Who Let the Dogs Out (on the runway) · Anthony Rubio presents Canine Couture for NYFW
Thanks to Anthony Rubio even the dogs came out to play and all for a great cause! Featuring Canine Couture, designer Rubio presented a collection of furry friends — “Where The Humans Are The Accessories” 🐶
The Cause ↓
Every season Anthony Rubio partners up with animal shelters and animal organizations to include dogs that are up for adoption to walk the runway.
Dogs like Rex, a 5-month-old puppy who was sadly abandoned on a beach in Puerto Rico. Later to be rescued by Animal Light House and shortly before Hurricane Irma arrived. Flown to New York along with his brother and many other dogs.
#NYFW We Were On CBS NEWS! Last night, CBS News aired a story about Anthony Rubio Designs Canine Couture & Women's Wear Spring/Summer 2018 runway show during New York Fashion Week. Feeling Proud. . @ArtHeartsFashion #AnthonyRubio #ArtHeartsFashion Shown in the piece are @Sumer_Rayne_, Vivian Nwoke, @TanyaBeau, @SebastianLovesLuna, @Chihuahua_Juliet . #NYFW2017
There is also Wyatt — a black poodle from Guide Dog Foundation with a mission to improve the quality of life for people who are blind, have low vision, or have other special needs.
Wyatt is a 2-year-old black standard poodle that was raised in the Burrus Correctional Facility in Forsyth, Georgia as part of their prison puppy program. Once he was old enough to return to the Foundation (usually 14-16-month-old), he was formally trained in their dually accredited guide dog training program. Wyatt has been specially trained for his future veteran and carefully matched to his person’s mobility, personality, lifestyle, and physical needs.
For over 70 years, the Guide Dog Foundation has trained and placed guide and service dogs to provide increased independence, enhanced mobility, and companionship to people who are blind, have low vision or have other disabilities.
It costs over $50,000 to breed, raise, train, and place one assistance dog; however, all of the Foundations’ services are provided at no charge to the individual. Funding comes from the generosity of individuals, corporations, foundations, businesses, and service and fraternal clubs.
Here’s a look into Anthony Rubio Spring/Summer 2018 where Dogs Rule New York Fashion Week!
Rubio is no stranger to the runways! He had a plan in place to break the stigma and barriers presenting his canine couture that was escorted by human models wearing his women’s wear fashions at the historic Angel Orensanz Center, originally a Synagogue built in 1850.
Blessed with the opportunity to present a collection primarily for canine couture is also an opportunity to not only to display magnificently crafted work of art but also to raise awareness and advocacy for animal rescue, pet adoption, and pet population control.
My presented collection was inspired by my travels with the intent to celebrate our pets as well as the joy and unconditional love they bring into our lives.
The inspiration for the collection of the S/S 2018 was my 3 week adventures island hopping in Greece. The colors of the breathtaking views, the cool waters of the Aegean Sea, the artistic tile works and the beautiful flora indigenous of these locations and yes the diaphanous attire depicted on the mythological goddesses came unto play as inspirations for the collections.
— Anthony Rubio
The collection opened with exuberant colors as seen on suits and dresses for day wear while deeply colored organza was the fabric of choice for evening gowns bejeweled in glass bead work reminiscent of sea glass. Both canine and human models coordinated and complemented one another in complete and exquisite harmony.
We Loved It!