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Alex Vinash

BY LETICIA SANCHEZ

February is the month of fashion

where established designers and emerging talents gather to share their designs with bloggers, celebrities and very trendy people. New York’s Fashion Week is the starting point followed by London, Madrid, Milan and Paris shows. Each brand and designer present their collections for Fall / Winter 2016-2017 but the NYFW is also a way to show something far more important this season- fair labour practices and no slave workers in the supply chain was in the minds of many.

    This is a global issue that many fashion designers really care about including the talented designer Argentinian Alex Vinash. 

 Vinash creates high-fashion and sophisticated couture emphasizing the individualized beauty of women and men.  He is currently working on his sixth collection with each piece being hand-crafted.

   As the fashion industry is a continuous medium for celebrating human beings, NYFW is one of the best places to raise awareness about human trafficking.  It is a huge platform for raising consciousness about It as well. Irina Shabayeva, Alex Vinash and Reverie created a global non-profit organization supporting child safety through runway shows, achieving great popularity in the media so that everyone would be more conscious about this cause. These shows were all about details such as those found in Vinash’ collection: texture, lace, feathers, and transparency. 

Alex Vinash’ Resort NYFW 2016 designs highlight the child trafficking issue.

 

"I recently made MY resort collection there and hope people will understand how difficult it is to survive
financially without the help of organizations committed to fair and equitable wages. We as a brand will do our part. "

  

Alex Vinash enjoys creating sensuality in fashion, combining different colors, shapes and textures. His work is based on good taste, versatility, art prints and sophisticated designs for women. His designs are making a name for themselves in the Fashion industry due to their originality and his collaboration and support to end human trafficking.

 

"I love colors and different races and AM
inspired by boTH."

 

"I love colors and different races and am inspired by both. I have been lucky to live in more than 20 countries in my life-time, learning from and taking the best from every culture. I don’t believe in discriminating because of the color of a person’s skin. That should have nothing to do with the way you people think or act. I have enjoyed collaborating with Batick Galleria of Indonesia. 

 

 

 

 

 

They are amazing.  Everything they do is handmade; that is just one of reasons they have designated UNESCO Indonesian as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. I recently made my resort collection there and hope people will understand how difficult it is to survive financially without the help of organizations committed to fair and equitable wages.

as a brand wE'll do our part. The trafficking of children and its horrors should be something that everyone should be involved in TO FIGHT AGAINST no matter if you are a famous or an emerging designer. What Fashion Hope is doing is admirable and I think it’s a great cause to contribute to in any way possible."