Category: Fashion

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.

Click for tickets and more information.

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.

Click for tickets and more information.

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. 

Click for tickets and more information.

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.

Click for tickets and more information.

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.

Click for tickets and more information.

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.

Click for tickets and more information.

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).

Click for tickets and more information.

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.

Click for tickets and more information.

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.

Click for tickets and more information.

Rising Australian Design Star Azulant Akora to Show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Azulant Akora fashion show at Couture Fashion Week New YorkIn her first appearance at Couture Fashion Week New York, Australian designer Azulant Akora will present her latest collection at 6 pm on Friday September 8, 2017. Part of the prestigious event’s 26th season, the runway show will be held in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, at the “Crossroads of the World.”

Azulant Akora is recognized for her unique and contemporary use of fine Australian merino wool. Merino carries with it the Australian story and spirit, something that inspires Azulant with every collection.

The Azulant Akora signature brand was launched in 2014 at the Celebration of African Australians to widespread critical acclaim. Fashion design is in the young designer’s DNA, as Azulant learned to sew from her mother, Lesley who designed and crafted her own evening clothes. While studying for her law degree at Edith Cowan University, Azulant continued to pursue her passion for fashion through private studies in fashion design. In 2013 Azulant made her debut on the Australian fashion scene, garnering a highly coveted award at The Australian Wool Fashion Awards. The following year she again presented her designs at the event to positive reviews and received first place in the Formal Wear category, which was judged by a prestigious panel that included iconic Australian fashion designer Akira. Azulant’s classic red “Gabriella” gown, made entirely of fine Australian merino wool, earned her a spot at  Melbourne Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, closing the Live Rural Show. 

In 2015 Azulant Akora was invited to present the closing show at the prestigious LA Fashion Week Design Competition with her bird-themed collection entitled ‘Birds of Paradise.’ Following the success in Los Angeles, Azulant secured two important international stockists in Malaysia and is in talks with boutiques in the United States. In 2016 Azulant was invited to showcase her merino wool garments in an exclusive runway show for the WA Farmers Federation gala dinner and awards night at The Pan Pacific Hotel Perth. 2017 kicked off with key milestones for Azulant Akora. From opening a flagship boutique to showcasing at Vancouver Fashion Week twice and participating in Wool Week 2017.

Azulant Akora has been featured in many prominent publications including Australian Financial Review, The West Australian, Countryman Magazine, Nickii Jean Magazine and British Vogue, as well as the Australian Wool Innovation publication Beyond The Bale. Her distinguished and celebrity clientele includes Vogue Italia cover girl Ayor Makur, Samantha Sepulveda, and Nicole Jean Alexander, founder of Nickii Jean Magazine USA.

Click for tickets and more information.