An American Fashion label that specializes in luxurious goods for men and women, The House of Fenty Baudelaire Parker is taking over the fashion industry day by day. Founded in 2012, this elegant label consist of three lines: Fenty, Baudelaire and Parker. My favorite line is “Parker” containing high-end handmade gowns, specializing in luxury items only. Every piece of garment is high quality and sewn with extreme detail from the designer himself, Nathanael Alessandroni.
Mr. Alessandroni uses his gifts and multi talents to hand make garments. Summer of 2013 Alessandroni started to design for celebrities such Pia Toscano, Darcy LePier, Mel B, Nikki Leonti, Ashanti, and Ivy Levan.
“I’ve been designing since June of this year outside of Costume Design and these are my accomplishments so far in the fashion industry…Never give up on your dreams…it all starts with you…can’t wait to show you who’s next! Very excited for the future of Fenty Baudelaire Parker” Alessandroni stated on his Instagram post from a week ago. As The House of Fenty Baudelaire Parker grows, Street Intell will keep you updated on their every move as they succeed within the fashion industry.
Saving the Earth one Artist at a time- Daniella
This week’s featured business owner is 9 year-old entrepreneur, Brett Burch. In between playing and school Brett runs an online boutique that displays his artistic abilities on mugs, ties and other accessories. He first started his boutique back in 2011 when he was coming home with tons of artwork from school. His family initially began putting Brett’s art on the refrigerator, taping some to his bedroom wall, framing them, and stuffing the rest in drawers.
After having so much art than they knew what to do with they decided to use Zazzle.com and feature his original pieces on t-shirts, buttons, posters, doggie shirts, mugs and ties. All proceeds of Brett Trove’s boutique go directly towards his college fund. He also donates a portion to the Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarship which provides selected DC students a full scholarship to attend George Washington University in Washington, DC.
It is truly inspiring to see what an impact this young man is having in his community. He has been featured in numerous publications including the kids post section of the Washington Post. We are overjoyed to see the passion for enterprise blossoming in this young man as he continues to encourage other kids to thrive and succeed. Brett has been all over the DC metro area and New York showcasing his creativity. He was even a featured vendor at the 2013 DC Fashion week. The Brett’s Trove designer tie collection was featured in the H Street Festival Fashion Show on September 21, 2013, and Brett’s Trove made its DC Fashion Week debut at Dirty Martini during the 2013 Fashion Industry Networking Party. Mr. Ean Williams, the executive director of DC Fashion Week said that “out of 19 DC Fashion Weeks, Brett is the youngest vendor/designer to participate in DC Fashion Week”. Make sure you support Brett by purchasing something from his boutique and follow this young prince’s progress by liking his page on facebook.
Photo Credit: Saab Photography Studio
Crowds of people poured into the Woolly Mammoth Theater, on 641 D St NW Washington, DC last night for the 19th annual fashion week kick off reception and Eco Friendly designer fashion show.
Upon entry to the venue patrons were greeted by gorgeous event hostesses and met by a lobby full of varying business owners and vendors.As I made my way through the different vendors like cleavitz [women’s body essentials], Decor and You [in home full service interior decorating], Red Zipper and Curvy Chix Chariot; out of all the vendors Curvy Chix Chariot was the most intriguing to me. They caught my eye because they run a full service moblie consignment boutique that services all women but caters specifically to plus sized women.
I spoke to founder Donna Hundley and got a brief background on her brand and she even pulled a few of her favorite pieces for me. I also had the pleasure of meeting Sherard and VaVa Walston of Red Zipper. They informed me on the brand and its founder Lydia J and were super helpful.
As I ventured further into the venue (almost a quarter minute until show time) I stumbled upon some lovely DC street stylers. Check out their photos below:
Red Zipper runway model, Lawrence
The show was fantastic, it was held in the beautiful Wolly Mammoth Theatre. Over the past 3 years Inova Health systems has partnered with DC fashion week to bring together fashion and sustainability.
DCFW founder, Ian Williams
Interviewing Ian Williams
Carleta and DC fashion week creator, Ian Williams
This years show was curated by non other than DCFW founder Ian Williams. The Eco Friendly fashion show housed the theme centered around the Project Blue Wrap campaign. The PBW campaign allows local designers to compete and showcase their talent through recreating structured pieces by reusing “blue wrap” – a sterile plastic fabric used to wrap surgical instruments used within and through the Inova Health Systems.
Peering down from the press gallery, I wasn’t able to get great photos but I was able to capture a few Instagram videos from the show visit @StreetIntell to view them there. Featured runway designer collections: Isagus Extroversions, Red Zipper, and Simply L3ve.
Be sure to tune into more of the power of style at the 2013 DC fashion week by visiting DCFashionWeek.org or check out our convenient side bar guide on this weeks festivities. 😉