forbes St Darlinghurst; 6pm - 9pm. Tickets $30 students, $70 general public. Visit www.beingbornagain.net for more details.

Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) Front Cover, 22 April 2010

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Australian Financial Review (AFR), April 2010
Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) Front Cover, April 2010
Sydney Morning Herald Style Insert, April 2010
Wentworth Courier, April 2010
9TO5 Magazine, Cover Story, April 2010 
Northside Magazine Front Cover, Akira Isogawa & Lindy Lee Collaboration, June 2010
Northside Magazine, May 2010
Cream Magazine, July 2010
Sydney University Alumni Magazine (SAM), April 2010
ABC TV, "Art Nation", presented by Fenella Kernebone on ABC TV on live TV on 6 May 2010, 5pm and 7pm Sunday May 29 2010
Pedestrian TV, Akira Isogawa and Lindy Lee collaboration, 2010
The Social Code, April 2010
Australian Fashion Week presented by Demetra Allen (Euphonious Management)
Art Month, Isogawa & Lee talking about the Being Born Again Couture Collaboration, March 2011
Art Month, Lo Sordo & Horder discuss their Being Born Again Couture inspired garments for Australian Fashion Week, March 2011
University of Technology Sydney, UTS e-Connect, April 2010
Pavement-Frippery, May 2010
Kluster Magazine, April 2010
Australian Fashion Week Collection, Lo Sordo/Horder Being Born Again Couture Spring Summer 2010, May 2010
Fashion Future, April, 2010
Concrete Playground, March 2010
FashionSource Articles, March 2010 and May 2010 
Lo Sordo/Horder Being Born Again Couture Spring Summer 2010 Runway Collection, May 2010
Lo Sordo's Lookbook, 2010-2011
Emma Booth wearing Lo Sordo/Horder Being Born Again Couture collaboration, International Film Festival
Lo Sordo's sales skyrocketed after utlising the Being Born Again Couture concept
YEN Magazine, Editorial, Lo Sorodo/Horder Being Born Again Couture collaboration, February 2011
Australian Women's Weekly, actress Miranda Otto wearing a Lo Sorodo/Horder Being Born Again Couture collaboration, June 2010
CLEO Editorial, Lo Sorodo/Horder Being Born Again Couture collaboration, August 2010
n Style editorial, Lo Sordo/Horder Being Born Again Couture skirt, December 2010 
Sydney Morning Herald, model Bambi Northwood-Blyth wearing a Lo Sordo/Horder Being Born Again Couture collaboration, October 2010 
Liverpool Street Gallery website, Being Born Again Couture collaboration with Lo Sorodo/Horder, April 2010
Natalie Imbruglia, famous Australian singer, wearing a Being Born Again Couture/Lo Sordo/Horder skirt
Catalogue, Finetti/Peppin Being Born Again Couture Peplum Full Circle Dress, 2011
Natalie Gruzlewski wearing Being Born Again Couture Finetti/Peppin Collaboration Pastel Mermaid gown to the Australian Logies, May 2011
Cheers JapaneseNewspaper, March 2010
City Of Sydney "What's On", March 2010 
East Village, NYC, advertisement, 2011, 2011
Scene B Seen, November 2011
It Look Blog, November 2011
S. Angelique.com, October 2011
Examiner.com, November 2012



 

What do you get when you pair 10 top fashion designers with 10 leading artists? According to fashion entrepanear Davina Reichman, an explosion of creative expression and some hair-raising moments with missed deadlines.

Ms Reichman, a passionate fashion devotee and MBA graduate will launch her D&Em fashion label.... The concept has had flow-on effects with some designers using the artistic inspiration throughout their colletions. "Michael Lo Sordo is taking inspiration from the collaboration (with Chris Horder of Liverpool Galleries) and doing his whole range for this season in that pastelly tie-dyed fabric, so it's been recieved wonderfully".

Photo: Davina Reichman models a Michael Lo Sordo creation infront of Christopher Horder's The Bird Has Flown at Liverpool Street Galleries.

[Photo: Davina Reichman models a Michael Lo Sordo creation in front of Christopher Horder's The Bird Has Flown at Liverpool Street Gallery]

Article: Cate Broughton, Photo: Alan Price

Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) Style Insert, April 2010 

Samantha Harris modeling a Marine Skillings / Tracey Moffat design

9TO5 Magazine, Cover Story, The Changing Face of Fashion, 5 April 2010

"In an interesting twist, fashion and art come together with 10 Australian artists and 10 Australian fashion designers teaming up or the Being Born Again Couture Fashion Show, where the artists display their work on the designers' garments.

Collaborations include Akira Isogawa, Lindy Lee, Tracey Moffatt, Nicola Finetti and Guy Peppin.

With a mixture of fragmentation and romanticism, the collaboration of Nicola Finetti and Guy Peppin is bound to make the exhibition special. "He has a wonderful attitude, I enjoyed seeing his creating and his passion is infectious," Peppin said of Fenetti. While Fenetti says if Peppin: "I was mostly impressed with the colouring and mystery of his last collection. I was attracted to the fragmentation work that he does".

Northside Magazine front cover, June 29, 2010

Akira Isogawa & Lindy Lee collaboration, 

"In an intersting twist, fashion and art come together with 10 Australian artists and 10 Australian fashion designers teaming up or the Being Born Again Couture Fashion Show, where the artists display their work on the desginers' garments.

Collaborations include Akira Isogawa, Lindy Lee, Tracey Moffatt, Nicola Finetti and Guy Peppin.

With a mixture of fragmentation and romanticism, the collaboration of Nicola Finetti and Guy Peppin is bound to make the exhibition special. "He has a wonderful attitude, I enjoyed seeing his creating and his possion is infectious," Peppin said of Fenetti. While Fenetti says if Peppin: "I was mostly impressed with the colouring and mystery of his last collection. I was attracted to the fragmentation work that he does".

Northside Magazine, May 2, 2010

Cream Magazine, July 2010

Ten Australian artists and ten leading fashion designers combined their forces in the innagural Bieng Born Again Couture Fashion Show hosted by the National Art School in Sydney.

Some of the amalgamations were perhaps too theatrical for even Lady Gaga but it was fun to see the likes of Akira Isogawa and Lindy Lee,  Nicola Finetti and Guy Peppin, and Marnie Skillings and Tracey Moffat cutting it loose for the couture runway.

Art Month, Creative Conversations - Thread for Thought

Synergies between Art and Fashion

Akira Isogawa & Lee discussing the Being Born Again Couture Show collaboration, March 2011

Sydney University Alumni Magazine (SAM), April 2010

Gradate Profiles, Davina Reichman (BCST, MBA)

University of Technology Sydney, UTS e-Connect, A Fashionable Life, April 2010

As Sydney's high society polish their stilettos in anticipation of Rosemount Australian Fashion Week next month, one Australian graduate is happily neck deep in garments and pins - Davina Reichman is preparing to launch her label D&Em and create a unique fashion show that pulls together artists like Lindy Lee and Debra Dawes and renowned fashion designers such as Akira Isogawa and Nicola Finetti.

The event, called the 'Being Born Again Couture Fashion Show', aims to celebrate the work of 10 local artists and 10 local fashion designers by displaying artists' work on fashion designers' garments. The show is being held at the National School of Art's (NAS) Cell Block Theatre one week prior to Fashion Week on Thursday 22 April.

"The idea stems from art amalgamating with fashion: the fashion designers collaborate with the artists to produce innovative couture garments, creating a unique new medium for expression," says Reichman.
"The mix of contemporary artists with cutting-edge designers, performance art and installations is set to be a celebration of creativity and talent like no other."

The 20 collaborators are: Akira Isogawa and Lindy Lee; Nicola Finetti and Guy Peppin; Anna Westcott and Kate Scardifield; Marnie Skillings and Tracey Moffatt; Tim O'Connor and Debra Dawes; Dhini and Pat Brassington; Michael Lo Sordo and Christopher Horder; Leigh Schubert and Susan Andrews; and CASI((O)) ONO and ANTO.
In addition to the catwalk show, the event will feature a trapeze artist, light display, art installations and musical acts including WIM and Jack Colwell and The Owls.

The MBA graduate (2006) has long dreamt of working in fashion, and started by designing pieces for her own wardrobe. "I have always followed my own path and instincts when it comes to design, creating styles that are whimsical yet confident with appealing feminine aesthetics," Reichman says.

She plans to turn the Being Born Again Couture Fashion Show into an annual event with the aim of "harnessing the creative abilities of artists and fashion designers alike."

Catch the Being Born Again Couture Fashion Show at the National Art School in Darlinghurst on the night of Thursday 22 April. Visit www.beingbornagain.net to find out more.

Art Month

Gallery Talks

Lo Sordo & Horder discuss their Being Born Again Couture inspired garments for Australian Fashion Week

Pavement-Frippery, birth, 29 May 2010

I am so unfashionably late on talking about the Being Born Again fashion show, but it's just too fabulous for me to let it flutter by. The event was organised by the rather lovely Davina Reichman who has featured on this blog before. Collaborative creativity between artists and fashion designers was the driving force behind the show. My personal favourite is the CASI((O)) & ANTO creation: [picture]

Though I also have a lot of love for Guy Peppin/ Nicola Finetti's work: [photo]

And, whaddayano, Tracey Moffatt's work made an appearance too. She was the subject of this blog's very first post, so it's all a bit of reunion up in here. 

It's all too lovely. Please, please Davina, do another?

Concrete Playground, 22 March 2010

Fashion. Never has there been such an infectious strain of creative expression, popping up in everything like flavour enhancer, sweetening the contents of artistic mediums it previously had not much to do with. But I guess that’s the beauty of this current era of post-post modernism: no creative field of work sits in isolation from another. Fusion has become the way of the future, and artists are appropriating other genres like music and fashion in unique and innovative ways.

In celebration of artistic fusion and the relationship between fashion and the arts, Being Born Again fashion couture show will present 10 collaborative works of well-known Australian designers, including Akira Isogawa and Marnie Skillings, paired with equally esteemed visual artists such as Lindy Lee and Tracey Moffat, to name a few. The show will be held at the National Art School one week prior to Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, and artists will showcase their work on garments specifically designed to reflect their individual aesthetic, providing a unique, bespoke canvas for their compositions.

Cited as “a visceral and intellectual experience at the intersection of art, fashion, music, installation and design” Being Born Again couture show on Thursday, April 22 is the first of what is intended as an annual event and will feature Miss Zahra Stardust on the trapeze, Andy Uprock with his ‘cuprocking’ light display concept and J.D. Reformer and Rosie Deacon with their respective gold and animal installations. The evening's musical cheer will be provided by Washington, WIM and Jack Colwell & the Owls, stacking up to a great night of artistic diversity.

Article: Anna Harrison

Fashion Source, Designers tee up with artists for couture event,  29 May 2010

Well known designers like Akira Isogawa have been teamed up with leading artists to produce one-off couture pieces for the inaugural 'Being Born Again Couture Fashion Show' in Sydney next month.

As well as working towards staging this event on 22 April at the Cell Block Theatre at the National Art School in Sydney, they will also use the opportunity to showcase their first couture garment as part of their new D&M label. "We're focusing on the crazy yet beautiful, the obsessive yet in control," Reichman said.

Other designers participating in the project include Dhini with artist Pat Brassington, Tim O'Connor and Debra Dawes as well as Marnie Skillings and Tracey Moffatt.

Article: Dawn Adams (released: Wednesday, 17 March 2010)

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Fashion Source, iClothing merges technology and fashion,         27 May 2010

 

The idea, to develop garments that have 'invisible' pockets that are designed to store an iPad, was the brainchild of managing director Davina Reichman. "I wanted to find a way to solve the problem of having an iPad with nowhere to put it," Reichman said.

Reichman became well known earlier this year after organising the Being Born Again Couture fashion show where she paired up well known artists with well known designers. For example, Akira Isogawa collaborated with Lindy Lee and similarly, Nicola Fenetti and Guy Peppin, to create unique pieces for the event. 

Article: Dawn Adams (released: Thursday, 27 May 2010)

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Kluster Magazine, 28 April 2010

Being Born Again Couture Fashion Show, Cell Block, Darlinghurst

The Cell Block at the National Art School in Sydney’s Darlinghurst transformed into a colour overload to behold for the inaugural Being Born Again Couture Fashion Show. The anomalous event, fusing fashion and contemporary art, featured the work of designers Akira Isogawa, Nicola Finetti, Marnie Skillings with that of artists Lindy Lee, Tracey Moffatt and many more. The concept paired young artists with established fashion designers to create original art-adorned garments, shown on the night. 
Spotted The Chaser’s Chris Taylor, Art Nation’s Fenella Kernebone, Rose Vickers and the newest Next Top Model team recruit Josh Flinn.

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Cheers Japanese Newspaper, March 2010

[Being Born Again Couture Fashion Show, bottom right hand corner]

Australian Fashion Week Collection, Lo Sordo/Horder Being Born Again Couture Spring Summer 2010, May 2010

Catalogue, Finetti/Peppin Being Born Again Couture Peplum Full Circle Dress, 2011

Natalie Gruzlewski wearing Being Born Again Couture Finetti/Peppin Collaboration Pastel Mermaid gown to the Australian Logies, May 2011

Lo Sordo's sales skyrocketed after utlising the Being Born Again Couture concept

 

Natalie Imbruglia, famous Australian singer, wearing a Being Born Again Couture/Lo Sordo/Horder skirt

Lo Sordo/Horder Being Born Again Couture Spring Summer 2010 Runway Collection

Lo Sordo's lookbook, 2010-2011

Emma Booth wearing Lo Sordo/Horder Being Born Again Couture collaboration, International Film Festival

Finetti's sales skyrocketed after utlising the Being Born Again Couture concept

Fashion Future, Fashion Events Winter 2010

Being Born Again Couture 22nd April, 2010

Davina Reichman, from the label D&Em, transformed the National Art School in Sydney’s Darlinghurst into a flamboyant rainbow of colours for the inaugural Being Born Again Couture Fashion Show.

The show highlighted collaborations from 10 leading Fashion Designers and 10 leading Artists, fusing fashion and contemporary art. Featured work included Akira Isogawa & Lindy Lee, Nicola Finetti & Guy Peppin, Marnie Skillings & Tracey Moffatt, Tim O'Connor & Debra Dawes, Lulu in Chains, Dhini & Pat Brassington, Michael Lo Sordo & Christopher Horder, Leigh Schubert & Susan Andrews and CASI((O)) ONO & ANTO. The concept paired young artists with established fashion designers to create original art-adorned garments, shown on the night.

Fashion Future was amongst the audience spotting The Chaser’s Chris Taylor, Art Nation’s Fenella Kernebone, Rose Vickers and the newest Next Top Model team recruit Josh Flinn.

Enjoy the photos and visit www.beingbornagain.net for more information about the project. Congratulations and Thanks to Davina Reichman, the Designers and Artists and all the people who made the show happen. Fashion Future looks forward to next year.

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City Of Sydney "What's On", March 2010

The Social Code, video, Being Born Again Couture Fashion Show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agK5Z_BNYgE

ABC TV, Art Nation

ABC TV covered the show on "Art Nation" presented by Fenella Kernebone on ABC TV on 6 May 2010                                     Aired again on "Art Nation" at 5pm and 7pm Sunday May 29 2010 

http://tinyurl.com/ABCTVArtNation

http://www.abc.net.au/arts/video/tv_program/ARTNATION.htm?clip=rtmp://cp44823.edgefcs.net/ondemand/flash/tv/streams  /artsportal/artnation_10_fashionandart_hi.flv&title=Art%20Nation%20-%20Fashion%20and%20Art

 

Pedestrian TV

Akira Isogawa & Lindy Lee collaboration 

http://vimeo.com/11346064

Australian Fashion Week, presented by Demetra Allen (Euphonious Management)

Being Born Again Couture Fashion Show features as well as an interview at our show with Marnie Skillings & model Samantha Harris and Nicola Finetti's Australian Fashion Week runway collection.

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In the heart of the East Village, NYC, Being Born Again Couture Fashion Show dwells and is advertised!, 2011, 2012

Scene B Seen, Fashion & Art Combined at Long Last Thanks to "Born Again Couture", 30 November 2011

Fashion is infiltrating the genre of art. Art meets fashion at the BFFO exhibit in New York, and now the yearly “Born Again Couture” has made its way to the U.S. with its debut at Fashion’s Night Out.

Among the designers collaborating at the “Fashion & Art Combined At Last” show were BCBG Max Azria, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Anna Sui and Donna Karan among others.

The show took place on the Broadway strip in Soho where fashion designer collaborated with artists such as Tauba Auerbach, Michele Abeles, Franklin Evans and Angela Brennan from MOMA, P.S.1 and RoslynOxley9 to create hybrid looks.

"I am poised to turn the New York fashion industry on its head with an assembly of emerging fashion designer’s fashion shows in NYC." commented Davina Reichman, founder and managing director. Reichman directs and produces renowned and new enterprising fashion designer's fashion shows in NYC to raise their profile in the New York fashion industry.

This is sure to be an event that fashionistas will look forward to for years to come!

Article: Ebony Montenegro

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It Look Blog, Fashion Week Flash: Being Born Again Show, November 2011

Fashion is infiltrating the genre of art. Art meets fashion at the BFFO exhibit in New York, and now the yearly “Born Again Couture” has made its way to the U.S. with its debut at Fashion’s Night Out. 

Last month was surely a fabulous one. I had the pleasure of meeting fashion entrepreneur Davina Reichman, the mastermind producer behind some of the most talked-about fashion and couture events around New York City during every season of Fashion Week.             

[Photo: Our favorite: A cherry red couture collaboration by Calvin Klien and artist Tauba Auerbach. Photos by Nathan Sven Holmberg.] 

Davina is the founder of Being Born Again Couture Fashion Show, an event which has successfully fused talented couture design with visual art. Produced in several fashion capitals of the world, the event features both emerging and prominent designers, each of whom collaborate one-to-one with an artist to construct an item of glorious couture. 

[Photo: Ladies of the night - Being Born Again Assistant Director Alyona Medelyan (left) and Director Davina Reichman]

SInce its inaugural showing in Sydney, Australia, Davina has introduced the show into the notorious New York fashion scene, inspiring city fashion designers and artists to follow in this innovative path of creativity and fashion fame. “My favorite fashion designers to work with are still Australian designers including Akira Isogawa, Nicola Finetti and Michael Lo Sordo, although I do love American fashion designers to bits” she explains. “I wear fabulously eclectic clothes, so I’d like to bring this BBAC show to Europe, in Paris or Barcelona, and work with the diverse designers there.”

[Photo: Gorgeous Asian-inspired minidress created by Anna Sui and artist Lindy Lee]

On September 8, 2011 during Fashion's Night Out, Being Born Again Couture fashion show presented "Fashion & Art Combined At Long Last". Designers including BCBG Max Azria, Anna Sui, Donna Karan, Michael Kors and Calvin Klein showed off couture creations made with the help of artists Michele Abeles, Franklin Evans, Tauba Auerbach and Irene Shawinsky. michael kors yellow dress couture Yellow and black by Michael Kors and artist Franklin Evans Very special thanks to Davina for her illustrious work. See you soon!

Article: Kafarley

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Liverpool Street Gallery, website, April 2010

Designers Put Their Art into Couture: Christopher Horder and Michael Lo Sordo

Being Born Again Couture features 10 fashion designers including Akira Isogawa, Marnie Skillings and Dhini Pararajasingham collaborating with 10 artists including Lindy Lee, Tracey Moffat, Pat Brassington and Christopher Horder to produce one-off garments. Christopher Horder and Sydney based designer, Michael Le Sordo, have worked closely for several months using a digital print of Horder's 2009 painting, The Bird Has Flown, to create a structured silk minidress incorporating sheer panels and plastic, perspex and metal embellishments. Being Born Again Couture will launch its showcase of work at the National Art School on Thursday 22 April 2010. 

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Wentworth Courier, Art weaves its spell, 2010

What do you get when you pair 10 top fashion designers with 10 leading artists? According to fashion entrepreneur Davina Reichman, an explosion of creative expression and some hair-raising moments with missed deadlines.

Ms Reichman, a passionate fashion devotee and MBA graduate will launch her D&Em fashion label.... The concept has had flow-on effects with some designers using the artistic inspiration throughout their collections. "Michael Lo Sordo is taking inspiration from the collaboration (with Chris Horder of Liverpool Galleries) and doing his whole range for this season in that pastelly tie-dyed fabric, so it's been received wonderfully".

Photo: Davina Reichman models a Michael Lo Sordo creation infront of Christopher Horder's The Bird Has Flown at Liverpool Street Galleries.

Article: Cate Broughton, Photo: Alan Price

S. Angelique.com, Being Born Again Couture Fashion Show, October 23, 2011

“Fashion and art combined at long last.” That’s how founder and managing director Davina Reichman’s notes described the second annual Being Born Again Couture fashion show, which took the fashions straight off the runway and brought them to the streets.

The second show brought the Being Born Again Couture concept across international waters and to the streets of New York City, literally. The outdoor SoHo fashion show took over Broadway from Canal Street to E. Houston Street, where Max Azria, Anna Sui, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Calvin Klein and Maria de Guzman models paraded down the street in their collaborations featuring artists from MoMA, P.S.1. and RoslynOxley9.

“New York is a city of public display,” expressed Davina Reichman. “The streets are the place to go to have an audience appreciate what you wear and how you wear your outfit. What turns clothing into fashion is an audience. The inherent desire to impress that audience is what creates the social structure of fashion and Manhattan has the harshest critics of all.”

Last Spring, the inaugural show took place in Sydney and featured two designers Nicola Finetti and Michael Lo Sordo who collaborated with artists Christopher Horder and Guy Peppin respectively for their collections. Reichman influenced the collaborations of Finetti who created two pieces made out of Guy Peppin’s artwork and Lo Sordo who created an entire collection detailed in artwork by Christopher Horder for their respective Australian Fashion Week shows.

Where will next year’s Being Born Again Couture fashion show pop up? That depends on where the team is at that time according to Reichman. “Now that I’m in NYC, to produce a show anywhere is possible. I could travel to Spain or Japan or a country like Antarctica and assemble a fabulous team there, or we could do another show in the fashion Mecca of NYC again.”

The looks seen during Being Born Again Couture fashion show are specifically one-off crafted couture pieces not from any collection. If you’re interested in any of the looks or want to know where the next show will be, please visit www.beingbornagain.net

Article: S Angelique

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YEN Magazine, "Take Me With You" editorial, Lo Sordo Being Born Again Couture collaboration with Horder, February 2011 

Australian Women's Weekly, actress Miranda Otto wearing a Lo Sordo/Horder Being Born Again Couture skirt, June 2010 

CLEO editorial, Lo Sordo/Horder Being Born Again Couture skirt, August 2010 

Sydney Morning Herald (SMH), model Bambi Northwood-Blyth wearing a Lo Sordo/Horder Being Born Again Couture dress, October 2010 

InStyle editorial, Lo Sordo/Horder Being Born Again Couture skirt, December 2010 

Examiner.com Empire State of Fashion – An After Dark Affair, November, 2012

The Empire State Building is an iconic landmark that needs no introduction. The towering skyscraper has been named as one of the seven wonders of the modern world and the view from atop is breathtaking; but is it is especially mesmerizing,"After Dark."

On November 16, Victoria Wells, Director of Dining Engagement Group and Davina Reicman Schuck, Director of NYC Fashion Runway brought glamour and glitz to the Empire Room, located on the ground floor of this American cultural icon, with their "After Dark" fashion show.
The "Being Born Again Couture" event featured emerging fashion designers in collaboration with artists from MoMA, Artspace and MCA including Eliot Porter, Willem De Kooning and Barnaby Furnas. The evening included a live performance by Broadway singer Laura Lee Summerhill and was well attended by various fashion professionals, agencies, buyers and press, including media partners Vogue Magazine Online, Black Tie International Magazine and Global Fashion Wire. Beauty partner Carl Clarke Aesthetiques gave away thousands of dollars in cosmetics treatments to delighted guests as they mingled, enjoyed cocktails and posed for photo ops.

The three amazing designers showcasing their collections included Boho Designs, Maria Guzman and Gigi Carnett. New York, aka The Empire State, extended a warm welcome to the designers from Maryland, Australia and Peru.

Boho Designs is unique, one-of-a kind jewelry collection created by Sharon Neal and Davis Lawrence of Baltimore, Maryland. Their inspiration comes from the vintage era of Gothic architecture, Victorian paintings and family photographs. "Tomorrow Witches" is inspired by their brand new collection "Elizabeth Lawrence" which is entwined with high fashion that is mysterious, cool and fueled with dark glamour.
Maria de Guzman is a celebrity designer who hails from Australia. She designs flirty and fun dresses in all shapes and structures, from ruffles to strapless to halters in soft fabrics such as satin and chiffon. Maria designs for the feminine and sexy woman, delivering glamour minus the hefty price tag.
Gigi Carnett is bikini and lingerie designer born in the Amazon jungles of Peru. The savvy business woman is the creator of GG Glam Designs. Gigi translates her concepts into designs that inject ecology visions into the future of the fashion industry. Besides designing garments, she is also a certified make-up artist, does airbrush and body painting and produces media events.

The models, who were cast by City Model & Talent and Castings 4 U Inc., Ford Models and Next Model Management were flawless with make up by Tinisha Kennedy and her team from GK Cosmetics and hair by Kathe Cameron and Kimberly Young.

A great time was had by all and everyone left in an Empire State of Mind.

Article: Barbara Koning

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