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Featuring five local Harlem designers.


BuddhaHood and Daft Minerva by Dario Mohr

Concept
Daft Minerva will showcase a rainwear collection inspired by glass pallets used in college. In his undergraduate painting courses, the instructors had students use glass palates. after being used, it created a colorful effect on the other side. Dario wanted to achieve this effect in fashion, and decided that clear PVC was the perfect material to bring about this aesthetic. Daft Minerva has yet to showcase rainwear in any form and will be stylistic departure from the fractalized aesthetic of previous DM collections. This series will highlight the Pallets as the Masterpiece as opposed to the afterthought, and will be presented in a variety of colors for bold impact for grey rainy days with the patterns seductively accentuating the figure with sophisticated styling and fine art presentation.

Daft Minerva
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Daft-Minerva-Clothing-Accessories/425645380854513

Concept
BuddhaHood will showcase a variety of uniquely crochet hats. Each one of a kind knit sculptures venerating the knotted hair of the Buddha; apexed to symbolize the wearer as a divine conduit. BuddhaHood is all about soul and we are creating these hats for the Harlem Neighborhoods to spread the messages of the philosophy as well as fine art innovation in fashion
Daft Minerva(DM) will be presented on the runway and BuddhaHood will be on the tables.

BuddhaHood
https://www.facebook.com/BuddhaHoodThreads

About
Dario Mohr is an American Fine Artist and Fashion Designer of Grenadian and Italian decent and currently lives in NYC. Dario has exhibited in fifteen one-man solo show and in over seventy group shows for over the past 5 years. He has been interviewed in many magazines, and online publications like the Gorgeous Freaks Magazine of Costa Rica 2014, European Art Book Figurama 2010, Nomad Magazine 2010, Sain-City Magazine, Style Equation Magazine, Gorgeous Freaks Magazine, I-Fashion Magazine, Solis Magazine and Elmleaves Magazine 2009. Also, his art has been featured on Album and DVD covers and has created logos for numerous brands under Apophenic Graphics. BuddhaHood and Daft Minerva have been featured in NYFW Fashion Week Brooklyn, and many other Fashion Shows as well as art exhibits.


DNA for Daturday by David Acala

Collection
DNA for Daturday is a contemporary ready-to-wear clothing line designed for men and women. Recycled looks from the 60's, 70's and 80's remixed and repurposed using additional embellishments, fabrics and closures. DNA creates avant garde one-of-kind pieces and accessories that offers customize sizes from small to large for men and sizes from 1 to 12+ for women at accessible prices. "I believe in going green, by recycling clothing and creating current styles."

Concept
David's mission is to set the margin by designing fashion forward looks, combining the past to the future. Offering clothes for all to wear. Recreating uniquely shapes, that are hip and chic, colorful, and free flowing. He dare's you to step out the box and into another comfort zone, by wearing the DNA Collection. "My focus is for men and women that want to feel free and different." David is consistently designing and researching what people who to want to feel and look good everyday. "My research begins with universal colors, textiles, shapes and sizes, and tones." Designing with high-quality fabrics, where each look is carefully crafted and recycle-able. Creating customized and re-furnished fashion that transform them into fashion superheroes!

About
David Acala is born of Israeli/German and Puerto Rican decent and originally from Chicago. Currently David resides in Harlem and has adapted to the unique culture. In producing the fashion collection "DNA" under his Daturday line. The open introductions have granted respect and notoriety in publications including Gorgeous Freaks magazine, The Beacon Newspaper, and on camera interviews with Ask Nathaniel, and now What's Eating Harlem aired on PBS. David has produced and showcased his lines in his own Co-Curated fashion shows. In 2014 he had been inspired to co-design a fashion line D&D Contemporary fashion with Dario Mohr. D&D had been birthed and showcased at Project Reach for the D'evolution Productions Leo's Rock Back to School celebration in the Lower Eastside as well as Harlove NYFW 2015.
HIs compassion for fashion designing started by the curiosity from a grandmother. With the experience as modeling in New York City, and have worked in retail; these opportunities inspired an idea for DNA collection for Daturday Contemporary fashion here in New York City.


Hannalore McDaniel

Collection
Hannelore McDaniel is a bead artist. She creates one-of-a-kind wearable pieces of jewelry. Her work is intricate, three dimensional, and colorful. She often incorporates found objects and treasures to add personality. Hannelore uses freeform peyote stitch as well as a variety of other stitches and techniques.


Concept
New York is my playground and I'm Inspired by the multitude of art, architecture, diversity of cultures, and the creative energy of people around me. Drawing inspiration from the Victorian era and African art, I combine these influences into unique and unusual wearable art pieces.


About
Hannelore currently lives and works in Manhattan. Born in Germany she studied at the Cologne School of Art and Design. In 1980 she moved to New York and attended Pratt Graphics Center in Manhattan. For years she worked mainly in graphic arts and collages. Gradually she began introducing beads into her work, after attending a bead show in Santa Monica, California. She has exhibited her work in Germany, Italy and in Los Angeles, New York, Tucson and Baltimore in group, and one-woman shows and museums. Hannelore has won awards and was published in Bead & Button magazine and featured as the cover artist in PERLEN POESIE, the world’s number one bead art magazine.



Harlem's Heaven Hats by Evetta Petty

Collection
Harlem's Heaven Hats is an extensive line of hats and accessories created for ladies and gentlemen who wishes to be daring and unique. Specializes in fantasy head pieces that are custom created for all occasions appropriate for race events and lavish luncheons, such as the Central Park Conservancy. Complimenting your outfit for Sunday morning as well as Saturday night.


Concept
Harlem's Heaven Hats are a celebration of a culture and tradition of being well dressed. "Hats are for people who are not afraid to be noticed." Evetta's hats are created with humor, whimsy, rhythm, and fantasy. They are sometimes outrageous but always just plain fun. Although her personal signature is the big and bold Hat Pin and lots of rhinestones. She has traveled the world to cities like Tokyo, Rome, Hong Kong and New Delhi, looking for unusual textiles to create a more global head wear experience for her customers wold wide. "Fashion should be colorful, delightful and enjoyable."

About
Evetta is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in Textiles and Fashion Marketing. For over 25 years, Evetta has designed hats in her studio, Harlem’s Heaven Hat Shop located in Harlem. Her hats have captured worldwide attention and have been worn to the Kentucky Derby and Royal Ascot in England. She has been titled the emerging entrepreneur in 2004, by The President William Jefferson Clinton Foundation. Her hats have been worn by many celebrities like Patti LaBelle and Star Jones, and featured on TV shows like Anderson Cooper Live and The View. She has created hats for movies, fashion magazine covers, and editorial such as Essence, Jet, Italian Vogue.It, Mujer Unica, Vibe, Fashion Affair and The New York Times. Harlem’s Heaven Hats were a part of the art exhibits ” ASHE TO AMEN” at M.O.B.I.A and also “THE GLOBAL AFRICA PROJECT”at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.

www.harlemsheaven.com