Category: Artists

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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Opera Recycles Presented by Opera Carolina is Eco-Friendly Fashion

Opera Recycles presented by Opera Carolina eco-friendly fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYOpera Recycles presented by Opera Carolina will show a special eco-friendly fashion collection during Couture Fashion Week New York‘s 26th season. The highly anticipated runway show will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday September 9, 2017 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway, New York City.

Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Opera Carolina has been a prestigious community institution for over 40 years. In 2015 Opera Carolina launched a new recycling initiative, Opera Recycles, with the intent to put outdated and extraneous printed marketing collateral to a creative and beautiful use. Since the initiative launched, more than 10,500 items of marketing material have been converted into eco-friendly fashion pieces. Through this initiative, Opera Carolina demonstrates its commitment to environmental consciousness and creative thinking. This innovative and strategic effort fosters interest and awareness in Opera Carolina as a cultural Charlotte institution and encourages creative and out-of-the-box thinking in regards to environmental problems facing organizations today.

Designers for the Opera Recycles initiative include both local and non-local artists. Keeping local artists engaged is an important part of the Opera Recycles initiative as it provides cross-promotional opportunities for the designers as well as Opera Carolina. The Opera Recycles initiative generates excitement for the upcoming Opera season as well as creative solutions to environmental problems. Last year, Opera Recycles participated in Couture Fashion Week during New York Fashion Week, featuring a dress designed by Garbage Gone Glam. This year, Opera Recycles was invited back to CFW to produce its very own fashion show featuring its whole collection. Opera Recycles will also be partnering again with local fashion organization, Charlotte Seen, and feature its dresses for 2017/18 at the Charlotte Fashion Week in September.

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Alexandra Popescu-York Returns to Couture Fashion Week with Modern Warrior Queen Collection

Alexandra Popescu-York fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYReturning to Couture Fashion Week New York for her seventh consecutive season, Manhattan-based top designer and artist Alexandra Popescu-York will present her latest collection entitled “Modern Warrior Queen.” Part of CFW’s 25th season, the Fall-Winter 2017 collection will be shown on the runway at 6:00 pm on Sunday February 12, 2017 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, New York City.

Ms. Popescu-York’s latest audaciously-named collection pays dazzling tribute to today’s equally bold female figure who graciously reveals her barrier-breaking spirit with each conquest, made by her strong and generous soul, sensitive heart and inquisitive mind. This dramatic new couture collection, exclusively made in New York, seamlessly brings together the worlds of design and art. Ms. Popescu-York herself embodies the modern warrior queen spirit, through her talent, her striking, positive and modern designs, as well as her career accomplishments.

A native of Romania, Alexandra Popescu-York is a world-class creative force, acknowledged by the industry’s best early in her career. Among the numerous accolades she has garnered is Couture Fashion Show’s Best Designer title in September 2016 and the recent inclusion of her paintings in the United Nations’ 70th Anniversary International Art Exhibition in New York. Ms. Popescu-York’s humanitarian efforts have earned her the title “Ambassador of Good Hearts and Romanian Culture.” Ms. Popescu-York is also known as Alexandra Suciu in her double role as wife and mother.

Ms. Popescu-York’s creations are characterized by each piece’s symbolic depiction of finely selected themes. Recent themes include the capsule wardrobe collection of timeless essentials “Tour du Monde”; “Unleashed” (a rich collection of garments and accessories with a glamorous avant-garde look that is as edgy and unique as the emblematic New Yorker); “Âme de l’artiste” (soul of the artist); “Phoenix – The Legend”; “Metropolitan” (inspired by art, history and civilization highlights from the Metropolitan Museum of Art);  and “GranD’Or”, a collection based on Ms. Popescu-York’s own artistic creations.

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Artist-Designer Alexandra Popescu-York Takes Couture Fashion Week on a World Tour

Artist Designer Alexandra Popoescu-York fashion show at Couture Fashion Week New YorkAcclaimed artist-designer Alexandra Popescu-York will make her sixth appearance at Couture Fashion Week New York with her Spring-Summer 2017 clothing collection entitled “Tour du Monde” (World Tour). A CFW must-see, Ms. Popescu-York’s fashion show will be held at 6:00 pm on Sunday September 11, 2016 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway in New York City.

“Tour du Monde” is a capsule-type collection that never goes out of fashion. It is as timeless and stirring as the memories of one’s soul-enriching travels around the world, from the iconic Côte d’Azur and Saharan sunsets to the centuries-old cathedrals, boulevards and royal gardens.

As has become customary in the past few seasons, two of Alexandra Popescu-York’s latest monumental (140 square feet) paintings will serve as background pieces for the “Glamour Rush” fashion show by Couture Fashion Week producer and designer Andres Aquino, a great aficionado of Ms. Popescu-York’s art. That show will be held at 8:00 pm on Saturday September 10, 2016.

A native of Bucharest, Romania, Alexandra Popescu-York is a New York City-based designer and artist, a world-class power acknowledged by the industry’s best early in her career. Among the numerous accolades she has garnered is the recent inclusion of her paintings in the United Nations’ 70th Anniversary International Art Exhibition in New York. Ms. Popescu-York’s humanitarian efforts have earned her the “Ambassador of Good Hearts and Romanian Culture” title. Ms. Popescu-York is also known as Alexandra Suciu in her double role as wife and mother. Her sons Alexander Julian and Ralph have walked the Couture Fashion Week runway.

Ms. Popescu-York’s fashion creations are characterized by each piece’s symbolic depiction of finely selected themes. Recent themes include “Unleashed” (a rich collection of garments and accessories with a glamorous avant-garde look that is as edgy and unique as the eponymous New Yorker), “Âme de l’artiste” (soul of the artist), “Phoenix – The Legend”, “Metropolitan” (inspired by art, history and civilization highlights from the Metropolitan Museum of Art), and “GranD’Or”, a collection based on Ms. Popescu-York’s own artistic creations.

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VIVRE Canvas Couture: Designer and Artist Join Forces to Create Wearable Art

VIVRE Canvas Couture fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYThese pieces of art are designed to go from your wall to your wardrobe

Palm Beach designer Kristen Alyce and Florida native artist Sarah LaPierre, have partnered their skill and passion to launch VIVRE Canvas Couture, a luxurious new high-end collection of handmade, hand painted couture gowns and accessories. The debut release for the Palm Beach Collection, and the brand as a whole, will be during Couture Fashion Week New York. The fashion show will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday September 10, 2016 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Times Square New York. Models will be draped in genuine hand painted artwork as they walk the catwalk.

The line is based in the famously beautiful city of Palm Beach on the South Florida coast. In this debut collection each handmade gown, cocktail dress, bow tie, purse, and pair of shoes represents the life and experience on the luscious tropical island of Palm Beach. Each item is carefully crafted of fine artist canvas and linen and entirely hand painted. Each garment, made from 100% canvas and covered in thick bodied acrylic paint, requires a minimum of 5 fittings, and takes anywhere from 8 to 80 hours to create from start to finish.

“No matter the weather, always bring your own sunshine,” is the inspiration for this collection. The Palm Beach paradise portrayed on these garments is breathtaking. Not only because you wish to be sitting among the lush palm trees and blue waters this autumn as the northern leaves fall, you can truly admire and bask in the bright turquoises, yellows, and pinks in the depth of the paintings themselves. The collection is already turning heads of the world’s elite. With prestigious clients from both the designer and artist, this line is already on its way to the top.

About VIVRE Canvas Couture

VIVRE Couture is an organic partnership between a designer and an artist, founded in April 2016. Kristen Alyce and Sarah LaPierre, both from West Palm Beach, Florida, came together with a vision for an inspired line of wearable original paintings with the highest quality elements of art, design, and construction. VIVRE Couture pieces are worthy of any art collection or gallery exhibition, and excitingly wearable for those premier life moments. Accessories of each collection are suitable to complement a full VIVRE ensemble, as well as the perfect statement piece to define a well curated look.

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Artist Kevin Berlin’s New York Top Hats to Shine at GSF Awards Gala in Cannes

Kevin Berlin New York Top Hats to be shown with the Andres Aquino collection at the GSF Awards gala in Cannes, France.Internationally renowned artist Kevin Berlin will show original, artist-designed luxury top hats during the Global Short Film Awards Gala in Cannes, France. Several hats will be worn by models as part of the Andres Aquino couture fashion show at the event on Saturday May 21, 2016 at the Intercontinental Carlton Cannes. The gala evening program will include a red carpet, fashion shows, awards presentations, world-class entertainment and auction. Tickets are available online.

Part of Kevin Berlin New York’s “Classic” Top Hat collection, these contemporary Top Hats are ‘unisex,’ perfect for both men and women and for ‘everyday’ wear. The handmade creations are of the world’s finest quality and come in three heights: X, XX and XXX. The North American launch will take place in New York in July 2016.

"Large Cup of Coffee" a print by artist Kevin Berlin will be audtioned at the GSF Awards Gala in Cannes, France.
“Large Cup of Coffee” by artist Kevin Berlin.

Kevin Berlin’s art is found in the collections of Kim Basinger, Luciano Pavarotti, Quincy Jones, Bill and Hillary Clinton, President George W. Bush, and Ron Rice founder of Havana Sun, among many other prominent art collectors. Mr. Berlin has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Shanghai Daily, Tokyo Television, BBC Radio and over 40 television stations across the United States. Mr. Berlin was honored by President Reagan at The White House, and his recent solo exhibitions include New York, Miami and London.

In addition to the presentation of his beautiful top hats at the Cannes event, Mr. Berlin will also offer one of his original, signed, silk screen prints for auction. “Large Cup of Coffee” is almost five feet tall and features the New York skyline, the Empire State Building and New York’s famous ‘We Are Happy To Serve You’ coffee cup. Even if you are not a New Yorker you probably recognize this cup from movies and television shows including Brooklyn 99, Nurse Jackie, Men in Black, Mr. Robot and many others. The print retails for $10,000. A portion of the auction proceeds will be donated to charity.

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Jay Santos to Debut New Single at GSF Awards Gala in Cannes

Jay Santos to Debut New Single at GSF Awards Gala in CannesEuropean singing sensation Jay Santos will perform at the upcoming Global Short Film Awards gala. The event, which will include fashion shows and awards presentations in addition to world-class entertainment, will be held on Saturday May 21, 2016 at the Intercontinental Carlton in Cannes, France.

A native of Bogota, Colombia, Jay Santos moved with his family to Rome, Italy at age 11. Soon after,  he started building his music career, learning to play piano, guitar and drums. Influenced by Italian music and his Latin roots, Jay Santos created an original and unique rhythm with his music. At age 17, Jay moved to Madrid, Spain, where he continued to pursue his music career, writing songs, playing instruments and recording at small studios. In 2012 Jay debuted his first single Noche de Estrellas featuring Jose De Rico and Henry Mendez, produced by Roster Music. The song immediately rose to the top of the Spain singles charts and won a “Golden Record.” It now has more than 20 million views on YouTube. In 2013 Jay released Caliente, his first solo single produced by the Blanco y Negro company. In less than a month Caliente became the most watched video on YouTube in Spain, the top selling song on iTunes Spain, and the “summer hit” in many countries such as France, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Italy and Chile. To date, the song has over 60 million views on YouTube around the world. At the end of 2013, the artist founded his own record label Envimusic. By this time he had established himself as an entrepreneur, without leaving his music career behind. Jay Santos has performed at more than 200 concerts worldwide and is widely considered to be the #1 Latin/Dance artist in Europe.

In April 2015 Jay Santos released Dale Morena, another instant hit with a lot of rhythm that differs from other “Electro dance” songs. In November 2015 he released Ya te olvidé, his first Reggaeton song that impressed all of his fans with an explosion of rhythm combined with Latin sounds. In May 2016 Jay will release his brand new single Tu Y Yo. According to Stefano Pugnali, the artist’s manager, the new single features lots of rhythm, sensual lyrics, and a catchy vibrant melody in Reggaeton style. It will be premiered at the GSF Awards gala in May 2016, and is sure to soon be heard on dance floors everywhere.

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Alexandra Popescu-York Returns to Couture Fashion Week with “Unleashed” Collection

Alexandra Popescu-York fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYAcclaimed artist-designer Alexandra Popescu-York will make her fifth appearance at Couture Fashion Week New York with the showing of her latest collection entitled “Unleashed.” A regular favorite of CFW audiences, Ms. Popescu-York’s fashion show will be held at 6:00 pm on Sunday February 14, 2016 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, in the heart of the Big Apple.

“Unleashed” is a splendidly rich Fall-Winter 2016 collection of garments and accessories with a glamorous avant-garde look that is as edgy and unique as the emblematic New Yorker. The collection features one-of-a-kind intricately detailed pieces of clothing, jewelery and handbags made of select, finely embroidered fabrics. It is a collection for the woman whose presence is a statement that captures the eye and soul at first sight and remains the center of everyone’s attention until the end.

In addition to her fashion show, Ms. Popescu-York will also have a three-day exhibit of her paintings during Couture Fashion Week, February 12-14, 2016. Both her fashion collection and the art she will exhibit are inspired by the vibrancy of New York City.

Romanian-born, New York City-based designer and artist Alexandra Popescu-York (also known as Alexandra Suciu in her roles as wife and mother) has fast emerged on the global stage of visual arts and the fashion industry. She has garnered numerous accolades, with the most recent being the inclusion of her paintings in the United Nations’ 70th anniversary international art exhibition. Ms. Popescu-York’s humanitarian efforts have earned her the title of “Ambassador of Good Hearts and Romanian Culture”.

Ms. Popescu-York’s creations are characterized by each piece’s exquisitely symbolic depiction of carefully selected themes. Recent themes include “Âme de l’artiste” (soul of the artist), “Phoenix – The Legend”, “Metropolitan” (inspired by art, history and civilization highlights from the Metropolitan Museum of Art), and “GranD’Or”, a collection based on Ms. Popescu-York’s own artistic creations. In recent years, four of Alexandra Popescu-York’s monumental paintings, including the renowned “New York– Past, Present and Future” tryptic, were designated as background pieces for shows by Couture Fashion Week producer and designer Andres Aquino, an admirer and supporter of Ms. Popescu-York’s creations.

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Acclaimed Artist Tatiana Tret to Exhibit at CFW

Fine Art by Tatiana Tret

Artist Tatiana Tret will exhibit a selection of her inspired works at the upcoming season of Couture Fashion Week, February 13-15, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway, New York City.

Tatiana Tret is a Russian-born American artist who works with a multitude of media, painting, photography, sculpture and digital media. Her work incorporates some of the most important historical aspects of classic and modern art, namely sculpture, photography and abstract expressionism. Tret is best known for her “Glass in Motion” series, which has been exhibited in gallery and museum shows across the USA. In 2014 she debuted her new project, “Metavision”, which utilizes mobile devices and wearable technology, and offers a level of interaction allowing the viewer to experience a simulation of the artist’s inspiration for her 3 dimensional mixed media series. Tret’s latest body of 3 dimensional work is based around manipulated digital photographs of glass objects and stained glass, the images are then produced as unique aluminum relief sculpture. Apart from the printing of the image onto aluminum, everything is created by the artist, from the selection of the glass subjects to the sculpting of the aluminum. Tret has created objects of beauty that appeal to the average person’s love of the beautiful aesthetic and imaginative design, yet there is real substance to the conceptual process for intellectual appeal, to those who look deeper. “My artwork is a fusion of creative energy and color harmony,” says Tatiana Tret. Purchase inquiries welcome: info@couturefashionweek.com