John Ablaza Couture & Culture New York 2016: A Success!
a Zimbabwe Collaboration will benefit Silozwane Children, Bulayo Village
by MJ Racadio
The John Ablaza: Couture & Culture New York 2016 was held at 4 West 43rd St, New York City. The event started with photo exhibit of award-winning photographer Jhenny Morales and red carpet arrivals with respected VIP’s and sponsors. The hosts of the evening were Marvic Chan and Maita Lockhart. The fashion show starts right on time and showcasing the latest collection of John Ablaza plus chosen designer from Zimbabwe, Yvette Ndaba.
Thank you volunteers, press & media, make-up artists & hairstylists, models & celebrities, U.S. Ambassador Harry Thomas of Harare, Mithi Aquino-Thomas, Zimbabwe Collaboration-Yvette Ndaba, Helsey Lubiano of CHHC Events, Velzon Hizon Velez of #PreskoMagazine and staff, Jeanette Marco & Bella Owen of Bella Skin Inc, Chavez Shoes, Michael’s Floral Design, Jhenny Evans, Alex Tupaz, Joy Faber, Michael Galante, Hannah Marte- Miss Philippines-USA 2014, Fatena Qassem-Miss Tourism New York 2016, Miss Universe- Uganda, Miss Tourism Zimbabwe, the hosts: Marvic Chan & Maita Lockhart, Nonoy Rafael- the DJ and sounds, Jujo Conol, and our gold and silver vip sponsors for making #JohnAblazaNY2016 a success . In behalf of #JohnAblazaJohn C. Ablaza Team we salute you for all your hardwork and dedication for the benefit of Silozwane Children a village of Bulayo, Zimbabwe. -Publicist/Manager #BlogtalkwithMJRacadio
John Ablaza High-end fashion designer like no other
by MJ Racadio
Hollywood, California (November 29, 2016) High-end fashion is all about glamour, beauty and sophistication although there is one designer who can change the perspective of fashion. His name is John Ablaza, Philippines first eco-couture designer, he has been in the fashion design industry for over 29 years but what really sets him apart is the way he collaborated with individuals from other local designers to photographers. For example, he recently had a successful collaborations with local artisans in Zimbabwe, which aims to educate future designers in making sustainable materials yet elegant. According to John, he enjoyed Zimbabwe because they welcomed him with open-arms led by Mithi Aquino-Thomas, the wife of US Ambassador Harry Thomas of Harare. He added “I enjoyed hanging-out with the young kids at the village, it’s worth every time spent there”. In addition, John would like to continue his legacy by helping others through his advocacy.
His new designs will be featured during couture & culture fashion show on December 10, 2016 at the One UN New York Hotel in New York City along with selected VIP Guests, that will benefit Zimbabwe collaboration (Benefiting the children of Silozwane, Bulawayo). In addition, John Ablaza will closely working with volunteers and friends in New York City including the models of Presko led by Velzon Velez, top-notch photographers like Alex Tupaz and Jhenny Evans, CHHC event planner expert Helsey Lubiano, Joy Faber of One UN New York, celebrities like Michael Galante (Jane the Virgin, Switched at Birth), Miss Philippines-USA 2014 Hannah Angelica Marte , Miss New York Tourism, and Zimbabwe Designers.
A Masterpiece of Eco-couture Gowns and Bow-Tie Creations
November 24, 2016 (Hollywood, California) International Fashion Designer John Ablaza is showcasing his masterpieces in a fashion show event – John Ablaza Couture & Culture NY 2016. His awe-inspiring collections have graced the runways of Hong Kong, Singapore, Bahrain, Sydney, Toronto, London, Belgium, Arizona, San Francisco, Los Angeles/Hollywood, Zimbabwe and now coming to NYC!
Saturday December 10, 2016 at ONE UN New York Hotel (1 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017)
5PM Red Carpet I Cocktails I Silent Auction I Photo Exhibit 7PM Gala Fashion Show
his inspiration – nature
his mission – to help people
his vision – to bring fashion and culture together
John is an “eco-fashion” designer specializing in fabricating garments using sustainable, local materials like seeds bark reeds and coconut shells. While working with The Mangyan Tribe of Mindoro, together they came up with new ideas to use native sustainable materials in his designs while the Mangyans build a better future for their families.
With Couture & Culture NY 2016 in collaboration with Harare-Zimbabwe Designers and Artisans, the fashion show will gather 150 VIP guests from New York’s most influential circles, UN diplomats, celebrity appearances and partner with several media companies to cover this prestigious VIP ONLY cocktail gala, photo exhibit by an acclaimed Southern California photographer, Jhenny Morales Evans and a silent auction of all-things Zimbabwean and artisanal. Expanding his reach of beneficiaries, the Children of Silozwane Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and St. Martin de Porres, Cebu City.
Sponsor-Partners: Presko Magazine, Bella Skin Inc., Shoes by Chavez, ONE UN New York Hotel, CHHC Event Planning & Operations, Michael’s Floral Design NYC, Blogtalk With MJ Racadio, Alex Tupaz Photography and Jhenny Evans Photography.
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Hollywood CA (Social Dragon PR) July 02, 2015. Tune in this Sunday7PM PST/10 EST on Blogtalk with MJ Racadio http://mranow.co. This Episode features Mary Lai, NYC Bag Designer, John Ablaza, Philippine’s First Eco-Fashion Designer, and this weekend’s Featured Artist: International Super Star Ricky Martin and Remix by DJ Cubanito & Klubjumpers.
Mary Lai is a seasoned designer, artist, and business entrepreneur, known for her ultramodern edge, high quality leather handbag collection. Recently, Lai was nominated for Distinctly Denim Handbag by Guess at the 17th Annual IHDA Award Ceremony, and the year before she was nominated in 2 categories out of 1500+ applicants. Prior to 2014, Lai received the American Express OPEN Rising Stars of Fashion Award. Furthermore, Lai was awarded the Independent Handbag Designer Award in June 2013 for the Best Handmade Handbag. All in all, Lai is a gifted designer.
Next, meet John Ablaza, an international Fashion Designer with a mission and vision of promoting the rich culture and heritage of the Philippines. Ablaza’s Vision is to create a livelihood for local artisans. He is also known for his bow tie couture. What makes his bow tie collection special is the embroidery, which is made by different tribes in the Philippines. Most notably, Ablaza is Philippine’s first eco-fashion designer.
Featured artist will be International Superstar Ricky Martin with his new smashed hit “Adios” remixed by DJ Cubanito & Klubjumpers– Grammy nominated Billboard producers.
Tune in to this exciting episode Sunday July 5th 7PM PST/10 EST on Blogtalk with MJ Racadio http://mranow.co
Don’t miss out on this special episode on Blogtalk with MJ Racadio, Sunday June 28, 2015 7PM PST/10PM EST http://mranow.co Three talented people in the entertainment industry will be on the show.
First, meet Luis Pedron, a filmmaker, producer, and an actor, who co-founded one of the hottest film festivals in New York City, The International Film Festival Manhattan and Asians on Film Festival. Some of Pedron’s notables include receiving the Best Directing award and Best Documentary Video at the NYIIFVF for his film “VIP Very Important Pinoys” and his last short film, “Party Games” won “Best Director Award.” Most notably, he is the producer for the Solar Champion Movie.
Next, meet Loui Fernandez, a DJ and Producer from Madrid, Spain. Fernandez has spun at several hot parties and venues in Spain, such as Fabrik, Pagoa, Mark Aldany. In addition, he spun with several top artists Ricardo Villalobos, Carl Cox, Luciano and others. Furthermore, Fernandez has worked on several music labels such as KMS Records, Nervous Records, Frequenza Records, Ametist Records, and several others.
Last, but not least, on this episode, meet Tamlyn Tomita , a Japanese-born American Actress and singer. Tomita made her screen debut in The Karate Kid, Part II, as Kumiko. Later, she landed supporting roles in several top films such as Joy Luck Club, Come See the Paradise, Picture Bride and other films. Moreover, she had recurring roles on popular day time soaps, such as Santa Barbara, General Hospital, and Days of our lives. Also, Tomita was featured in People Magazine.
Overall, don’t miss out on this episode. Tune into Blogtalk with MJ Racadio Sunday Jun 28 , 7PM PST/10PM EST