Event Recap: 2019 Breaking Barriers Awards Gala & Fashion Showcase

Celebrities Arrive at the 2019 Breaking Barriers Awards Gala & Fashion Showcase

2019 Breaking Barriers Awards Gala, red carpet

L-R: Babatunde’, Johnson, Banks, Lamar, Smith, Walker Photo Credit: Curtis Sabir; Sheri Determan; Keith Crosby

Celebrities hit the red carpet for the 2019 Breaking Barriers Awards Gala at the Los Angeles Convention Center on August 4 in Los Angeles hosted by actor/producer Obba Babatunde’. The awards gala was produced and presented by fashion designer StormyWeather Banks, LLC. Celebrity attendees included Ogom “OG” Chijindu (VH1’s Basketball Wives; Lingerie Football League), Tonya Banks (Reality TV Star “Little Women LA”), Aaron Frazier (HBO’s Ballers), Jordyn Curet (Disney Channel “Raven’s Home”) and many others.


This year’s event highlighted the achievements of those who have broken barriers in the fashion industry. Honorees included Academy Award Winning Costume Designer Ruth Carter, Supermodel Beverly Johnson, and Cross Colours Clothing Line Founders Carl Jones & TJ Walker. Beverly Johnson received the “Icon Award”, Carl Jones & TJ Walker received the “Influential Award” and Ruth Carter received the “Triumph Award”. Walker received Carter’s award on her behalf in her absence. Actress Kellita Smith was in attendance to present the “Icon Award” to Supermodel Beverly Johnson.


Immediately following the awards gala, LA’s emerging fashion designers showcased their ready-to-wear pieces during the gala fashion show to a crowd of fashion goers and enthusiast, hosted by 102.3 KJLH Radio Personality Adai Lamar.

Photo Credits: Curtis Sabir; Sheri Determan; Keith Crosby

About Breaking Barriers Awards Gala & Fashion Showcase
Breaking Barriers Awards Gala & Fashion Showcase honors pioneers in the fashion industry. The event celebrates in awarding the achievements of those who continue to paint the path to a brighter future. 2019’s honorees included Black Panther’s Award Winning Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter, Cross Colours Founders Carl Jones & TJ Walker, & Suplermodel Beverly Johnson hosted by Actor, Producer, & Director Obba Babatunde.

About StromyWeather Banks, LLC
StormyWeather Banks, LLC is a fashion event coordinator offering aspiring fashion designers, suppliers, & attorney’s the opportunity to network with the fashion industry professionals.

BRASHION! NEWS | Jason C Peters NYC Fashion Show [Aug. 12th]

Celebrity Designer Jason C Peters is Giving The Big Apple the Paper Doll Collection Experience

jascon c peters, fashion designer, celebrity designer, fashion model, jason christopher peters, new york events, networking event, fashion industry, fashion show, ny fashionCurrently on his fashion tour, designer Jason C Peters is showcasing “The Paper Doll Fashion Show” in New York this Saturday, August, 12, 2017. Fashion industry lovers are in store for this amazing collection and the stories told behind each piece.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to patronize vendors from up and coming brands, hand-picked by Peters, to enjoy exclusive shopping and an exclusive look at the collection!



Tickets can be purchased at www.JasonChristopherPeters.com

Anyone in the New York and surrounding areas should NOT miss this event as you will have the opportunity to meet the designer along with other movers and shakers in the fashion and entertainment industry. Come dressed to impressed and ready to see a fashion show like none other.

Event starts at 6pm located at 131 West 24th St. New York, NY (Private penthouse).

Event Details:
This event is for ALL AGES!
General Admission Tickets are $15
VIP Tickets are $25 (Includes exclusive gift bag & signature cocktails by Given Spirits)
**Once ticket is purchased your name automatically goes on list at the door**

RED CARPET: 6:30-7:15PM
DESIGNER Q&A: 8:15pm – 8:25pm

Purchase your tickets now!

Check out the recap from the ATL Fashion Show by Jason C Peters


BRASHION! | Tales from the Runway with Jason C Peters

 Fashion designer Jason C Peters uses a unique theme and designs to tell a VERY real story of models within the fashion world

jason c peters, fashion show, atlanta, fashion, celebrity fashion designer, brash magazine blog, runwayOn June 10, 2017, celebrity fashion designer and model, Jason C. Peters held an extravagant fashion show event displaying his creativity on the inside fashion world.  The event was held at Iridium Clothing in Atlanta, GA, guests were able to patronize vendors along with enjoying drinks provided by Given Spirits.

Using his gift, Peters displayed a subject matter that is touched on but not heavily publicized by fashion industry leaders. The theme involved the topic of how the industry can be fake and utilizes hopeful models looking to rise in their dream, only to mold and shape them into unrealistic beings. This in turn, contributes to their self-esteem issues and unfortunately some’s demise.

The theme of the show personified childhood toys, paper dolls, to showcase another perspective inside the world of fashion along with placing slogans that described the message within every piece. With each look, a transition took place before our eyes showing the stages of what models are constantly being forced to look like and the lifestyle changes throughout their careers.

With his platform, Jason C. Peters touched on:

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The clichéd “Malibu Barbie”
. Molding models into unrealistic body type and lifestyles inspired by a popular childhood doll.

Being High on Fashion. When the fashion world becomes an addiction creating this fabricated high as one would feel from a “puff puff pass”.





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The Loss of Identify. “Pull Tightly” forcing models to become thinner and thinner to fit industry standards.

Pill Poppin’. This stigma of perfection then dwindles down to using vices to mask the pressure and the pains of wanting to be perfect. This desire of perfection is encouraged by industry insiders and critics.





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Stripped Down. The showcase also displayed models being stripped down to where they lose themselves in that world and losing their soul.







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The Next Generation. The pressures are then passed on to younger generations where they fight to understand the balance of “being themselves” in which they are taught, however being influenced to “go with the flow” of what is demanded from them to keep their place in the modeling world.




Jason C Peters | Atlanta Fashion Show

Standards of Beauty for Female Models:
Male models were plain, no makeup. While female models were dazzled up in glitter, heavy makeup showing the markings of what the industry wants: perfect lips, perfect eyes, perfect hair, and perfect face.






So many memos were given in this story told through a runway showcase. It is important that industry insiders, the public, and critics’ alike take heed to them and understand that the industry can destroy from inside out. These stigmas not only hurt people who are looking from the outside dying to be the man/woman in the magazines, it also takes a toll on the models.

Great show and we look forward to see more from Jason C Peters, on the runway!!

You can see more about this show in the Jul/Aug ’17 issue of BRASH! OUT NOW!

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IG: JasonCPeters

BRASHION! News | Walk Fashion Show Tour 2017

walkfashionshowFashion Show production company, Walk Fashion Show, is taking a tour hitting cities in the US AND going INTERNATIONAL. This showcase consists of a series of fashion showcases providing a platform for indie and established models and designers. In its growth, Walk Fashion Show, has spread this platform providing opportunities for models and fashion designers to display their work for buyers, press, and all around fashionistas.

Check out their upcoming shows and cities:

Walk Fashion Show Detroit Edition
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Eastern Market Shed #5
2934 Russell St. Detroit, MI

Show Schedule:
2:00pm – Walk University Children’s Showcase
5:00pm – Emerging Designer Showcase
8:00pm – Independent Designer Showcase

Tickets available now CLICK HERE

Walk Fashion Show Atlanta Edition
Sunday June 4, 2017
The Ballroom at the Carlos 2500 Clairmont Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329

Show Schedule:
2:00pm – Walk University Children’s Showcase
4:00pm – Emerging Designer Showcase
7:00pm – Independent Designer Showcase

Tickets available now CLICK HERE

Walk Fashion Show New York Fashion Week
Sunday, September 10, 2017 @The Skytop
New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania
401 Seventh Avenue|New York, NY 10001

Show Schedule: 
12:00pm – Walk University Children’s Showcase
3:00pm – Emerging Designer Showcase
7:00pm – Independent Designer Showcase

Walk Fashion Show Paris Fashion Week
Sunday, October 1, 2017@Pan Piper2-4 Impasse
Lamier, 75011 Paris, France

Walk Fashion Show Atlanta Edition
Walk Fashion Show Atlanta Edition will take place at the all new Mercedes Benz Stadium home of the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday, November 11, 2017. For more information email info@walkfashionshow.com. Designer Registration now open email designer@walkfashionshow.com

You can get a sneak peek of Walk Fashion Show’s Independent Designer Showcase during NYFW ’16 here and in the Sept/Oct ’16 issue of BRASH! Magazine.

About Walk Fashion Show
Founded in 2009 by Daishawn Franklin and Crystal Bailey, WALK was created to add to the emerging fashion industry in their hometown of Detroit. WALK averages over 500 women to each casting call and over 2,000 fashion forward show attendees from the metro Detroit area and around the country each year. For more information visit, www.walkfashionshow.com.

Twitter: @WalkFashionShow
IG: WalkFashionShow

Music & Fashion at NYFW!

Clothing line LANDEROS NEW YORK’S Fashion Presentation at New York Fashion Week!!

BRASH! Magazine had the opportunity to watch first hand how music & fashion collides to create a GREAT show. LANDEROS NEW YORK by Andre Landeros provided a unique, innovative, and fashion forward presentation of his 2016 Fall Collection “STRANGE NEW _ORK” during NYFW. In addition, he added a music element by having a live performance by singer/songwriter/producer out of New York, Harrison Scott with his HOT new single “BloodSport”. As Harrison took the stage, the crowd was infused with an awesome tune and a memorable collection of signature garments. And we can’t forget about the beautiful/handsome, professional models who marketed the pieces so well!

Never have we seen this type of up close and personal fashion viewing collaborating with a powerful “in your face” song to compliment the presentation. This definitely made traveling through the NYC cold weather worth while!

BRASH! Magazine would like to congratulate both LANDEROS NEW YORK (Andre Landeros) & Harrison Scott for an AMAZING showcase and performance you guys are definitely #BRASHApproved!


About Landeros New York:
New York based designer Andre Landeros Michel founded LANDEROS NEW YORK in 2013. Each collection emerges from the music of his youth. Andre allows the blend of goth, punk, new wave, and industrial music genres inspire and initiate his design process. LANDEROS NEW YORK is dark, romantic, and gender neutral at its core. By intricately weaving his love of art and new wave music into the fabric and design of each collection, Andre Landeros Michel crafts the distinct LANDEROS NEW YORK aesthetic. Exaggerated silhouettes and details derive inspiration from new wave album artwork and 80’s nightlife subcultures. The pieces are designed and produced in New York City, a key value for the brand. The label is currently stocked at H. Lorenzo and Eizesteitn London. For more information, visit www.LanderosNewYork.com.

Facebook: Landeros New York
Twitter: @LanderosMichel
Instagram: LanderosNewYork

Harrison Scott: (singer/songwriter/producer)
Facebook: Harrison Scott Sound
Twitter: @HarrisonScottNY
Instagram: HarrisonScottSound

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*Check out our previous blog posts on how well Music & Fashion works so well together!
Music & Fashion: I now pronounce you husband and wife
Music & Fashion Pt Deux