Behind-The-Scenes: Fashion Show At The Empire


A couple weeks ago I was invited by the lovely Eunika Simons to a private tour and behind-the-scenes of an upcoming fashion show that will highlight three local New York designers. The show is presented by Herbert Fox who is known as "King of Nightlife" and "NYC's Top Club Promoter" and The Art of Fashion.

The three talented designers will be Eunika Simmons of Naked Roots, Marianna Barkesdale of Barkesdale, and Jessica Martin of Nippy Lavern. Each designer has their own style which is exciting because you know for sure that this won't be a dull show.

"My clothing is geared towards the free spirit, those who love life and fashion..the only limits in life which exist are the ones we place on ourselves. Let the sky be the limit” -- Eunika Simmons

Taken from Marianna's site, "She designs from an artisanal perspective, exhibited in handwork, developing fabrics for each collection to tell a story.  Deconstruction and sustainability play a large role in the research and development of her line- creating new sewing and patternmaking techniques founded in traditional couture methods.

"Nippy Lavern specializes in the unique distinctive custom designs, evening wear, sports wear, costume design, t-shirts, and swim wear. We satisfy all fashion needs for women and men." source here.


Amazing seating area.

The view! 

The famous sign that has been in scenes of multiple movie sets.

A private seating area.

Just an artistic shot I randomly took.

This will be the runway. 

L-R: Jessica Martin, Herbert Fox, Eunika Simmons, Marianna Barkesdale

Excited for the event and I hope to see you there ;)