Category: Fashion Designers

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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Designers Yurita Puji and Agus Lahinta To Show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Yurita Puji and Agus Lahinta fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYTop Indonesian fashion designers Yurita Puji and Agus Lahinta will present their latest creations at Couture Fashion Week New York’s 26th season. Marking the designers’ debut at the prestigious New York Fashion Week event, the runway show will be held at 6:00 pm on Sunday September 10, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, in the heart of the Big Apple.

Yurita Puji has dedicated her talent to help market Indonesian traditional fabrics through her design collections.  She launched her signature brand in 2009 and has done many fashion shows both in Indonesia and internationally, including New York Fashion Week in 2016.

This season at Couture Fashion Week, Ms. Puji will present her new collection featuring KARAWO, the ancient embroidery technique native to Gorontalo, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.  Karawo is one of the oldest Indonesian traditions, now slowly disappearing, with only a small number of women crafters working in it. Ms. Puji’s mission is to preserve this ancient tradition by using Karawo in her designs and marketing them in Indonesia, and now showing them to the world. Her efforts have a great positive effect not only in preserving this timeless practice and protecting the livelihoods of these talented Karawo artisans, but also in raising international consumer and trade awareness of these beautiful fabrics.

Ms. Puji has used other traditional Indonesian fabrics in her designs, including Ikat/Tenun from the East Nusa Tenggara region which she used in her creations shown in 2016 during New York Fashion Week to great critical acclaim. Ms. Puji’s designs are sold in Jakarta at Alun Alun Indonesia and at her workshop, Armoire Cabinet. She is active in the Indonesian Women’s Association of Entrepreneurs (IWAPI) and the Indonesian Designers Association (APPMI). Her collections will be available online for the US market at Gallery of Indonesia’s online shop by end of this year.

Agus Lahinta is a fashion designer and owner of the Rumah Karawo boutique in Gorontalo, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Launched in 2014, Mr. Lahinta’s business is dedicated to the preservation, promotion and use of Karawo, the ancient embroidery technique from Gorontalo. Mr. Lahinta is famous as the Karawo designer for men’s collections. He is dedicated and passionate in his work with Karawo artisans, creating distinctive menswear designs of the highest quality. He has received support from the Indonesian Central Bank in Gorontalo in his efforts to develop and promote Karawo nationally and internationally. He is a Young Entrepreneur member of the Central Bank of Indonesia (Bank Indonesia). Their mission is to boost the local economy by working with young entrepreneurs and preserve the local culture and traditions.

At Couture Fashion Week this season, Mr. Lahinta will show “Touch of Karawo” for men, an ethnic modern collection. He has presented his designs at many important fashion events, including Indonesia Fashion Week.

Yurita Puji and Agus Lahinta are currently working with Gallery of Indonesia as they enter the international market. The mission of Gallery of Indonesia is to promote Indonesian talent and products on the global stage. 2017 marks Gallery of Indonesia’s second year bringing top Indonesian talents to New York Fashion Week.

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Latest Collection by LeViCo Features Exquisite Masterpiece Fabrics

LeViCo fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYProminent Indonesian fashion brand LeViCo will present a stunning collection of handcrafted masterpiece designs during the next Couture Fashion Week New York. The much-anticipated 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.

The creative and entrepreneurial force behind the LeViCo brand is founder and designer Julie S. Laiskodat. Launched in 2012, LeViCo is a showroom, boutique and fashion label focused on fostering and promoting the exquisite hand woven fabrics of the Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) province of Indonesia to both the domestic and international markets. These beautiful fabrics are perfectly suited for use in fashion designs as well as interior design. They consist of a wide array of patterns, colors and textures. Each tribe (suku) creates fabrics with their own special techniques, meanings and symbolism inspired by the natural world including animals, elemental forces, Mother Earth, myths, social representations, cultural events and more.

Through the support of 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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Decy Ramona Presents Collection Inspired by South Sulawesi Tradition ‘BarreAllo’ at Couture Fashion Week NY

Tyramona by Decy Ramona fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYEmerging Indonesian fashion designer Decy Ramona will unveil her latest collection entitled “BarreAllo” (Sunrise) for her TYRAMONA label during Couture Fashion Week New York’s upcoming 26th season. The fashion show will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday September 9, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, New York City.

Decy Ramona, owner of TYRAMONA Indonesia, brings to life the splendor, tradition, heritage and pride of Indonesia’s South Sulawesi region. This area is world-renowned for its exquisite carvings and art featuring a delicate balance of strength and beauty. The richness of South Sulawesi’s weaving (tenun) is well-known, although few people think of South Sulawesi when they think of batik. The Toraja people of South Sulawesi use many symbols to represent their traditional life. A sunrise (“Barreallo” in their dialect) symbolizes bringing happiness and blessings to one’s life.

Through her designs, Decy Ramona embodies the deep essence of Indonesia’s rich traditions, bringing them to life in beautiful and practical apparel. TYRAMONA builds upon South Sulawesi’s heritage, blending its batik and cultural symbols with other fabrics, leather, and bright colors to create truly unique fashions.

Decy Ramona launched her fashion career in 2011 and has grown her business to include brands for women, men, and children. Her designs have enjoyed enormous success and TYRAMONA has rapidly grown from a single outlet in Jakarta to a combination of business owned/leased stores and placements now in more than 12 locations in Jakarta, Makassar, and Toraja.  Ms. Ramona has showcased her designs at the Rich Heritage of Indonesia Fashion Show in Amsterdam, Fashion World Tokyo, and Expose Asia in Kuala Lumpur, among others important fashion events.

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Let’s Travel Design to Show ‘Gaya Means Style” Collection at Couture Fashion Week NY

Let's Travel Design by Gitawidya Nurbidayah fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Indonesian designer Gitawidya Nurbidayah will present the latest collection for her Let’s Travel Design brand during the 26th season of Couture Fashion Week New York. The runway show will be held at 6:00 pm on Saturday September 9, 2017 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, at the “Crossroads of the World.”

Let’s Travel Design’s latest collection is entitled “GAYA means STYLE.” It features the style and the taste of modern modest fashion through a bright and intense color palette of blue, green, red and gold along with glamorous designs and ethnic Indonesian patterns. The collection is enhanced with embroidery, printing, stitching, and leather, and also includes beautiful handmade accessories such as  clutches and shoes fabricated by local craftspeople.

Gita launched her career in fashion in 2015 creating scarves and shawls. At the request of her growing clientele, she expanded her collections to include clothing. Let’s Travel Design is characterized by its own unique style that is simple and comfortable, with bold patterns and colors.

Let’s Travel Design fashions are available at its signature boutique in South Jakarta and at its boutique  at the Galeri Indonesia WOW, SMESCO Building in Jakarta. Gita’s savvy marketing strategies include allowing her millennial clients, and others, easy access to her collections through social media such as her personal Facebook, Facebook Fanpage and Instagram (@letstravel_design).

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Latest Collection by Malaysian Designer Sara Jamaludin Features Exquisite Songket Fabrics

Sara Jamaludin fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYRising Malaysian design star Sara Jamaludin will make her debut at Couture Fashion Week New York with the presentation of her latest collection. Part of CFW’s 26th season, 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 Manhattan, 1605 Broadway, in the heart of the Big Apple.

Sara Jamaludin is a fashion graduate of University Teknologi Mara (UiTM). She launched her signature brand in 2011 and has been consistently building it ever since. In 2015 she opened her ‘Sara J’ boutique in TTDI Plaza, Kuala Lumpur. Sara J is a versatile label that includes modest wear, ready-to-wear, resort wear, bridal wear and demi couture. Sara J designs have been showcased at numerous  fashion shows locally and internationally since 2014. Sara Jamaludin aspires to take her brand to another level this year by participating in Couture Fashion Week New York. 

For the New York event, Sara J will present a special modernized collection featuring the traditional Songket fabrics of Malaysia. These exquisite and luxurious fabrics have traditionally been used in the finest fashion designs for special occasions, religious festivals, weddings and other social functions. Sara J has incorporated these beautiful fabrics into highly-wearable every day and demi couture designs.

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