Category: Fashion Designers

Do Trinh Hoai Nam Returns to Couture Fashion Week with Magical Collection

Do Trinh Hoai Nam fashion show Couture Fashion Week New YorkAward-winning celebrity fashion designer, Do Trinh Hoai Nam, will present his latest collection entitled “S Vietnam” at Couture Fashion Week New York’s 30th season. Marking the designer’s second appearance at the prestigious event, the highly-anticipated fashion show will be held on the opening day, at 8 pm on Friday September 6, 2019 at the 4W43 Building, 4 West 43rd Street (at Fifth Avenue) in New York City.

A native of Vietnam, Do Trinh Hoai Nam, is one of the top talented successful fashion designers in his country, making fashion history. His trademark D&T Brand (D&T Expand Product Fashion & Research Company Ltd.) was launched over 20 years ago. He has a flair for the dramatic and his signature style focuses on elegance and beauty, with meticulous attention to every detail.

The “S Vietnam Collection” is inspired by the rich Vietnamese cultural heritage and historical landmarks such as Turtle Tower – Hoan Kiem Lake, The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, One Pillar Pagoda, The Temple of Literature, The 7th Wonder of Ha Long Bay, The Northern Vietnam Terraces, Hue Citadel, Hoi An Old Town, My Son Sanctuary, and more. The collection, named for the “S” shape of the peninsula nation on the world map, represents a historical and magical story about Vietnam: the country, culture, people and breathtaking attractions.

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Exquisite Fashions by Sarene Fu Set to Shine at the GSF Awards Cannes Gala

Sarene Fu Fashion Show at the Global Short Film Awards Gala, Cannes, FranceFashion designer Sarene Fu will present her latest inspired creations during the Cannes Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows on May 25, 2019. Part of the fourth annual edition of the prestigious event, the gala will be held at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France.

Sarene Fu is a Taiwan-based wedding gown designer. In 2010 she founded her own exclusive bridal boutique to present her own collection called Emma Bridal Design, catering to her discerning clientele’s taste for extraordinary and modern bridal gowns. The Emma Bridal brand has been embraced by fashion forward brides all over Asia.

In 2018 Sarene Fu launched a new chapter in her career with ready-to-wear designs, expanding beyond bridal wear. Hence, a new signature brand, “Sarene Fu,” was created to reintroduce herself. The first dress collection was created with specialty fabrics, exquisite décor and unique inspiration. She possesses a true talent to express her visions through fashion design, exploring colors that resample harmony in discord, using fabrics with traditional Chinese elements. Ms. Fu strives to make the wearers of her designs feel flattered and classy.

Sarene Fu has presented her exquisite designs at prestigious fashion events around the world including New York Fashion Week and Malaysia Fashion Week.

The Global Short Film Awards Gala and Luxury Fashion Shows is proud to partner with Couture Fashion Week New York and Collezioni Magazines.

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

Alexandra Popescu-York fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Designer and artist Alexandra Popescu-York will present her latest collection at Couture Fashion Week at 4 pm on Saturday February 16, 2019. The highly-anticipated fashion show will be held at the 4W43 Building, 4 West 43rd Street, New York City.

With an instinct for composition and color, Alexandra Popescu-York, the Romanian-born designer now based in New York, is bringing back the old Hollywood extravagance to transform it into a contemporary line of luxury dresses with a twist of avant garde.

Every piece from “Mystic”, her new collection, tells a story about authenticity and  also reflects the designer’s own bold and eclectic character. Ms. Popescu-York is the only designer in the world that presents artworks of different genres at the same show, at the same time: a collection of fashion couture and a painting exhibition.

Alexandra Popescu-York has been painting since the age of three and studied fashion design and plastic arts at the University of Arts in Bucharest. Now settled in the USA for over ten years, she has built an impressive record of national and international fashion shows and exhibitions. She is a regular favorite of Couture Fashion Week audiences in New York.

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Nigerian Fashion Icon Frank Osodi to Present Latest Collection at Couture Fashion Week

Frank Osodi House of Bunor fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYTop Nigerian fashion designer Frank Osodi will present his latest distinctive collection during Couture Fashion Week New York‘s 29th season. The highly-anticipated fashion show will be held at 6 pm on Friday February 15, 2019 at the 4W43 Building, 4 West 43rd Street in New York City.

Nigerian fashion mogul Frank Osodi Richard is the owner and designer for the labels House of Bunor and Frank Osodi for Bunor, both operating under Bunor Creazioni. Mr. Osodi is a former professional and West African top model. He is the recipient of numerous awards over the years as a fashion designer, most notably International Designer of the Year 1991-1992 and Fashion Person of the Year 2003. Mr. Osodi is also the brain behind the highly successful annual international fashion show Black, Bold and Jazzy, as well as the organizer of the West African Fashion Week which debuted in 2011.

Frank Osodi, called the “king of the bustier” in Nigeria by top fashion media personality Ruth Osime, is known for his creative and impeccably finished ceremonial gowns, evening dresses and bridal ensembles. He captures and expresses the sentiments of a generation and expands his horizon to make an impact on both African society and the Diaspora, by creating a harmony between fashion and life. Frank Osodi is undoubtedly one of the most talented and influential designers in fashion today. He enjoys working with African prints, Duchess satin, French lace chiffon and many other natural fibers and fabrics.

The House of Bunor clientele includes many top Nigerian celebrities, actresses, beauty queens, entertainers and socialites, as well as a number of first ladies. Frank Osodi also dressed Agbani Darego, the first native African to win the Miss World crown.

Frank Osodi’s career in the fashion industry ranges from fashion design and consultancy to model management, media events and make up artistry. He is a past vice president of the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN), and the current president of the model managers association of Nigeria (PROMMAN). Mr. Osodi’s distinctive designs have been presented at many top fashion events including South Africa Fashion Week, the Vukani Fashion Awards, Mozambique Fashion Week and the PAHBA Awards, as well as at events in Atlanta and Barbados and a host of other fashion fairs. Recently his label, Frank Osodi for Bunor, was one of four top Nigerian designer labels honored to showcase their creative pieces in conjunction with the Austrian Lace Manufacturers association in Vienna.

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IngaSez’s “Slee’Q” Collection To Be Shown at Couture Fashion Week NY

IngaSez Luxury Swimwear fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYIngaSez will return to Couture Fashion Week New York with a showing of her latest collection entitled “Slee’Q by Inga.” The runway show will be held at 8:00 pm on Friday February 15, 2019 at the 4W43 Building, 4 West 43rd Street (at Fifth Avenue) in New York City. (Please note the time change).

Inga Murray-Hodges is the creative force behind the luxury brand. “My fabulous new collection, Slee’Q by Inga, is born and it’s better than ever!” says the designer. “My designs are inspired by a bolder Slee’Q look. These new designs are as sparkly, funky, edgy, and versatile as they are super comfortable.” With her latest collection, Inga creates a sense of drama, playing with varying tones throughout the line, resulting in a happy, sexy, glamorous, fun and lively feeling. “I added charm to this line with a more accessorized look on each design simply by adding a crystal or sequined bow or a necklace that connects,” notes the designer.

A joyous celebration of femininity, the collection comes in regular, petite, and plus sizes. According to Inga: “My main focus was concentrating specifically on the best parts of a woman’s body shape, keeping in mind and understanding the types of clothes that accentuate good features and minimize our less than perfect bits. I will also be introducing some lovely new textures and fabrics, as well as signature prints while keeping things Slee’Q to complement our new range.”

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Designer Andres Aquino’s “Tango Cabaret” Collection Set to Dazzle at Couture Fashion Week New York

Andres Aquino fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYProducer, designer and entrepreneur Andres Aquino will present his latest collection entitled “Tango Cabaret” on the runway during Couture Fashion Week New York’s 28th season at 8:00 pm on Saturday September 8, 2018. The fashion show and entertainment spectacle will be held in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square, 1605 Broadway in New York City.

The beautiful “romantic couture” collection is inspired by Andres Aquino’s upcoming book of poetry book, “Legende de la belle.” The fashion designs will be accessorized by custom made handbags by D & L Prototype from Italy.

An array of celebrities and influencers is expected to attend and/or participate in the event, including Washington Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall, who will receive the CFW Humanitarian Award for his charitable efforts. Also from the sports world, retired basketball great Charles Davis and his wife will be on hand to witness the fashion week runway modeling debut of their teenage daughter, Niija. Expected to attend the event from the music, film and press world are recording artist Carson Key; music producer and Grammy nominee, Lee Major; and film producer “Picture Perfect,” as well as Jennifer Eckhart from the FOX Business Channel.

The show will also feature live performances by international artists including Chinese music superstar BING, Broadway star Angela Michele Walker, opera star Oleksandra Hrabova, and Anna Khachatryan who will perform a special dance and choreography for the release of BING’s new record. From the world of beauty, the show will include appearances by Top Model of the World Ukraine 2018 Oleksandra Kashyrina, along with Miss Bikini Hawaii Model USA 2017, Candice Leong, Miss Global 2017 Barbara Vitorelli, and Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong.

During the event a special announcement will be made, launching “Q”, the first true glasses-free 3D phone connected to Qoobex, the first global 3D distribution platform.

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Dramatic Creations by Designer Nailuj Villarroel at Couture Fashion Week NY

Nailuj Villarroel fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYIn her second appearance at Couture Fashion Week NY, Florida-based designer Nailuj Villarroel will present her latest collection on the runway at 6:00 pm on Sunday September 9, 2018. The fashion show will be held at the Crowne Plaza Times Square, 1605 Broadway, in the heart of the Big Apple.

A native of Venezuela, Nailuj Villarroel earned a degree in fashion design from the Monsignor of Talavera Fashion Institute in Caracas. For the past 16 years she has pursued a career as a fashion/wardrobe and costume designer in central  Florida, USA. She has worked at the three most important theme parks in the area: Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World. She supervised the costume shops of well-known local production companies Metropolis Productions and World Gate Entertainment, including working on such projects as the “Living Statues” for Disney Springs and Epcot, and the Give Kids the World Gala, among other important events.

Nailuj also worked as wardrobe designer and producer for the “365 Tiempos Decisivos” film by Golden Brothers Productions, directed by Ariel Santiago. In addition, Nailuj has presented her designs on various local, national and international fashion runways including Winter Park Fashion Week – Emerging Designers Contest, Orlando International Fashion Week, Discover Your Beauty Fashion Show, Car & Couture Fashion Show, Fort Lauderdale Fashion Week, Couture Fashion Week New York and Dominican Republic Fashion Week. Nailuj has also served as an Exclusive Fashion Designer for Little Miss Universe and other beauty pageants including Miss Puerto Rico US, Miss Mundo Latina, Miss Central Florida USA, Miss Hispana International, and Miss Iberoamerica.

Nailuj was honored to dress Angel Lopez for the Premios Lo Nuestro 2018, Ivy Queen (Puerto Rican Regetton Performer), Migbelis Castellanos Miss Venezuela 2013, and Tatiana Liary for the Latin Grammy Red Carpet 2015, as well as the pop duet Sykno when they were nominated at the Latino Fama Awards in New York in 2017. She also made all the stunning flags, by special request, that were shown during the opening of the Latin Grammys for the Residente “Hijos del Canaveral” performance.

Nailuj Villarroel currently manages her own company, Ian Productions, Inc.,  where she designs and produces haute couture costumes and garments under her own brand for special events like the Latin Grammys and the Premios Lo Nuestro. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Fashion Institute in the Orlando area, and serves as a mentor to several up-and-coming design students as they build their careers. Nailuj is an Ambassador of the Orlando Fashion District and Fashion Editor for their online magazine. She looks forward to the day that Orlando becomes a major fashion hub.

She will soon launch the website www.nailujvillarroel.com which will offer online shopping for her new clothing lines, Nailuj Villarroel Couture and NAILUJ-JULIAN, for women and men.

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A Dazzling Showcase of Top Malaysian Designers at Couture Fashion Week NY

Top Malaysian designer fashion shows at Couture Fashion Week NYCouture Fashion Week New York, now entering its 28th season as one of fashion week’s most prestigious events, is pleased to present a brilliant showcase of top Malaysian designers on Friday September 7, 2018. The fashion shows will be held at the Crowne Plaza Times Square, 1605 Broadway, New York City.

The designers represent the best of Malaysian fashion design. Fashion shows will be accompanied by electrifying performances by the Sarawak Tourism Board Dancers, bringing a tantalizing taste of rich Malaysian culture to the Big Apple.

Designers showing at 4:00 pm are Adli Afandi, P’Lo by Nancy Jullok, Adamaya, and Touch of Songket.

Designers showing at 6:00 pm are Raeesa, Hafilda Prestige, Alame, and MakCun by Erma Fatima.

Designers showing at 8:00 pm are Fiziwoo, V_Hijrah, Fazbulous and Rizman Ruzaini.

Sponsors and partners for this exciting day of top Malaysian fashion and culture in New York include: Peniagawati, AmaxMall.com, MaTrade (Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation), Malaysian Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Sarawak Tourism Board and Etihad Airways. A special pre-event invitation-only reception will be hosted by the New York City office of MaTrade on September 5.

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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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