This afternoon and into the evening I had the opportunity to have a seat at Fashion Avenue News Magazine’s Press Preview of 3 Designers and their awesome collections.
The Ball NYC is home of World and National ballroom dance champions as well as world class coaches and dancers of many disciplines.
Here’s the rundown of the fantabulous show …
Kristina’s line featured lots of colors and world influence. When I interviewed her I asked “Who is the woman you design for?” She answered me with the most eloquently passionate of answers:
“For the woman who loves to be dripping in diamonds!” using her hands to outline her own black glittery dress for emphasis. I could visualize myself in a gown of shimmering diamonds as she said it!
She is the owner of Botique Staykova, the ultimate high end boutique offering Haute Coture Costumes and fashion for the Ballroom Dancer including shoes, accessories and practice wear.
Some of her favorite fabrics to design with are flowy fabrics such as chiffon and silk charmuse for an air of elegance and of course she loves tulle & glittery fabrics to bring out the fabulous in whomever dons her creations.
I must admit a few of her pieces had me wishing I was a dancer just to look glamorous in one of her gowns! 🙂
Her high end piece price point begins at $1,500-$2,000 per piece.
Items can be purchased in the studio OR online at The Ball NY.
Ray Brown for Ray Vincente
Ray is a menswear designer with a background of formal education and freelance design work. His line featured LOTS of black and white. Some of his favorite fabrics to work with include jersey, blended wool, and faux leather. Basically anything stretchy. 🙂 When asked who does he design for he answered “I design for the confident man. A man who isn’t afraid to show his individuality.” He said he purposely designs to allow for creativity, mixing and matching. Any guy can wear one or more of his designs to add some pop to his look!
His price point begins at $75+ for tops and pants, coats $150+ and pieces can be purchased online at rayvincente.com.
Tyrell is a designer that loves textured fabrics. He used A LOT of stunning, shimmering golds, brown, bronze and black in his collection. When asked who does he design for he said he designs for the average woman, women of all ages and backgrounds. I can say from watching his line that he says what he means. His designs were a wide variety of fabrics, cuts and designs. I have to say ladies, Tyrell a ‘real woman’ designer. He designs with us mind for sure. In his line I saw pieces I could wear with the kids, on date night or even a stroll in the park!
His price point begins at $150+ depending on the garment. He does offer individualized custom designs done right here in NYC as well as offers a wide variety of sizes to fit every woman!
His designs can be found at TyrellCollections.com
Hope you guys enjoyed the article as much as I enjoyed being there!
Jay Dee, Founder