In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold, Alike fantastic if too new or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope (English Poet,1688-1744)
Hollywood, CA: Fashion Minga and Runway Magazine LA to host LA Fashion Week’s premier event at Boulevard3 tonight, Friday, October 16, 2009. “Minga” is an Ecuadorian term for “a community coming together to work for the benefit of all”. Fashion Minga is a collaboration of designers, performers, and tastemakers uniting to celebrate the various components that inspire fashion: music, dance, color, shape and visual elements.
Runway Magazine LA is most famous as a presenter of images of high fashion and high society, but it also publishes writings on art, culture, politics, and ideas. It has also helped to enshrine the fashion model as celebrity. Incidentally closing hotel deals, music deals, signing artists, throwing and sponsoring events, red carpet hopping, and designing and launching a new Hollywood hotspot Runway LA – the club all while saving the world simultaneously through their love of charity (www.RunwayMagazineLA.com).
Fashion Minga is proud to have the fashion industries finest and most cutting-edge designer’s exhibit on the Fashion Minga runway. Designers include:
Tal Sheyn Signature Designs, created by the inventive mind of Israeli born fashion designer, Tal Sheyn (www.DesignByTalSheyn.com); Li Cari, featuring young and talented designer, Jazmine Whitley (www.ShopLiCari.com); Jackie Christie, created by none other than Jackie Christie; fashion designer/model and author of three best selling books (www.JackieChristie.com); Urban Republic Clothing, a premium denim line inspired by contemporary and urban aesthetics (www.UrbanRepublicClothing.com); Celebrity Pink Jeans, strives to ensure that every pair of denim is made not only to wear but to live in (www.CelebPink.com); Nuvula,merging original graphics with poetry and the narrative structure of theater to create something more than just clothing (www.Nuvula.com); and lastly, Miasma Designs, exalting the individual: the style, the taste and the attitude of those with something to say (www.MiasmaDesigns.com).
Fashion is not only inspired by the creative minds of the designers but also by the profound influence of art, music, and dance. Be awed and dazzled by the following Fashion Minga performers: Xcedera, talented twin brothers who are a triple threat as singers, rappers and dancers (www.Xcedera.com); Extreme Dance FX, combining footwork, power tap, break dancing, clogging, house, tumbling, and hip hop to deliver a fusion of styles called power step(www.MySpace.com/extremedancefx); Sara Silkin-Contemporary Choreographer, internationally renowned contemporary choreographer compiling an exclusive piece (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMpu7Ic-RMs); Groovaholix,an all female dance company entertaining the west coast and beyond since 2002 (www.Groovahilix.com); Dancing Spiral, featuring Jamie Bechtold who has been dazzling audiences with her hoop performances since 2005 (www.DancingSprial.com); LA Mural Front, creating affordable “street-art” style murals (www.LAMuralFont.com) and The Hollywood Hotshots, a world renowned entertainment dance company that specializes in preservation and education of both Historical and Contemporary Urban American Street Dance (www.myspace.com/thehollywoodhotshots).
Fashion Minga is excited to welcome the following sponsors: Models and Performers will by styled by UNITE, a proud independent supporter of the boutique salons across the nation (www.UNITEeuroTherapy.com , CMS, training the finest make-up artists in the country (www.CinemaMakeupSchool.com) and MI, Los Angeles’ and New York’s premier boutique modeling agency (www.MI-Agency.com). Naked Catering, headed by Pieps, “Chef Extraordinaire,” will be sponsoring sushi for our VIP area (www.NakedCatering.com). Special thanks to our Sponsoring Designers; Jackie Christie (www.JackieChristie.com) and URC(www.UrbanRepublicClothing.com).