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The Magic of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Sheri Autry at Couture Fashion Week NY

Sheri Autry Couture fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYSheri Autry will present her Spring/Summer 2019 collection, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” at Couture Fashion Week on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm. Marking the designer’s second appearance at the prestigious event, the runway show will be held at the Crowne Plaza Times Square, 1605 Broadway, New York City.

Sheri Autry has been sewing for over 20 years, learning from her grandmother at the age of 10. Today, Sheri fashions stunning collections of couture gowns and lingerie crafted from the finest imported silks, laces, and illusion fabrics enhanced by unique, one-of-a-kind, embellishments. She has been a featured designer at the International Couture Presentation (ICP), several Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD area bridal expo shows, and most recently at the Couture Fashion Week show during New York Fashion Week in September 2017. Her fashions have recently been worn by local celebrities including Miss Maryland 2018, Adrianna David, and have been featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine, Most Magazine, Munaluchi Bridal Magazine, Shutter Magazine, Elegant Magazine, Style Me Pretty Blog, South Asian Bride Magazine, Valley Bride Magazine, Virginia Bride Magazine, and Editorial Magazine.

After a successful NYFW debut last year, Sheri has returned to present her new collection of high fashion evening gowns as well as a few new bridal gowns. In this collection, like her past collections, Sheri has put her main focus on the fine details of each dress with lots of hand beading, hand cut flowers, individually placed feathers, and hand applied Swarovski crystals. In addition, Sheri has added a special detail to a couple of the dresses to be revealed to the audience at the show. The additional detail she has incorporated this season is sure to light up the runway…. be there to see it in person!

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Timeless and Elegant Designs by Ellen Wise at Couture Fashion Week New York

Ellen Wise Couture fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYDesigner Ellen Wise will present the latest collection for her signature label on the runway at Couture Fashion Week New York on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Crowne Plaza Times Square, 1605 Broadway, New York City.

Ellen Wise Couture is a California couturier who brings her vision to the timeless art of custom couture. Each garment is designed and handcrafted to each client’s form using only the highest quality natural fiber fabrics. Often termed ‘Slow Fashion’, Ellen Wise garments are ageless creations of unmistakable grace and elegance.

It is the fusion of art, science and a discerning eye that enable Ellen to visualize and ultimately create each finished piece.  Her focus on magnifying femininity by shaping the finest materials to develop line and form while adhering to the strict rules of true couture has never been more apparent than with her latest work. Drawing inspiration from the exquisite fabrics she’s selected, Ellen designed her newest collection using the moulage method, in which patterns are draped and perfected on the dress form.

Ellen’s formal couture training includes intensive study with well-known couturière, author, and teacher Susan Khalje. Ellen also studied extensively with Parisian master draper and pattern maker, Julien Cristofoli.

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New Miuz Designer Pawan Kumar Returns to Couture Fashion Week NY with Innovative Midnight Blues Collection

New Miuz by Pawan Kumar fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYDesigner Pawan Kumar will debut his New Miuz Spring/Summer 2019 collection, “Midnight Blues,” in a Couture Fashion Week New York showcase on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Crowne Plaza Times Square, 1605 Broadway, Manhattan.

Following New Miuz’s successful debut at Couture Fashion Week in 2016, Pawan returns this season with a highly-anticipated line of evening wear inspired by the tropical island nights of Mauritius. Known for feminine silhouettes and luxurious fabrics, he has broken new ground with this collection by featuring sustainable and eco-friendly denim in sophisticated, clean, and elevated designs.

Pawan, an award-winning fashion innovator with an extensive background in textile technology, was Mauritius’ first designer to be featured in New York Fashion Week. The designer drew this season’s inspiration from his native country, explaining, “There is nothing more soothing than to lay in a hammock at night and watch the deep blue sky in Mauritius.” Elegant, feminine and alluring, the colors and shades of the collection reflect the night sky, while the fabrics, cuts and silhouettes draw inspiration from that serene and calm feeling.

The collection takes denim and turns it on its head, from an everyday material to something exquisite, precious and high-New Miuz by Pawan Kumar fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYend. With the addition of pearls and stardust to add glamour, the collection is ultra-feminine and highly sophisticated. Designed to enhance the female form, each sustainable couture garment captures the identity of the young uptown woman. With hand-made plissé fabric, and original patterns developed from scratch, all garments are hand dyed and hand stitched, of striking quality and unique design.

The environmentally responsible denim garments used in Pawan’s “Midnight Blues” collection were created utilizing laser technology of Jeanologia, Spain and produced at SaitexVietnam using TENCEL™ x REFIBRA™ Lyocell, among of the most sustainable fibers in the world. Cotton scraps upcycled from garment production and wood pulp harvested from responsibly managed farms are transformed into new virgin fibers through Lenzing’s environmental award-winning TENCEL™ closed-loop lyocell production process. The fabrics are woven by textile mills worldwide including Santanderina, Blue Diamond, Prosperity, Cone and Tintex, whose fabrics are used in this collection. In addition to their botanic origins, TENCEL™ x REFIBRA™ Lyocell fibers live up to circular economy expectations as they are fully compostable and biodegradable in both soil and water at the end of their useful life.

About the designer. Inspired by the tropical beauty of his native island of Mauritius and steeped in global culture, Pawan Kumar brings a unique blend of creativity, innovation, and technical expertise to his label New Miuz. His elegant designs explore themes of the natural world, multiculturalism, feminine sophistication, and opulence. A rising international fashion design star, he made his debut at Dubai Fashion Week in 2015, where he was awarded “Designer of the Year,” for a vibrant collection of lush, couture gowns with hand-finished embellishments. He studied textile and fashion design at the University of Mauritius in Moka and joined the multinational design studio, Ciel, following graduation. His global success as the first Mauritian designer to present collections in Dubai and New York fashion weeks has made him an influential fashion leader and noted public figure in the island nation’s emerging economy. In Spain, Pawan built a longstanding relationship with world-renowned textile innovator, Jeanologia, and expanded his knowledge of socially conscious, technology-driven fabric finishing techniques. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of sustainable textiles, as well as consultative roles through Jeanologia with leading global fashion brands, including, Uniqlo, J Brand, Helmut Lang Cotton des Iles, Asos, Lenzing and Woolworths, he creates fashion-forward, eco-friendly denim styles in his role as the Design Manager for Jean Atelier in Los Angeles. His couture designs and collaborations have been featured in a wide variety of global press and media. Pawan currently lives in the urban jungle of Los Angeles, but considers himself a global citizen, with frequent visits to Mauritius and the world fashion centers of Paris, London, Barcelona, Cape Town, and Dubai.

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D&L Protoype To Show Flowers and Butterflies Handbag Collection at Couture Fashion Week NY

D&L Prototype Handbag Collection at Couture Fashion Week NY“Flowers and Butterflies,” the latest handbag collection by dynamic Italian fashion start up D&L Prototype, will be introduced by designer Andres Aquino during the upcoming 28th season of Couture Fashion Week New York. Marking D&L Prototype’s premiere appearance at the prestigious event, the fashion show will be held at 8:00 pm on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan in New York City.

D&L Prototype stands for Denim and Leather Prototype Hand Made by Daria. The hand crafted Italian accessories brand was launched in 2015. The label’s distinctive designs include  casual/street style bags (woman and unisex) as well as creative and exclusive handbags to complete luxury and haute couture outfits.  D&L Prototype also designs a personalized line of accessories for vintage motorcycles (recovered seats, helmets, etc.).

With a passion for couture, all D&L Prototype designs are impeccably crafted by hand in limited editions. They feature great attention to detail and high-quality natural materials including genuine Italian leather, refined fabrics and components. Each item is unique, imbued with impeccable Italian taste and performance, bringing out the personalized and eclectic style of the wearer.

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Singer and Actor Franc D’Ambrosio to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at GSF Awards in Cannes

Award-winning singer and actor Franc D'AmbrosioGlobal Short Film Awards Festival director Andres Aquino is delighted to announce that actor and philanthropist Franc D’Ambrosio (star of Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera, The Godfather III, more) will receive a special Lifetime Achievement award during the GSF Awards Gala at the Intercontinental Carlton, Cannes, France on Saturday May 19, 2018.

Franc D’Ambrosio was selected from some 2,000 candidates for his role as the adult Anthony Corleone in The Godfather III, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The Academy Award-winning film also starred Al Pacino, Andy Garcia and Diane Keaton among others. The YouTube video of Mr. D’Ambrosio’s musical performance in the film has garnered over 1.6 million views.

In music Franc D’Ambrosio is best known for his impressive portrayal in the title role of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning musical, The Phantom Of The Opera. Mr. D’Ambrosio is “The World’s Longest-Running Phantom” with more than 2,600 performances.

His distinguished career also includes an Academy Award-nominated film, an Emmy Award-nominated television show, a four-time Tony-nominated Broadway show, two Grammy considerations and a National Theatre Award nomination. He is a painter and philanthropist.

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Marcello Costa to be Honored at GSF Awards Gala in Cannes for Outstanding Hair and Makeup Design in Fashion and Film

Celebrity Hair and Makeup Artist Marcello CostaBrazilian-born New York-based celebrity hair and makeup artist Marcello Costa will be honored at the Global Short Film Awards Gala on May 19, 2018 at the Intercontinental Carlton Cannes, in Cannes, France.

Marcello Costa’s name and work is associated with many prestigious events including the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, Golden Globe Awards and the Cannes Film Festival. His creative work can be seen on many top fashion week runways, from Milan to New York and Paris, as well as at Couture Fashion Week New York. He has worked with major fashion brands including Dolce & Gabanna, Cavalli, Versace, Armani, Tom Ford, Moschino, Victoria’s Secert and Andres Aquino.

In the entertainment world, Mr. Costa has worked with such celebrities as Priyanka Chopra, Stevie Wonder, Angela Basset, Terri McMillan, Oprah Winfrey, Alfred Woodard, Brandy,  Coco, Queen Latifah, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Alicia Keyes and Mariah Carey. His work has been featured in major publications such as Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, O Magazine, Chinese Femina, Essence Magazine and others.

Marcello Costa’s film and television credits include Shine, Saint Joseph, Other Minds, The Mustard Seeds, The Light Watcher, Ebenezer, White Collar, Orange is the New Black, Jerseylicious, Mob Wives, Running Russell Simmons and more.

“Marcello is a very creative artist always in search of new beauty heights and expressions”, says GSF Awards Festival Director and Founder Andres Aquino.

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Glamour Hunter Brings Victorian Inspired Luxury Fashion to the Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala

Glamour Hunter by Olga Farafonova at the Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion ShowsSpain-based luxury fashion label Glamour Hunter will present a selection of its latest designs during the Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows event on May 19, 2018. Part of the third annual edition of the prestigious event, the gala will be held at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France.

Glamour Hunter is the definition of high fashion that masters the art of creating luxury dresses. Textured, romantic and incredibly unique, the Glamour Hunter collections celebrate the feminine figure in a sophisticated and elegant way.

With a modern touch, the Victorian inspired gowns will mesmerize the atmosphere. These floor-grazing dresses have intricate detailing and ethereal construction, each with an unmistakably baroque flourish but also with a contemporary twist. Glamour Hunter designs stunning wedding and evening dresses, as well as a pret-a-porter line, all embellished with creativity, precision and sophistication made from high-quality, expensive fabrics and sewn with extreme attention to detail.

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Flawless Designs by JAL Fashion at the Cannes GSF Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows

JAL Fashion by Chirawan Lewis at the Cannes GSF Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion ShowsAward-winning designer Chirawan Lewis will present the latest designs for her JAL Fashion label during the Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows event on May 19, 2018. Part of the third annual edition of the prestigious event, the gala will be held at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France.

Chirawan Lewis has been creating exquisite designs for her JAL Fashion label since 2013 . Her latest collection is entitled “Siam International” and features the beauty, tradition and colors of her native Thailand, for which she is known.

“As a young designer I try to create flawless pieces that can be worn for special and important occasions,” says Ms. Lewis.

JAL  Fashion designs have been featured in prominent TV programs, Thai publications and on social media. JAL received an ASEAN AWARD in 2015 and the New Award in 2016. JAL’s clientele includes Miss Thailand, Thai movie stars, celebrities and many business leaders in Thailand and England.

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Pure Elegance by Parna Ghose at the Cannes GSF Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows

Pure Elegance by Parna Ghose fashion show at Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion ShowsFashion designer Parna Ghose will present the latest designs for her Pure Elegance label during the Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows on Saturday May 19, 2018. Part of the third annual edition of the prestigious event, the gala will be held at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France, on the glamorous French Riviera.

Pure Elegance makes exquisite ethnic couture and ready-to-wear western designs for fashion-conscious women worldwide. The hallmarks of its haute couture style are its original designs, flawless craftsmanship and innovative styling that bring out the individuality and exuberance of the wearer through unique, unforgettable pieces. Pure Elegance takes pride in promoting fashion that is tasteful, contemporary and practical and has helped thousands of modern, successful women make statements about their individuality through style and fashion.

Since its inception, Pure Elegance has enjoyed a huge loyal fan following and today it is the fastest growing South-Asian fashion brand in the USA. Pure Elegance is one of a few South-Asian fashion brands from the USA to be invited to show at major international fashion events such as Couture Fashion Week New York, Dubai Fashion Week and Vancouver Fashion Week. Pure Elegance promoted “India-inspired’” fashion at these international platforms and received huge positive feedback from national media and fashion audiences worldwide. Today Pure Elegance is well on its way to becoming a household name for its ethnic-inspired contemporary fashion in the USA and worldwide.

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Alessia Siena Luxury Swimwear Set to Shine at Couture Fashion Week

Alessia Siena Swimwear at Couture Fashion Week NYProminent Italian designer Alessia Siena will present her latest luxury swimwear collection during the upcoming 27th season of Couture Fashion Week New York. Marking the designer’s premiere appearance at the prestigious event, the fashion show will be held at 8:00 pm on Friday February 9, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan in New York City.

Alessia Siena is a rising young design star who launched her signature brand 5 years ago. Her elegant designs are constantly evolving and expanding, always attuned to the needs of the market and market trends. The brand’s strength is its uniqueness and exclusivity: swimwear and clothing designs are always fresh and all are limited edition, setting them apart and above other mass produced and monotonous collections.

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