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.
Founded in 2007 by Ilaria Niccolini Production, FTL Moda persons runway shows internationally and has established itself as a bridge for Italian designers to present on an International level. In 2012 FTL Moda partnered with ART HEARTS FASHION, a leading art fashion platform to create meaningful and artistic fashion events.
Celebrating trends in Italian style, FTL Moda designers opened the show with an escalation of styles directly from the catwalks of Italy. Guests were treated to Italy's Silkskin, along with contemporary and ready to wear collections from Kokler, Gianni Tolentino, Giada Curti, and Jamal Taslaq, The Italian showcase culminated with a grand finale by Haute Couture Designer Nino Lettieri Please click on the designers' names to see their fashion presentations.
Accessories on the runway were provided by I Mondelliani, Silvia Massacesi, and Maria Greca.