ARTREPUBLIC FASHION DESIGN GALA NOVEMBER 10
Jacksonville, FL – Yesterday ArtRepublic announced the Fashion Design Gala at the Prime Osborn Convention Center on November 10. In conjunction with Alex Vinash, a New York City Fashion Designer, Estee Lauder will be the Title Sponsor of this event. The Design Gala will include a cocktail party with black tie and a Fashion Exhibit from Toni Smalajic, a Jacksonville-based photographer. This will contribute to the conversation about Fashion being considered applied Art.
Last year’s strategic positioning of the ArtRepublic Fashion Design Gala made it the first centralized event in Jacksonville to be focused exclusively on combining corporate focused organizations and creative artisans together with an attendance of over 400 guests. Luxuryia, the showcasing brand, saw an increase in international sales and increased media reach. The brand was featured in Vogue Italia and other well-known publications.
Estee Lauder will host The ESP this year. ‘Estee Lauder Backstage Experience’During the Fashion Design Gala. The experience is designed for Sponsors, Partners, and VIP attendees. This allows them to have a more personal and intimate conversation with the Designer. “I couldn’t be more pleased with the partnership between ArtRepublic and Estee Lauder”Valerie Fazzingo, a Sales & Education Executive, said that it is. “Through our fashion event and social media campaign, we will work to showcase the strength and beauty behind modern trends, and shed light on the fashion and beauty community in Jacksonville”.
ArtRepublic is proud of its partnership with emerging artists and designers in order to elevate and showcase their brands. “The biggest driving force in New York City for me was being surrounded by people who are continuously pushing and redefining the boundaries of what and how art is used in society. The social pressure alone, forced me into creating each day, and I feared losing that drive in Jacksonville. ArtRepublic came at the perfect timing where their efforts in shifting the idea of how public art is perceived and made, revitalized the energy I missed in New York City”, says Jacksonville based photographer Toni Smalajic.
The organization provides production, press resources, and brand consulting. It aims to make this event more visible. designer’s brand. This year’s event will see local, national and international buyers, journalists and photographers from the around the world, along with some of the most influential retailers and publications. This event offers new and lucrative opportunities to showcase designers and provides greater global media coverage to our sponsors and partners.
Presenting Designer Alex Vinash will present his 2018 Spring Collection. It is inspired by handmade textures, feather designs, and will be presented to the public. “I am thrilled to be participating as the lead designer in ArtRepublic’s Fashion Design Gala!” Says Vinash. “I am honored to get the opportunity to work with ArtRepublic and I am impressed with how their incubator program helps designers obtain exposure and to gain access to the fashion marketplace. ArtRepublic is an important resource that helps emerging designers to reach to the next level!”
In keeping with the concept of Fashion, ArtRepublic is partnering with Tory Burch to host a fundraiser at the brand’s Jacksonville boutique, which opened last year. The designer’s collections often draw inspiration from the art around world. The event’s proceeds will benefit ArtRepublic directly to continue helping with community initiatives in the River City.
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