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New York’s Hot Cop Samantha Sepulveda to Be Honored at Couture Fashion Week

Samantha SepulvedaNew York’s very own celebrity police officer, model, and entrepreneur Samantha Sepulveda will walk the runway as a special guest at the Andres Aquino fashion show during the upcoming 27th season of Couture Fashion Week New York. Ms. Sepulveda will also receive a special achievement award recognizing her charitable work and entrepreneurial accomplishments. The event will be held at 8:00 pm on Saturday February 10, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan in New York City.

Samantha Sepulveda is an 8-year police veteran and holds an MBA in Finance from Hofstra University. As a model she has appeared on several major magazine covers and in features worldwide in such publications as FHM, Maxim, GQ, Muscle & Fitness and Inside Fitness, as well as in articles in the New York Post, The Daily Mail and many more. She recently appeared on the cover of MMA Uncaged Magazine alongside Rhonda Rousey. She has also appeared on many important television programs including Fox 5, Good Day New York, Pix 11, TMZ, Don Francisco, Univision, Telemundo, and more. Ms. Sepulveda was recently named Australia’s Most Inspirational Woman of 2016, ModelsMania 2017 Model of the Year, and is currently an ambassador for ‘Kiss Domestic Violence Against Women Good Bye’ and works closely with the community and children Adopt-a-Cop program. She recently walked the runway at Couture Fashion Week New York.

In addition to Samantha Sepulveda’s law enforcement and modeling work, she is also a world traveler, owner of her own clothing line, and author of a forthcoming motivational book. Her organization, Sepulveda Equities, recently joined forces with Apple Orchard to construct a Power Plasma plant in Thailand which will transform waste into renewable energy, while creating jobs and cleaning the local water supply. Samantha Sepulveda is an inspirational figure who continues to break stereotypes.

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Funari New York to Show Versatile Eco-Friendly Designs at Couture Fashion Week

FUNARI New York fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYNew York-based designer Janelle Funari will present the latest collection for her FUNARI label during the 27th season of Couture Fashion Week New York. The fashion show will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday February 10, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square, in the heart of the Big Apple.

FUNARI performance active wear clothing is stylish, functional and eco-friendly, designed for today’s dynamic and busy woman. Inspired by the streets of New York, the collection was created for the fierce yet subtle woman who will wear the line and feel the confidence and strength of a city warrior! The brand is edgy yet elegant, and can be worn all day long, transitioning seamlessly from the gym to a dinner out paired with heels. Designed with comfort, quality, practicality and couture in mind, the FUNARI brand is impeccably crafted from the world’s best fabrics and manufactured in Brooklyn: Made in NYC.

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Malaysian Design Stars Eja Shahril Bring Tun Teja Collection to Couture Fashion Week

Eja Shahril fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYRising Malaysian design stars Eja and Shahril will present their latest collection entitled “Tun Teja” at Couture Fashion Week New York’s 26th season. Marking the label’s first appearance at the prestigious fashion week event, the highly anticipated fashion show will be held at 8:00 pm on Friday September 8, 2017 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan in New York City.

In calling this collection “Tun Teja” the design team of Eja and Shahril are striving to represent the Muslim design community, modest fashion design and the country of Malaysia to the world. The two young designers are a married couple from Pahang, Kuala Lipis Pinang Island. Since the concept of modest fashion is not well-known in the western fashion industry, Eja and Shahril have made this collection with a wide appeal, modest yet suitable for all women. They have shown their designs at important fashion events including the International Indonesia Muslim Festival, Kuala Lumpur Islamic Fashion and many more international stages.

The theme of this collection, “Tun Teja,” is inspired by a famous heroine of Malaysian legend. With their showing in New York, Eja and Sharil hope to raise awareness of this Malaysia legend and to introduce the dignity and majesty of Muslim Fashion internationally. The show will include a special appearance by Mira Filzah, the famous Malaysian actress, model, host and entrepreneur. She is well-known in Malaysia for her roles in popular TV dramas including Dunia Lola and Cinta Si Wedding Planner, as well as the recent launch of her own brand of organic skin care products and her designs of shawls and hijabs. Mira was listed as one of the 100 Most Influential Young Entrepreneurs 2016 by Entrepreneur Insight, Malaysia, and currently has more than 2.2 million followers on Instagram.

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Katha Productions Presents LeViCo at Couture Fashion Week

LeViCo fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYProminent Indonesian fashion brand JSL LeViCo will showcase a collection of handcrafted masterpiece designs during the next Couture Fashion Week New York. Presented by Katha Productions, the collection is entitled “The Secret Journey to East Nusa Tanggara.” The fashion show will be held at 4:00 pm on Sunday September 10, 2017 in the Broadway Ballroom at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, in New York City.

East Nusa Tenggara is located in Southeast Indonesia and consists of almost 600 beautiful and remote islands. The exquisite hand woven fabrics from the region feature a diverse array of colors, textures, embellishments and inspirations – from myths of the ancestors to animals, plants and other natural elements, as well as abstract designs.

Julie Sutrisno Laiskodat, designer and CEO of the House of LeViCo,  has devoted herself to the promotion of her tribe’s culture to help ensure their future in East Nusa Tenggara. She believes that women play invaluable roles, not only in molding families, but also in developing and improving society as a whole. The desiLeViCo fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYgns for the collection “The Secret Journey to East Nusa Tanggara,” are made from the dreams of the women weavers for their children’s future.

The show director is Kanaya Tabitha, Director of Katha Productions. Ms. Tabitha is a fashion designer, social activist and founder of Rumah Pandai (“Covenant of Love”) Foundation. She formed the group to boost women’s empowerment in East Nusa Tenggara through the promotion of fabric weaving, arts and other crafts in cooperation with JSL LeViCo. Its mission is to help provide better education, life and opportunities for young women.

Rumah Pandai and the House of LeViCo have cooperated to form a weaving cooperative. Through this initiative, South Timor Tengah women are trained to produce high-quality woven fabrics. Faced with the challenges of sparse agricultural fields, limited income potential and an ongoing threat of wildlife damage to existing crops, the women’s weaving group sought opportunities to generate income and gain self-sufficiency. Lacking the necessary startup funding for a weaving center, they reached out to Rumah Pandai, and with the Foundation’s support, the Covenant of Love Weaving Centre was established. The Centre is now working to expand their projects, producing greater amounts of high-quality fashion items which appeal to the domestic and international fashion markets. The Centre has been working with the House of LeViCo for over 2 years, benefiting from the prestigious label’s experience in the fashion industry.

Through the support of Rumah Pandai and LeViCo, these extraordinarily gifted weavers are preserving their timeless traditions and cultural heritage, passing them on to the upcoming generations. LeViCo has presented its collections at prestigious fashion events including New York Fashion Week, Indonesia Fashion, Jakarta Fashion Week and more.

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Maria Elena Couture to Show Unique Handbag Designs at Couture Fashion Week

Maria Elena Couture handbags fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYMaria Elena Couture will show her latest luxury handbag designs during the upcoming 26th season of Couture Fashion Week New York. Marking the prestigious label’s debut at the event, the fashion show will be held at 6:00 pm on Saturday September 9, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan in New York City.

In her distinctive handbag creations, Maria Elena Couture strives to blend unique contemporary design with a touch and flavor of the Cuban culture that defines her. Thinking of the woman on the go who wants to be defined by an exclusive fashion aura while she goes through her day, Maria Elena’s fabric handbags focus on versatile and lightweight travel characteristics with panache. Her leather collection is sure to turn heads with its captivating colors and unique styles. Maria Elena’s leather and fabric handbags are the perfect addition to every woman’s upscale accessory collection.

Maria Elena, founder and designer of Maria Elena Couture, Inc., defines her brand as… “a climactic glimpse into the vibrant cultural prism that is my native melodious Cuba and dynamic American culture which echo through my designs.”

“Don’t carry a label, carry a unique style with cachet.”

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Fashion and Art Come to Life in Designs by Erma Fatima

Erma Fatima fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYTop Malaysian designer Erma Fatima will show her latest designs during Couture Fashion Week New York’s upcoming season. Marking the designer’s first appearance at the prestigious event, the fashion show will be held at 8:00 pm on Friday September 8, 2017 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square, in the heart of the Big Apple.

Erma Fatima began her career as an actress, and went on to become a movie director, script writer and producer. She has won several awards for Best Actress and Best Director. In 2015 she expanded her horizons and ventured into fashion design. Her undying passion for ‘ARTS’ drives her creative expression through her fashion line. Fashion is all about expressing and creating one’s identity. Seeing people decked out in her creations inspires Ms. Fatima to soar to ever greater heights. Her label, Mak Cun by Erma Fatima, is a manifestation of ‘ARTS’ in the form of fashion. Ms. Fatima’s concept of modest fashion is a combination of modern and traditional design. She started designing for herself and for fun, and now wants to share her collection with the world.

Erma Fatima’s concept of collection is traditional contemporary. She loves to include a traditional touch in her work combining modern and traditional fabrics into her line. Each piece has traditional feel that portrays her passion and classic expression in a form of modern ‘kebaya’.

Ms. Fatima has shown her beautiful creations at numerous important fashion events including Asian Islamic Fashion Week (Kuala Lumpur, 2016), Torino Fashion Week (Italy, 2017),  and at an upcoming event in Beverly Hills, CA in December 2017.

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Unique Fashion Designs by Rebeca Deak Justh Feature Silk, Glass, Gold and Platinum

Rebeca Deak Justh fashion show Slovak Fashion Night at Couture Fashion Week NYDesigner Rebeca Deak Justh will present her latest creations during the upcoming 26th season of Couture Fashion Week New York. Part of the 12th Annual Slovak Fashion Night, in partnership with CFW,  the fashion show will be held at 8 pm on Saturday September 9, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square, Manhattan, during the Fall 2017 New York Fashion Week.

Rebecca Deak Justh is a successful director, writer and fashion designer. Her latest perfectly integrated group of designs is entitled “The Golden Collection”. Though created for the Spring – Summer 2017 season, it is timeless. The collection reflects the richness of spirit, philosophy and the designer’s intention. Highly original outfits combine the finest quality silk fabrics with a unique gold-plated design created for the “Hot Couture Italy” collection and hand crafted corsets made out of an amazing glass material. The designer personally designed and made all the outfits. Glass corsets were created as real castings, hand crafted and decorated with gold and platinum by glass maker Achilles Sdoukos. These unique outfits embody originality, excellence, and a brilliant sense of happiness, wealth and precious value.

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Designs by Laura Sporerova Blend Art and Fashion

Laura Sporerova fashion show Slovak Fashion Night at Couture Fashion Week NY
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Slovakian artist and fashion designer Laura Spörerova will present her latest creations during the upcoming 26th season of Couture Fashion Week New York. Part of the 12th Annual Slovak Fashion Night, in partnership with CFW,  the fashion show will be held at 8 pm on Saturday September 9, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square, Manhattan, during the Fall 2017 New York Fashion Week.

A native of Slovakia, Laura Spörerova currently lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She is a painter, photographer and stylist / customizer artist.

“Painting is what I love the most, but in time I felt close with the world of photography and the creation of crazy masks,” says Ms. Spörerova. “In 10 minutes of the fashion show, I’d like to share and enjoy with the people a blend of different kinds of artistic expression, paintings, fashion styling and crazy customs.  All these things are rolling in my head since early in my life and I guess will never stop.”

Ms. Spörerova’s recent career successes include a collaboration with Italian Playboy magazine editor Nicole Lustolin in an interview and photos of her work, as well as presentations of models in alternative fashion shows. She has cooperated with numerous artists at events and exhibitions throughout Europe including Hippie Market-Den Haag (The Netherlands), Unleashed, Wasteland, Club bizzare-Boudoir bizzare, Kimera’s World, Peter Diablow, Hank Janmahomed, Hans Rietbergen, Lucia Palsovic, Lubica Cintulova, Guendalina Danelutti and Nereida Lopez. She has participated in exhibitions such as Mien koffie en brood-Den Haag and Cremers-Den Haag (The Netherlands), Slovakian events Tryskáč (Bratislava), Hotel Enchanté (Prešov), Galeria v Caraffovej väznici (Prešov), and International Fashion Night 2017 (Bratislava), as well as an exhibition of her models in “Angel” during French Film Week.

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Veronika Kopalova’s Latest Collection Inspired by Feminine Beauty

Veronika Kopalova fashion show Slovak Fashion Night at Couture Fashion Week NYRising Slovakian design star Veronika Kopalova will present her latest creations during the upcoming 26th season of Couture Fashion Week New York. Part of the 12th Annual Slovak Fashion Night, in partnership with CFW,  the fashion show will be held at 8 pm on Saturday September 9, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square, Manhattan, during the Fall 2017 New York Fashion Week.

Veronika Kopalova studied fashion design at West Bohemian University in the Czech Republic. The beauty of women has always been strong inspiration for her. Her recent accolades include receiving the award “The New Face of the Slovak Fashion Scene 2017″ during Bratislava Fashion Days, and participating in The International Fashion Competition Frankfurt “Style Award“, where she placed among the 20 best young fashion designers from all over the world. Ms. Kopalova’s collection also represented Slovakia during the prestigious International Fashion Night in Bratislava event in April 2017.

Ms. Kopalova’s newest collection to be shown in New York is called “How I feel it.” Models will be adorned with unique art jewelry by Kiss.

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CLICHÉ by Jelena Pirkmajer: Fashion for Stylish Trendsetters

Cliche by Jelena Pirkmajer fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYFashion designer Jelena Pirkmajer will present her latest designs for her CLICHÉ label during the upcoming 26th season of Couture Fashion Week New York. Part of the 12th Annual Slovak Fashion Night, in partnership with CFW,  the fashion show will be held at 8 pm on Saturday September 9, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square, Manhattan, during the Fall 2017 New York Fashion Week.

Jelena Pirkmajer launched her label CLICHÉ in 1991, and opened the first eponymous concept boutique in Ljubljana in 1993, offering not only fashion and art pieces, but also accessories and creative design ideas. The designer was born in Ljubljana and studied in Ljubljana and London. Ms. Pirkmajer regularly exhibits her exciting collections and has established an enviable reputation through fashion showings at Milan, Paris, New York, and Tokyo fashion weeks. 

The CLICHÉ brand incorporates a strong sense of style and is intended for the trendsetting, fashion-savvy individual with a high FQ (Fashion intelligence Quotient). It is known especially for superior quality, innovative design and usability. The unique products are made with great care and devotion in Slovenia and the EU. The high-tech fabrics are both unique and timeless and can easily be mixed and matched with pieces from previous collections. CLICHÉ pieces of clothing enable the modern woman to reveal her fabulous true self. 

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