Liliya Attends the Angelman Syndrome Collections Presentation in New York

3rd May

Liliya at the Angelman Syndrome collections presentation

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.

Angelman Syndrome collections presentationAS collections presentation - press and models

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.

Rasa Vilcinskaite and Liliya Anisimova

Liliya (on the left) with jewelry designer Rasa Vilcinskaite

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:

Rasa Vilcinskaite at AS Fashion Show

Will you please tell us a little about yourself and your work?

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.

RasaVinJewelry headdress

Rasa has a background in painting, and so, she “paints” so to speak, with her beadwork. Each piece is a work of art.

Angelman Syndrome Fashion Show - Rasa Vilcinskaite

Do you create everything by hand?

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. 🙂

Angelman Syndrome fashion show

If you’re interested in seeing more of Rasa’s work, by the way, be sure to check out her ETSY site.

XO, Janea

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10 responses to “Liliya Attends the Angelman Syndrome Collections Presentation in New York”

  1. Dominique says:

    Looks like an amazing event with so much talent in the room! xx

  2. Ashley says:

    What a cool event- and Liliya looked so chic!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  3. Gabrielle says:

    Rasa’s jewellery designs are so intricate and impressive, and Liliya looks completely beautiful for the event in that lovely pink dress!

  4. Looks like a amazing event!! Great post!
    Mónica Sors


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