Tumbler & Tipsy by Michael Kuluva S/S 17 Runway Show Presented by CreakyJoints

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( ENSPIRE ENTERTAINMENT ) Tumbler & Tipsy by Michael Kuluva S/S 17 Runway Show Presented by CreakyJoints

On Tuesday, September 13th Tumbler & Tipsy by Michael Kuluva presented their Spring/Summer 2017 collection at Kia STYLE360 during New York Fashion Week. Nothing beats fashion than fashion for a cause. As usual ENSPIRE was honored to cover an event that uses its platform to bring attention to community or health issues.

Presented by CreakyJoints®, the world-wide online patient community for people with all forms of arthritis, the new collection, “Creaky and Tipsy” is directly influenced by the designer’s personal experience with the disease. The new collection featured looks highlighting key arthritic focal points on the body, while staying true to the Tumbler and Tipsy brand with bold colors, funky embellishments and playful designs.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Actress Ashlee Keating attends as Kia STYLE360 hosts Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva Fashion Show at Metropolitan West on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage Style360)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13: Actress Ashlee Keating attends as Kia STYLE360 hosts Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva Fashion Show at Metropolitan West on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage Style360)

The packed show opened up with a special performance by English singer/songwriter Neon Hitch who performed a medley of her hit songs “Fried Chicken @ Night” (song off new album “Anarchy”), “Ass Back Home”, “Devil” and “F U Betta.”

After the lights went down, the first model to hit the runway to the audience’s delight was Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice’s 10 year old daughter and star in her own right, Milania Giudice. Additional runway models included Olympic Gold Medalist Dalilah Muhammad, Olympic Silver Medalist Nia Ali, and Asaf Green from “So You Think You Can Dance” who danced and backflipped down the runway. Closing out the show was celebrity reality star and model Somaya Reece and cast member of E!’s new reality series Famously Single.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Dalilah Muhammad walks the runway as Kia STYLE360 hosts Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva Fashion Show at Metropolitan West on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage Style360)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13: Dalilah Muhammad walks the runway as Kia STYLE360 hosts Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva Fashion Show at Metropolitan West on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage Style360)

Celebrity guests included Teresa Giudice, Brittany Fogarty and Marissa from Mob Wives, Teen Disney star and pop singer Ashlee Keating, pop star Brielle, New York night club owners Kayvon and Anna Zand and more.

Says designer Michael Kuluva of the “Creaky and Tipsy” collection ““For our new Spring/Summer 2017 Tumbler and Tipsy collection, I wanted to partner with an organization that was close to myself and my family’s heart. Since becoming a part of the CreakyJoints family, I have been inspired to learn more about my RA, and continue to lead an active and productive life despite the diagnosis. To highlight and celebrate this, we partnered with CreakyJoints for New York Fashion Week. As someone who has been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), I wanted this collection to highlight my own personal experience, while also bringing awareness to such a debilitating disease and the goal of living successfully, despite it.”

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Teresa Giudice attends as Kia STYLE360 hosts Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva Fashion Show at Metropolitan West on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage Style360)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13: Teresa Giudice attends as Kia STYLE360 hosts Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva Fashion Show at Metropolitan West on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage Style360)

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Somaya Reece attends as Kia STYLE360 hosts Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva Fashion Show at Metropolitan West on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage Style360)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13: Somaya Reece attends as Kia STYLE360 hosts Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva Fashion Show at Metropolitan West on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage Style360)

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Neon Hitch performs as Kia STYLE360 hosts Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva Fashion Show at Metropolitan West on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage Style360)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13: Neon Hitch performs as Kia STYLE360 hosts Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva Fashion Show at Metropolitan West on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage Style360)

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: A model walks the runway as Kia STYLE360 hosts Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva Fashion Show at Metropolitan West on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage Style360)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13: A model walks the runway as Kia STYLE360 hosts Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva Fashion Show at Metropolitan West on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage Style360)

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: A model walks the runway as Kia STYLE360 hosts Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva Fashion Show at Metropolitan West on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage Style360)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13: A model walks the runway as Kia STYLE360 hosts Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva Fashion Show at Metropolitan West on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage Style360)

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Designer Michael Kuluva attends as Kia STYLE360 hosts Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva Fashion Show at Metropolitan West on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage Style360)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13: Designer Michael Kuluva attends as Kia STYLE360 hosts Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva Fashion Show at Metropolitan West on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage Style360)

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Guests attend as Kia STYLE360 hosts Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva Fashion Show at Metropolitan West on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage Style360)

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13: Guests attend as Kia STYLE360 hosts Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva Fashion Show at Metropolitan West on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage Style360)

About Tumbler and Tipsy

Anchored by the creative mind and brilliant talents of professional figure skater turned fashion designer, Michael Kuluva, Tumbler and Tipsy is not only reworking, redefining and revamping the world of fashion but is taking it over with his sexy yet stylish brand. Tumbler and Tipsy is produced in Los Angeles, CA with colorful collections that are distinctive but never repetitive, chic and classy while being comfortable and versatile. Tumbler and Tipsy is not just a line of clothing, it’s a collection of art, it’s an embodiment of chic fashion in the modern world, and it’s a representation of a lifestyle: fun, bold, luxurious and daring. http://www.tumblerandtipsy.com

 

About CreakyJoints

CreakyJoints®, now in its 17th year, has evolved into the go-to source for more than 100,000 arthritis patients and their families world-wide who are seeking education, support, advocacy and patient-centered research. Co-founded in 1999 by arthritis patient Seth Ginsberg and social entrepreneur Louis Tharp, CreakyJoints is part of the Global Healthy Living Foundation, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people with chronic illness. For more information and to become a member (for free), visit http://www.CreakyJoints.org.

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Ese Ofurhie

Editor and Co-Owner/Founder of ENSPIRE Magazine.