LA Fashion Week Debuts Curves on the Runway

Plus-Size Models Open LAFW Art Hearts Fashion Event with Curve Couture Fashion Showcase

With colorful fashion, diverse models, and unforgettable curves Art Hearts Fashion empowers plus-size men and women through fashion with opening segment aptly titled Curve Couture.

Taking the stage were established designers showcasing plus-size fashion on models of all sizes. The diversity of the runway models was refreshing; all sizes, skin tones, and hair textures.  It was fantastic to see a runway show representative of the people buying the clothes.

In attendance with front-row VIP seating and in full support was none other than  CeeLo Greene.


Ready-To-Wear in rich jewel tones and luxurious fabrics.  Rouching and pin-tuck detailing, floral lace and sheer paneling in fashion separates that transition from everyday to special occasion wear. “At Kiyonna our focus for 2017 is providing women in sizes 10 – 5x styles that are  inspired by fashion and fit. Styles that look and feel good, at moderate prices.”

Kim Khanbeigi Owner and Founder Kiyonna

Norahs Kahn Designs

Distinctive Hand Designs in bright colors and bold details.

Philthy Rags bold colors and exaggerated embellishments. Simultaneously classic and modern.  Closing look was a nod to style icon Grace Jones.

Burning Guitars

Debuting on the runway with an all-star line up of actors, artisans, and influencers Darius McCrary, Brely Evans, Irvin Randall (Instagram Sensation Mr Steal Ya Grandma), Anita Hawkins, Shani James, Erica Lauren and Joe Exclusive.

Mixed Media Nostalgic Pop-culture meets space age prints in sporty athleisure silhouettes.  Burning Guitars Owner Smiley Jonez closed the fashion showcase with an uplifting inspirational message on Faith. Unexpected, relevant, and futuristic.  Keep the faith…

Produced by Nelson Productions. Hair by Sexy Hair.


-- Editor-in-Chief SLiNK Magazine