On Thursday, June 4 from 7 to 11 p.m., Fashion Night Out will host runway shows by Irina Shabayeva, Alex Vinash and, Reverie New York. There will also be a trade show, trunk show, and networking exhibition dance event.
Irina Shabayeva is the winner of the sixth season of Project Runway. The designer specializes in sculptural garments that accentuate the female form. She has enjoyed five collections since her crowning in 2008. Shabayeva will feature her Resort Collection at the event.
Alex Vinash, a previous Argentinian ice-skating national champion, designs high-fashion couture. Vinash experiments with cultural fabrics, including Indonesian Batik silks and cottons. His collections have enjoyed international exposure from fashion weeks in New York to Barcelona.
Ronit Genik founded Reverie NY based on the theme of daydreaming. The noun reverie describes a state of being pleasantly lost in one’s thoughts, and to Genik, this symbolizes her inspiration from nature and shapes. Although whimsical, Genik’s garments also have an edge with unexpected cuts and use of sheer fabric.
The full list of brands participating in the exhibition is available online.
In addition to the showcase of fashion, Fashion Night Out serves a beneficial cause; raising funds to assist Freedom Ladder’s fight to end child exploitation. Freedom Ladder is a non-profit organization that is committed to empowering children.
Fashion Night Out is not the first collaboration between the Set NYC and Freedom Ladder. The two organizations have hosted numerous fashion-orientated events together to raise funds towards Freedom Ladder’s cause.
DJ Joe Terra will mix music and Noel’s Catering Kitchen will cater the event. Tickets are $20 at the door, but can be purchased for $15 online. For the location and more information, visit The Set’s Eventbrite page.
– by Nisha Stickles