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CHINÒ ARTÈ Fashion Weekend 2021

Updated: Jun 17, 2021



Photo Credits: Jorge Alvarez Washington/ Model & Red Carpet Correspondent Jennifer Michelle and Designer CHINÒ


Known for his colorful and bold ambition when applied to fashion, CHINÒ does it again with his 2-day extravaganza running from June 11th until June 12th with a meet and greet on June 10th, just to go over the rundown for the fabulous red carpet showing.



CHINÒ ARTÈ let's delve into this bit by bit.


On June 10, 2021, CHINÒ hosted a media day at the Double Tree Hotel South Park (Charlotte, NC) where participants had the opportunity to meet a few star runners for the event, like Harriet Braxton Washington.



Photo Credits: Jorge Alvarez Washington/Harriet Washington on the right


Washington comes from awe-inspiring beginnings and robust imagination, that stoked her passion to do more in life. “Having an agency has always been a lifelong dream for me,” she says. Harriet said that even in the 80’s, she wanted to model clothing, so her mother, who believed in her dream, put Washington through modeling school. Washington carved out her own lane as she got older to further her desires by founding Elan Modeling Management, LLC. [formerly Elan Modeling Troop] based in Charlotte, NC.


Models from the Elan Modeling Modeling Management, LLC walked the runway at CHINÒ ARTÈ fashion show, while Washington hosted the commencement on June 11th. You could spot her faction of students because they were graceful, calm, and serving looks.


See interview with Washington while she talks about self-love and modeling techniques that she offers with Elan Modeling Management, LLC.




Up-and-coming artist, Kayyo FTN, shared a few words about his performances for the cabaret.


“I’m from Chester, SC, and I’ve been doing music since the fifth grade,” he says. “I work a full-time 9-to-5.” It was fortuitous that Kayyo and CHINÒ met. “I guess the energy I gave off,” he remarks. “I always told myself when I do meet somebody, to always give a good impression.”


CHINÒ knew that Kayyo FTN had something dynamic to offer. Unbeknownst to him, Kayyo was a fiery rhymester who understood the anecdote to making it in the industry, which is saying yes to every opportunity, and it paid off for both CHINÒ and Kayyo FTN.


See more from Kayyo FTN here.


Kayyo FTN shared the stage with artist throughout the weekend, including Major Maestro, Big ligiee, and Bandit the Rapper.


Click on the names to see interview from each performer.



Donna Rentz is publicist and CEO for Sisters in Motion Marketing inc. She is another behind the scenes key player for CHINÒ ARTÈ Fashion Weekend.


Rentz started Sisters in Motion inc., with her sibling years ago. She’s been part of many local organization including R&B Live & Charlotte’s Black Film Festival.

See full interview here.


Photo Credits: Jorge Alvarez Washington/ From left to right: Maestro, Jennifer Michelle, Big ligee, Kayyo FTN


CHINÒ understood the assignment, he delivered on the mission when he presented the fashion show at Project 658 Center ( 3646 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC). He used familiar faces to conduct red carpet interviews like modeling coach and fashion correspondent, Jennifer Michelle, in addition to media personality and socialite, Jazzy B.


Of course, there were other photographers that captured the garnering details of the show, but none that caroused the models to tap into their pose, their vogue, their serious face, like Jorge Alvarez Washington. He roared three words, “Work! Work! Work!” before the models stopped in front of the camera. He cued them to give more energy before resting into their final posture—a phenomenal improv for sure. Every fashion show needs a charged cameraman like Jorge.


The CHINÒ fashions basked above all others, flaming at creativity and individuality with his evening wears, especially. CHINÒ says that he mixed the old with the new, to produce a tasteful and exquisite clothing line.