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Fashion Designers' & Craft Makers' premier the NYC Angelman Syndrome Collections Showcase



Over twenty Innovative International Fashion Designers will be showing their collections at the first ever Collections Showcase in aid of Angelman Syndrome. The Collections Showcase takes place at the Studio Arte, 265 West 37th Street, New York, NY 10018 on Saturday 25 April 2015, 4pm - 9pm.

Tickets are available on the link provided:http://tiny.cc/fashionFAST


The show producer, Joanna Marcella is a London based knitwear designer and the founder of the Fashion Designers' & Craft Makers' Collections Showcase, as well as the Young Designer Awards. Joanna has a vision to present an international platform for cutting edge fashion designers, whilst raising awareness about Angelman Syndrome, and raising funds for FAST the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics.


Angelman Syndrome is a rare neuro-genetic condition that Joanna’s 7 year old grandson is living with, and a team of doctors and scientists at FAST are working hard to find a cure for Angelman Syndrome. So passionate is Joanna about creating global awareness about this condition she is travelling all the way from London to New York City to showcase the designers listed below:


Marli Thomas - Marlene H’ Couture, Naomi Thompson - Naomi S Leotta, Abbie Miriam Ivy Smith - AMIS Designs, Sakinah Beverett-Llanos - Eyani Couture, Mozella Malone - NediA Collection, Jacqueline Ortega - Ortega Jewelry Designs, Sakinah Beverett-Llanos - Eyani Couture, Malika Rajani - Malika, Yvonne Jewnell - Yvonne Jewnell New York, Chloe Mellen - Chloe J Mellen, Mireia Vidal - Mireia Vidal Clothing, Vesela Zarankova - Zarankova, Orli Penny - Orli Penny, Simi Bakre - Simi Sadé London, Lacie Cupani - Cupani Fashion, Valentina Oppezzo - Instilla by Valentina Oppezzo, Jaiye Owolabi - Mood’Deo, Treva DivaStyl - MEROCKI®, Mastura Kuzieva - Mumtoz, ReBeL - Deviant ReBeL Clothing, Ayanna Smith - Universal Blessings, Joyce Penas Pilarsky - JPP Daring Collections and Elaine Golding Ferguson - Lainy Gold Couture.


The door opens at 4pm Professor Rebecca Burdine, Ph.D will enlighten us about her personal experience of AS; the runway show will start at 5pm and will be hosted by Anna-Kay Thomas and Charity Lynette, and the entertainment will be by soul, funk singer Naomi Rose.


Travelling all the way from the UK British award winning young designers, Naomi Thompson of Naomi S Leotta and Abbie Miriam Ivy Smith of AMIS Designs, will be debuting their collection in the on the day.


Joanna says “I plan to launch the first ever FDC Young Designer Awards in aid of Angelman Syndrome in New York city in 2016, this award will recognise creative talent and young design excellence.” Joanna continues, “My vision is to find the future young fashion movers and shakers and present an international platform for dynamic young designers who can find their niche as individuals and become a brand in their own right. Joanna and the listed designers are inviting Media, Press, Journalists, bloggers, fashionista’s and youth community leaders to come along and be part of our journey to cure Angelman Syndrome.


Tickets are available on the link provided:http://tiny.cc/fashionFAST

Feel free to come and talk to the designers and Joanna in our networking session at 4pm. Joanna Marcella can be contacted on email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.