Fighting with Fashion – The 5th Annual LLS Gala

_AZL4615Story by Alexandra Castello for Fashion Avenue News Magazine
Photo Credits: Adam Z. Lein

Talented fashion designers, celebrities and models gathered for an evening at EVR NYC for The Leukemia and Lymphoma society’s 5th annual Gala “Fighting with Fashion”. The fashion show proceeds went to support the LLS the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to increase funds for live saving blood cancer research and to provide support services to those touched by cancer.



The fashion designers April Marin and Mischka Velasco presented their Summer and Fall 2013 collections for a large and excited audience, produced by NYC Fashion Runway with models from Castings4U.

April Marin showcased chic dresses for the working woman that can easily be worn after work to happy hours and parties without the corporate look. Cocktail dresses in bold colors with square necklines and peplum dresses paired with ruffle shawls that can be used in various ways composed the designer flattering collection that compliments every woman. April Marin pieces are staples for having classic outfits with style.



Both designers dressed the Bachelor celebrities from season 16: Rachel Truehart, Jenna Burke and Jaclyn Swartz. “The gorgeous Bachelor girls embody the Mischka Velasco vision of a modern American woman. All of our clothes are handcrafted, sourced, produced and marketed at Soho NYC.We also been creating custom gowns and dresses meeting several times with each client to make sure we create the perfect dress for that individual” states the designer Mischka. The collection exhibited stunned the audience by her sumptuous dresses made of shiny silk and chiffon with flowy movements giving grace and femininity to the woman who dresses it. Slits and bias cuts make the Mischka Velasco creations one of a kind for the interesting mix she brings incorporating contemporary with sophisticated classic lines and daring construction. Trendsetters of the world must pay attention to Mischka Velasco, as she has everything to become one of the hottest names in custom design.



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