by MIKE CHAIKEN
Art and creativity was in the air on Saturday night as Connecticut fashion designer Chinnyere McPherson of FASCHINN hosted The Wild Heart Experience at The Dirt Salon in Hartford.
The evening provided McPherson with the opportunity to debut her latest fashion collection in a presentation format.
Additionally, hubcap artist Elisa Tenenbaum exhibited her pieces in one gallery and artist Alexia Lalande presented an installation piece specific to the occasion. Also, artist Andre Rochester created a piece on canvas live throughout the evening.
This week, fashion fans will see more of FASCHINN on Friday night at Hartford Fashion Week.
Hartford Fashion Week starts Thursday, April 19 with a launch party at Chango Rosa, 1 Union Place, Hartford from 6:30 to 9 p.m. with drinks, music, dance, food, and more. Runway shows are Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at the Colt Armory East, 150 Huyshope Ave., Hartford. Doors open at 7 p.m.
On Friday, there will be a fashion presentation by Rachael Karrington and runway shows by Styled by Jazz, RoundTableClothing, Troy Anthony, and FASCHINN. On Saturday, there will be a presentation by Taj Mirage, and runway shows by LaMoo, Brian Hernandez, Animated People, and Toshaz.
On Sunday, April 22 for Hartford Fashion Week, there will be a vending event at the armory featuring local designers such as milliners, jewelers, etc. who will be displaying and selling there pieces.
On Monday, April 23 as part of Hartford Fashion Week, there will be a panel discussion, “Culture and Community Through Attire” in partnership with the UConn School of Fine Arts Alumni Association at the UConn Hartford branch, 10 Prospect St., Hartford. The event runs 6 to 8:30 p.m.
For more information about Hartford Fashion Week and tickets, visit Hartford.Fashion. Tickets start at $35.
Here are some fashion photos of FASCHINN’s latest line from The Wild Heart Experience.
PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN
Here are photographs from the presentation.
Some atmospheric shots from the Wild Heart Experience.