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Ink'd: A Runway Show

  • Museum of Latin American Art 628 Alamitos Avenue Long Beach, CA, 90802 United States (map)
 Image: Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash

Image: Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash

In conjunction with MOLAA INK, the Museum of Latin American Art presents INK’D: A Runway Show. The runway show will demonstrate fashion and tattoos simultaneously showcasing Latinx culture; emcee by Calipso from DASH Radio. The runway will feature styling and designs by 4 unique female fashion designers - Elvira from Wardrobe Divas, Dee from DXCollective, Vanessa from Paragon Desert, & Loretta Vampz.

The evening will also include a live performance by Roncovacoco, a 10 piece Latin Ska & Reggae band from Los Angeles, and a set by DJ Tina Harlow.

Plus a cash bar, a marketplace filled with food & craft vendors including clothing by the designers, complimentary tequila tasting, and a car show featuring lowriders and bomb cars.

Enjoy complimentary tequila tasting* from : Desmadre Tequila, Sangre de Vida, Illegal Tequila

*Must be 21 and over to participate “


More about the designers:

Dorys Araniva - a Chicano owner and designer of DXCOLLECTIVE, a lifestyle brand that reflects her cultural heritage by showcasing tropes she grew up with such as penitentiary art, tattooing, lowrider culture, love letters, gang graffiti, hand-drawn art, inner city Chicano culture and community muralism. She was also featured in Vogue 125th Anniversary article “Latinas in Los Angeles”.

Vanessa Acosta - a Bolivian-American designer and owner of Paragon Desert, is putting Bolivian culture on the map! All textiles are personally sourced from South America and handmade from scratch in LA by Vanessa. She represents her roots in a modern approach.

Elvira - a Peruvian transplant to the City of Angeles she is owner and designer of Wardrobe Divas. Her designs focus on upcycle fashion showcasing vintage, modern and chic styles.

Loretta Vampz - a model, designer and stylist that has been in the fashion industry since 1998. She is someone who creates trends and does not follow them and taking fashion to another level.

Robert Gumbiner Sculpture & Events Garden
$50 | Members: $40

Earlier Event: July 14
Out of Body