reporter: Miguel Dominguez
On February 13th, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest AIDS organization in the United States, presented the FTL Moda + ART, HEARTS, FASHION event to promote the connection between fashion and philanthropy and to support the next generation of young designers while promoting AIDS awareness.
Art Hearts Fashion was a two groups presentation, with six Italian designers opening the event. Opening the second group of the show, was M the Movement, the urban style eco-friendly line from Michael Herrera, followed by Mister Triple X the edgy streetwear line by Erik Rosete whose fashion line was conceived through a story. Control Sector was next, with street fashion apparel. Altaf Maaneshia showed a captivating and charismatic collection. The presentation ended with a dramatic finale by designer Furne Amato whose work can be seen on celebrities including Katy Perry, Heidi Klum, Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.
Please click on the designers names to see photos of their shows
Established in 2011 by designer and entrepreneur Erik Rosete, ART HEARTS FASHION presentations have been held coast to coast benefiting multiple charities including Aids Project Los Angeles, Women's Cancer Research and the Hurricane Sandy Relief Kitchen. Art Hearts Fashion events are highly supported by celebrities and have become a premiere platform for designers. Celebrities in support have included Lindsay Lohan, Adam Lambert, Bobby Brown, Floyd Mayweather, Jojo, Perez Hilton, Gloria Govan, Tatum O'neal, Tia Mowry, Neon Hitch, Bonnie Mckee, Evenesence, Alexis Arquette, Philip Bloch, Colette Carr, Kayla Brianna, and an endless list of celebrity artists.
Support Fashion for a Cause - Text to Donate! Text "GIFTLIFE" to 20222 to make a $10 donation to AHF (multiple donations accepted)A one-time donation of $10.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Donations are collected for the benefit of the “AIDS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION” by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at hmgf.org. Message & Data Rates May Apply.