This season Style360 celebrated its tenth anniversary. TheKnockturnal.com was invited the cover the event, which came to an end on Sept. 11.
Entrepreneur, philanthropist, and fashionista herself, Angela Simmons took part in this 2014 season of NYFW to showcase 3 up-and-coming designers in her Style 360 fashion show Angela Simmons Presents “Back to Basics.”
The star-studded event drew quite the crowd over to Manhattan’s West Side, where the daughter of legendary Hip Hop pioneer Reverend Run, presented the 2015 Spring/Summer collections for independent designers: Muehleder, Smith II, and Big Park. Each designer provided their own flare of chic and fabulous with basics such as tops, skirts, pants, dresses and jackets; bold colors, prints, leather, and zippers, all of which will all be sold on Angela’s e-commerce site, AngelaIAM.com.
The show opened with 3 ballerinas and a violinist whom took their marks on the runway prior to the first model, and closed with big sister Vanessa and new baby in tote – super cute. Celebrity guests included: Tyson Beckford, Erica Campbell of Mary Mary, Atlanta Exes: Monyetta Shaw and Tameka Raymond, and Ariane Davis of Love & Hip Hop; not to mention, her famous family sitting front row in support of it all.
Dressed in a black and white Big Park jacket with some shorts and thigh high boots, Angela was gracious enough to share a few words on this season’s presentation, “I’m really big on giving independent designers a platform that they can use. After seeking these three designers out, I just put on a show, putting them all in one and then BOOM!” She also went on to disclose a little bit about her own up-and- coming endeavor of creating her own line, which is in the works now, so look out.
A-List Communications produced Style360. Sponsors supporting this season included Cointreau, L’Alpina Water, Hello naturally friendly oral care, Carefree, Olivia Garden hair care tools, Shimmer Jewelry Tattoos, Beanitos and Scarlet & Gold print shop, NYX Fusions Moscato by Nicki Minaj and Mona Scott-Young, Bottega Rose sparkling. All fashion shows were styled with Not Your Mother’s hair care products by lead stylist Michele Carrillo. James Vincent was the makeup artist with the official makeup partners, Mehron Cosmetics and Alcone Company. STYLE360’s official hotel partner was the Row NYC.