Excitement was in the air yesterday, Sept 12 as Fashion Week's STYLE360 destination was filled with a mix of color and textures walking the runway as models strutted the designs of Michael Kuluva's Tumbler & Tipsy art of fashion.
A thrilling opening act was just the beginning of thunderous bursts of art walking the runway.
As the lights faded a lone harp sat on the runway as if soft music was to be played, and pow, the harpist played revved up as the very talented Neon Hitch made a splash entering as she sang, danced and jived along the long runway adorned in spunky attire invoking memories of the 1940's with a futuristic twist of thrill seeking over-the-top color and design. The audience was placed in the perfect mood for the wonderful fashion show to come.
Bold excitement wowed the audience as the Tumbler & Tipsy fashions hit the runway.
Long lean models along with celebrity guests walked the runway with shocks of color, patterns and textures in fashion mixing an artist's brush with a bit of a retro touch presenting the "So Next Level" Spring/ Summer 2014 Collection. Boldness is the ultimate description of what Tumbler & Tipsy fashion invokes. Not afraid to push the boundaries of excitement, Michael Kuluva aims and achieves gutsy fashions adorning bodies as if one is wearing a piece of unique art.
Gender fun was the theme with a nod to the 1980's mixed with a bright outlook on life. The runway was alive with color and theatrical fun as the fashion models walked effortlessly in stupendous and glitzy platform shoes provided by Ellie Shoes Bettie Page Collection seemingly influenced by, perhaps, Mr. Kuluva's skating fame. Perez Hilton joined in the fun as he walked his trim self in a pink sleeveless tank and glitzy zebra pants. Famed figure skater Johnny Weir strolled the runway in a lively print jacket with matching comfy pants complimented by funky sculptured platform boots. Viewing the show was an amazing experience watching the models strut the fashions dressed as if Barbie and Ken went wild and finally let out their uninhibited sides.
Feathered dresses in colors and stripes flew down the runway along with colorful dresses and flouncy skirts. Stripes and colorful leather belts adorned many looks. A funky take on beach attire was well noticed and a new take on the old track suit had a fresh approach. A sparkling zebra print in many colors tied much of the show's fashion together.
Tumbler & Tipsy by Michael Kuluva was presented by AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
The show gave a special thanks to Out of the Closet thrift stores and used the stage to raise awareness for the Aids Healthcare foundation. Out of the Closet is more than just a storefront; it is an important platform that sponsors for "cutting-edge medicine and advocacy regardless of ability to pay".
Michael Kuluva gained fame as a professional figure skater and is now "conquering the world of fashion with his brand, Tumbler & Tipsy, launched back in 2009. Michael Kuluva studied design from his extensive schooling at FIDM and is a designer and stylist to musicians, red carpet celebrities and Olympic athletes".
Celebrate the colors of life and never be afraid to dance!
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