UPPER NYACK, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CreakyJoints® today announces it will present the Spring/Summer 2018 Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva collection at the KIA 360 New York Fashion Week. A member of CreakyJoints, last year the Los Angeles-based designer revealed for the first time his seven years of living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Despite managing an often painful and tiring chronic condition, Michael continues to pursue his dreams and career by designing youthful, colorful, and arthritis-friendly clothes. This year’s collection has a decidedly “throwback Thursday” feel, paying homage to “Troop Beverly Hills” and playing with patches and fun camouflage patterns, some upcycled from retired military uniforms.

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“I’m absolutely thrilled to continue my partnership with CreakyJoints because the organization is a positive place for people like me who are seeking community, support, education and opportunities to participate in research,” said Michael Kuluva, designer of Tumbler and Tipsy. “Like always, I want my collection to make people smile, have fun with their fashion, and inspire them to dream big. I don’t let my RA define me or restrict me. I can’t wait to present my show, which will feature some of the hottest faces from reality TV alongside top models.”

The Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva runway show will take place at 3:00 p.m. on September 13, 2017 at KIA STYLE360 “Met West” 639 W 46th Street New York, NY.

“Michael Kuluva is a fantastic example of how a person living with arthritis should not set limits on their ambition simply because they are also managing a chronic disease,” said Seth Ginsberg, President and Co-founder of CreakyJoints. “Michael’s show is a celebration of looking and feeling good on the inside and outside. We’re excited to once again support the Tumbler and Tipsy runway show and Michael as his journey continues.”

This Tumbler and Tipsy Spring/Summer 2018 New York Fashion Week runway show is proudly presented by CreakyJoints, Hunter Brookes and Bloke NYC.

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 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

About CreakyJoints

CreakyJoints®, now in its 18th year, is the go-to source for more than 100,000 arthritis patients and their families world-wide who are seeking education, support, advocacy and patient-centered research. Co-founded in 1999 by arthritis patient Seth Ginsberg and social entrepreneur Louis Tharp, CreakyJoints is part of the Global Healthy Living Foundation, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people with chronic illness. For more information and to become a member (for free), visit www.CreakyJoints.org. To participate in arthritis research while tracking your disease experience, visit www.ArthritisPower.org.

Contacts

For CreakyJoints
Jessica Daitch, 917-816-6712
jdaitch@ghlf.org