“ARTAYA At Night” Fashion Presentation

Inspired by the Crismon Rosella and an unorthodox foreign romance, designer Dana Ayanna Greaves will present her fall ARTAYA collection during an all night fashion presentation that features ornately-dressed mannequins, video projections, and live models. The “ARTAYA at Night” fashion presentation is in partnership with Shaw Library and the inaugural Art All Night: Nuit Blanche DC festival.

Brooke Kao, the wardrobe stylist, will tell the collection’s story through styling and pattern mixing.  The fashion presentation will take place at Shaw Library (1630 7th St NW Washington, DC 20001) The schedule of the event is as follows:

  • Entire exhibition 7 p.m. - 3 a.m.
  • Live Fashion Show 9 p.m.  - 11 p.m.
  • Party 11 p.m.  - 3 a.m
The event is FREE to attend and open to the public!!
Art All Night : Nuit Blanche DC is an all-night exploration and celebration of contemporary art, stretching from the heart of Chinatown to the Shaw neighborhood.
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You’re Invited: A Pop-Up Shop Extravaganza

On Saturday, August 13, 2011, join the International Arts & Artists as they host the Flash Market: A Pop-Up Shop Extravaganza.  The event will showcase local designers and makers, plus vintage sellers and consignment stores. Flash Market promotes buying locally and in doing so supports the growing population of designers and makers in the DC area.

Participating designers and vintage/consignment shops include:


Date: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Time: 12-4pm

Location: Hillyer Art Space (9 Hillyer Ct. NW Washington, D.C. 20008)

Admission: $2, refreshments will be provided by Sprinkles & Curbside Cupcakes

Fashion Show will begin at 2pm

I encourage all who are able to attend and support local DC area designers!! Tickets can be purchased HERE.

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You’re Invited: ARTAYA Trunk Show at Bloomingdale’s

For the first time, Bloomingdale’s will feature the contemporary jewelry line, ARTAYA, during a weekend trunk show hosted in Chevy Chase, Maryland.  The event will take place on Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15, 2011 near the fashion jewelry counter located on the first floor. The show will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. when
Greaves will greet guests and answer any jewelry questions.

Characterized by a whimsical sophistication and vibrant color palette, ARTAYAjewelry is hand crafted in Washington, DC by the designer. The collection draws upon multicultural influences and is made with fine and recycled papers, sterling silver, gold-filled metal, and eco-friendly materials. Each piece reflects Greaves’ playfulness and balances unique textures with structured shapes. 

ARTAYA has been featured in Travel + Leisure, The Washington Post, Jet Magazine, Venus Zine, Modern Luxury. Pieces range from $28 to $328. You can follow Dana on twitter at @artisticaya and ARTAYA at @wearARTAYA.

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fashion:district – Celebrating Style & Design of Local Designers

I have heard great things about this upcoming fashion event, so I am very excited to attend!

ReadysetDC is proud to announce fashion:district Spring/Summer 2011. After two successful shows, ReadysetDC present the third installment at Longview Gallery in Washington, DC.  The evening will include a full-length runway show, pop-up shops and musical performances.

fashion:district is a celebration of style, design and entrepreneurship in DC. The event aims to spotlight influential and innovative designers and local boutiques.  This season’s runway show and pop-up shop participants include ARTAYA, Derringer Friday, Durkl, Ginger Root Design, Clockwise Clothing and Hugh & Crye.

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011

Time: Doors open at 7pm, show begins at 9pm

Location: Longview Gallery (1234 9th Street NW Washington, DC)

Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The previous shows have sold out, so it is highly recommended you purchase tickets as soon as possible by visiting readysetdc.com/fashion or http://fd2011ss.eventbrite.com/

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Dana Ayanna Greaves Presents ARTAYA Spring 2011 Collection: Bohemian Boss

As the fashion scene continues to emerge in DC, there are a number of fashion designers who are influencing the styles and trends we see around the city.  Dana Ayanna Greaves is one of the designers.

On Saturday, October 30, Greaves presented the new ARTAYA line Spring 2011 Women’s ready- to-wear collection, Bohemian Boss at Industry Gallery.  Greaves describes the Bohemian Boss as “a woman who balances whimsy and wit. She’s culturally curious and willing to take risks in her career and in her wardrobe.” Her designs have been worn by Erykah Badu and sell to an international customer base.  In the DC metro area, she is known for her experimental apparel and paper jewelry collection labeled Artistic AYA

ARTAYA is a Washington, D.C.‐based womenswear line. Established in 2010, one‐of‐a‐kind creations are currently housed in the 150sq ft. pop‐up shop located inside of 1425 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown. The Bohemian Boss collection is the first ARTAYA ready‐to‐wear collection with prices ranging from $200 to $500.

You can follow Dana on twitter @artisticaya

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ARTAYA Grand Opening in DC!

Designer Dana Greaves, “one of the District’s most promising design talents,” will be showcasing her work by celebrating the grand opening of her new pop-up-shop ARTAYA on Saturday, October 30th.  The showcase is FREE, open to the public and begins at 7pm.

Co-hosted by Industry Gallery and Conner Contemporary Art, the grand opening event will take place at Industry Gallery (1358 Flordia Ave NE, WDC) and showcase ARTAYA Spring 2011 Collection.  The event will feature music by DJ Tj, passed giveaways, complimentary drinks and a special performance by recording artist Carolyn Malachi. Attendees can also purchase jewelry, art and pieces from the current Fall ARTAYA Collection.

ARTAYA is a collection designed with artistic, modern and multicultural consideration. The pop-up-shop is located in Georgetown at 1425 Wisconsin Ave NW (between N P St & N O St) Washington, DC 20007.

If you’re one who loves fashion and loves shopping in “non-traditional” retail stores, you should definitely attend this showcase and check out Fall and Spring ARTAYA Collections!

PLEASE RSVP to [email protected]

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