RS POP & The Lab Gallery kept the street corner of 47th & Lexington POPPING!
In a week long celebration of cutting edge Fashion, Co-Founder Melissa Gonzalez carefully selected a talented group of up and coming emerging designers to participate in Fashion Week SS 2011. The line up included Animated Closet, Tribal Couture, ModaListas, Sandra Baquero, Sohung Designs, Ceola, Blynk and EcoGir.
Press, Buyers, Stylists and Fashionistas filled the seats. Residents of midtown east, businessmen and business women filled the streets on their lunch breaks and during rush hour. The show was a “street stopper” ; for all and considered a hip, innovative collaboration for NYC Fashion Week. Post shows, as press stayed behind to grab photos of designers, models and RS POP team, shoppers hurried into RS POP Shop to capture the chance to get their hands on the featured designers current collections.
NBC NEW YORK:
TIME OUT New York
September 13, 2010
A runway performance at the RSPop 2011 Emerging Designer Fashion Week.
A runway performance of Animated Closet
Forward fashion, clothes that actually fit, independent designers, AND 10% of our profits go towards supporting economic development initiatives for women and children.
Inspired by women who love color and lead an active lifestyle, Animated Closet is something new, fresh and truly unique. Drawing comparisons to Custo Barcelona and Desigual, with an emphasis on creativity and individuality. At the epicenter of their look is an upheaval of contrasting patterns and colors. The prints and patterns are splashed boldly across our asymmetrical skirts, fun tops and outerwear, and flattering dresses.
Their creative process is collaborative- working with different artists for artwork, print the fabrics, and then cut clothing from the newly printed material. They only print a limited amount of fabric so everything is a limited run. In order to reduce waste as much as possible, they create their own patchwork skirts and pants from the leftover pieces of fabric.
They carry sizes small thru extra-large to ensure that a broad range of body types can enjoy. Vibrant and colorful, Animated Closet kicks any wardrobe up a notch!
You can’t go wrong!