UPPER NYACK, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CreakyJoints® today announces it will present the Spring/Summer 2019 Tumbler and Tipsy® by Michael Kuluva collection at the STYLE360 New York Fashion Week. As a person living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and an active member of CreakyJoints, Michael inspires the arthritis community when he translates his experiences into innovative, bright, and arthritis-friendly clothing. This year’s fashion-forward collection is street inspired with a “downtown” feel that features collaborations with street artists who put their personal touch on individual garments.
#Arthritis is Art! @CreakyJoints to present Spring/Summer 2019 @TumblerandTipsy by @MichaelKuluva at STYLE360 NY Fashion Week @DisabledDeputy #spoonie #RA #NYFW
In partnership with PAOM, a main focus of the entire collection —from day wear to athletic wear to dress clothing— is the inclusion of magnetic closures, which are designed to be on trend yet accessible. Getting dressed can be challenging for many arthritis patients, who may experience pain and limitations when it comes to buttoning or hooking their clothes.
“My collection takes fun seriously. I want people to smile and feel good about themselves when they wear my clothes. This year’s show will be the best yet as we feature Olympic athletes and rising stars from reality TV alongside top models, including a member of the CreakyJoints community,” said Michael Kuluva, designer of Tumbler and Tipsy. “CreakyJoints is a fantastic partner because we both believe in the power of being positive. The organization has an open door to accessing community and educational resources, as well as the opportunity for everyday people like myself to participate in research with its free ArthritisPower® mobile app, which I use regularly to track how I’m feeling and responding to my treatment.”
The Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva runway show will take place at 3 p.m. on September 11, 2018 at STYLE360 at 639 W. 46thStreet, New York, NY 10036. This year, Mirai Nagasu, U.S. National Figure Skating Champion and 2018 Olympic Bronze Medalist, will walk the runway along with the iconic model Amanda Lepore, returning for her second appearance. In addition, CreakyJoints Patient Council member and ankylosing spondylitis advocate Charis Hill will be featured modeling Michael’s collection.
“We love the example Michael Kuluva sets for the arthritis community by not putting a limit on what he can or cannot due while living with a chronic disease,” said Seth Ginsberg, president and co-founder of CreakyJoints. “It’s a pleasure to support Michael’s Tumbler and Tipsy show and we congratulate him on demonstrating how to live your best life with rheumatoid arthritis.”
The Tumbler and Tipsy Spring/Summer 2019 STYLE360 New York Fashion Week runway show is proudly presented by CreakyJoints. Other sponsors and collaborators include Cliq Jewelry, Hunter Brookes Skin Care, Bloke NYC, Pop Rocks Candy, Clac Belt, LA Pierre, PAOM [Print All Over Me], Skechers D’Lites, Ellie Shoes & more.
For more information, visit www.style360nyfw.com.
About Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling and loss of function in the joints throughout the body, but typically the small joints of the hands and feet. RA can strike at any age and, if left untreated, can cause joint damage and even permanent joint destruction or harm to the body’s organs. RA is an autoimmune disease that is treated typically by a specialist called a rheumatologist. Read more about managing RA in “Raising the Voice of Patients: A Patient’s Guide to Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis,” available for free download at http://creakyjoints.org/patientguidelines.
About Tumbler and Tipsy
Anchored by the creative mind and brilliant talents of professional figure skater turned fashion designer, Michael Kuluva, Tumbler and Tipsy is not only reworking, redefining and revamping the world of fashion but is taking it over with his sexy yet stylish brand. Tumbler and Tipsy is produced in Los Angeles, CA with colorful collections that are distinctive but never repetitive, chic and classy while being comfortable and versatile. Tumbler and Tipsy is not just a line of clothing, it’s a collection of art, it’s an embodiment of chic fashion in the modern world, and it’s a representation of a lifestyle: fun, bold, luxurious and daring. www.tumblerandtipsy.com
CreakyJoints is a digital community and advocacy organization for millions of arthritis patients and caregivers worldwide who seek education, support, advocacy, and patient-centered research. We represent patients through our popular social media channels, our website www.CreakyJoints.org, and the 50-State Network, which includes more than 1,200 trained volunteer patient advocates.
As part of the Global Healthy Living Foundation, CreakyJoints also has a patient-reported outcomes registry called ArthritisPower® with more than 17,000 consented arthritis patients who participate in longitudinal and observational research. CreakyJoints also publishes the popular series “Raising the Voice of Patients,” which are downloadable, patient-centered, navigational tools for managing chronic illness. For more information and to become a member (for free), visit www.CreakyJoints.org. To participate in our patient-centered research program, visit www.ArthritisPower.org.
Jessica Daitch, 917-816-6712