Pet Couturier and Fashion designer Anthony Rubio presented his first Resort collection. Filmed in Los Angeles at Tuxedo Studio.
Watch the full runway show via the YouTube link below.
Pet Couturier and Fashion designer Anthony Rubio presented his first Resort collection. Filmed in Los Angeles at Tuxedo Studio.
Anthony Rubio: “In My World, The Humans Are The Accessories”
Dogs in Haute Couture Rule New York Fashion Week
From Anthony Rubio:
2020 was starting off with a bang. I was booked for two major talk show appearances, a one off spot on a long running primetime reality series and in the final stages of negotiation to be a judge on a new major network show involving dogs when everything came to a stop. I was just coming off the high of showcasing 10 seasons of runway shows during New York Fashion Week culminating with my anniversary show at New York’s Pier 59 Studios when the mandatory lockdown was announced in mid-March. Everything planned was postponed or canceled. Day to day business came to a grinding halt.
About a month after the lock down was in place, I started receiving orders from clients with dogs that had large social media followings and needed new glamorous garments to produce new content for their pages. Business started to increase, but not to the pre-pandemic level. With so much uncertainty, everything was pretty much left up in the air including the future of public fashion presentations.
Fast forward five months, and the subject of New York Fashion Week came up. I did not think it would happen, especially since indoor events were banned. Having been accustomed to my runway shows with an audience between 500 to 1,200 people to now zero spectators proved dismal. My previous runway show venues including Pier 59 Studios, Gotham Hall, Hammerstein Ballroom, Angel Orensanz, Industry City and Broadstreet Ballroom were no longer an option for obvious reasons.
After much encouragement and careful consideration as well as having to think outside of the box, I agreed to put together a full runway show following all the guidelines from the Health Department.
With time on my hands over the Summer, I was able to experiment with new concepts and different textiles. Early on, I was creating new fashions and was able to learn how to add details and mix fabrics I had not done before. As the new idea developed for this presentation, I let this collection take its own direction letting the fabrics lead me in the direction that brought us here. The colors are opulent and textures sublime begging to be touched. For the women’s wear, there is always a sensuality and some pieces are very ethereal. For the canine couture, I created a mix of both formal and whimsical creations matching the personalities of the pups. The overall result is a compact feast for the eyes to warm everyone’s heart.
This presentation was a totally new experience which can very well become the norm for the foreseeable future, though at this time nothing is certain. What is certain, is that I was able to create and present this collection with all my love thanks to the assistance of an amazingly creative team.
Without further delay, I present Anthony Rubio Designs Spring 2020 Fashion Presentation for New York Fashion Week. Enjoy.
Pet Couturier Anthony Rubio, is no stranger to the runways, having done runway shows for twelve years with the last eleven seasons during New York Fashion Week. Born and raised in New York City, of Puerto Rican ancestry, Mr Rubio with formal training at F.I.T. originally started out as a Women’s Wear designer in the late 80’s for other brands. It wasn’t until he rescued a badly beaten up Chihuahua in 2003 he would name Bandit that he had the idea to dress Bandit to be as stylish as he was. By 2004, a full brand was established. Anthony Rubio has become the leading force of all Canine Couture.
The pet product industry is estimated to bring in 65 billion dollars annually. You can’t help but notice that pets, primarily dogs appear in everything from ad campaigns to commercials to television shows and movies. Pets have transitioned from man’s best friend to being considered actual family members. People who delay having children or can not have children have chosen to fill the void with a pet. As with any family member, there will always be health issues and the need for vaccinations which in turn requires pet health insurance. Other expenses come in the form of pet grooming, pet sitting and/or pet accommodations while owners work or travel. Pet travel is huge as well because many hotels worldwide have opened the doors to these family members.
With all of these expenses in place we can not negate the fact the appearances mean everything and that a first impression is based on how one presents oneself. Pet Parents believe that the best impression comes through fashion. Anthony Rubio Designs creates the most distinctive canine fashions to leave the most memorable impressions. Each custom designed garment is a work of art utilizing the best of everything. Anthony Rubio Designs is not only concerned with the pet looking it’s best but also that the pet is comfortable and safe in this one of a kind creation.
Location: Tals Studio
Canine Models included dogs from shelters, rescue groups and social media influencers.
All photos by Yoni Levy
HAPPY BIRTHDAY #8 BOGIE AND KIMBA !
Eight in the Chinese culture is for luck. That is how we feel about Bogie and Kimba. It is their eighth birthday and the number of years we feel lucky that they have blessed and enriched our lives. In their eight years they have seen and explored more places than most. The boys have graced the pages of publications, television and computer screens world wide not to mention catwalks from coast to coast. Most importantly they have filled our lives.
On this day, eight years ago, these birthday boys entered this world not knowing that they would come into our lives and fill them with love, laughter and great joy. Mere words can not explain fully how they have enriched our lives nor can express the magnitude of our love for Bogie and Kimba.
Happy Birthday to Anthony Rubio’s Chihuahuas Bogie and Kimba with love and blessings…
We Marched the 2019 NYC World Pride Parade !
Assisted by my boys, the ever fashionable Bogie and Kimba wearing Met Gala inspired bejeweled sequined, and feathered couture designed by yours truly. We marched and represented in support of the world LGBTQ population to the cheers and screams of the spectators. I wore a fabulous sequined and bejeweled top hat featuring the rainbow in lovely ostrich feathers. The weather is glorious here with lots of sun with mild breezes. The boys, as you can see, had the best time. HAPPY PRIDE!
Celebrating 2019 The Puerto Rican Day Parade!
Always proud of my heritage as a Puerto Rican American. It has been an especially difficult time for our Island but like our ancestors before us, we are resilient, colorful, musical and powerful. We are a people of great joy and great loyalty.
Que Viva Puerto Rico y Que Dios Nos Bendiga.
This is how it’s done right! WEPAAAAAA!!!
Being a working model is a tough job. Here is Bogie taking a break during a recent photo shoot with Premium Paris.
Canine Couture by Anthony Rubio
Inspiring evening with Kimba at the #PetHeroAwards – 6th Anniversary Ceremony by Pet Philanthropy Circle held at Gotham Hall.
Fun fact, I presented two runway shows at this venue during Fashion Week.
The Pet Hero Awards celebrate individuals, associations, professionals, pets and business organizations that demonstrate a commitment to improving and protecting animal lives.
Photos by @SimplyRobb
What I am Thankful for
Where does one start when you have a list a mile long of people and things you are grateful to have and have had in your life?
I will start by Thanking my Lord for every breath I am able to take, every light of day and dark of night I can see and live to experience.
I am Thankful for my Lord’s blessings and guidance and for not just helping me achieve but for all the lessons and reminders of who I am and where I have been.
I am Thankful for the great times, the achievements and accolades but also for the challenges and yes even my failures because from them I learn to be strong, focused and resilient.
I am Thankful for the love and support that surrounds me especially from my mom who watches and blesses me. I thank all of those who trust and appreciate my vision and give their support that, along the way, they to will receive their due rewards and recognition.
I am most grateful for my family, those to whom I don’t say,” Thank you.” and “I love you” enough, but don’t sit around feeling hurt or forgotten because they truly know that my love and appreciation for them goes beyond words.
As you can clearly see, I have only scratched the surface and wish that I could list each and every individual I am thankful for but just can’t. Instead I express to each and everyone who has touched my life, in some way, that I do appreciate you and that on this day I wish you a blessed Thanksgiving.
I am not sure and am very afraid of the direction this world is headed to but alas my faith in God will not be shaken. I believe that our Lord will do what is best for us all.
God’s gift to us is our lives and the way to show our thanks is to be the best human beings we can be.
That said, I close in saying to one and all.
Bogie and Kimba are wearing their Rainbow Warrior attire proudly after we did the NYC Pride march. They loved every minute of the experience and they loved wearing these outfits the whole time. They give me PRIDE. Headdress and tops by Anthony Rubio.
Anthony Rubio and Chihuahua duo Bogie and Kimba experienced the amazing display of art at the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival.
Anthony Rubio’s Chihuahuas Bogie and Kimba.
Happy National Donut Day!
Would you believe that on this special day they actually tried to sneak this by us? We’re no fools. We had this day marked on our personal calendar because no one should miss National Doughnut Day. Did you get your fill?
Anthony Rubio with #Chihuahua duo Bogie and Kimba who were adopted to the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals‘ annual #Adoptapalooza pet adoption event in Union Square. Also celebrating ASPCA‘s 150 Years of Animal Rescue Anniversary. A great time was had by all.
Did you like my Facebook Design page Anthony Rubio Designs yet, the content there is 90% different from what I post on my personal page. Below are other social media pages. Take a look, and follow.
Original photo by Norman Isaacs
Facebook Design Page: www.Facebook.com/AnthonyRubioDesigns
Snap Chat: AnthonyRubio01
Kimba and I had a wonderful time participating in the 2016 New York City Easter Parade and Bonnet Parade on fashionable Fifth Avenue. We hope one and all had a blessed day.
Kimba’s elaborately decorated yellow tuxedo encrusted in faux pearls and crystals with matching signature top hat featuring a pheasant embellished with crystals and miniature colorful eggs as well as my fabulous top hat and coordinating naughty tie created by Anthony Rubio Designs.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Chihuahua Bogie and Kimba are wearing top hats and suits by Anthony Rubio.
Wishing you the happiness of a leprechaun’s gold, and a day of songs of love that will never grow old!
A Crime Fighter’s Work Never Ends
Bogie had to cut his fun time while attending the Chi-lloween party due to an emergency call that his vigilant assistance was needed by our fair city on this #Halloween night. Batman Bogie took to the streets in his Batmobile.
Finally, some alone time with my heroes. They spent yesterday protecting New York City and keeping it safe.
They say that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, As you can see the boys and I are so ready to keep the doctor away for a good long time but as you can also see Bogie is ready right now….
Autumn By The Lake.
How can anyone not love the majesty of the great outdoors during this wonderful season? The burst of colors of Autumn embrace Bogie and Kimba and I as the sun creates a magnificent glow.
#Chihuahua Bogie is Ben Affleck’s Batman from the forthcoming film Batman V Superman. As you can see, Bogie has been weight lifting to prepare for the role. Photo taken today at the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade.
Due to popular demand Kimba had a last minute change of Halloween Costume which proved wiser did garnered much attention. Kimba as “Sarah Jessica Barker” attending the Met Gala in that fabulous much buzzed about Headdress.
Anthony Rubio along with his Chihuahuas Bogie and Kimba attended the Tricks N Treats Halloween Charity Party at Contra Studios. A benefit for Foster Dogs NYC and Sugar Mutts Rescue.
Bogie and Kimba wearing costumes designed by Designed by Anthony Rubio Designs of the New Batman and Superman celebrating the new Batman v Superman in theaters this Spring.
#AnthonyRubio #BatmanvSuperman #DogCostume
Bogie’s opalescent black and white crystal encrusted “A” harness by Anthony Rubio Designs.
Bogie and Kimba love their papa.
Happy Birthday Bogie and Kimba!
Chihuahua twins Bogie and Kimba turned a fabulous 4 years of age. We picked up a delicious mandarin flavored cake, dressed them in new couture and celebrated their magnificent lives.
Have a blessed Holiday. We are Thankful for the love and support. All the best, Anthony Rubio
Anthony Rubio chaperoned his Chihuahuas Bogie and Kimba to the Puppy Prom by Bark Box benefiting Animal Haven. The boys can be wild and crazy guys.
Chips off the old block I guess…
Happy Independence Day! from Anthony Rubio
With this wonderful Holiday weekend upon us and all of those concerned folks chiming in on safety for pets, which is quite noble, We want to remind everyone to have fun and yes play safe. Watch the children, be careful in the waters whether on vehicles or at beaches. Keep distant from explosives and use good judgement when it comes to drinking and not driving. Without us our little ones would have no one to care for them or, on the other hand, they would have no one with whom to share their unconditional love.
Bogie and Kimba are ready for FUN! FUN! FUN! and wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day weekend.
Anthony Rubio had a wonderful time celebrating Pride in the greatest city in the world. New Yorkers from all corners united to cheer and party while many of us paraded including Bogie and Kimba in jeweled harnesses and fabulous plumed head dresses by Anthony Rubio Designs.
I confess that I am not one to normally venture out of my comfort zone and yet when it comes to my creations I do my very best to think outside of the box. That said, last week I accepted the cordial invitation of one exceptionally talented visionary/artist who uses her camera as painters use brushes and paint to create masterpieces. I put myself along with Bogie & Kimba in her hands and what you will witness is a marvelous yet satirical vision of one incomparable photographer extraordinaire Pamela Paige.
I plan to bring the fabulous Pamela Paige to my next event (TBA) in the near future so that she may photograph those who attend with their fur babies, that proceeds can be donated to a most worthy cause involved in animal rescue.
Canine Models Bogie and Kimba are wearing Oriental attire inspired by the” China Through The Looking Glass” Exhibit at The New York City Metropolitan Museum, complete with coordinating head dresses designed by Anthony Rubio.
Anthony Rubio with Chihuahuas Bogie and Kimba at the 2015 Coney Island Mermaid Parade in Brooklyn New York on June 20th, 2015. #MermaidParade #MermaidParade2015
#RoadTrip #celebripups #Couturedogs #Celebripup
Watch the full episode here: http://www.dogparktales.ca/?post_type=video&p=529
I took Bogie and Kimba to Celebrity Catwalk’s party to catch up with their doggie friends. Although we only stayed a short while, we had a great time and are looking forward to Celebrity Catwalk’s 2nd Annual Tinsel & Tails on December 7th, 2013. Info at www.CelebrityCatwalk.com