Category: Fashion Shows

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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Top New York Designer and Artist Alexandra Popescu-York Launches ‘Magnetic’ Collection at Couture Fashion Week NY

Alexandra Popescu-York fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYTop New York designer and artist Alexandra Popescu-York returns to the 27th season of Couture Fashion Week New York with the launch of “Magnetic,” her newest luxury dress capsule collection. Marking the Ms. Popescu-York’s ninth consecutive season showing at the prestigious event, the fashion show will be held at 6:00 pm on Saturday February 10, 2018 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan.

Each of Ms. Popescu-York’s one-of-a-kind fashion creations offers a show-stopping look with avant-garde components that are part of the designer’s signature: rare materials, ultra-bright and edgy makeup, outstanding hairdos, and accessories such as frames, jewel-encrusted mouth pieces, and even crystal lighting appliances. The “Magnetic” collection set to premiere at Couture Fashion Week New York, will clearly be no exception.

In addition to her highly-anticipated fashion show, the renowned artist-designer has also been commissioned, yet again, by her most fervent patron, Couture Fashion Week producer and designer Andres Aquino, to create a large-size framed painting that will adorn the exhibition area of the event this season.

For eight consecutive seasons, Ms. Popescu-York  has wowed critics and audiences with dazzling fashions and monumental art collections illustrating her prolific imagination, inspiring boldness and laborious work channeled into elaborate, symbolic depictions of finely-selected themes, such as: “Joie de Vivre” (“Joy of Life”), “Modern Warrior Queen,” “Tour du Monde” (“World Tour”), “Unleashed” – a unique tribute to the emblematic New Yorker –, “Âme de l’Artiste” (“Soul of the Artist”), “Phoenix – The Legend”, “Metropolitan” – inspired by some of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s history, civilization and art features –, and “GranD’Or”, a collection based on Ms. Popescu-York’s own artistic creations.

Alexandra Popescu-York, who holds an Honors Degree in Arts and Design, was recognized as Couture Fashion Week New York’s Best Designer in September 2016, and recently had her paintings included in the United Nations’ 70th Anniversary International Art Exhibition in New York.

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Maria Elena Couture Debuts Mimmo & Lola Line at Couture Fashion Week NY

Maria Elena Couture fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYMaria Elena Couture will showcase her new couture line Mimmo & Lola in combination with her latest luxury handbag designs during the upcoming 27th season of Couture Fashion Week New York. Marking the prestigious couture label’s clothing debut at the event, the fashion show will be held at 6:00 pm on Saturday February 10, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan in New York City.

Maria Elena Coutures’ new  distinctive clothing line Mimmo & Lola will debut on the runway in synchrony with her exclusive handbag line. Maria Elena Couture creations strive 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 irresistible and inimitable designs carry you with panache. The captivating colors and unique styles of Maria Elena’s leather and fabric handbags and the new Mimmo & Lola couture fashions are the perfect addition to every woman’s upscale fashionista 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 along with the dynamic American culture which echo through my designs.” According to the designer: “Don’t carry a label, carry a unique style with cachet.”

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Sumbul’s Floral-Inspired Collection at Couture Fashion Week NY

Sumbul's Collection fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYNew Jersey-based designer Sumbul will present her latest impeccably crafted collection during the upcoming 27th season of Couture Fashion Week New York. The fashion show will be held at 6:00 pm on Saturday February 10, 2018 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan at the Crossroads of the World.

Sumbul launched “Sumbul’s Collection” in 2011. Sumbul is a well-known name in women’s fashion, and has presented her designs at numerous important events including Couture Fashion Week at the Waldorf Astoria, New York in 2011, as well as Atlantic City Fashion Week, Plitz New York Fashion Week, the Runway Princess Show and the Emunal Cancer Foundation Fashion Show. Sumbul has received multiple achievement awards for her unique work.

Sumbul is presenting her Spring collection In February 2018. This collection reflects a profound inspiration of beautiful flowers and pastel colors. The Spring collection is comprised of luxurious ready-to-wear designs with a touch of glamor and style.

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

JAL Fashion by Chirawan Lewis fashion show at Cannes Global Short Film 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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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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