Words by Adrian McQueen, Photos by Adrenaline Lifestyles & Premium Fuel Magazine
Automotive Rhythms’ (AR) 17th annual “Evening of Style” celebration created another authentic experience to introduce Washingtonians to the 2018 Washington Auto Show. Championed by new global luxury brand Genesis Motor America, Harman Kardon, and WANADA, guests were introduced to the 2018 G80 Sport and G90 luxury sedans at the swank Long View Gallery. It was an entertaining night to remember.
AR events routinely attract national celebrities, local politicians, tastemakers, and socialites with this year being no different. The modish function was hosted by CBS alumni and Fox correspondent Guy Lambert, Vildana “Sunni” Puric, and Automotive Rhythms’ Kimatni D. Rawlins. In addition, Evening of Style was attended by Super Bowl Champion Kyle Arrington, John O’Donnell, Executive VP of the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association, Walter Dawson, Sr. Manager Regional Operations at Genesis Motor America, SiriusXM Radio’s Michel Wright, Matthew Smith of Nike, visual artist Shawn Perkins who painted a Genesis Concept, and style designer Jamaal Lamaaj who created an elegantly relaxing scene to canvas.
Well over 600 guests paid their respects to AR’s 2018 Washington Auto Show party with a glamorizing fashion element commissioned by internationally known designer Kenneth “KAS” Flanagan who specializes in men’s and women’s wear at his unique, upscale boutique dubbed STILE at the National Harbor. The enchanting collection presents timeless and sophisticated all season gear. Models wore athletic and elegant looks that were paired against the sporty G80 and the opulent G90.
Attendees grooved to live performances by We the Fix who sent the crowd over the top with their GoGo, hometown feel. The soulful tunes of DJ Blinks through the JBL EON Pro entertainment system also rocked the crowd. Moreover, Gratis cuisine was provided by Spilled Milk Catering while Courvoisier signature spirits and Heineken beer happily liquefied the festive moods of our guests. The first 250 people received a ticket to the Washington Auto Show and prizes from Harman Kardon, Michelin, Yokohama, and BFGoodrich were raffled off.
Please enjoy the photo gallery and make sure to follow Washington Auto Show happenings including AR’s third annual ART-of-Motion exhibit in Ballroom B on the 3rd level of the Washington Convention Center. Show activities can be tracked on all social media platforms including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook under #AutomotiveRhythms @AutomotiveRhythms @WashAutoShow and #WAS18.