THE NEW GARDE
Friday, February 2nd 5:30-10:00pm

Check Out Gen Art’s New Garde fashion presentation in New York! This event will feature three top rising fashion designers showcased in a theatrical non-traditional runway presentation. Each designer will show 20 looks from their Fall 07 collections on live models in uniquely designed installations. The venue will house three different installations throughout its 34,000 sq foot space.
Participating Designers –
CHRISHABANA: Chris Habana designs women’s jewelry and clothing. He considers his pieces to be three-dimensional collages with a “hidden iconography” and “a subversive truth.” As a child in Manila, Philippines, Chris developed a strong interest in art and would often design armor for characters in Dungeons and Dragons and other video games he played. At the age of 12, Chris and his family moved to the United States where his interest in color and aesthetic continued. He began re-purposing t-shirts and designing wedding and prom gowns for friends.
FORM: FORM is a New York based design collective dedicated to designing original women’s wear infused with a modern sense of luxury. Jerry Tam, founder and creative force behind the label, is originally from Butte, Montana. Longing to put his artistic talents to use, Jerry left his computer management company and moved to New York to pursue a career in fashion. He became certified in couture at Fashion Institute of Technology while simultaneously earning an Associates Degree in Fashion from Parsons School of Design. Jerry then joined Imitation of Christ, later moving on to work with Perry Ellis and Zac Posen. Eventually, Jerry decided to pursue the dream of starting his own line and held his first solo show during the Spring / Summer 2006 season in New York, which received rave reviews from the fashion press and created a buzz amidst fashion followers.
GEREN FORD: Geren Ford is a Los Angeles based line of womenswear that was launched in 2002. The child of artist parents, she studied at Parsons in New York and Otis in Los Angeles. She is also a stylist and costume designer for brands like American Eagle, Nordstrom, HP and many more. She takes inspiration from a fast paced and mobile lifestyle from the time she was young to current day adventures in places like Buenos Aires, Milan, Paris, Berlin, Istanbul and many other destinations visited for both work and play. The design philosophy behind the line is one of a lifestyle; it is designed with inspiration from those cinematic moments in life that we don’t experience often enough. Each item is meant to be those perfect things that you pack every time you go somewhere; clothes that make you feel a certain way.

5:30pm: Doors Open
6:00-8:00pm Fashion Presentation
8:00-10:00pm Post-Show Party

The Waterfront
222 12th Ave
(bet. 27th / 28th Streets)
New York, NY

After-Party:
Pink Elephant
527 West 27th Street
(between 10-11th Ave)

complimentary cocktails
10:00-11:00pm

TICKETS:

VIP Tickets: (includes gift bag and access to VIP Lounge)
Co-Producer & Higher Level Members: 2 complimentary tickets
Other Members: $75 / ticket Non-Members: $90 / ticket
Regular Tickets:
Associate Producer Members: 2 complimentary tickets Other Members: $40 / ticket
Non- Members: $50 / ticket
* Portion of proceeds benefit The Gen Art Foundation **YOU MUST BE 21 OR OLDER TO ATTEND**

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the gen art homepage, or call 212.255.7300

1 Comment on Fashion Week Kick Off with Gen Art’s New Garde 2007

  1. dusk&summer
    January 30, 2007 at 11:57 pm (11 years ago)

    lol i wish I could get anywhere near new york!