AE Studios in Long Island City, Queens held a launch party on Saturday night in collaboration with Arte News Publishing Magazine. The evening opened with an art exhibit and ended with a fashion show of up and coming designers.
With almost a dozen great artists on exhibit, my favorite artist was Juan Carlos Pinto. He showed a collection of mosaic pieces made out of Metro Cards like the one pictured on the right, titled “Zebra.”
The fashion show opened with Lola’s Rags, a collection of vintage-inspired lingerie by designer Lourdes Urriola, also known as Raquel. The elegant robes, bralets, and bottoms flowed beautifully down the runway in pastel shades of pink and green. The designs came in a variety of cuts, each with its own unique flair. The looks were complete with handmade jewelry from Harlow in Chains and gorgeous 20’s style hair accessories from Esperanza NYC.
Natalini was next, with a collection of classic accessories paired with black outfits.
The last designer was Sonu Dullo, showing the latest collection from her line, Saya. The collection is contemporary with Indian influences and fabrics. Balmain-esque, fitted mini dresses were the highlight of the collection- beautiful from both the front and the back, with intricate details and open-backed cuts.