Category: Performers

Karla Sax Set to Perform at Upcoming Couture Fashion Week NY

Saxophonist Karla SaxOne of the world-class performers scheduled to perform at the 22nd Season of Couture Fashion Week New York is Karla Sax, a dynamic saxophone artist. Playing at top Vancouver and international venues, Karla Sax is one of those rare female saxophone players. She provides the right vibe, be it innovative jazz and contemporary saxophone sounds over electronic house, deep house, top 40, lounge, chill out or world music. Her exquisite sound captures the subtleties of a voice and creates beautiful dulcet tones. Currently, Karla is taking the music world by storm by jazzing up new restaurants, clubs, galas, and events with her sax/trax act, and playing alongside world renowned DJ’s. Karla has performed at Richard Branson’s Kensington Roof Gardens in London (UK), five-star hotels throughout Mallorca (Spain), the Cayman Island Winter Music Festival, Nikki Beach in Cabo San Lucas, as well as at many five star hotels and venues in Vancouver (Canada) such as the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Robson Square Ice Rink, the Vancouver Convention Center, and Holt Renfrew.

Karla Sax will perform during Couture Fashion Week at 8:00 pm on Saturday September 12, 2015 and at 6:00 pm on Sunday September 13, 2015. Get your tickets now.

Fashion Meets Broadway in “Gotham Nights” by Designer Andres Aquino

Gotham Nights by Andres Aquino fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY
Photo: Ron Carr

Designer Andres Aquino will present his latest collection entitled “Gotham Nights” at Couture Fashion Week New York’s upcoming 21st season. The runway fashion show will be held at 8:00 pm on Valentine’s Day, Saturday February 14, 2015 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, in the heart of the city.

“Gotham Nights” is dedicated to the Gotham City Muse, a woman who dwells in a place where cool meets sexy in the city that never sleeps; a poetic place where myriad legends are created every night, and stories are told with beauty, style and gorgeous fashions. Beyond the fashion show, there is art, music, dance and enchantment, hallmarks of the prolific designer’s presentations for many seasons at one of New York Fashion Week’s most prestigious events. The highly anticipated show will be followed by the Valentine’s Ball.

Among the stunning models walking the show will be several winners of the Top Model Vietnam competition.

An array of talented performers are sure to dazzle the audience as part of the show, including:

Leah Danielle – Verissimo soprano and solo concert singer who has performed with legendary tenor Andrea Boccelli and appeared at Carnegie Hall. She sang in her first movie soundtrack for the Universal Studios film Prime, and has performed many operatic roles including Musetta in La Boheme, Liu in Turandot, Contessa in Le Nozze Di Figaro, and Drusilla in L’Incoronazione di Poppea.

Salome Katamadze – Singing sensation from the Republic of Georgia, she is a winner of X Factor and other major European music festivals. She has performed at numerous music events throughout Europe.

Nini DeRossi – Native of the Republic of Georgia, now based in New York, she is the winner of the TV competitions 10 + 10 (Armenia) and X Factor (Greece), as well as being a finalist in Georgia’s Georgian Idol. Her poignant rendition of Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You at CFW thrilled the audience.

Stella Matteoni – Singer-songwriter from the South of France, she is a rising star on the European popular music scene.

Panic! The Musical Singers – With their sights set on Broadway, the ensemble performs the songs of the American rock band Panic! At The Disco. The group includes Broadway and off-Broadway entertainers led by Alexis Acar.

Ryan Raffloer and Hanna Sverdlov – A crowd-thrilling, high energy dance duo.

Veronica Iovan and Antonio Abate – Veronica is a talented young soprano who has performed at prestigious events and venues around the world, and is a popular regular performer at CFW. Antonio is a tenor whose extensive repertoire ranges from sacred music to Broadway tunes to classic opera. The duet will perform a Broadway classic at the “Gotham Nights” show.

Andres Aquino is producer and founder of Couture Fashion Week New York, as well as a poet, writer, designer, business entrepreneur, and above all entertainer, who loves to dazzle his audiences by taking fashion shows beyond conventional industry standards into the realm of Broadway-style theatrical productions.

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Beyond the Fashion Show

BeyDancers Ryan Raffloer and Hanna Sverdlovond the fashion show, there is art, music, dance and enchantment at “Gotham Nights” by Andres Aquino. Don’t miss the spectacle! Saturday February 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm, followed by the Valentine’s Ball. The highly-anticipated show will include an exclusive performance by the crowd-thrilling, high energy, dance duo of Ryan Raffloer and Hanna Sverdlov.

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Broadway Musical Stars to Perform at Couture Fashion Week


In keeping with his signature show style, designer and producer Andres Aquino will bring a roster of talented and accomplished Broadway musical stars to perform during his upcoming “Mon Amour”collection fashion show. (Tickets to the fashion show). The fashion show will be held at 8:00 pm on Saturday February 15, 2014 in the New Yorker Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. The performers are appearing in support of “Broadway Sings for Pride” and are expected to also perform at the Carnival of Venice Inspired Gala later that evening.  The audience can expect to be thrilled by the performances of these Broadway stars, who have appeared in such theater productions as Panic! The Musical, American Idiot, Zorro The Musical, Let My People Come, Sistas The Musical, Disney’s The Lion King, Grease on Ice, Fancy Nancy The Musical, BARE: A Pop Opera, Rent, Cirque Dreams, Pinkalicious, Showgirls! The Musical, Brooklyn, and more, as well as in many film and television productions.

NIAPA Showcase at Couture Fashion Week New York: Designers Amritraj Bora, Daniel Syiem and Ikali Sukhalu


Couture Fashion Week New York is pleased to present an exceptional showcase of fashion and cultural entertainment from India at its upcoming event. Coordinated by theNortheast India Academy of Performing Arts, it will include fashion shows by designers Amritraj Bora, Ikali Sukhalu and Daniel Syiem, as well as  a performance by a cultural tribal troupe from the Northeast India region of Nagaland. The show will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday February 15, 2014 in the Grand Ballroom of the landmark New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue in the city’s Fashion District.

Amritraj Bora is a fashion designer from New Delhi and a rising star among the multitude of fashion talents rapidly putting India on the global fashion map. His distinctive designs reflect a love for nostalgia, a glance into the future and eventually a fascination towards the many nuances of the progressively decadent woman. Amritraj was trained at the export fashion houses where he worked for Prada, Chloe, Roberto Cavalli, Allsaint and other European high fashion brands. He launched his own label in 2012.

Amritraj was chosen by the Ponds Femina Miss India as the finale gown designer for Miss Earth 2012, and in 2013 he served as the finale gown designer for Miss World and Miss Heritage World. Many Bollywood divas have worn his creations for the FILMFARE and IFFA red carpet awards ceremonies. He has done numerous fashion shows and received many accolades. His clients include Malaika Arora Khan, Sonal Chauhan, Esha Gupta, Mugdha Godse, and Gauhar Khan among many other celebrities from the film, fashion and corporate worlds.

Award winning designer Daniel Syiem has presented his collections at numerous fashion shows throughout India including Lakme Fashion Week, Rajasthan Fashion Week, Hyderabad Fashion Week, Indian Fashion Summit (New Dehli) and Oriflame. His impressive collection of awards recognizes his unique international style and focus on promoting organic and ethnic materials exclusive to the Northeast region of India. His forte in western wear is apparent in the clean silhouettes, seamless fluidity and interesting drapes in his designs.

Blending fashion and style with the essence of traditional cloth, the label Daniel Syiem has started making waves in the country. His designs have been featured in top magazines including Eclectic North-East, Grazia, Elle, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. He recently presented his Autumn/Winter collection at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2013 to wide acclaim by fashion insiders and the media.

Ikali Sukhalu‘s creations are a fusion of modern influences and Naga ethnic wear. Her latest collection is inspired by the rich weaving traditions of the tribes of Nagaland and the legendary silks of Assam. The collection blends these two distinct weaving traditions creating pieces that have relevance outside the cultural mould. Tribal motifs and hand woven fabrics nestle on modern silhouettes to bring the ancient opulence of chiefs to the streets of today.

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