CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture 2019 Featuring Angel Sanchez

CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture is a yearly signature event organized by the Tampa Museum of Art. Through this unique experience, Tampa comes together to celebrate fashion and art and the Museum raises funds to help bring art and educational programs to visitors of all ages.

On Saturday, September 14th the museum was transformed into an energetic runway where internationally acclaimed Fashion Designer Angel Sanchez featured his latest beautiful evening gown collection.

Angel Sanchez grew up with fashion. His mother was his first inspiration , and her atelier in Venezuela was his first introduction to fabrics, dresses and style.

After graduating with a degree in Architecture, Angel decided to follow his dreams and quickly became a very well known designer in his native country of Venezuela. In 1997 he expanded his activities to the US, where his evening wear was sold in prestigious stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.

1999 was a turning point in Angel’s career where he introduced his first bridal collection and presented his evening collection in New York Fashion Week.

Angel’s design style is best known by its architectural details and structured silhouette. He takes the classic cut and adds his own dramatic touch, turning it into a contemporary but timeless piece. You can see it in the movement of his gowns and their precise lines. He loves to tell a story with each of his dresses and this is what makes his work unforgettable.

Now he is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and he is present in Miami and New York. Angels’ gowns have been worn by many celebrities; Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, and Beyoncé, to name a few.

Because Angel is reflecting modern classic art through his creations, his latest runway show at CITY gave us the feel of Valentino’s big shoulders, Yves Saint Laurent’s classic cuts & long trains, and Oscar de la Renta’s bright colors. All of this was presented in one cohesive collection personalized by his signature dramatic twist. This runway collection was marked by the elegant one shoulder cut, a generous incorporation of feathers, and the use of bold colors like Emerald Green, Royal Blue and Hot Pink.

Photos courtesy of Fotobohemia.

A Stylish Lunch & Learn: RECAP

Runway Translator recently organized a private Lunch & Learn presentation at Byblos restaurant in Tampa.

The party began with mimosas for the ladies while networking and getting to know each other.

A luncheon followed with a welcome from Runway Translator stylist, Zeina Fellios, as she described the company’s history, services and activities.

Zeina also introduced Fashion Expert and Founder of Runway Translator, Michelle Bremer, who gave a 30 minutes presentation on Summer Style and Travel Essentials.

Michelle educated the attendees on styling tips based on two very popular destinations for this summer. From London and Paris to the beaches of Greece and Bahamas, she gave a wealth of advice regarding what to pack and how to select the outfits in coordination with the trip schedule and activities. She spoke about convenient types of fabrics for travel and how we can easily transform our beach look into a party look by simply changing accessories or adding a piece.

Fashions, shoes & accessories presented in the event were pulled from several local shops (Fab’rik, Deborah Kent’s, and Don Me Now). In addition, the attendees had the chance to meet Jewelry Designer, Maruha Azar, from “Mannaz Designs” as she showcased her latest summer collection.

After the fashion presentation great gifts were raffled off to the guests. We would like to thank our raffle item sponsors: Susan Ritter from Color Street, Deborah Kent’s, Fab’rik South Tampa , Don Me Now, Rodan + Fields and Mannaz Designs.

Many thanks to Juliann Salls from Ladie Jay Photography who caught with her camera many beautiful moments!

Runway Translator is grateful for everyone who was at our Lunch & Learn that day… and our team looks forward to bringing more stylish, educational, networking opportunities to our clients and lovers of fashion in the future!

XOXO,