You just have to love social media. If it wasn’t for my Tumblr friends posting the photo on the far left, I wouldn’t have received a Twitter response from Asian-American designer, Huy Tran, of AmareSinh, thanking me for tweeting the photo of his work. I checked out his Twitter profile, clicked the link to AmareSinh’s official website, and fell in love with his Ready-To-Wear Women’s collection. The looks were hip, elegant, and immaculate. Originally from Philadelphia, Tran was educated at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York and worked in the fashion industry before starting his design company in 2009. “Amare” means love in Italian and “Sinh” means birth in Vietnamese. Together this special name commemorates the love, appreciation, and beauty of life. With the help and encouragement of family and friends, AmareSinh was launched in August 2010. Since then, the collection that have showcased tailored women’s blouses, trousers and dresses, have been featured in Philadephia Fashion Week; Cincinatti Fashion Week; and Shanghai Fashion Week. Furthermore, it has created a buzz amongst other fashion blogs across the internet. Tran has taken the time to chat with B&G Society about overcoming adversity to build his brand and the future of AmareSinh in the fashion world. Continue reading
For those who have followed this blog since 2009, I have featured the Fabric Twinz countless times. Designer Tanise recently unveiled the Fall 2011 this past spring.
Belle of The Ball E. Taylor (right), models the collection.
Belle of The Ball E. Taylor (right)
Belle of the Ball E. Taylor
You can Follow the Fabric Twinz
On March 11, 2011, Japan suffered from an Earthquake/Tsunami of a 8.9. magnitude. These natural disasters left over 21,000 dead or missing. Due to the high radiation levels, citizens were left devastated with limited resources such as food, water, and electricity. Deric “Nyce” Crawley and Muhammad “Homm” Abdul-Basit are the creative forces behind Jeantrix that was born in 2003 when they only started with a pair of sneakers. I have been following these guys career since the Myspace days when they created garments out of recycle materials. Their looks has been described as “edgy, couture, pop-art, and avant garde”. The B&G Society had a small talk with the fine gentleman of Jeantix, who recently partnered with American Red Cross for the campaign “Designs for Japan” to help the victims of this horrid natural disaster.
B&G Society: First and foremost, tell the readers that should know you, who you guys are and what you are about?’
Jeantrix: We are Jeantrix. A clothing line out of the Philadelphia area. We consider ourselves fashion artists and our clothing can best be described as art!
B&G Society: Some people probably ONLY donated some money to relief funds helping Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims, what prompted you to step outside of the box and create the Design for Japan campaign.
Jeantrix: It started with us doing what we do best (designing) to show that we care about the recent events in Japan. We posted the picture on Facebook and Twitter and a lot of people requested it, so we had to put it for sale on our website (www.jeantrix.com) with proceeds going to the Red Cross’ relief efforts in Japan.
B&G Society: What is the goal for this campaign?
Jeantrix: The goal for the campaign is to spread love to those in need. Nowadays the news is often filled with very negative happenings from around the globe and people often get used to seeing things like that. We want to spread the message that people should never get used to others suffering and we all must do our part to help mankind!
B&G Society: How will the proceeds to American Red Cross help the victims?
Jeantrix: The money donated to the Red Cross is used in a number of ways. Most importantly it is used to help feed and clothe the homeless victims. Every little bit of money helps people in ways we cant imagine! Just the motion of showing someone you care, can give them enough strength to survive.
Bless these two gentleman who are using their talents to help the Japanese citizens who are in dire need of assistance after the earthquake/tsunami. Also We extend those blessings to celebrity stylist & Jeantrix manager, Felipe G (www.felipeg.com) for working diligently with his clients to acheive the campaign’s goals. Jeantrix’s “Designs For Japan” items are available for sale on their website www.jeantrix.com.
Sometimes it maybe hard to work with your sibiling when it comes to working on a creative project. However, these three sets of twins in the fashion world debunks that myth and prove that they can both assemble a work of art that is innovative, trendy, and eye catching.
D Piper Twins
I first heard of the D Piper Twins, Chantelle and Danielle, when I did a write-up on famed shades designer Stevie Boi’s presentation at New York Fashion Week Spring 2011 “The Woods” and the girls informed me that they provided the accessories and clothing for the models.
Danielle is the creative force behind Kastle Designs which consists of cocktail and evening dresses while Chanetelle is the innovator for Treasure Chest that includes handmade unique, fun and fresh, beaded creations, incorporating lavish gemstones, sand stones, cultured pearls, and crystals. Both of their lines have been seen on CW’s “Gossip Girl” and worn by America’s Next Top Model (ANTM) winners Naima Moira and Saleisha Stowers; former ANTM contestants Bianca Golden and Lulu Braithwaite; and actress and model RoseMarie Reyes.
Besides being great designers, the twins are also working models that have appeared on style segments for NBC Today Show and Rachael Ray and were cover models for League and David & Young magazine.
Visit their website www.kastledesignsandtreasurechest.com
Follow On Twitter: Dpipertwins
Thank goodness for Follow Friday on Twitter because that is how I came to know about these beautiful Vietnamese twins known to the world as The Sachika Twins.
To-Tam & To-Nya Sachika both hailed from Montreal, Quebec to the Big Apple for the Ultimate American Dream. While working as cocktail waitresses and real estate agents, they were inspired to create a fashion line for the “modern woman”. These emerging designers create body hugging dresses, fun jumpsuits and rompers that is fitted best for a woman who is secure and confident.
The Sachika Twins breakout moment came about at their New York Fashion Week S/S 2011 presentation when they infamously designed a special hip-hugging curve-loving dress for Coco, the wife of rapper/actor Ice-T, that became known as the “Butt Cleavage” dress.
They recently wrapped up New York Fashion Week Fall 2011 with their latest collection, “The Awakening of the Swan” which received rave reviews across the board.
Visit their blog: www.therealtwinsnyc.com
Follow on Twitter: SachikaTwins
These Minnesota, Minneapolis born and bred twins came to New York City with only a dollar and a dream.
Corianna and Brianna Dotson, better known as Coco and Breezy created a futuristic eyewear and accessory line that quickly reached success in the fashion world. In early years, The Dotson sisters used shades as their comfort zone to shield themselves from being relentlessly taunted by their peers for being different and use it as an inspiration to launch their 20/20 Eyewear collection. They have been featured in numerous magazines such as Black Beauty &Hair, Fader, Kore, and The Source.
Coco and Breezy unveiled their new collection “Wearable Art” at Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week.
Visit their website: www.cocoandbreezy.com
Follow on Twitter: Cocoandbreezy
Macy’s Herald Square in New York is famously known for its beautiful window displays. For the first time, I was impressed when they paid homage to the late great Eunice Johnson, Founder and Director of Ebony Fashion Fair, the World’s largest traveling fashion show, to celebrate Black History Month. I first saw the displays while I was on my way to a job interview. I did not have time to take a good look at the beautiful designer vintage gowns (often used in the shows) on the mannequins nor had my camera. This past Friday, after coming from watching Mooz-lum in Times Square, I had my camera in tow and was able to take pictures. Macy’s did a beautiful job praising Eunice Johnson for all her achievements within the fashion industry. Check out the pictures!
2011 has already started out with a bang for many of my Fashion Peers. One in particular is ladies dress designer Dominique Auxilly of Dauxilly.com. For those who may not know Dominique (even though you should), I met her at her website launch party in May 2010 in New York City. She has been working nonstop to become a legendary fashion designer. Dominique lets her peers know that her work comes first before any playtime. Her hard work has been paying off tremendously. She was happy to learn that R&B megastar Brandy Norwood, whose music she grew up listening to, was wearing her designs on the cover of Kontrol Magazine. According to the comments of readers from other blog sites, people are loving this red dress which is an exclusive Fall 2011 Design. Its chic, sexy, and sophisticated. All fit for a Belle.
Once again, The B&G Society was unable to attend Baltimore designer Emore’j Couture’s (5.31.2010 & 8.11.2010) Apparatus II: Reloaded due to unforeseen circumstances. After receiving rave reviews from the first show, Emore’J decided to bring the show back including fame designers Dominique of Dauxilly Designs of New York City and Jeantrix of Philadelphia, PA (will be doing a write-up of these designers soon). Dauxilly showcased her Spring/Summer 2011 collection at this show. I first met Dominique back in May when she held her website launch at Negril’s Village Restaurant (5.23.2010) in New York. Emore’J picked the right designer for his line-up to be featured in this fashion show and from the comments under the pictures on the Facebook profile of Baltimore Photographer Phelan Marc, I KNOW Dominique’s phone is ringing off the hook with requests. The ruching on the dresses, were neatly crafted and left little imagination with the sheer fabric. The short cocktail dresses were chic, sophisticated, and unique. As noted by Dominique, the designs will soon be available on her website http://www.dauxilly.com and if any Belle is interested in a custom design dress, her information is available on the site. A big special thank you to Photographer Phelan Marc, located in Washington, D.C., for allowing me to the use the beautiful pictures he captured of the models wearing Dauxilly designs on the catwalk.
THE SOCIETY FAVES: RED CARPET SHARP
I %100 hate sheer/see-through dresses…but I love how Dominique gives a tease with her designs
As seen on Dawn Richard’s (Dirty Money) cover feature of Ghubar Magazine