Fashion Week Cleveland, which has been called "the nation's third largest fashion week after New York and Los Angeles," (Womens' Wear Daily) combines art, fashion, and music. We spend a great deal of time searching for talented performers who compliment our "stylish" events. Collaborations between entertainers and fashion designers is nothing new, just look at the costume collections of Hard Rock Cafe' and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Fashion influences music. Music influences fashion.
Performances at international fashion weeks is a growing trend in entertainment.Leading artists expand their brand and audience in collaborations with fashion weeks. This year Fashion Week Cleveland is particularly interested in "all girl" acts, primarily female entertainers, and performances that appeal to women. Entertainers to be announced in press releases, publications, internet postings, and right here on this website. Be a part of this great fusion of fashion, art, and music!
I cannot write in verse, for I am no poet. I cannot arrange the parts of speech with such art as to produce effects of
light and shade, for I am no painter. Even by signs and gestures I cannot express my thoughts and feelings, for I am no dancer.
But I can do so by means of sound, for I am a musician.
- W.A. Mozart, Composer and Musician
No change in musical style will survive unless it is accompanied by a change in clothing style.
Rock is to dress up to.
- Frank Zappa, Composer and Musician
Nickole Portwood :: Kole Steele Imaginastic Body Painting
Caterine Sanchez Nod Relgnihs :: Vendetta Lisette Hazan :: Animated Closet
Deborah and Lauren Asberry-Miche Mozaix
Featuring DJ Impure
About Billy The Artist
Billy The Artist (BTA) originally from Clevelandis an internationally renowned artist whose projects range from galleries around the world to design work for some of the largest global brandssuch as Swatch, Puma, Lamborghini, Mountain Dew, Suzuki, MTV as well as his own product line with Enesco world wide. His mural projects range from Woodstock 99, Creme Skate bowl Brazil, Sihlcity in Zurich, Fashion Week Madrid & Athens, the Broadway and London productions of the musical RENT as well as being one of the first American artist allowed by the chinese government to paint live on the famous Bund in Shanghai, China. BTA has been published in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Elle, Vogue, The New York Times,Cleveland Plain Dealer as well as numerous other publications and television shows around the globe. Being a home town boy, BTA was proud to have had his custom designed Gibson guitars showcased at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum.
Violinist Andrew Sords, the preeminent new face of classical violin, has performed with over 80 orchestras on three continents. Raised in Cleveland, Ohio and educated at the esteemed Cleveland Institute of Music, he has been called an "absolute wonder." Cleveland's own Andrew Sords.
Verb Ballets Brian Murphy & Leslie Miller of Verb Ballets
Attack Cat :: Artistic Duo Rachel Hoskins & David Douglas
The duo’s signature is in their girl/guy vocals that battle it out for the leads while transitioning into tight harmonies. They’ve been compared to a range of artists including Missing Persons and Mates of State.
Attack Cat has been seen and heard recently performing at the New York City soundtrack release event for the movie DRESSED, which was rated a top-10 fashion documentary by stylist.com. Their music was featured in the DRESSED webseries that opened Thanksgiving weekend of 2011.
Tara Hawley :: American Standards :: Singer :: Song Writer
Tara Hawley is “fast becoming a stylist,” for her singing evokes the spirit and sweet familiarity of the old in a new and refreshing style all her own. Tara is a dynamic singer; she has the unique ability to communicate the emotion of a song along with the voice, pitch, and quality to back it up. For that reason, she has been compared with the likes of leading jazz and contemporary singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Maureen McGovern, and Karen Carpenter.
KB and Carmen :: Award Winning Tango Dancers
KB and Carmen have embraced the beautiful Argentine tango from the dynamic nuevo/salon styles to the passionate milonguero style. They strive to blend the contemporary with the traditional in their elegant, captivating performances.
NIGHTS is the amalgamation of four strong musicians and songwriters with diverse musical backgrounds whom create, communicate through, and contribute to the medium of music. Their songs, sound, grooves, and melodies are composed to rock, soothe, excite, entangle, and envelop listeners in a variegated aural experience. NIGHTS’ sound is amorphous yet distinct, wide in scope, influence, and imagination.
NIGHTS features Jenna Fournier; lead vocalist, rhythm guitar, and lyrics, Francesco Maraldo; sonic scuptor, guitarist, and unapologetic rocker, Chris Dalman; classically trained percussionist, and Ryan Wilkins; bassist and songwriter.