Category: Fashion

EnRootz Designs Blend Traditional Elegance and Modern Style

EnRootz fashion show at Couture Fashion Week New YorkPrestigious fashion brand EnRootz will make its first appearance at Couture Fashion Week New York with the presentation of its latest collection. Part of the 26th season of Couture Fashion Week New York, the fashion 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.

EnRootz is a USA-based clothing line distinguished by its impeccable alloy of traditional elegance and modern style. The brand’s distinctive fabrics, designs and colors reflect an Asian cultural influence, but also convey a wide appeal to a global market. All EnRootz designs are handmade and unique. Each piece goes through a rigorous creation process taking several days of expert work and craftsmanship.

The driving force behind the EnRootz brand is the team of Mukta Ghangas, Manoj and Neeta Singh. Each has their own specialty.

Fashionista Mukta Ghangas is fond of custom-designed, fashionable, stylish, elegant and beautiful clothing. She is the designer and the heart of EnRootz. Mukta lives and breathes fashion, and style and innovation are her guiding principles. From designing the ensemble, choosing color combinations, and determining the type of fabric required – all the detailing is done by Mukta. Manoj Singh is the business force, branding expert and brain of the EnRootz brand. Manoj not only handles branding, but also operations in the USA. He deals with the when, what and how, and he is guided by a singular focus and goal orientation. Neeta Singh turns Mukta Ghangas’ creative vision to reality. She is the soul of EnRootz, from procurement to overseeing production. With a keen eye and understanding of fashion, Neeta takes care of operations in India and works in complete sync with Mukta’s vision.

Team EnRootz’s vision is to continue to build and achieve international success for this unique and high quality brand.

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Do Trinh Hoai Nam Brings The Golden Lotus Ao Dai Collection to Couture Fashion Week

Designer Do Trinh Hoai Nam fashion show at Couture Fashion Week New YorkCelebrity fashion designer Do Trinh Hoai Nam will present his latest collection entitled “The Golden Lotus Ao Dai Collection” during Couture Fashion Week New York’s  26th season. Marking the designer’s first time showing at the prestigious New York Fashion Week event, the highly-anticipated fashion show will be held during CFW’s opening day this season at 6 pm on Friday, September 8, 2017 in the Broadway Ballroom at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway, in New York City. 

Award-winner Do Trinh Hoai Nam is a top fashion designer in his native Vietnam. He began designing in his early teens, and has gone on to build a highly successful career and brand which has been operating for over 20 years in the Vietnamese market. He has shown his designs at important fashion events worldwide and has been featured in major media. His distinguished clientele includes hundreds of top celebrities, models, business women, socialites and politicians. He recently had the honor of designing the “Ao Dai” (national dress of Vietnam) worn by Mrs. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan as she took the Presidential oath of office during her inauguration ceremony in Hanoi’s Parliament in 2016. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan is the first Chairwoman in the history of Vietnam’s National Assembly, as well as the first woman to hold the most important position of the Party and State of Vietnam. She is also a long time client of the designer.

Do Trinh Hoai Nam’s designs are known for their dramatic and sophisticated flair, full of elegance and beauty. Great attention is paid to every detail of his collection, from the hand embroidery to the glamorous and luxurious gold leaf and gemstone embellishments. His latest Ao Dai couture collection is inspired by the story of the castle princess in the first 30 years of 19th century. The ensembles will be presented in a dramatic runway show directed by the designer. The collection’s color palette was inspired by the lotus flower, with images rendered on a special silk pattern and hand decorated with gold leaf.  Do Trinh Hoai Nam has incorporated some of Vietnam’s finest artisan talents into this collection. The unique golden pattern technology is from Kieu Ky Trade Village in Hanoi, the special one-of-a-kind heavy rich silk fabrics are from Thai Binh province, and the exquisite hand embroidery and gold leaf 999 are by craftsman from Thuong Tin, Hanoi.

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Exquisite Designs by Hany El Behairy at Cannes Fashion and GSF Awards Gala

Couture designer Hany El Behairy to present his designs at the Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards GalaProminent couture designer Hany El Behairy will present a selection of his stunning creations during the Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards Gala. The event will be held on Saturday May 20, 2017 at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton in Cannes, France.

Hany El Behairy is one of the most prestigious fashion designers of haute couture in the Middle East. A native of Egypt, he has been creating unforgettable designs since the age of 15. Through his designs, and his fascination with color and texture, he strives to create a symphony of East-West luxury, style and elegance for his discerning clientele. Hany El Behairy’s exquisite designs are known for their elegance, attention to detail and the highest quality fabrics and embellishments. His feminine and luxurious creations include cocktail dresses, evening gowns and breathtaking bridal designs.

After earning his law degree, Mr. El Behairy soon decided to follow his true passion of fashion design. He has since become a favorite designer of many Middle Eastern socialites and celebrities including Yousra, Laila Elwy, Warda Al Gazaeria, Elham Shahin, Safaa Abu El Seoud, Latifa, Hanan Tork, Sabah, Shaimaa Saeed and many more. He has been featured in many Arab and European publications and TV channels including ART, Rai Uno, Rai 3, Odion, Cawale and Fashion TV. Mr. El Behairy has shown his designs at many prestigious events such as the Mediterranean Festival (Naples, Italy), Moda Week (Italy), LUX Festival (Lebanon), and the International Diamond Festival (Qatar). His numerous awards and accolades include a people’s choice “Oscar” by ART (International Arab TV), the LUX prize as Best Fashion Designer (Haute Couture) in the Middle East, and the International Fashion Week Award (Rome) presented by the Italian Ministry of Culture and the Mayor of Rome.

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Middle East Superstar Melissa to Rock the House at Cannes Global Short Film Awards

Melissa performs at Global Short Film Awards in Cannes, FrancePop superstar Melissa is one of the world-class entertainers scheduled to perform at the upcoming Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards Gala. The event will be held on Saturday May 20, 2017 at the iconic Intercontinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France.

Melissa, born Mariam Chehab in South Lebanon, has catapulted to stardom in what today’s industry considers “a short time.” In 2004 Melissa had the high honor of being crowned Miss Mediterranean. After working as a model for only 6 months, she began her collaboration with Jean Saliba, one of the Middle East’s top producers. Mr. Saliba has been the driving force behind the successful careers and hit records of many Middle Eastern music stars. Mr. Saliba produced Melissa’s first album, released in 2006. Two songs from the album became number one hits in the region, including Somebody Call My Name, a duet with international pop superstar, Dr. Alban. In 2008 Melissa released her second album, followed by her duet hit single Yalli Naseeni with AKON,  composed by her producer Jean Saliba. Melissa toured with AKON, performing before huge audiences in Dubai, Cairo, Amman and Beirut.

Her international single, Nanana, featured remixes with renowned producer and DJ David Vendetta. Her videos on YouTube have garnered millions of views. Melissa’s beauty, talent and enthusiasm signal what is yet to come in this young superstar’s career.

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Grayling Purnell Brings Divine Designs to Couture Fashion Week New York

Grayling Purnell fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYDesigner Grayling Purnell will present his latest collection at Couture Fashion Week New York’s 26th season. Marking the designer’s first time showing at the prestigious event, the fashion show will be held at 6:00 pm on Sunday September 10, 2017 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway, New York City.

Grayling Purnell is part of a new wave of American designers proving the country’s fashion is not limited to floaty dresses and swimwear. Professionally trained in both Menswear and Womenwear, Mr. Purnell is based out of New York City and Los Angeles.

Grayling Purnell is a former child star, actor, model, singer and dancer turned fashion designer. He was featured in his first movie at the age of 8 (Meteor Man, directed and written by Robert Townsend). Mr. Purnell has always worn custom clothing, and as a child his mother always included him in the design process for his wardrobe. He started his first clothing line, Orphic Streetwear, in September 2013 and within six months he designed Six Shirts in Top Man in London, UK in Oxford Circus. Mr. Purnell attended the Parson’s New School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology. He launched his signature line, House of Grayling Purnell, in September 2015. His voluminous separates and side cascade detailing are subtly man repelling, while more sharply tailored pieces are sure to get the tick of approval from both sexes.

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Designer Tjasa Skapin To Show Sophisticated Creations in Cannes

Tjasa Skapin fashion show at the Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film AwardsSlovenian couture fashion designer Tjaša Škapin will present her latest creations during the Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards. The fashion show will be held at 8:00 pm on Saturday May 20, 2017 in the Grand Salon at the InterContinental Carlton Cannes in Cannes, France.

Tjaša Škapin creates unique clothing under the Tjaša Škapin Atelje and Tjaša Škapin Couture brands. Tjaša finds inspiration for her creations in nature, architecture and relationships. Her passion is ignited by the magnificence of art, which is reflected in her haute couture collections. The distinctive designs bring together a fusion of history and modernity with a dash of glamour and femininity. All pieces are made of natural materials of the finest quality.

The woman who wears Tjasa Skapin’s creations is sophisticated, elegant and expressive, with refined taste. She is gracious and knows what she wants.

Tjaša Škapin has shown her designs at prestigious events in Slovenia and Italy, and exhibits her creations in a number of Slovenian castles and show rooms. She works with fashion designers and celebrities from Slovenia, Italy and Croatia.

Collezioni Haute Couture and Collezioni Donna is media partner for the Cannes Fashion and Global Short Film Awards.

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IngaSez Fashion Luxury Swimwear Collection to Debut at Couture Fashion Week

IngaSez Fashion luxury swimwear runway show at Couture Fashion Week NYIngaSez Fashion by Inga will present her latest luxury swimwear collection at Couture Fashion Week New York. Marking the label’s first appearance at the prestigious event, the fashion show will be held at 6:00 pm on Sunday September 10, 2017 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan.

IngaSez Fashion features exclusive savvy pieces for the edgy fashionista. Flirty fabrics are used to create an innovation of confidence with style. IngaSez collections, designed by Inga, allow women to embrace their inner beauty and celebrity while standing out from the rest. Inga’s passion brings to life a combination of sophistication, spark, and glamour. Striving to be the ultimate destination for show-stopping and wow-worthy quality pieces that exude beauty, fun, and sexiness.

At Couture Fashion Week, Inga will present her luxury swimwear collection entitled “Solstice by Inga.” It is a delightful collection filled with sophistication and inspired by a luxury lifestyle.

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Cory Couture Named Best Designer for Fall 2017 at Couture Fashion Week

Cory Couture by Cory Tran named Best Designer Fall 2017 at Couture Fashion Week NY
Cory Tran of Cory Couture (left) accepts Best Designer of 2017 award from Couture Fashion Week producer Andres Aquino and Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2016 Kristhielee Caride. Photo: Ron Carr.

Cory Couture by Cory Tran (Pham Thi Ngoc Anh) was named Best Designer for Fall 2017 at the recent Couture Fashion Week event held in New York City. Part of the prestigious event’s 25th season, Cory Couture also presented his latest stunning collection on the runway before a delighted audience.

The award was presented to designer Cory Tran by Couture Fashion Week producer and founder Andres Aquino. “I am pleased to present Couture Fashion Week New York’s Best Designer for Fall 2017 Award to Cory Tran,” Mr. Aquino announced. “Cory is a truly talented artist with a rich imagination in the creation of couture garments.”

Accompanying Mr. Aquino in the presentation of the award before the audience and global press was Kristhielee Caride, Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2016.

Cory Tran, who divides his time between New York and his native Vietnam, has been fascinated with exquisite couture gowns since a very young age. He has shown his stunning designs at prestigious fashion events including New York Fashion Week, Couture Fashion Week New York and Vietnam International Fashion Week. Mr. Tran works with many A-list celebrities including Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Rita Ora, Toni Braxton, Bai Ling, Brandy, Kelly Rowland, Victoria’s Secret supermodels (Heather Marks, Elsa Hosk, Martha Hunt, Maria Borges, Jasmine Tookes, Sessilee Lopez), Miss Universe and America’s Next Top Models, among others. His designs have been featured in prominent publications worldwide including Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Maxim, Esquire, Her World, L’Officiel and Haute Couture.

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Meet FashionUnited’s Country Manager Niklas Gilroy

FashionUnited country manager Niklas GilroyFashionUnited is a valued Couture Fashion Week partner. Get to know FashionUnited’s country manager for the UK, US and Canada, Niklas Gilroy.

So you are the Country Manager for the UK, US and Canada at FashionUnited, what does this role entail?
I’m in charge of supporting our partners with Marketing and HR solutions. Together with my team, I consult fashion companies on Employer Branding or Marketing strategies and connect them with job seekers. This can happen via job postings in our career center, specific social media campaigns, newsletter features or other offers from the FashionUnited service portfolio. There is no standard approach, as every partner is different, that is why we offer tailor-made solutions. Therefore it is crucial to develop a clear understanding of what makes our partners unique and special to find suitable candidates for their specific company culture.

You also have a popular Instagram account and blog, so you have definitely been interested in fashion for a while. How come you decided to get even more involved in the industry?
I started my blog and Instagram during my business studies because I wanted to become an active part of the fashion scene. Both outlets provide me with a platform to communicate thoughts, interests and style ideas. Moreover, they are a great way to keep up-to date with current fashion events and to socialize with like-minded individuals around the world.

After my studies, I worked in the Luxury Beauty sector and then decided to join FashionUnited because I wanted to be part of a young and international team. As an Account Manager, I get to work with brands in all different segments of the fashion market which enables me to get a 360 view of the industry. Moreover, it is quite a fascinating task to assist companies with embracing Digital Media and the ever-growing importance of Employer Branding because there is still so much unused potential.

What advice do you have for others who want to break into the industry?
Get involved and try to gain work experience in the fashion industry. Internships are a great opportunity to get a first-hand impression of what the business side of fashion looks like. Moreover, I think it is essential to attend events and to be active on social media in order to build up a network. Nowadays, it is so easy to keep up to date with the latest news and become an active member of the fashion scene that it really is up to everyone to embrace those opportunities. What makes fashion so interesting is that there are many different ways of entering the industry: Whether you study a fashion-related degree or you come from a regular business/media background – you just need to be active and keep an eye out for interesting positions on websites like FashionUnited.

What do you think of the US fashion scene and what do you foresee becoming a major trend in 2017?
In my opinion, US designers are really making big moves at the moment because they are on the pulse of time when it comes to Digital Media and the current business realities of the fashion market. I think that more commercial designs like the current athleisure trend will stick around and many American designers are at the forefront of producing more affordable lines. Many US brands have been re-thinking their show schedules and started involving Social Media influencers in their design process which proves that they are willing to take on a pioneer position. Nonetheless, I believe that the Couture segment will always play an incredibly important role in the fashion world because that is where aspirational dreams and true craftsmanship are celebrated. In the end, fashion is an incredible art form and Couture designs are at the core of what makes it so special.

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Essence of Glamour Collection by Olga Alicea and Hector Musse at Couture Fashion Week

Olga Alicea and Hector Musse fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYThe latest collection by designers Olga Alicea and Hector Musse for their Atelier Musse label will be presented at Couture Fashion Week New York. Marking the Puerto Rican designers’ debut at the prestigious event, the fashion show will be held at 4:00 pm on Sunday February 12, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan in New York City.

Olga Alicea and Hector Musse are not simply fashion designers. They are also mother and son working in concert to create beautiful fashions for today’s elegant women and young people who love trendy designs. With Olga’s 30 years of experience and Hector’s 10 years of experience, together the pair creates art. At Couture Fashion Week, they will present their latest collection entitled “Essence of Glamour”, inspired by the floral essences and elegance of their beautiful native island of Puerto Rico. Special guest model during the fashion show will be Dalila Zapata, an exceptional young woman with Down’s Syndrome. Dalila is an award-winning model, makeup artist and TV personality, and has received accolades from the Governor and First Lady of Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rico Secretary of Education, and the University of Puerto Rico, among others. She has modeled for many important designers including Paola Victoria, Michelle Ann, Mel Duran, Jackie Tejada and Marcos Carrazana.

Hector Musse’s interest in fashion design began at a young age, and he was encouraged and mentored by his mother. He learned to unleash his imagination to conceptualize and draw what would eventually become the reality of the dream of every woman: to dress and feel like a queen. Mr. Musse studied fashion, accessory and jewelry design at the Academia D’Elegant in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. In 2004 he was the recipient of the Kermesse de la Moda award in San Juan.  In 2009 fulfilled his goal of studying at the prestigious academy of Lisa Thon, where he was awarded for his work. Hector Musse believes that fashion should be designed and adapted to the personality of each woman, and so each of his designs is unique and unrepeated. He has an atelier in the city of San Germán, Puerto Rico.

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