JFW 2013: Featured Designers: Chabri, Healy & Yuzu Zen
Published February 2, 2013 in Culture
MetroJacksonville.com is proud to sponsor Jacksonville Fashion Week 2013 which will be taking its third-year-running March 27-30. There will be over 15 featured designers exhibiting trend-wear, urban-wear, high-fashion and accessories. Tickets for all events go on sale Feb. 15 at www.jaxfashionweek.com. Introducing Jennifer Chabri, Erin Healy and Yuzu Zen
by Jennifer Chabri
The vibe is simple chic but still eclectic, understated but still glamorous approach to fashion. She creates the unique designs using the architecture of the body by draping and using the movement as vital elements in each piece. How they will look in action is a huge part of the process in creating the garments. Color, Movement, Texture, Flow , Luxury, Drapery & Architecture for the Body are all important aspects when creating each piece. Ready to Wear & Custom Women's FashionsHandmade from original designs by me in Jacksonville, FL. All Chabri garments are Made in USA
Chabri is a fashion designer based in Jacksonville, FL. You may have seen her work in First Coast Fashion Week, Jacksonville Fashion Week, local charitable events, Jacksonville Magazine, and other independent publishers, as well as the Red Carpet for the Gala Celebration for the Presidents Cup in Melbourne, Australia.
Jacksonville, FL, United States
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Erin Healy Designs
Erins looks, described as Coco Chanel-classy with a Gwen Stefani-edginess, feature vibrant colors, flowing, water-like fabrics and clean lines, often with an unexpected touch such as a line of orchid-like embellishments on the back of a dress strap or a fan of peacock feathers artfully splayed across a bodice. The woman who says See me; The woman who says Envy me; The woman who says Adore me.
Inspired by the colors, patterns and textures of nature, Erin Rossie Healy has quickly established herself among Floridas premier fashion designers, garnering numerous print and online media mentions, both local and national including a feature in the Miami/Florida section of the August 2008 issue of Lucky Magazine with additional noteworthy press mentions in Skirt!, Jacksonville, EU, Jacksonville Magazine, Sheknows.com, the Florida Times Union, and Picture This, a PBS regional television show.
First enamored with fashion as a child with a sophistication beyond her years, Erin primarily is self-taught. By age 16 she crafted custom designs for herself and her friends, shunning the trend-laden mall fare. Today, she enjoys a burgeoning client and fan base throughout Northeast Florida. Worn by notables including Evanesence front-woman Amy Lee, Americas Next Top Mode/winner Whitney Thompson, and Bravos Miami Housewives Adriana De Moura. Erin is a must-know, must-wear for
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by Yleya Turchin & Zula Khramov
When Yleya Turchin and Zula Khramov, designers for their own labels, Yleya Vega Atelier and ZulaStudio, decided to join their fashion esthetics into one, the birth of YUZU seemed the most organic way to put the two names together and it sounded so fresh and very new until they realized that the fruit of their labor was actually a fruit that grows from the yuzu tree.
As spiritual human beings, Yleya and Zula saw a sign in this, and were inspired by how one path inevitably crosses another and the way things that are meant to be grow out from seemingly disconnected acts.Thats how YUZU ZEN came to be a seamless way to integrate philosophy and function, a bridge between spirit and style, urbanity and art, concept and sensitivity. YUZU ZEN is the harmonious blend of raw and simple elements: timeless wisdom, organic textiles, spiritual graphics and a calming palette creating a desired atmosphere that is both classic and modern a true fifth element of effortless style.
Russian Born Zula Khramov has a Bachelor of Science degree in Design and Construction from Moscow State University of Design and Technology. She is also the creator and owner of Zula Studio, a high end womens apparel brand that she launched in 2007. ZulaStudio succeeded in shattering the stereotypes about eco clothes as just healthy and comfy the creativity of Zula's clothes knows no bounds.
But no matter how theatrical it looks on runway ZulaStudio fashion always remains chic and ready-to-wear while made of natural and organic textile blends that are the trademarks of ZulaStudio: ZulaStudio clothes is for fashionably educated, feminine woman who understands the art of the balancing the style, edge and trends and can handle the attention that ZulaStudio clothes inevitably brings. Zula has received many fashion awards including the Designer of the Year TIMMY Award by Talent in Motion Magazine NYC in 2007. Zula Khramov presented her latest collection at Miami Beach International Fashion Week 2012 celebrated this past March 21-24, 2012 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.