Saturday, September 28, 2019

The POWER of FASHION Show 9.21.19...

A Cause to Pause for The  Power of Fashion
The Savvy Event Guru had the opportunity of checking out The Power of Fashion Show on Saturday September 21, 2019!  

Fashion at its FINESS!  Everything about this show spoke volumes of GREATNESS in the making for future shows for this production team!!!  The venue, the designers, the fashion, the models, the special guests, etc all were strategic hand-picked to help with the success of this event!  What makes this event even more successful is the fact that the proceeds are connected to a CAUSE!! 
Photo taken by Photographer Phelan

The Cause
September is known as Sickle 
Cell Disease Awareness Month 
and proceeds from The Power 
of fashion show went to Sickle 
Cell Disease Association of 
America.

Background
Sickle Cell anemia, also known 
as sickle cell disease is a blood disorder caused by inherited 
abnormal hemoglobin, which cause red blood cells to distort and 
become sickle cells.  The sickle cells are very fragile and can 
easily rupture. Anemia sets in when these cells rupture and the 
number of red blood cells decrease.  (www.healthprep.com)

Sickle cell anemia is one of the more common genetic disorders in 
the world today.  It is believed to be roughly 100,000 individuals 
living with this condition.  (www.healthprep.com)

This is such a wonderful cause for such an event!  

The overall experience
Exceptional, very impressive and what I like to call “A cut above 
the rest”, is how I describe my over all experience after attending 
“The Power of Fashion” Show.  I arrived to the venue with perfect 
ease. Street parking was available for guests and participates or a 
quick cab ride to the venue was also an option.  Once inside, I was 
greeted by a Hostess in the foyer and I was then directed to the 
3rd floor, where I was then escorted to the Fashion Show space and 
then escorted to my seat.  The show began with great 
entertainment by a wonderful dancer.  Followed by the welcome 
from the hostess with the MOST, Dr. Renee Allen, the host of the 
Renee Allen and Friends Show on WLVS Radio. The staff were 
very nice and accommodating  The vibe of the show was amazing 
and the timeline was carry out without a minute to spare! 
But of course this show would not be successful without a great 
production team!  The Team for the Power of Fashion Show 
included Toni Foster, Steve Bennett, Givonshy Smith, Toni 
Burnett, Phelan Marc, Tishawn Marie and several others!


 






Photos taken by Photographer Phelan

This team knew that they needed to KICK the ball right out of the 
park with this first fashion show, so the choice of venue would 
definitely be important. 

The Venue
Heavy IRON doors greeted you at the entrance to the venue, along 
with Cathedral Style walls and ceilings, plush couch and chairs, 
wall height mirrors, mantles, fire places and a stair case ONLY 
seen in magazines; the Perry Belmont House, located at 1618 New 
Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009, was an excellent 
choice for venue for such an extravagant event.  The setting of 
each room told a story of the venue and told a story for what you 
would experience at this event.









 

































High ceilings, marble floors, pictures handing, candle chandelier 
hanging in the center of the room, long drapes show of life in 
another time, another decade, another era.  The scene was 
definitely set for the Power of Fashion Show.

The venue was PERFERRRT for this Inaugural event.  When guests arrived they headed up the elegant stair case to the 3rd floor 
and then directed to the venue space.  The Fashion show space was 
tucked away in a grand size room located near the rear of the 3rd 
floor.  A GOLD, GRAND, piano greeted you at the entrance of the 
space!  The room was clothed in burgundies, golds, reds and 
creams, 2 aisles of lined chiavari chairs faced one another, GOLD 
drapes hugged the floor length windows with candle lobbers that 
hung from the wall and a chandler from the ceiling.  Each chair 
welcomed guests with a SWAG bag. The candle lights, sparks of 
reds, burgundies and gold gave the event space more of a romantic 
feel and set the mode for the event.  An A+ to the Production team!


Special guests
The Power of Fashion Show had a pleather of exciting and 
wonderful guests at their inaugural event.
Icon extraordinaire, Mr. John Blassingame founding publisher for 
“Hype Hair”, TBW Style Report and Blackmen magazine, with 
other work in 12 other magazines, was present for the Power of 
Fashion Show event.
Photo taken by Photographer Phelan
Chief Executive Publisher of Fashion Avenue News, Editor-in-
Chief of Global Luxury Brands, Model World, The Fan Daily, The 
Editors Council and the Fashion Impire, Ms. Sofia Davis was also 
in the building for this event.
Photo taken by Photographer Phelan
The Hostess with the MOST was none other than Dr. Renee Allen
the Host of the Renee Allen and friends show on WLVS Radio.  
This 22 year Retired Veteran, is on the Board of Directors for 
American Mother’s Inc, Felicia’s Fund, Eleanor Foundation, is the 
Secretary and Historian for Sisters 4 sisters Network and an 
international best-selling author of “Rebel Rising”


 Photo taken by Photographer Phelan
Host Dr. Renee Allen with American Celebrity  Stylist and Make-Up Artist Derrick Rutledge!



Photo taken by Photographer Phelan
The Power of Fashion brought together other big media names and 
brands in and around the DMV.  We all came together on one 
accord for the cause and to view the fashion.

The Fashion
The Power of Fashion Show designers were phenomenal.  Guests 
had the opportunity of viewing fashion by designers, Jarmal 
HarrisMargaret Persaud with Gamakache Black, Mrs. 
Maryland United States 2017 Katya Avdeev with Katya Avdeev 
Couture, and International hall of Fame Celebrity designer 
Scheron Harley with Haus of Falenci’ago. Elegant, Chic, 
Gorgeous, and romantic, each designer brought something, new, 
fresh and divine to the runway. 
Photos taken by Photographer Phelan



The fashion REPRESENTED the VENUE very well!!  Location, 
location is always important when planning an event.  As a fellow 
event coordinator and show producer, I pride myself on creating an 
experience for my guests and the location plays a role in the kind 
of experience that one will get!
Photos taken by Photographer Phelan





A PERFECT Strategic MOVE by The Power of Fashion 
Production team!!!! There were pearls, bling, lace ruffles, 
ballgowns, jumpsuits, heals, etc. Wonderful job done for your 
Inaugural Fashion show event!

Check out photos of me with some of the guests from The Power 
of Fashion Show!

The Savvy Event Guru and HOST Dr. Renee Allen

The Savvy Event Guru and photographer Phelan Marc

The Savvy Event Guru and Model Richard Senkbile

The Savvy Event Guru and Nati UN. CEO & Founder of The Miss Ethiopia USA Pageant

The Savvy Event Guru & Models

The Savvy Event Guru and Rodney Branche with Copa Style Magazine




For more on The Savvy Event Guru 
and Stay tune for my upcoming 
story and interview with 
International Hall of Fame Celebrity 
Designer and Stylist of HAUS Of 
FALENCI'AGO Scheron Harley!


           


Sunday, September 15, 2019

ASCFW Fashion Show 9.7.19....NYFW S/S20


MODESTY AT ITS BEST!
The Fashion spectrum reaches from city to city, from country to country and from culture to culture.  On Saturday September 7, 2019 I had the wonderful opportunity of attending The ASC Fashion Week’s MODEST INDONESIAN Designers Fashion Show for New York Fashion Week. This Mid-day fashion show began at 1pm.  The style of this fashion show was a modest style with a twist of modernness. I took in this mid-day fashion show in hopes of viewing gorgeous fashion from an international platform.


Indonesia is located in South East Asia with more than 300 ethnic groups and a population of around 260 million. (www.worldbank.org
Indonesia has the largest Muslim Community in the world and the Largest Buddhist Sanctuary as well.  Hinduism is the oldest religion in Indonesia and is considered the main religion. (www.culturetrip.com


-Largest Buddhist Sanctuary

Before you can fully understand another country's style, practices or manners, you must first studied that country and their culture or cultures! 

Religion plays a major role in the lives of families and communities in many countries and the way of dress is also an important part of religion as well. Like all people in all cultures, fashion is important and looking good is even more important.


OVERALL EXPERIENCE 
Extraordinary, enlighten, unique and enjoyable is how I describe my over all experience at the ASC Fashion Week Fashion Show on Saturday, September 7, 2019!  My experience right down to arriving to the venue was excellent! Once I arrived to the venue, I was able to walk right into the venue, up the stairs and to the fashion show space. The staff was very grace-full and helpful in directing me to where I needed to be.  I met one of the producers of the show right away!  

Mr. Chauhan was very nice and personable.  Mr. Chauhan showed me where I would be sitting at the fashion show event, which happen to be on the front row near the entrance of the Runway!  Another "GREAT SPOT" to see another great fashion show! 

Prior to the show starting I was able to meet and mingle with a few people that were there to see the event.  Everyone, including the photographers were very friendly and the mood was fantastic in anticipation of seeing this amazing show in such a great venue!














THE VENUE
The ASC Fashion Week Fashion Show took place at the Metropolitan Pavilion located on West 18th Street in Manhattan, NY.  The venue space was located on the 2nd floor of the Pavilion.  The set up of the room consisted of 2 aisles that were lined with White chairs on both sides that faced each other, LARGE ASC Fashion Week logos were displayed on the massive screens that welcomed the guests at the front of the aisles.

 White floors and white walls completed the clean, crisp look. 



For a bit of flare, the ASC Fashion Week team added a step and repeat of the sponsors and a pop-up sign for the ASC Fashion Magazine in the venue space as well.









As the saying goes, less is more and simple is sometimes best!


THE FASHION

The fashion industry has expanded in so many ways over the last decade.  There are so many options now for shoes, coats, bags, jewelry, make-up and head-wraps for both women and men; customers have designers at their fingertips ready to deliver and satisfy their wants and needs.

Breath-taking, bold, beautiful, professional and refreshing is how I would describe the fashion for the ASC FASHION Week Mid-Day Modest Indonesian Fashion show.  I have attended several fashion shows and I have even produced my own as well, but never have I ever had the opportunity to view such beautiful fabric and patterns.  As someone who was born here in the United States, sometimes we are ignorant to the knowledge of other cultures, culture-wear and beliefs. 
THE FASHION




The designers that were included in the array of gorgeous attire for this fashion show were Novita Sari, RYA Baraba, Lia Afif, Riris Ghofir, Tuty Adib, Gila Orlin, Nina Nugroho, Leny Rafael,  Jeny Tjahyawati, Nieta Hidayani and Lia Soraya.  These designers did not come to play!  Everything was beautiful! 


I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to attend such a spectacular fashion show event.  I met a few of the designers and guests at the very end of the show and the reaction by all was the same!!  Everything was beautiful!

But to further understand the process of such a phenomenal show you would need to learn more about the founders, the producers and all elements that make up ASC Production, Inc.!

MEET THE FOUNDERS & PRODUCERS

Amit Singh Chauhan and Kiran Khan 















So much hard work, time and attention to detail go into producing an amazing Fashion Show and ASC Production Inc has set the bar on how one should move forward in this industry. The ASC Production Inc Company created the ASC Fashion Week, ASC Magazine and ASC TV with FASHION, as the center point of it all! 

The COMPANY
ASC Production, Inc. is a production company who's focus is on promoting artist from diverse backgrounds in the areas of film, art and culture.  ASC Production, Inc. utilizes filmmaking, fashion shows and their very own fashion magazine and television channel as vehicles to promote next level diversification. This full production of talent brings together a multitude of people from both near and far. (www.ascproductioninc.com)
ASC FASHION WEEK
The Fashion Industry is constantly changing and to stay relevant in this Industry, one must stay current with today's latest style, trends and accessories. ASC Production Inc, puts on the ASC Fashion Week  during New York Fashion Week in New York City each season!  ASC Production Inc has been producing their fashion show during New York Fashion Week for the past 4 now 5 years. The ASC Fashion Week is one of the MAJOR fashion shows for New York Fashion Week and is documented as part of the New York Fashion Week calendar! (www.ascproductioninc.com)

The ASC Fashion Week specializes in fashion advertisement, marketing and production. The goal is to pair models and designers and designers with clients; ASC Production pride themselves on giving models, clients and designers a one of a kind experience! (www.ascproductioninc.com)  

believe that when a person has a good experience at an event, they are more likely to share that experience with others and persuade them to attend the same event.  Word of Mouth advertisement is very instrumental in getting the word out about a particular event and as an event planner and with many event planners the goal is get people in the seats and use as many forms of marketing you can use.


The ASC FASHION WEEK aims to promote diversification, bringing together a diverse group of designers within the New York Metropolitan area and beyond.  Flair, style, sass and a bit of sophistication is what you will find at ASC Fashion Week!  ASC Fashion Week aims to please and the ASC definitely delivers a professional runway experience, everything from Lights, Cameras to d├ęcor!


The FASHION
A individual's STYLE,  has a unique way of revealing to the WORLD, exactly who you are!  Fashion derives from the word "Style".  Fashion Designers use their own style of dress, style of what they like or don't like to create the fashion of their choice.  From belt buckles to neck ties, all fashion designs begin with an idea that a designer once had. 

It is pretty safe to say that every component of ASC Production is driven by the Fashion Industry.  What ASC Production Inc has created is an outlet for designers from ALL WALKS of Life, to come together under one roof and reintroduce to some and present to others a collection of amazing garments that are yet to be seen by anyone.





The Components of the ASC Production Inc, not only includes Fashion Shows, but also the ASC Fashion Magazine.


The  MAGAZINE
ASC Fashion Magazine is a New York-based magazine that covers a multitude of New York fashion designers as well as designers, Nationwide and Internationally. The ASC Magazine features local and international models, fashion photographers, fashion bloggers, musicians and artist.  Readers also  get to enjoy this monthly published magazine both online and in print! (www.ascproductioninc.com

The ASC Fashion Magazine recognizes the work of artists and aims to present a diverse way of looking at culture through Fashion, Art and different Regions around the world.  The frequency of the magazine allows it's readers continuous insight on what's trending monthly in the fashion industry. This magazine provides a massive amount of brand recognition to several different entities in the fashion industry (www.ascproductioninc.com)  With its bold colors and eye catching layout, the ASC Magazine exudes beauty and elegance. 


The TELEVISION
ASC Production, Inc. has a TV Channel called ASC TV.  ASC TV is an online channel that allow viewers to watch short films and documentaries based on social awareness, comedies and thrillers. (www.ascproductioninc.com) ASC TV is also involved in major international film projects and emphasizes various facets of fashion, culture and arts in Hollywood. (www.ascproductioninc.com)


The ASC Production Inc Team is a full production company that reaches a vast amount of people through, fashion, print and TV. 


STAY CONNECTED
Want to learn more about the ASC Productions, Inc.  check out their website at www.ascproductioninc.com.  To see ALL THINGS fashion and to stay up to date with information for the ASC Fashion Week follow them on both Facebook and Instagram at ASC FASHION WEEK and @ascfashionweek and to follow all updates on the ASC Fashion Magazine see @ascfashionmagazine



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