New York Fashion Week 2019
A Few weeks ago I was on Instagram and an advert popped up asking if I thought my collection had what it takes to be shown at New York Fashion Week 2019. I submitted an application form and went on with my day. Showing a collection at NYFW is like looking for the holly grail and finding it for a high end fashion designer. To have the opportunity to show case a collection on an A grade platform under the title of " Designers to watch" is saying to the world that you are ready! - Ready to step up and present your work, I have been waiting for such an opportunity for many years. I have been offered many times to show case, but each time it just didn't quite fit or sit with how I wanted to present my work, and for me fashion is all about the fit. A good fit can change an out fit in an instant and with a good fit you know it feels great. So I have agreed to show with the Flying Solo NY crew, to be a part of a group show at Pier 59 Studios in Manhattan. A prime location during the NYFW. - The fit I have been waiting for.
With your help I am aiming to raise $15,000 to enable me to head to NY and present 6 looks from my second collection We Are Flowers and 2 pieces from my third collection From The Stars. The collections are Powerful, Beautiful and Elegant and need to be shared with the world. A showing of this calibre will lay down a very solid foundation for the fashion label Simone Ellis, and gain exposure in one of the most influential Fashion capitals of our world.
All donations over $50 go into the running of winning a Bespoke Couture gown, Wedding Gown or Garments designed by Simone Ellis especially for them to the value of $4,000. This will be drawn on the day of the show and the winner notified. Travel expenses for fittings are at the winners own cost.
There is great power when we stand together and support another in their true expression. The more we stand together and support each other, the greater the power we have to change our world. This is just how I do it, in the way that has been given me. So stand with me and lets show the world a little bit of fashion awesomeness as I present on the world stage 8 show stopping pieces from my next two upcoming collections, some pieces that have been over 12 months in the making.
Thank you so very much for your support as we have reached our goal of $15,000 all surplus funding will now go towards the completion of We are Flowers of which there are another 10 looks to complete. We are Flowers is a truly inspired body of work that reminds us not to compare, but instead to appreciate all that is blooming in ourselves and another, for we are the flowers that belong to the Garden of the Universe.
Simone Ellis X