3 Days of Live Fashion Art to Span Palm Beach

Fusion Fashion & Art Week, September 2013

Today, in an exclusive press conference at The Society of The 4 Arts in Palm Beach it was revealed that Fusion Fashion & Art will be producing 3 days of fashion art events and shows in partnership with Arts Synergy during Art Palm Beach Week in January. Starting at the Millennium Arts District in the historic “Anthony Building” at 312 Clematis St. on the evening of Wednesday the 22nd where Fusion Fashion & Art will be producing a fashion art exhibit in conjunction with nonprofit Faiths Palace Center for Arts Education featuring painted art sneakers. Purchasers of the one-of-a-kind art sneakers will help raise awareness and support of the charity partner company Divinity Dance director/founder Sonja Kelly and Trina Slade-Burks from the Continuum Arts District. Show time is 11 pm. Fusion Fashion & Art will also be presenting a sneak peek of select designers to be featured in the 2014 Fashion Week – Palm Beach.

Friday the 24th Fusion Fashion & Art will be featuring 3 live fashion art exhibits at Boynton Beach Arts District with extreme fashion artists in conjunction with Rolando Chang Barrero and conducting its final open model casting call at the Boynton Beach Arts District. Previously, over 100 models have competed at Fusion Fashion & Art open castings for a chance to strut down the catwalk. The casting will be for men 5 10’ or taller and woman 5’8 and up ages 13 and older. Applications to for extreme fashion artists to be featured in these shows are still being accepted through the Fusion Fashion & Art website through the “Registration” tab.

The Northwood Arts District will host the grand finale Fusion Fashion & Art show for the Art Palm Beach week on Saturday the 25th. Festivities will begin at 6pm. The show location is Table 427 who will also be providing Food and wine tastings. General admission is free with paid Art Palm Beach ticket. Tickets are also available online for $10 or $15 at the door with proceeds going to local charity to be announced soon. For more information go to www.FusionFashionAndArt.com or click “Register” and choose “Media” Registration to received updates as they are released. Models and fashion artists can also register through the respective options “Models” and “Designer” registrations.

Art Synergy Palm Beach Art Districts & Supporters

Art Synergy Palm Beach
Art Districts & Supporters

Media Contact:

Lilyana Eisele




Press Conference: Art Synergy Featuring 5 days of Exhibits & Shows During Art Palm Beach Week

A press conference on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 10 am will reveal details and the agenda for 5 days of events, exhibits, and shows during Art Palm Beach Week by the collaborative organization of the Palm Beach arts districts known as Art Synergy. Included with the numerous galleries and artists of Art Synergy are 3 days of fashion art shows, casting calls, and exhibits by Fusion Fashion & Art.

Location: The Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, Florida.

Press Conference will be given by the following:
Moderator: Rolando Chang Barrero
Introduction to Art Palm Beach: Lee Ann Lester, organizer of Art Palm Beach 2014 Exposition at Palm Beach County Convention Center
Introduction to Art Synergy: Craig McInnis, Co-Founder of Art Synergy Palm Beach County
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County: Rena Blades, President “Commitment to the Advance of the Arts, Art Synergy” 
City of Boynton Beach Art In Public Places: Debby Coles-Dobay Special Presenter at ArtPalmBeach 2014, ARTal’FRESCO, and Intl’ Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, 2015
Lake Worth CRA: LULA
West Palm Beach: DDA
Purpose: To learn about the following ArtPalmBeach satellite exhibitions, events and shows.
ARTalFRESCO – Rolando Chang Barrero
Continuum – Trina Slade-Burks
ARTX – Freddy Hennevvelt
DIXIE ART and Antique Row Art Walk – Jamnea Finlayson
Worth Avenue Art Galleries – David Ginn
Art POP – Emily Teodossakos
Media Please RSVP: ARTalFRESCO2014@gmail.com 
Or through this form

For more information contact:
Rolando Chang Barrero, Director of ActivistArtistA Gallery, BBAD, Boynton Beach Art District (786)521-1199
Announcing Art Synergy Art Synergy


Satellite events, exhibits and shows during Art Palm Beach Week Art Palm Beach Week

In conjunction with Fusion Fashion & Art Fusion Fashion and Art



The Fashion Art World Lands in Palm Beach


Creation by
Miss Poindexter Extreme Fashion Artist

10 Countries were represented in this year’s fashion art week in Palm Beach produced by Fusion Fashion & Art. From Russia to Romania; from Armenia to Italy and Japan with many more in between FFAW 2013 was a cultural fashion art palooza. The 5 day event included an open casting call at Tequila Cowboy complete with runway and impromptu couture fashion show. Over 100 models competed flooding the stage and runway. Held on 9/11 with a patriotic theme local firefighters and law enforcement were acknowledged for their service with honor in remembrance of the nation’s lost heroes.

FFAW kicked off with a Red Carpet Reception hosted at BB King’s Blues Club in City Place where Designers and models gave the press a preview of fashions to come. Over the next 2 days 12 fashion art shows were presented at all new The Light Factory Studio & Gallery. FFAW ended with an exclusive fashion shoot and trunk sale where designers sold direct to eager consumers at steep discounts. Also, Models and photographers teamed up for a studio style shoot of the FFAW runway fashions.

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Over 100 Models Attend Open Casting for FFAW


Models Gather on Red Carpet

BB King Fire Dance

Performance by Imperial Belly Dance Theatre
at Reception hosted at BB Kings

Local and internationally known models included the stunning Mega agency model Lauren Pegues. At 15 years of age this beauty is a statuesque 6 feet tall in bare feet. Additionally, the spotlight loved two of Georgia’s freshest and most promising faces Jessica Simpson and her sister Ashley Simpson. Once discovered at FFAW requests from all participating designers kept the two new models very busy. Lauren and Jessica were in high demand and although Jessica was the new kid on the runway she did a great job of keeping up with the pros.

Designers Rosaura Sias-Pipenburg and Baron Siamanto Levon at Media Day Red Carpet Reception

Designers Rosaura Sias-Pipenburg and Baron Siamanto Levon at Media Day Red Carpet Reception

Other international beauties included models from Brazil, Russia, Latin America, and Italy. For an exotic flair fire and artistic fan dances were performed by Dawn Rhys and her team from Imperial Belly Dance Theatre on the runway and stage. Accompanied by live drumming performances included the Red Carpet Reception and the intermission of shows.

All the action on and off the runway was caught by notable Fashion photographers James Eisele of Fashion FL, Joseph Reilly, Sean Simpson and Flavio Iryoda; professional photographers Dave Reist, Robert Swinson of R and J Photography and Donna Paul of DP Studios along with reporters Gilbert Henry of Latin Connection Magazine and Christopher Markis of Fashion Secrets USA – Italia Elegante.

In 2014 FFAW will produce 3 more fashion art weeks in Palm Beach. Current talks with local businesses, international contacts and some city organizers are pushing a cumulative snowball of interest and possibilities. Registration and participation requests continue to flood FFAW through their website promising a very competitive best of the best 2014 for FFAW Palm Beach. Registrations for those wishing to participate or partner with FFAW in 2014 can do so free of charge at www.FusionFashionAndArt.com.

Fusion Fashion & Art Week: Review of 1st Show Day – Palm Beach, Florida September 20, 2013

Fashion Art week in Palm Beach produced by Fusion Fashion & Art boasted 5 days of events and fashion shows.  Fashion art designers from around the world who now call Florida home showed the wonderful weaving together of American style fused influence from their native countries. The result was like none other. From fashion forward easy wear to extreme fashion couture the whole spectrum of fashion presented.

The shows were held at a renovated historic 1930’s light bulb warehouse with a gorgeous high wood beam ceiling and the original multi pane swing windows. The Light Factory was a former speakeasy and blues club to stars such as BB King adding an organic touch similar to the earliest days of New York’s fashion week.  The first show day  opened with Intricate Couture headpieces by Dannielle Kukar of Feather Heart Designs ­­celebrating femininity at its most elegant. The irresistible pieces were dashingly diverse in style and application. Dannielle, a native of Cuba, has a background in graphic art and shows that she has all the talent and dedication to detail as the finest early French hat makers. Dannielle is often featured in the magazine Hat Life and other lady’s fine accessory publications.


Lucia Craciuin, owner and designer of Fashion Risks had two collections to show featuring her hand painted silks. Her first collection featured flowing chic dresses that seemed to float on the runway and a perfect fit for any warm weather climate to ensure beauty and comfort. The second collection was a lively combination of versatile casual wear mixed with fresh sassy short skirts and dresses. Lucia, originally from Romania has made her home in Florida and brought her wonderful sense of style with her.


Florida original Martine Alphonse of Alphonse Unlimited showed an amazing diversity of style in her collection ranging from casual easy wear to evening wear. While her casual wear was bright and full of character her evening wear was that of the keen party girl ready to dance all night and look fantastic doing it.


Extreme fashion artist Baron Siamanto Levon fourth generation fashion designer of Armenia performed an amazing feat of couture presentation. Arriving with only his materials and famous scissors Levon constructed his entire collection nearby the runway. Wrapping the models in materials and with his giant scissors the original works of art were created in a series of skillful cutting, twisting, tying, and wrapping. Like Lucia, Levon delighted the audience with two collections and shows.


The grand finale for the first day of shows was Liz Taylor of Liz Taylor Coll, a second generation fashion designer only in her second year of production. Liz shows a rapid evolution of style and talent that dances between the lines of unique fashion forward to elegant charm and the splendor of extreme couture.  Her daily wear pieces were playful with vibrant colors and alternating textures and her evening wear was a show stopper of distinctive mystique.


This wrapped up the first day of FFAW which makes for a tough act to follow but impossible to miss. In the works for 2014 are three more fashion weeks to be produced by Fusion Fashion & Art. National and international fashion, exhibit, and performing artist will all join together for the promotion of their businesses; unveil their collections and celebrate art in all its forms. For more information go to www.FusionFashionAndArt.com.