We at the STYLEtti were invited to a New York fashion show to benefit sufferers of Angelman Syndrome. We were excited first of all, because we always love seeing work by emerging international designers.
Liliya attended as a member of the press in a Sonia by Sonia Rykiel silk dress. Unfortunately, you can only see its pink front and not the back that has the same pattern but in black. You can, however, appreciate how well it goes with her Red by Valentino flats.
It was an early Saturday show, and so, Liliya didn’t have time to dig through her closet for a smaller bag. She brought her KENZO X H&M tote, which ended up working out. With black and white, you can’t go wrong. And it was large enough to hold her press bag.
The Fashion Designers and Craft Makers Network put on this presentation to showcase designers and crafts people while raising money to help children with ANGELMAN SYNDROME, a rare neurodevelopmental disorder often misdiagnosed as cerebral palsy.
The collections at the event were really fabulous. And Liliya was especially intrigued by jewelry designed by RASA VILCINSKAITE (in pink hair and surrounded in the photo below by her models at the show). She even got a chance to chat briefly with Rasa to give us some of the inside scoop about her collection:
My name is Rasa. And I am a professional artist based in Lithuania. In my jewelry designs, color is the most important element and requires the maximum amount of thoughtful reflection. I also really like working with relief and creating sharp, edgy, and architectural shapes to express my artistic visions.
Rasa has a background in painting, and so, she “paints” so to speak, with her beadwork. Each piece is a work of art.
Yes, it takes a long time to do all of this work by hand. But, it is my full time job. And I love it!
I can definitely imagine one of Rasa’s exotic headdresses stopping the show, so to speak, during fashion week or for any other event at which one dresses artfully. The veil with a beaded headband would be amazing for a bride. And the chokers truly transcend the recent trend with their beauty and craftsmanship.
We want to thank the FASHION DESIGNERS AND CRAFT MAKERS NETWORK for inviting us to this fabulous event. It was an honor to see work by such talented designers and craftspeople like Rasa! And what a great way to support an important cause. 🙂
If you’re interested in seeing more of Rasa’s work, by the way, be sure to check out her ETSY site.