Luxury Magazine's Eco Couture

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Luxury Las Vegas Magazine hosted their Eco Couture Fashion Show at the Vu at MacDonald Highland Residences by Christopher Homes on Friday, May 31.

It was an exclusive evening featuring sustainable fashion, organically fresh music, spectacular views, savory farm-to-table hor d'oeuvres and delectable libations.

Guests were able to meet and mingle in and around beautifully appointed hillside estates, while extraordinary designers showcase eco-friendly and awe-inspiring fashions.

Funds raised from event's silent auction to benefit the Las Vegas Fashion Council.

Thank you to all of the sponsors, donors, designers and attendees that made this event a success!

SPONSORS:

  • Luxury Magazine

  • Christopher Homes

  • Best Agency

  • Gaudin Porsche of Las Vegas

  • LOOK Style Society

  • Masterpiece Cuisine

  • Broken Shed Vodka

  • Pasta Shop Ristorante & Art Gallery

  • T-Bird Jewels

DONORS:

  • Las Vegas Fashion Council

  • Las Vegas Philharmonic

  • STITCHED Lifestyle

  • Saks Fifth Avenue

  • Nevada Ballet

  • Las Vegas Premium Outlet North

  • Raymond Weil

  • Flora Couture

  • STK

  • Katie Watford

DESIGNERS:

ABBY STROOT

Owner, Pincushion

Abby grew up in Kansas where she first learned how to sew. She studied Theatre at Wichita State University and has been working in costuming since 2007. She moved to Las Vegas a little over 6 years ago and became very involved in the local theatre community. She has designed costumes for Las Vegas Little Theatre, Cockroach Theatre, Majestic Repertory Theatre, and Super Summer Theatre. She also worked as a Wardrobe Attendant for Cirque du Soleil for 5 years up until 2018 where she started her own sewing shop, Pincushion. She opened Pincushion as a creative co-working space for seamstresses of all levels in the Las Vegas valley. Pincushion just celebrated one-year of being open and Abby is looking forward to many more years to come. She is thrilled for this opportunity with Luxury Las Vegas to showcase her unique designs. 

ANARCHALA

Multopotentialite

Based on the ideals of ‘anarchy’ ANARCHALA is a conceptual idea that goes against the mainstream ideals & standards of art & fashion, challenging the social perception of what is art & fashion often combining both of the crafts and their numerous disciplines to evoke a certain emotion to challenge the viewer experience and the world from a different point of view.

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AZALEA VENTURA

Owner, A La Mode D'Azalea

As a child I always remember dreaming about runways, celebrities, models, cameras, all about fashion. I was fascinated with a fashion dream overall. I come from a humble family, born in California, raised in Mexico. I came to the United States when I was 10 yrs. old. My mother at the time opened her own bridal shop in which I used to help do everything including wedding dresses. I started my family at a young age. It was necessary to work hard for my kids and myself as a single mom. School was not an option for me anymore at that point of my life. I decided to concentrate on my family, working as a dental assistant to have a decent job and career, but not what I dreamed of. Later in life, I operated for a modeling school in which I realized runway fashion is what I needed to focus and work toward. I trusted my dream and pursued that direction as I had the passion for fashion and developing my talent which will support me in accomplishing many goals.

NANCY FOSTER

Founder, FoMo Design Lab

Nancy Foster, Founder of FoMo Design Lab, is an interdisciplinary artist, maker and entrepreneur who relishes problem solving and pulls inspiration from the materials she works with. Based in the Las Vegas Arts District, her studio produces prototypes for all types of sewn goods; bags, medical devices, apparel, costumes and more. Over the last 30+ years, her varied creative career path enabled her to travel the world costuming large scale musical review productions, create mascots for professional sports teams and engineer props for commercial clients. For ten years she was the gear and mens accessory designer at Eddie Bauer. She founded FoMo Design Lab seven years ago as a way to use her extensive design, development and commercial production experience to help others bring their dreams of new sewn good products to fruition.

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LARISSA NAVARRO-CASTRO

Owner, Larissa Couture LV

Through my ready-to-wear collections, my designs blend traditional textiles with avant-garde techniques to create new looks for primarily girls and ladies who like to look glamorous at their events. My proposal is contemporary and edgy with a warm and intellectual touch at the same time. This style is the result of almost 30 years of experience studying international designer's styles, blending their techniques with my ideas, presenting a striking design. The reinterpretation of this complex system and working directly with clientele, is the hallmark of the brand for which the tradition is not static fashion.