Couture Fashion Week News

Martha Fadel fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Rising Design Star Martha Fadel to Make Debut
at Couture Fashion Week NY

Rising Middle East-based design star Martha Fadel will present her latest inspired collection at CFW at 6:00 pm on Saturday September 6, 2014 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway, in the heart of the Big Apple. In addition to the runway show, Ms. Fadel will also have an exhibit of her designs for all three days of the event, September 5-7, 2014.

In 2007, Martha Fadel launched a fashion concept for the young, active and trendsetting woman. She first started with knitwear and accessories, which incorporated touches of vintage Swarovski crystal glamour. Due to popular demand, Ms. Fadel soon began custom making unique pieces upon request until her brand evolved into a full clothing line, offering everything from high-end everyday clothing to evening wear, as well as beachwear and accessories.

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Dawn Sunflower fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Dawn Sunflower Brings Glamorous Artistic Designs
to Couture Fashion Week NY

Los Angeles-based designer Dawn Nguyen will present the latest collection for her Dawn Sunflower label at CFW at 8:00 pm on Sunday September 7, 2014 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway, in the heart of the Big Apple

Dawn Sunflower (online boutique) is an international clothing brand launched in 2013. All collections are made in the USA and strive to provide a wide range of upscale trendy fashion clothing. From the outset, Dawn has been known for her unique womenswear featuring classic elegant styles and luxurious cuts. Her vision is to turn delicate high-quality fabrics into fashion with a single moment that will transform a women’s body into art. Her sophisticated designs show the influence of Hollywood Glamour, flattering a woman's expressions of beauty and unique sexiness

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BBC America's "Almost Royal" at Couture Fashion Week NY

BBC America’s Hit New Series “Almost Royal” at Couture Fashion Week

The hit new reality series “Almost Royal” filmed part of an upcoming episode at Couture Fashion Week New York recently. The show will be broadcast on BBC America on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 10:00 pm ET (check your local listings). 

“We’re really excited about the series – it has been getting amazing reviews in the media and has created a real buzz online,” says producer Peter Hackett.

“This was a unique and fun experience,” says designer and CFW producer Andres Aquino. “It was a hoot having Poppy walk the runway during my ‘Femme Jolie’ fashion show this season.” 

Feel free to engage with the series through social media. Poppy and Georgie’s characters both have twitter handles (@PoppyCarlton / @GeorgeCarltonUK) and throughout the run of the series the hashtag #almostroyal will be used. More details about the TV show and how you can view it, can be found on the website: http://www.bbcamerica.com/almost-royal/


Check out our photos and video of the fashion show.

Couture fashion Week New York

Tickets for September 2014 Now on Sale

Tickets for the 20th stellar season of Couture Fashion Week in New York City are now on sale. September 5-7, 2014 at our *new venue* The Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, at the crossroads of the world! Mark your calendar for an unforgettable experience of exquisite fashion shows, entertainment, parties and more.

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Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan 

Special Hotel Room Rate for the September 5-7, 2014 Event

Stay at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan during Couture Fashion Week at a special rate for a Traditional King room. The hotel is a calm oasis in the heart of New York City’s most vibrant area. Each guest room at the Crowne Plaza offers a unique, birds-eye view of New York City and a variety of upscale amenities and services.  Located near the major public transportation hubs of Times Square, Penn Station, and Grand Central Terminal. Reserve early for best availability.

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Dame Couture is among many fashion designers at the Blush Bridal Show in Chicago on April 27, 2014.
The show is held at Chez on 247 East Ontario Street, second floor.

Featured designers include:

Dame Couture
Dame Couture has a vintage feel and you can find a dress for under $2,000.  If you really love a vintage look but you can’t seem to get it to fit correctly, Dame provides vintage gown restyling services so you can get the look without having to find a perfect fit. 

Alyssa Kristin Designs
A local Chicago designer who features dresses reminiscent of a Hollywood red carpet in the early '60’s.  You will be sure to get a unique look from Alyssa Kristin, who also designs unique feminine bridesmaids dresses.

Tips for last minute attending . If you are attending the event here are a few tips to make the best of your time!

  • The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner is available and can help you budget; keep a list of your favorite vendors and a checklist. Use this to organize and save your favorite ideas from the show, such as hairstyles and make up ideas.
  • Come to the show ready to walk down the aisle.  If you plan on getting married this spring or summer you should come to the event in full bridal makeup. You have no idea how accessories or dresses will truly look until you have the entire look together. If you are late booking, simply extend your search outside the city limits. For example, Nikki Moon Salon. outside Chicago in Napperville, is a short distance away but still has all the benefits of a high end Chicago salon.

Although the early bird guest tickets offer has ended you can still get a VIP ticket. The VIP ticket includes 4 glasses of champagne, coupons from attending vendors, free beauty and fashion products as well as desserts and, did we mention champagne? 


Kristin Zimmermann Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week NY Kristin Zimmermann Returns to Couture Fashion Week New York with an Elegant and Extravagant Collection

Rising design star Kristin Zimmermann will return to Couture Fashion Week in New York City with the presentation of her latest inspired collection. The fashion show will be held at 4:00 pm on Friday February 14, 2014 in the Grand Ballroom of the landmark New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue in the heart of the Big Apple's Fashion District.

After completing her fashion studies in Hannover, Germany in 2010, Kristin Zimmermann launched her design career. At the age of 24 she started her own fashion label "3zehn", and opened her design studio "3zehn Fashion Lounge" in Erfurt in September 2010. 

The number 13 has accompanied Kristin Zimmermann throughout her whole life. In primary school the number 13 had already been of great importance and soon became her lucky number. It is 13 which give her happiness.

The fashion label stands for elegant and extravagant designer fashion. Apart from the exclusive haute couture lines, the label offers wearable and formidable pret-a-porter collections.

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Gianni Russo Renowned Actor and Singer Gianni Russo To Open the
Andres Aquino Fashion Show at C
outure Fashion Week New York

Renowned actor, singer, and entrepreneur Gianni Russo will open the "Mon Amour" fashion show by designer and producer Andres Aquino at Couture Fashion Week New York. The show will be held at 8:00 pm on Saturday February 15, 2014 in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, in the city’s Fashion District. Mr. Russo will also be the guest of honor at the gala after the show. Tickets to the fashion show and gala are available online.

Gianni Russo has appeared in more than 45 motion pictures, but is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the infamous son-in-law, Carlo Rizzi in the iconic film The Godfather. He has also appeared in such motion picture hits as The Freshman, Rush Hour, Any Given Sunday, Sea Biscuit, and the recently released Send No Flowers, as well as in numerous television roles in Kojak, The Rockford Files, Prison Break, and more.

Along with his film career, Mr. Russo has sung at top show venues in New York City and throughout the world: the Copacabana, Rainbow Room, Carlyle Hotel, 5 years at Michael Feinstein’s at the Regency Hotel, and for the past 3 years, appearing monthly at the famous Le Cirque. His musical skills have been compared to legends such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Perry Como, Sammy Davis, Jr. and more, and his debut CD, Reflections, paid homage to some of these iconic singers. His follow up CD was released in 2010, and his self-titled wine label, Gianni Russo Wines, launched nationally in 2009. 

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Wesley Petermann fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Swiss Designer Wesley Petermann to Show Edgy Androgynous Creations at Couture Fashion Week New York

Emerging young design talent Wesley Petermann was born in Brazil, and raised in his adopted homeland of Switzerland. He discovered his passion for fashion at an early age and has studied at the Fashion + Design Factory design school in Stuttgart. He burst on the scene in 2010 with four fashion shows held in Neuhausen, Schaffhausen and Zurich. His longer term goal is to make his mark in Paris and New York.

Mr. Petermann’s distinctive designs are characterized by their dark and androgynous nature. His garments appeal to the edgy and flamboyant side of each wearer, whether male or female. His Wisly label, a variation on his name, represents the designer’s own lifestyle. Mr. Petermann’s experience at Couture Fashion Week in New York will be documented by VOX German television for their popular program Auf und Davon.


Yasmine Studio Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Designs of Harmonious Fusion by Yasmine Studio
at C
outure Fashion Week New York

The latest collection by Yasmine Studio will be presented at Couture Fashion Week New York at 4:00 pm on Friday February 14, 2014. The fashion show will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, in the city’s Fashion District.

A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Yasmine has been designing for over three decades. Based in Kathmandu, Nepal, she directs a small atelier of highly skilled tailors whom she has personally trained. Yasmine is also actively involved with the Dhaka Weave Co-operative, a Nepali women’s craft organization, sharing her design expertise and assisting with product development.

A nomad at heart, Yasmine finds travel has enhanced her search for exquisite fabrics, such as Japanese kimonos, one-of-a-kind, classic, Indian saris, Chinese brocades, fine silks and natural textiles. Her unique gift for blending these varied design influences is visible in all her original creations.

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Evgheni Hudorojcov fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY
Evgheni Hudorojcov to Present Sensual and Airy Collection
at C
outure Fashion Week New York

Rising couture design star Evgheni Hudorojcov will make his debut at Couture Fashion Week New York with the presentation of his latest collection of inspired creations entitled “Ciocarlia.”. The fashion show will be held at 6:00 pm on Saturday February 15, 2014 in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, in the city’s Fashion District.

Evgheni Hudorojcov’s bright and delicate creative visions are implemented under the EHO label. He has become known for designs that strike a balance between conservative and shocking, combining fresh solutions and traditional concepts. Every detail of each EHO garment is an integral part of the visual ensemble of fashion and style.

The new “Ciocarlia” collection by EHO has its roots in the history and legends of the Romanian people and conveys high hopes for beauty in the future of a multipolar world. “Ciocarlia” means “Lark”, and signifies the union of earth and heaven, the connection of two poles of human existence.

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TeKay Designs Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week NY

TeKay Designs Set to Make Dazzling Debut at
C
outure Fashion Week New York

Houston-based design label TeKay Designs will present its latest collection of evening and bridal creations at Couture Fashion Week in New York City. Marking the label's first showing at the prestigious event,  the fashion show will be held at 6:00 pm on Sunday February 16, 2014 in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, in the city’s Fashion District.

TeKay Designs is a renowned international fashion house that offers couture bridal and formal gowns, pageant dresses, statement fashion jewelry, and trendy ethnic designs. TeKay Designs specializes in handcrafted pieces that appeal to clients who appreciate elegance with a contemporary twist. The inspiration for TeKay Design's signature Queen of the Brides collection is the monarchies from historical civilizations around the world. The gowns are based on women of royalty and power throughout history and are accessorized with high end fashion necklaces, headpieces or veils.

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Carlos Vigil Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Carlos Vigil's Latest "Metropolis" Collection is Inspired
by Modern Architecture

Prominent Peruvian designer Carlos Vigil will make his second appearance at Couture Fashion Week New York with the presentation of his latest collection entitled "Metropolis." The fashion show will be held at 8:00 pm on Sunday February 16, 2014 in the Grand Ballroom of the landmark New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue in the heart of the city's Fashion District.

Inspired by the imposing majesty of modern-day skyscrapers, Carlos Vigil’s Fall 2014 collection pays homage to human ingenuity and the towering architecture of the most cosmopolitan cities on Earth. With new technology, many of these buildings twist and turn in sensual lines and feminine curves, reminiscent of the beauty of the female form. This is the starting point of “Metropolis”, an haute couture collection filled with structured patterns, curved lines and sensual embroidery for a perfect combination of architecture and femininity, translated into luxury fashion. Vibrant blues, metallic grays and warm magentas, together with impeccable workmanship and the finest silk shantung and soft chiffons, give this collection a sophisticated look, ideal for the powerful and sexy woman of today.

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Marisol Henriquez fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Marisol Henriquez Returns to Couture Fashion Week New York
with "Retro Texturas" Collection

The creativity and ingenuity of prestigious Dominican designer Marisol Henriquez continues to surprise and delight with “RetroTexturas”, her new collection for Fall 2014 created especially for Couture Fashion Week NY. The designer’s third fashion show at the event will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday February 14, 2014 in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, in the city’s Fashion District.

Ms. Henriquez’s latest collection for her signature Marysun label reflects a deep understanding of textures that have evolved over time, as well as their intrinsic value, bringing them to life in her exquisite designs for women. Ms. Henriquez has combined rich and varied textures, overlapped and joined in an amalgam of colors, harmonious and contrasting, resulting in romantic cuts, tight to the body, with deep necklines and complex creative structure. The designs return us to a past full of romance and femininity.

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Femme Jolie by Andres Aquino at Couture Fashion Week New York

Andres Aquino's "Femme Jolie" Collection is Dedicated to Petite Fashionistas

“Femme Jolie”, Andres Aquino’s new couture luxury fashion line for petite women, will be shown on the runway at 8:00 pm on Sunday February 16, 2014. Part of the final day of Couture Fashion Week’s 19th season, the fashion show will be held at the New Yorker Hotel in New York City.

This season Andres Aquino will present two totally different fashion shows dedicated to two different sets of women at the prestigious New York event: “Mon Amour” a couture collection to be shown at 8:00 pm on Saturday February 15, 2014, and the “Femme Jolie” collection for petite women.

The “Femme Jolie” show will celebrate petite women everywhere by bringing some of the most beautiful women in the world to walk on the catwalk including prominent beauty queens, socialites and other surprise guests. It promises to be an evening of exceptional fun and beauty.

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NIAPA Showcase at Couture Fashion Week New York: 
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 the Northeast India Academy of Performing Arts, it will include fashion shows by designers Daniel Syiem, Ikali Sukhalu and Amritraj Bora, 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.
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Alexandra Popescu-York fashion show at Couture Fashion Week New York

Designer Alexandra Popescu-York Bridges Art and Fashion
at Couture Fashion Week New York

New York-based artist and designer Alexandra Popescu-York will present her latest collection at Couture Fashion Week in New York City at 6:00 pm on Sunday February 16, 2014. The fashion show will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the landmark New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue in the heart of the Big Apple's Fashion District.

Alexandra Popescu-York earned her Bachelor's degree in Plastic and Decorative Arts from the prestigious National University of Arts in her native Bucharest, Romania. Her disctinctive creations are emotional, vivid and symbolic. Combining her design work in the fashion industry with a true passion for painting, Popescu-York created a style uniquely her own, a bridge between fashion and art.

In addition to her fashion show on February 16, Ms. Popescu-York will be exhibiting her artwork at throughout the Couture Fashion Week event, February 14-16, 2014.


Mon Amour collection by Andres Aquino at Couture Fashion Week New York 
"Mon Amour" -- Andres Aquino's Latest Collection is an
Ode to Love on Valentine's Weekend

“Mon Amour” by Andres Aquino is the new collection of elegant evening, cocktail and suit designs to dress the glamorous woman. The fashion show, part of Couture Fashion Week New York, will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday February 15, 2014 at The New Yorker Hotel.

The color palette for the “Mon Amour” collection is predominantly black, gold and radiant orchid. Distinctive features include visible rich linings, attention to detail and fine embellishments. Andres Aquino’s fashion designs are inspired by poetry, art and dance. "Mon Amour fits perfectly with Valentine's weekend,” says Mr. Aquino. “Let's celebrate love: the dearest sentiment among humans and a perfect tribute to glamorous and fashionable women.”

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Pedram Pasha Taheri for Pedram Couture fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY Classic Elegance and Contemporary Style by Pedram Couture at CFW

Designer Pedram Pasha Taheri will present his latest collection for Pedram Couture at CFW in New York City. The fashion show will be held at 4:00 pm on Friday February 14, 2014 in the Grand Ballroom of the landmark New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue in the heart of the Big Apple's Fashion District.

Based in New Orleans, Pedram Pasha Taheri is a young Persian entrepreneur with a background in interior design. His keen sense of style opened doors in the fields of textile and apparel merchandising, and along with his love of all things beautiful, eventually led him into the world of fashion. Initially located in Los Angeles, Pedram worked as a clothing stylist to celebrities, athletes, and discriminating clients from coast to coast. 

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Couture Fashion Week New York

Tickets for February 2014 Now on Sale

Tickets for the 19th season of Couture Fashion Week in New York City are now on sale. February 14-16, 2014 at The New Yorker Hotel. Mark your calendar for an unforgettable experience of exquisite fashion shows, entertainment, parties and more.

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Cory Couture Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Cory Couture's Latest Opulent and Vibrant Collection at CFW

Acclaimed fashion designer Cory Dung Tran will present his latest inspired collection at CFW in New York City at 6:00 pm on Sunday September 8, 2013. The much-anticipated fashion show will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the landmark New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue in the heart of the city's Fashion District.

The uniqueness that is Cory Couture comes from a blend of Asian and Southern influences. Cory left his native Vietnam to study at the University of Louisiana, infusing his style with the vibrant color and sizzling energy that defines and is New Orleans.

Since launching his first couture collection in 2009, Cory's artistic expressions have garnered recognition in the fashion industry and captivated celebrities. Toni Braxton, Kelly Rowland, Brandy, Sisslee Lopez, Channel Iman and Tyra Banks have all worn his designs.

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Ringing Bell Robes by Linda Kay Peters fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Ringing Bell Robes by Linda Kay Peters at CFW

Canadian fashion designer Linda Kay Peters will make her New York debut at CFW in New York City at 6:00 pm on Friday September 6, 2013. The fashion show will be held in the Grand Ballroom of The New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue in the heart of New York City's Fashion District.

Artist and fashion designer Linda Kay is an Ojibway/Cree born in Red Lake, Ontario and now a member of the Seabird Island Band in British Columbia.  Linda is known for her distinctive vests, coats, and jackets for men, women and children. Her most recent designs include formal wear and traditional dance regalia. Some of Linda’s designs are her own creations depicting her Ojibway/Cree heritage, and others are her interpretations of the Coast Salish/Sto: lo culture. She is inspired by various other First Nation artists and likes to promote and ensure their recognition.

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Marcia Ganem fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY Marcia Ganem to Show Collection Linking Fashion, Art and Jewelry at CFW

Internationally renowned Brazilian fashion designer Marcia Ganem will present her latest collection at CFW for the first time at 2:00 pm on Saturday September 7, 2013. The runway show will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue, in the heart of the city's Fashion District.

Marcia Ganem's designs represent a strong link between fashion, art and jewelry with the use of innovative techniques and materials developed through extensive research. One of these techniques, now Ms. Ganem’s trademark, is the use of recycled Polyamide Fibers, be they natural, dyed, or knotted with semi-precious gems. Through the use of new materials and the incorporation of native tradition, Ms. Ganem's distinctive designs are both backward- and  forward-looking.

The designer, who has been in business for over 16 years, is part of a select group that regularly participates in Fashion Rio.

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Harumi Momota Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Harumi Momota to Show Modern Designs Created with Ancient Techniques at CFW

Acclaimed Peruvian designer Harumi Momota will present her latest collection at CFW for the first time at 8:00 pm on Saturday September 7, 2013. The runway show will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue, in the heart of the city's Fashion District.

An award-winning fashion designer, Harumi Momota has been actively involved in textile design, product development and working with craft and industrial workshops in Peru for almost a decade. She has taken a leading role in the creation and development of supply chains of Peruvian raw materials, labor and finished products that meet the strict standards of the world’s high-end markets. She has trained and collaborated with more than 2,500 artisans in many areas of the country including Lima, Puno, Ayacucho, Arequipa and Cusco.

Ms. Momota’s creations are made entirely by hand using ancestral Peruvian techniques that date back over 5,000 years, such as stick weaving, crochet and loom weaves. Her trademark fibers include yarns spun from fine alpaca and vicuna wool, as well as Pima cotton, Drytex and Andean blends.

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Priya Saluja fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Sensual and Elegantly Tailored Designs by Priya Saluja at CFW

Up-and-coming fashion designer Priya Saluja will make her debut at CFW with a presentation of her latest elegantly tailored collection at 6:00 pm on Friday September 6, 2013. The runway show will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue, in the city's Fashion District.

A native of New Delhi, India where she studied fashion design, Priya Saluja established her own fashion studio Darpan Boutique. The launch of her maiden collection attracted an immediate and loyal following. Her designs are influenced by India's rich cultural heritage, and reflect a youthful opulence. This year Priya started her own custom line named “Aaina,” which consists of Indian fusion outfits for a clientele in both the USA and India.

Priya is known for her eloquent and colorful designs, and is a self-confessed worshipper of quality.  Her brand is characterized by meticulous tailoring, detailing and an approach that is both conventional and modern, contemporary and understated. Rich fabrics are often embellished with handcrafted and classic techniques of printing and embroidery. Her style boldly embraces and enhances the sensuality of the human form with a romantic mysticism.

More infiormation: www.darpanboutique.com


Port of Style by Andres Aquino fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Port of Style Debuts at CFW

Andres Aquino, fashion designer, founder and producer of Couture Fashion Week, is plunging into the world of yachts and cruises with the launch of a luxury line of cruisewear under the brand Port of Style. For this line Mr. Aquino has joined forces with New York entrepreneur and fashionista Magdaline Delany, Founder of Oceanie Club and Entrepreneurs and Professionals' Network. Port of Style will be featured on the runway at Couture Fashion Week, 8:00 pm on Sunday September 8, 2013 in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue.

The Port of Style collection is a mix of exquisite swimwear and wraps. The wraps also double as beautiful gowns when worn without a swimsuit. The collection includes the first-ever fashionable life jacket. Andres Aquino, known for his designs of luxury gowns and his theatrical show productions, brings his distinctive flair to Port of Style.

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Loula Loi Alafoyiannis wearable fine art fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY  Loula Loi Alafoyiannis Presents Hand Crafted One-of-a-Kind Collectibles
Dedicated to Isabella Alafoyiannis – Save Grandmothers from Breast Cancer

Designer Loula Loi Alafoyiannis will return to CFW with a presentation of her latest distinctive outerwear designs at 4:00 pm on Saturday September 7, 2013. The runway show will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue, in the heart of the city's Fashion District.

Each design by Loula is a one-of-a-kind collectible, where fashion is wearable fine art. The creations are sophisticated yet whimsical, and impeccably crafted in silhouettes that have wide appeal.

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creenisgaa clothing by Linda Lavallee and Luugigyoo Patrick Stewart at Couture Fashion Week NY Debut Collection of Traditional First Nations Designs from creenisgaa clothing at CFW

First Nations designers from Canada, Linda Lavallee and Luugigyoo Patrick Stewart will make their New York debut under the label creenisgaa clothing on the runway at CFW. The fashion show will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday September 6, 2013 in the Grand Ballroom or The New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue in the heart of New York City's Fashion District.

"creenisgaa" stands for the Cree and Nisga’a nations to which Linda and Patrick belong. creenisgaa has been seen on the red carpet at the Canadian Juno Awards, the Aboriginal Music Awards, Cannes Film Festival and the Disney movie premiere of The Lone Ranger.

In their latest collection to be shown in New York, Ms. Lavallee and Mr. Stewart use a mixture of fabrics, from leather, cedar and birch bark to cotton, wool and ultra-suede in traditional Nisga’a and Cree colors featuring red, white and black. The collection features handcrafted and hand-painted leather boots based on traditional cree boot design. 

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Jorge Afanador fashion show at Couture Fashion Week New York

Designs Inspired by the Tree of Life by AFANADOR at CFW

AFANADOR returns to CFW with a glamorous collection for Spring/Summer 2014. The fashion show will be held at 4:00 pm on Thursday September 5, 2013 in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue, in the heart of the Big Apple's Fashion District.

AFANADOR's latest collection is inspired by the Tree of Life, and by work of artist Constantine Dimopoulos, and his "Blue Tree" project. Sensational, chic, elegant, exquisite... are  some of the adjectives that describe these stunning designs.

AFANADOR's visionary concept of an inspiring lifestyle is complemented by a defined awareness of nature and landscape as well as the indigenous sub-cultures of his native Colombia. The primary focus of his unique designs is the expression of what nature offers humanity, while sending a clear message of environmental social responsibility.

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Danny Nguyen Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Danny Nguyen Brings Dreamy Luxurious Designs to CFW

Designer Danny Nguyen will present his stunning creations for the first time at CFW at 8:00 pm on Friday September 6, 2013. The runway show will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue, in the heart of the Big Apple's Fashion District.

A native of Vietnam, now based in Houston, Danny Nguyen learned his craft at his mother's side: cutting fabrics and assisting with designs and alterations.  After settling in the rich and diverse culture of Houston, Mr. Nguyen opened his own studio for alterations and design entitled DNC (Danny Nguyen Couture). Here he pursues his dream which dances at the end of every needle he drives into his next exquisite creation.

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Couture Fashion Week NY Partners with Healing the Children Northeast

 


Couture Fashion Week NY

Couture Fashion Week New York Partners with
Healing the Children Northeast

Andres Aquino, fashion designer and producer-founder of CFW, has announced that the prestigious New York fashion event will be partnering with non-profit organization, HEALING THE CHILDREN NORTHEAST (HTCNE) for its September 2013 season. The objective is to raise awareness and funds in support of HTCNE.

Based in New Milford, Connecticut, HTCNE provides free surgical, dental and medical treatment to children in need, around the corner and around the world. Teams of dedicated surgeons, physicians, dentists, nurses and medical technicians contribute their extraordinary skills to these efforts in the United States and abroad. Healing the Children Northeast’s missions have been to China, Vietnam, Thailand, Peru, Colombia, India, and Brazil to name a few. HTCNE has treated over 42,000 children who had nowhere else to turn.

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Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week NY

"Renaissance Drama" is the Latest Inspired Collection by Designer Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar

Returning for the third time to CFW, designer Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar will present her latest collection entitled "Renaissance Drama" at 6:00 pm on Saturday September 7, 2013. The fashion show will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue, in the heart of the Big Apple's Fashion District. Music for the show will be by award-winning musician and composer Serge Khrichenko.

As a costume designer for the last 30 years, Ms. Luzhina-Salazar has worked for different theaters in Russia and the USA creating costumes for over 50 plays. Over the past six years she has produced her own fashion show event entitled "Passion Runway" which has been presented in Washington DC at the Russian Embassy, the Sylvan Theater Stage at the Washington Monument, the First Annual Model Contest, and the Officer's Club, as well as in Virginia at the Synectic Theater and in Chicago at the Convention Center.

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Lourdes Atencio Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Enchantingly Feminine Designs by Lourdes Atencio at CFW

Dominican-born Miami-based fashion designer Lourdes Atencio will present her latest collection at  Couture Fashion Week at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday September 5, 2013 . A frequent presenter at the prestigious event, Ms. Atencio's fashion show will be held in the  Grand Ballroom of the landmark New Yorker Hotel in New York City.

Lourdes Atencio is a dynamic fashion force, consistently producing creative and inspired designs of feminine elegance for her loyal clientele. Her innate fashion skill allows her to almost effortlessly make a beautiful garment from almost any piece of fabric. Her designs are progressive yet elegant, appealing to glamorous women of all ages. Her innovative use of a kaleidoscope of fabrics and her meticulous detailing make each garment a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. This gifted designer handcrafts each creation directly onto a mannequin or the client for a perfect fit.

Ms. Atencio's designs have been shown on runways from her native Santo Domingo to Palm Beach, Miami and New York, among other cities. She is a regular favorite designer of many Latin celebrities, media personalities, socialites and pageants.


Luis Machicao Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Distinctive Elegant Collection by Luis Machicao in His Return to CFW

CFW is pleased to welcome back designer Luis Machicao who will present his latest elegant collection at 6:00 pm on Thursday September 5, 2013. The runway show will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue, in the city's Fashion District.

Luis Machicao actively began pursuing his career in his native Peru where he studied fashion design and sociology. He believes that fashion is a social manifestation of the human being. Mr. Machicao went on to work in Paris where his distinctive fashion style for both men and women matured. After returning to Peru, he worked as a costume designer for popular soap operas and theatrical productions, and as a fashion designer for that country's First Lady. He was soon showing his own designs on the runway, and since settling in the USA, has presented his collections in cities such as Houston, Austin, San Francisco, Miami, Charlotte and New York. In 2009 Mr. Machicao started offering his costume design services to the US film industry bringing his vast experience and skill to the big screen.

The Machicao style is classic with a touch of avant-garde. Luis Machicao loves accentuating the female form and dressing women who are secure in their own identity. In addition to his womenswear designs,  Mr. Machicao also designs masculine and stylish clothing and swimwear for men.

More information: www.LuisMachicao.com


Elie Esper Salon Official Hairstylists of Couture Fashion Week NY 

Official Hair Stylist for CFW: Elie Esper Salon

CFW is again proud to partner with Elie Esper, celebrated hairstylist, creative director and founder of Elie Esper Salon and Bridal, and one of Fashion Week’s prominent hair stylists, as as Official Hair Stylist for the prestigious NY event. The event will be held September 5-8, 2013  at the landmark New Yorker Hotel.

Elie Esper, one of New York’s most sought-out hairstylists by Asian and Middle Eastern celebrities, has been the official hairstylist at numerous past seasons of Couture Fashion Week in New York City, an event that attracts international haute couture designers from all over the world. When not collaborating with fashion designers on their runway shows or performing his duties as ambassador for A-list Arab celebrities on tour in the USA or styling on the “Stars on Board” luxury celebrity cruise, Mr. Esper holds an annual runway show to display his own new creations in hair design.

Elie Esper is also well-known in the bridal industry as the best couture hair designer, having earned recognition from top stylists, designers and artists in the field. 

More information: www.ElieEsper.com


Sushma Patel Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Sushma Patel Returns to CFW with Latest Inspired Fusion Designs

Couture Fashion Week NY audiences are in for a treat with the return of a regular favorite designer to the September 2013 event. The latest collection by Sushma Patel will be presented on the runway of the New Yorker Hotel's Grand Ballroom at 4:00 pm on Friday September 6, 2013.

Sushma Patel's distinctive design style reflects a decidedly feminine fusion of East and West.  Her use of vibrant colors, opulent hand-picked fabrics and extraordinary embellishments inspired by her heritage juxtaposed with modern approaches to cutting, draping and her innate ability to accentuate a women's beauty, have made her a favorite of such trend-setting celebrities as Sofia Ali Khan, Alex McCord and Lisa Wu (Real Housewives of Atlanta). She has been highlighted as a special invited designer on Fashion TV, and has been featured in such publications as Collezioni Haute Couture, Collezioni Donna, Modastyle International and EF Magazine.

Sushma Patel's meticulously handcrafted fashions can be found at her signature boutiques in Atlanta, Georgia and Mumbai, India as well as on the racks of prominent boutiques around the world. Her distinctive line of jewelry and accessories is available through her online shopping boutique.

More information: www.SushmaPatel.us


New Zealand Hat and Hair Art show at Couture Fashion Week NY

New Zealand Hat and Hair Art at CFW

A group of prominent New Zealand designers will present their bespoke creations on on the runway at CFW  in New York City. The New Zealand Hat & Hair Art show will be held at 6:00 pm on Saturday September 7, 2013 in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, in the city's Fashion District. The event marks New Zealand Hat & Hair Art's debut onto the world stage.

The NZ Hat & Hair Art collection is entitled "Raw" and is in keeping with a New Zealand flavor featuring traditional Maori designs and incorporating the best of the country's raw materials, merino wool, luxury leather and pounamu adornments. These stunning masterpieces showcase kiwi ingenuity and creativity.

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Helen Bender Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week NY Helen Bender to Present Debut Collection of Lesbian Bridal Designs
at C
FW

Rising German design star Helen Bender will show her first collection of bridal fashions for lesbian couples under the label la mode abyssale on the runway at CFW.  The fashion show will be held at 8:00 pm on Friday September 6, 2013 in the Grand Ballroom or The New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue in the heart of New York City's Fashion District.

In the collection entitled "Charmed Brides" to be shown in New York, Ms. Bender uses a mixture of fabrics, from delicate lace to rough wash-leather, in classic bridal colors like cream and pearl white, but also mystical black and gold. The impeccably constructed garments embody a simple elegance with some unexpected twists.

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Andres Aquino to Present Elegant "Légende de la Belle"
Collection at CFW

Andres Aquino’s collection for Spring 2014, entitled "Légende de la Belle", will be shown on the CFW runway at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday September 7, 2013 at the New Yorker Hotel in New York City.

For this collection Mr. Aquino has partnered with Buenos Aires-based Italian designer Pia Zanaboni to showcase an array of dressy and colorful one-of-a-kind wraps and scarves to accessorize the fashion designs.

The "Légende de la Belle" collection is inspired by one of the poems from Mr. Aquino’s upcoming book of art and poetry, scheduled for publication in 2014.

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Accessories by Pia Zanaboni

Wearable Art Accessories by Pia Zanaboni at CFW

Stunning wearable art accessories by Pia Zanaboni will be shown on the runway at CFW along with the latest collection by designer Andres Aquino. The fashion show will be held at 8:00 pm on Saturday September 7, 2013 in the Grand Ballroom or The New Yorker Hotel in New York City.

An accomplished artist, sculptor, photographer and designer, Pia Zanaboni was born in Argentina grew up in Italy, and has had a passion for the arts since a young age. After moving back to Argentina some years ago, Ms. Zanaboni has exhibited her art in group and solo shows in her native country as well as in Miami, New York and Santa Barbara in the USA, and in Korea, Greece, Spain and Italy.

Her photographic projects include a study of the condition and restoration of the historic buildings of Trinidad, Cuba. Her architectural photographs have been published by specialized magazines in Madrid and Buenos Aires. Ms. Zanaboni has coordinated many cultural activities for the Italian Consulate in Mendoza, Argentina, where she has worked since 1988.

In addition to her many artistic projects, Ms. Zanaboni is also a writer. In 2007 she published her first children's book entitled “Album of the Grape and the Wine."

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Sahara Swag by Zehra Wajid fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY Sahara Swag by Zehra Wajid Set to Show Designs with Middle Eastern Flair at CFW

Canadian fashion brand Sahara Swag by Zehra Wajid will launch its exclusive new collection at CFW this fall. The runway show will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday September 7, 2013 in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue, in the heart of the Big Apple's fashion district.

Sahara Swag is an up-and coming fashion line that puts a unique spin on ethnic fashion, beautifully marrying elegance with modern chic. The latest collection is entitled “Dolls of Dubai”, and features the label's signature vibrancy with more effervescent chiffons, sequences and trendy laces.

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Gwendolyn Wilson for ETAMIB fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY Designer Gwendolyn Wilson to Showcase Glamorous Runway Creations at CFW New York

In her premiere appearance at CFW, designer Gwendolyn Wilson will present her latest collection under her ETAMIB label on the runway at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday September 5, 2013. The fashion show will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the landmark New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue, in the heart of New York City's Fashion District.

Gwendolyn Wilson holds a BS degree from Virginia Tech, and has been a fashion designer for more than 3 decades. Her distinctive clothing line is called ETAMIB, which stands for Everything About Me Is Beautiful. Her beautifully constructed, high quality and stylish garments appeal the fashion lovers of all shapes and sizes.

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Tickets for Couture Fashion Week NY 

Tickets Now On Sale for CFW's September 2013 Event

The 18th fabulous season of Couture Fashion Week will be held September 5-8, 2013 at the landmark New Yorker Hotel. For the upcoming season, CFW has added a full extra day to the schedule, as well as an additional show time on Saturday afternoon. A dazzling roster of top-notch designers and performers is being scheduled.

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Couture Fashion Week New York Partners with The Ride on "Couture & Luxury Fashion Tour"

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with CFW and The Ride
hitting the hotspots of the Big Apple

CFW New York Partners with The Ride on "Couture & Luxury Fashion Tour"

Andres Aquino, designer and producer of Couture Fashion Week New York, and Richard Humphrey, president of The Ride, have announced the launch of the "Couture & Luxury Fashion Tour", a collaborative partnership between Couture Fashion Week and The Ride, Inc.

Upcoming Couture & Luxury Fashion Tours will take tourists on an unforgettable journey to iconic fashion landmarks, along selected fashion routes covering the Fashion District and upscale and popular luxury shopping destinations. The Tour will also include trunk shows and pop-up fashion shows.

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Mood Designer Fabrics Partners with Couture Fashion Week NY
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Mood Designer Fabrics and CFW: A New York Fashion Week Style Experience

CFW partnered with Mood Designer Fabrics during its latest event in New York City. CFW designers visited Mood's flagship superstore in the city's bustling Garment District. Berkeley College fashion students transported mannequins draped by Juan Carlos Rios with luxurious Mood fabrics to the New Yorker Hotel, site of the CFW Fall 2013 event. Mannequins were on display throughout the event. Mood Fabrics were used in the Andres Aquino "First Lady" fashion collection and presented on the runway to an enthusiastic standing-room-only crowd and press from around the world.


Loula Loi Alafoyiannis wearable fine art

Loula: One-of-a-Kind Collectibles at CFW

Designer Loula Loi Alafoyiannis will present a selection of her latest outerwear designs on the runway at CFW at 8:00 pm on Saturday February 16, 2013 in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel.

Each design by Loula is a one-of-a-kind collectible, where fashion is wearable fine art.

Loula is promoting "Saving grandmothers from breast cancer"  through her participation in this event.


Marisol Henriquez fashion show at Couture Fashion Week New York

Marisol Henriquez to Show Passionate and Radiant Collection at CFW

Prominent Dominican designer Marisol Henriquez will present her latest collection of hand made creations at CFW at 6:00 pm on Friday February 15, 2013. The runway show will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, in the city's Fashion District. This event marks the designer's second appearance at Couture Fashion Week New York.

Ms. Henriquez's collection is entitled "Fall Magic" and is in keeping with her tradition of incorporating the best features of authentic Dominican design into her creations. The stunning garments, inspired by the romance and elegance of times past, radiate light, passion, sensuality, intelligence, wisdom and spirituality. In her creative process, the designer strives to reflect the seasonal transitions of Mother Nature herself.

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Olivia Tarpey fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY Olivia Tarpey to Show Latest Collection Fusing English Style with Latin Romanticism at CFW

Olivia Tarpey, one of London’s brightest emerging talents, will present her womenswear collection for the first time at CFW on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. in the New Yorker Grand Ballroom.

Olivia has made her name as a designer of individual, yet elegant designs displaying her rare gift for embellishment and embroidery. She divides her time between homes in London and Cali, Colombia and accordingly, Olivia’s dresses bring a romantic fusion of English style and Latin romanticism to her couture. Intricate beading, hand made fabric flowers and hand painted designs, adorn a kaleidoscope of bright, beautiful garments in natural fabrics in Olivia’s newest, Haute Couture collection.

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Ruby Johnson fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Designer Ruby Johnson Brings a Whimsical and Breezy Collection to CFW

In her first appearance at CFW, Calgary-based designer Ruby Johnson will present her latest collection on the runway at 6:00 p.m. on Friday February 15, 2013. The fashion show will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the landmark New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue, in the heart of New York City's Fashion District.

Ruby Johnson is the custom couture designer for Ruby Ellen Designs (R.E.D. Haute Couture).  R.E.D.’s latest collection is based on rising from ashes and finding a mosaic of beauty from fragmented fabric and lace, destined to slip through the shears, only to be swept from the sewing room floor. By weaving together expert tailoring, whimsy, natural silks and a raw vulnerability, Ruby has created a dream cloud of softness and femininity with a breezy sway.

Each piece is accessorized with one-of-a-kind jewelry by Jolanta Fashions, designed specifically to the client’s desires.

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Marlene Haute Couture fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Dramatically Feminine Designs by Marlene Haute Couture at CFW New York

The latest inspired collection by Marlene Haute Couture will be presented at the next CFW event in New York City. The fashion show will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday February 16, 2013 in the Grand Ballroom of the landmark New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue, in the heart of the city's Fashion District.

With over 28 years of experience in the fashion industry, Marlene’s high quality one-of-a-kind creations are known for their dramatic femininity. Elaborate detail work and fine fabrics distinguish her designs that make a statement. The designer is perhaps best known for her exquisite wedding gowns and formal evening wear. Marlene is particularly taken with feminine, soft flowing lines, and does not blindly follow design trends.

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Katya Zol fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Innovative Designs of Enduring Style by Katya Zol at CFW 

Rising design star Katya Zol will premiere her latest collection at the next CFW in New York City. The fashion show will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday February 15, 2013 in the Grand Ballroom of the landmark New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue, in the heart of the city's Fashion District.

The Katya.Zol brand represents the young generation of Mongolian modern and elite designers. Ms. Zol's designs are primarily made for the young professional, the trend setting forward thinker, who makes quality choices and keeps up with the latest in fashion.

Recently, Katya Zol was the first Mongolian designer to present her collection in a major fashion event in Malaysia,  one of Asia's "tiger" countries.  

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Andres Aquino Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Andres Aquino’s "First Lady Collection" at CFW is Inspired by Timeless Style and Elegance

Designer Andres Aquino will present his Fall 2013 womenswear collection  at 8:00 pm on Saturday February 16, 2013. The fashion show will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the landmark New Yorker Hotel  in the city’s Fashion District.

“The First Lady Collection” embodies the elegance and sophistication of First Ladies around the world, past and present, who have inspired fashion trends and admiration for their accomplishments as well as their style sense. The collection will be accessorized by exquisite pearl jewelry and embellishments by Lucoral & Lupearl, an industry leader for over half a century.  Fabrics have been provided by  Mood Designer Fabrics, the largest and most popular fabric source in New York City.

The fashion show will also include Mr. Aquino's signature musical entertainment elements, always a hit with the attending audiences. A roster of top Broadway performers is slated to participate in the show, in partnership with the Broadway Sings for Pride Foundation, a leader in the fight against AIDs.

Inspired makeup and hair designs will be done by Tarek Abbas for Lancome and Elie Esper and their talented teams, official makeup and hair stylists for Couture Fashion Week.

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Kristin Costa Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Kristin Costa's Latest Collection Inspired by Joan of Arc to Debut at CFW

Visionary New York-based designer Kristin Costa will show her latest collection on the runway at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday February 17, 2013 in the Grand Ballroom of the landmark New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue, in the heart of New York City's Fashion District.

Ms. Costa's collections are expansions on a theme, often visual interpretations of different aspects of a concept. She deals with psychological, mythological, and iconographic themes, and this season her collection is based on the legend of Joan of Arc, her strength and her vulnerability. The designer will explore aspects of of the celebrated historical figure as a girl, as a warrior, and as a saint, integrating bridal, eveningwear, and avante garde designs.

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Catalin Botezatu Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Catalin Botezatu's Glamorous and Edgy Designs to Sparkle at CFW

Renowned European fashion designer Catalin Botezatu is set to return to the CFW runway in New York City with his latest collection. The fashion show will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Friday February 15, 2013 in the Grand Ballroom of The New Yorker Hotel.

A regular favorite of CFW audiences for many seasons, Mr. Botezatu's fashion shows are always dramatic and memorable, with striking hair and makeup creations in addition to the breathtaking fashion designs.

A prolific and energetic fashion icon, Catalin Botezatu has done runway shows all over the globe. He is also a famous media and television personality in his native Romania, appearing on The Bachelor and as host of Romania's Next Top Model.  




Couture Fashion Week NY

CFW Partners with Berkeley College’s Fashion Marketing and Management Program

Couture Fashion Week, the prestigious New York event now entering its 17th season in February 2013, is partnering with Berkeley College’s Fashion Marketing and Management program in a series of educational and hands-on opportunities for Berkeley students.

Various student teams, each with a specific mission in the different elements involved in creating and producing a fashion week, will be participating in the event. Students will be involved in many aspects of the event production, and gain practical experience working alongside industry professionals.

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Sinead Fachelli Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Sinead Fachelli's Latest Innovative Collection is Inspired by the Memory and Permanence of Time

Emerging fashion designer Sinead Fachelli will present her latest womenswear collection on the runway at CFW at 8:00 pm on Friday February 15, 2013.  The fashion show will be held in the Grand Ballroom of The New Yorker Hotel on Eighth Avenue at 34th Street in New York City's Fashion District.

A native of the Dominican Republic, Ms. Fachelli is the winner of Caribbean Fashion Week's "New Faces of Design" award for 2012. Her latest innovative collection is inspired by time. "The clock tells us the time... Time means memory and permanence...  giving rise to development, evolution and transformation... leading us to a fourth dimension..."


Laila Wazna Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Laila Wazna Brings Impeccable Bold and Romantic Designs to CFW

Prominent Middle Eastern designer Laila Wazna will present her latest collection in New York City at the upcoming Couture Fashion Week. The fashion show will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday February 16, 2013 in the Grand Ballroom of the landmark New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue, in the heart of the city's Fashion District.

Ms. Wazna's highly anticipated Fall/Winter 2013 collection, which she will present in NY, is characterized by an elegant couture style, featuring a harmonious blending of beautiful feminine silhouettes with the finest fabrics and embellishments of Swarovski crystals, sparkling zircon gemstones and expert embroidery. Cool color combinations speak of luxury and romance.

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Amal Sarieddine fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Amal Sarieddine Returns to Couture Fashion Week New York with Latest Luxurious Collection

In a highly anticipated fourth appearance at CFW in New York City, acclaimed Middle Eastern designer Amal Sarieddine will present her latest collection of distinctive evening wear on Saturday February 16, 2013. The runway fashion show will be held at the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue, in the heart of the Big Apple's Fashion District.

Amal Sarieddine launched her fashion house in Beirut in 2004, a city synonymous with luxury couture style and home to such fashion icons as Elie Saab, Georges Chakra and Georges Hobeika. Her designs were immediately applauded and sought out by the cream of Middle Eastern society including many celebrities and the royal families of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Her clientele also includes prominent socialites and celebrities from Europe and the United States.

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Allex Kangala Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week

Allex Kangala's Latest Menswear Designs Set to Shine at CFW

Rising menswear design star Allex Kangala will present his latest collection at CFW in New York City at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday February 17, 2013. The runway fashion show will be held at the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue, in the heart of the Big Apple's Fashion District.

Allex Kangala began his design career in 2003 working with the innovative menswear brand Shunnoz & Tekasala in his native Angola. In 2005 he launched his own Dianthus D'kangala label, a brand focused on classic, harmonious, spiritual and refined designs. He made his New York design debut in 2012 at Africa Fashion Week.

Prior to entering the design field, Mr. Kangala worked as a top male model, appearing on runways worldwide.

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Vietnam's Next Top Model Finalists Walk the Runway at Couture Fashion Week New York

Vietnam's Next Top Model Finalists Walk the Runway at CFW

The recent Couture Fashion Week event held in September 2012 featured selected finalists from Vietnam’s Next Top Model program walking the runway at the Andres Aquino fashion show in New York City.

The models traveled to New York with Vietnam’s Next Top Model executive producer Trang Le and a delegation of staff members and six judges who evaluated the models’ runway presence and skill. The event was filmed for  broadcast in Vietnam where the very popular program has a huge audience.

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Spotlight on The Philippines Fashion, Tourism and Culture at Couture Fashion Week New York

Spotlight on The Philippines Fashion, Tourism and Culture at CFW

The recent Couture Fashion Week event held in September 2012 in New York City included a special spotlight on the country of The Philippines.

Part of the ongoing efforts by the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Department of Trade and Industry to promote greater awareness of the Philippines in the international market, the showcase at Couture Fashion Week New York included tourism and product displays from the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and Southern Taglog including Puerto Princesa City; an exhibit by the beautiful Acuatico Beach Resort located in San Juan, Batangas, one of the Philippines’ most popular vacation destinations; fashion shows by designers Joseph Domingo and Barge Ramos, with jewelry by Arnel Papa; a gala reception for special guests sponsored by East Coast Charities, Inc.; performance by a Philippine tribal dance troupe from the Cordillera region; video presentation on the Puerto Princesa Underground River, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

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Artist Zhang Wenxiang at Couture Fashion Week NY

Unique Collaborative Mural Painting Led by Renowned Artist Zhang Wenxiang  at CFW

CFW closed its Spring 2013 season in New York with a unique twist: a collective mural painting celebrating the event’s growing global reach. The painting was kicked off by famed artist Zhang Wenxiang who flew in from China for the occasion. The artist was introduced by Jeniffer Young, founder and president of UNESCHAF (United Nations Education Science Cultural Health Advancement Foundation). Mr. Zhang painted his own interpretation of Couture Fashion Week’s distinctive logo along with other fanciful images. The audience, designers, models and staff joined in, brushes in hand, in what became a collective mural: a mix of fine art and graffiti art.

Award-winning artist Zhang Wenxiang is widely regarded as one of China’s most outstanding living artists. His fresh and chic style combines China’s North and South Schools and fuses the strength of the ancestral painters of the East and West. His paintings are well-known for their rich poetic content. His work has been exhibited around the world at prestigious exhibitions and collections.

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Super Shuttle Discount for friends of Couture Fashion Week

Use the code "CFW12" at SuperShuttle.com to receive a discount on your trip to/ from any NYC airport.

To book online go to www.supershuttle.com.  Print two copies for your round trip reservation.

  • On the Welcome page, enter “CFW12" in the Group/Discount code box.
  • On the Itinerary tab, add your roundtrip itinerary.
  • On the Address tab, enter “Hotel Name” and select “Search.” Choose specific Hotel, if various addresses on the next window
  • On the Service tab, select “Shared Ride Van Service”
  • On the Pick-Up Times tab, select the first time offered for fastest service
  • On the Payment tab, select Credit Card under payment type

Enter desired gratuity

  • On the Review tab, check your entries for correctness
  • On the Confirmation tab, please print TWO copies, since you will be using SuperShuttle for a roundtrip transfer.

Upon  arrival into any New York City Airport:

  • Claim your luggage.
  • Follow signs to the Ground Transportation Information desk in baggage claim, (lower level).
  • Guests should locate the courtesy phone next to Ground Transportation Desk.  Press the appropriate button marked “SuperShuttle” to be connected with dispatch. Identify yourself and give your confirmation number

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  • 14,000 sq. ft facility
  • 16 treatment suites; 1 VIP Couples Suite
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Jorge Afanador fashion show at Couture Fashion Week New York
Jorge Afanador Brings Environmentally
Harmonious Designs to CFW

In his first appearance at CFW, Colombian designer Jorge Afanador will present his latest collection at 8:00 p.m. on Monday September 17, 2012 in the breathtaking Grand Ballroom of the world-famous Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.

AFANADOR's visionary concept of an inspiring lifestyle is complemented by a defined awareness of nature and landscape as well as the indigenious sub-cultures of Colombia. The primary focus of his unique designs is the expression of what nature offers humanity, while sending a clear message of environmental social responsibilty. AFANADOR has embraced his role as a versatile, solid designer who is simultaneously a tireless environmental activist in his country. For many years he has led important philanthropic initiatives like COOLOMBIACOOL, a well-known platform for Colombian designers, musicians, artists and professionals to show the world the beauty of Colombia.

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Giovanni Lo Presti fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Giovanni Lo Presti to Show Latest
Sumptuous Collection at CFW

In his second appearance at CFW, designer Giovanni Lo Presti will present his latest collection at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday September 15, 2012 in the iconic Grand Ballroom of the world-famous Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.

For his unique designs in such sumptuous materials as leather, wool and silk, Italian fashion designer Giovanni Lo Presti has rapidly gained an enviable reputation amongst fashion aficionados attracted to exquisitely made, high-quality, sophisticated and luxury ready-to-wear designs.

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Isabel Zapardiez Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Designer Isabel Zapardiez Celebrates 10 Years of Bridal Couture with "Fantasies" for Bridal and Evening

In her much-anticipated return to CFW, Spanish designer Isabel Zapardiez will present her latest collection at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday September 15, 2012 in the iconic Grand Ballroom of the world-famous Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.

In her latest collection Isabel Zapardiez invites us into a  world full of her fantastical visions for women and brides. The designer is marking her 10th anniversary as a bridalwear designer in 2012. To celebrate, she is offering an up-to-date synthesis of her most emblematic creations and the recurrent themes that inspire her, such as the oriental world, vintage appliqué, and classic names such as Balenciaga. The designs feature a fusion of the aesthetics that inspire her, her interests and her view of the world. It is the first time she will be showing a mixed collection on the catwalk, presenting both bridalwear and party dresses.

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Joseph Domingo Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week New York

Joseph Domingo to Present Latest Inspired
Collection in
CFW Debut

San Francisco-based designer Joseph Domingo will present his latest collection on the runway at the next CFW in New York. The fashion show will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday September 16, 2012 in the Grand Ballroom of the world-famous Waldorf-Astoria.

Since opening his own atelier on 808 Post Street in San Francisco in 1999, Mr. Domingo has catered to a diverse clientele of women and men in society and business. The majority of regular clients purchase complete wardrobes for the exquisite fit of made-to-measure and the inimitable touch of custom design. Celebrities such as Miss USA, Miss Universe, Rebecca Romjin, Rosalyn Sanchez and singer songwriter Shakira wear his designs.

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Sai Suman Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Sai Suman to Present "Geometry of Love" Collection
at
CFW
 

Mumbai-based designer Sai Suman will present her latest collection entitled "Geometry of Love" on the runway at the next CFW in New York.The fashion show will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday September 16, 2012 in the Grand Ballroom of the world-famous Waldorf-Astoria.

Inspired by surrealistic fantasy, Ms. Suman's designs are a unique and futuristic fashion vision blending western sensibilities with traditional hand work. Each creation is a wearable piece of art. She presented her spring/summer 2012 collection at Dubai Fashion Week, and most recently showed at Blenders Pride International Bangalore Fashion Week. Her designs are exported to Dubai, Bahrain, New York and the United Kingdom.

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Elie Esper Returns to Couture Fashion Week as Official Hair Stylist with Exquisite Designs

Elie Esper, celebrated hairstylist, creative director and founder of Elie Esper Salon and Bridal, and one of Fashion Week’s prominent hair stylists, will return to CFW as Official Hair Stylist for the third time. The event will be held September 15-17, 2012 at the world-famous Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.

Mr. Esper’s approach to styling is finding the balance in “exquisite and refined taste designed to suit all levels of glamour,” whether it is for a bride, one of his regular clients, or a model ready for the catwalk. According to Elie Esper, the key to creating superb hair designs is being inspired by the client's individuality and extraordinary qualities. His unique approach brings out structurally refined hair styles, often creating both circular and geometric shapes in the hair. Stylings may include cascading loops and even intense shimmering organic floral brocade transformations. The work and passion put into each design is readily apparent.

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Shekhar Rehate fashion show at Couture Fashion Week New York

Celebrity and Red Carpet Designer Shekhar Rehate to Show Latest Collection at CFW

Beverly Hills-based designer Shekhar Rehate will show his latest collection on the runway at the next CFW in New York. Part of the “Jewel of India” collective fashion show, the event will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday September 16, 2012 in the Grand Ballroom of the legendary Waldorf-Astoria.

Mr. Rehate's designs have been shown on the fashion runways of New York, Dubai, Paris, San Francisco and Los Angeles and are favored by many top models, media personalities and key fashion industry players. In 2012 many of his gowns were worn by celebrities at the Cannes Film Festival at at the Emmy and Academy Awards in Hollywood.  He has been part of many prestigious beauty events worldwide and has worked with top names in the field such as Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss Asia Pacific and many others.

Shekhar Rahate’s 15+ years of design experience shines through in creations that epitomize couture perfection through signature elements of exotic fabrics, luxurious and intricate detailing, ornate colors and the finest craftsmanship.

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Citrolina by Citra Gala fashion show at Couture Fashion Week New York

Innovative Indo-Italian Designs by Citrolina
to Sparkle at CFW

Up-and-coming fashion designer Citra Gala will present the latest collection entitled "Sona" (Golden) under her flagship Citrolina label at the next CFW in New York City. Part of the “Jewel of India” collective fashion show, the event will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday September 16, 2012 in the iconic Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria.

Citrolina is a fusion of high fashion and culture with a unique blend of beautiful Indian ethnicity and Italian construction techniques. The brand specializes in evening wear characterized by a potpourri of  colors and textures, while retaining the common theme of this Indo-Italian fashion bond. The classic fits, flowing drapes and dazzling embellishments bring the wearer into a different world.

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Charisma by Ritu Boorgu fashion show at Couture Fashion Week New York

Charisma by Ritu Boorgu Brings Vibrant
Collection to
CFW

Designer Ritu Boorgu will present her latest collection for her Charisma label on the runway at CFW at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday September 16, 2012 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. The event will be part of the "Jewel of India" collective fashion show.

Charisma is the couture brand launched by Ritu Boorgu who draws her inspiration from the rich heritage of India and the ancient traditions of Indian craftmanship. Ms. Boorgu strives to bring her clients on a journey into a charismatic and ravishing collection of exclusive designer wear; a seamless mix of the elegant and flamboyant, the modern and the traditional in a range of flawlessly tailored ensembles

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Arthlene Legair Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week New York

Exquisitely Crafted Designs by Arthlene Legair to be Shown at CFW

Prolific and award-winning fashion designer Arthlene Legair will present her latest collection on the runway at the next CFW in New York City.The fashion show will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday September 17, 2012 in the iconic Grand Ballroom of the world-famous Waldorf-Astoria.

Arthlene Laudat Legair, designer and CEO of LeGair Brand Ltd. of Columbus, Ohio, is a native of the Caribbean island of Dominica. She is a talented seamstress, stylist and the wardrobe designer for Awalkonwater Entertainment LLC; her design is on the cover and also featured in the movie "The Best Supporting Daddy". Ms. Legair's designs reflect her international background and include formal, couture, and business attire for teens and adults. She also creates her own unique accessories. 

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Pure Elegance by Parna Ghose fashion show at Couture Fashion Week New York
Pure Elegance by Parna Ghose Set to Show at CFW

Fashion designer Parna Ghose will present the latest collection under her “Pure Elegance” label as part of the “Jewel of India” collective fashion show at the next CFW. The event will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday September 16, 2012 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria on New York’s Park Avenue.

 One of Parna Ghose’s career highlights is starting the fastest-growing South Asian fashion brand in the USA with over 70,000 Facebook fans. She has shown her designs on the runway at Vancouver Fashion Week,  Dubai Fashion Week, Washington DC Fashion Week, among other events. Her creations are favorites of numerous international socialites, dignitaries and Bollywood celebrities.

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Sumbul Rizvi fashion show at Couture Fashion Week New York

Sumbul Rizvi's Latest Collection at CFW New York Focuses on Feminine Perfection

Up-and-coming award-winning fashion designer Sumbul Rizvi will present the latest collection under her flagship label "Sumbul's Collection" at the next CFW in New York. Part of the “Jewel of India” collective fashion show, the event will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday September 16, 2012 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria.

Sumbul’s Collection focuses on the perfection and personality of women. The one-of-a-kind designs are characterized by innovative color combinations, use of fabric, patterns and embroidery in a glamorous blend of East and West with an eye towards comfort and durability.

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Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar fashion show at Couture Fashion Week 

Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar Returns to Couture Fashion Week New York with Dramatic Bridal Designs

Award-winning fashion and costume designer and artist Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar will make her second appearance at CFW in New York City at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday September 16, 2012 with the presentation of her latest bridal collection. The fashion show will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the world-famous Waldorf Astoria hotel on New York's Park Avenue. The fashion show will include a performance by renowned Russian soprano Olga Orlovskaya. Music will be composed by award-winning jazz-fusion guitarist Serge Khrichenko.

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Couture Fashion Week New York Supports The Water Initiative®: Clean Water, Healthy Life™

CFW is pleased to announce its support this season for The Water Initiative® (TWI).  The Water Initiative® will have an exhibit for all three days of CFW (September 15-17, 2012), where guests will be able to visit, ask questions and learn more about the organization.

Since 2008, TWI has worked to bring potable water to developing countries.  TWI’s total solution approach combines innovative processes and technology with local knowledge-based distribution.  It is the only company which designs and distributes in-home devices addressing a country’s unique water issues.  The result is affordable and convenient water, free of contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, arsenic, and fluoride.

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Designer Madhu Munyal to Present Modern Glamorous Collection at Couture Fashion Week New York

Designer Madhu Munyal to Present Modern Glamorous Collection at CFW New York

New York-based fashion designer Madhu Munyal will present her latest collection at the next CFW in New York. Part of the “Jewel of India” collective, the fashion show will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday September 16, 2012 in the opulent Grand Ballrom of the Waldorf-Astoria.

Now one of New York's top South Asian fashion designers, Madhu Munyal first made a name for herself by designing trendy, high-quality suits and sarees. She quickly gained a large following by styling her clients in one-of-a-kind pieces tailored to their unique, individual, and idiosyncratic tastes.

Madhu Munyal's creations have a special appeal to all women looking for a modern and chic look that is also glamorous with a South Asian flair.

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Juhi Jagiasi Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Designer Juhi Jagiasi  to Launch "WOW" Label at Couture Fashion Week New York

Fashion designer and entrepreneur Juhi Jagiasi will present her inaugural collection for her WOW label at the next CFW in New York. Part of the “Jewel of India” collective fashion show, the event will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday September 16, 2012 in the dramatic setting of the Waldorf-Astoria's Grand Ballroom.

After seeing many pageant contestants struggling to find elegant, beautiful and affordable evening wear, Ms. Jagiasi was inspired to create her own fashion line. Her WOW ("Women of the World") designs have wide appeal to many women looking for the perfect special occasion ensemble. Her designs offer mix-and-match versatility providing numerous options for the wearer, from simple outfits to exotic bridal creations.

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Timeless and Elegant Designs by Sandra Baquero

The latest collection by designer Sandra Baquero will be presented at CFW in New York City at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, 2012. Marking the designer's first appearance at the prestigious event, the runway show will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the world-famous Waldorf Astoria hotel on Park Avenue.

A native of Colombia now based in New York City, Sandra Baquero's collections are best described as cruise or resort wear and are entirely made in the U.S.A. Each Sandra Baquero collection offers her customer seasonless styles, with a comfort and practicality that can be worn from day into evening. Influenced by her background, culture and keen eye for design, each collection incorporates a wonderful mix of vibrant colors and prints.

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Pietra Pizarro to Showcase "Future Feminine" Collection
at Couture Fashion Week New York

The latest dynamic fashion designs by Pietra-Pizarro, a division of Banchi Design will be shown on the runway at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2012.

Pietra Pizarro's newest collection goes beyond simply celebrating the beauty of the feminine figure, to revealing the unabashed power of the female form. In each of our pieces, viewers will find a beautiful juxtaposition of seemingly opposing elements: Tough yet soft. Strong yet feminine. Powerful yet absolutely female. The Future Feminine collection recalls soft silhouettes of days gone by, adding a futuristic touch by incorporating materials and accessories for the bold, modern woman. 

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KeraGreen Named Official Hair Products for Couture Fashion Week New York's Upcoming Season

The KeraGreen team is composed of health-conscious experts with over 35 years experience in the health and beauty industry. As a company, KeraGreen is committed to the well being of both their clients and our planet. Lord Beauty Designs is always in search of the cure to damaged hair, using only superior natural and certified organic ingredients. Their keratin system is safe, effective and formaldehyde-free. Through extensive research and development, KeraGreen has developed a product line that targets the three main concerns of keratin users: exposure to toxic chemicals, hair loss, and hair restoration.  KeraGreen Keratin & Protein Hair System is the only complete hair restoration program that deals with all three areas with organic ingredients. KeraGreen’s ingredients clearly set them apart from all other keratin hair treatments and make them relevant in a time when “Green is In”. 

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Renowned Stylist Elie Esper to Present
"Collection Amoureux" Couture Bridal Hair Designs
at Couture Fashion Week

International hair designer Elie Esper’s latest couture bridal hair and makeup designs, "COLLECTION AMOUREUX," will be shown at  CFW on Friday, February 17, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.

The collection is inspired by the elegance, poise and grace of the renaissance bride. “COLLECTION AMOUREUX” is an eclectic, whimsical display of luxurious hairstyles where haute couture meets bridal. "Hair is an extension of your inner self, my job is to bring it out" says Elie Esper. "I’m inspired by women’s sophistication, the delicacy and refinement on how they carry themselves. This collection was born out of many brides’ visions for their wedding day look and the importance of bringing a whole new level of elegance and couture to bridal hair.

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Catalin Botezatu fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Catalin Botezatu Brings Latest Collection Inspired by Russian Tsarinas to Couture Fashion Week

Top European fashion designer, Catalin Botezatu will return to the CFW runway in New York City with his latest much-anticipated fashion show. The event will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2012 in the Waldorf-Astoria's Grand Ballroom.

Mr. Botezatu's latest couture collection is entitled "Tsarina" and is inspired by the elegance of Russian tsardom. The ensembles will be presented in a dramatic runway show directed by the designer. The stunning collection took two months to create, and the show takes over eight hours to prepare. The designs feature hand embroidery, heavy rich fabrics, and fine brocades as well as touches of mink and chinchilla, reminiscent of the opulence and exclusivity of the Russian imperial era.

A prolific and energetic fashion icon, Catalin Botezatu has done runway shows all over the globe. He is also a famous media and television personality in his native Romania, appearing on The Bachelor and as host of Romania's Next Top Model.

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Isabel Zapardiez fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY
Photo: Lucho Rengifo

A Duality of Delicateness and Strength in "Essence" Couture Bridal Designs by Isabel Zapardiez

A selection of stunning couture bridal creations by Spanish designer Isabel Zapardiez will be shown on the runway during the next Couture Fashion Week in New York City. The fashion show will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2012.

Designer Isabel Zapardiez envisions a bride enveloped in delicateness but with a strong heart and spirit; ethereally-figured women with an emphatic presence, genuine goddesses. A duality of courage and subtlety which complement each other. Just as each woman is unique, each of the designer's creations is also unique, with a predominant theme in the "Essence" designs being lightness and simplicity of design.

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Laura Williams Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week New York

Architecturally Inspired “Dreams” is the Latest Collection by Designer Laura Williams

Washington, DC-based designer Laura Williams will make a return appearance at Couture Fashion Week in New York City at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2012 with the presentation of her latest womenswear collection in the Grand Ballroom of the world-famous Waldorf-Astoria on Park Avenue.

Entitled “Dreams”, this latest collection features simple yet elegant designs with a wide appeal to women of discriminating tastes. Ms. Williams' creations are characterized by an original sense of style and exceptional craftsmanship, and are known for their versatility and wearability.

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Janerations Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week New York

Latest Couture Knitwear Designs by Janerations at CFW

The latest luxury and couture knitted collection by Janina Stankiene for her Janerations label will be shown on the runway at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday February 19, 2012.

Janerations' unique designs have captured a loyal following among sophisticated knit couture luxury fashion lovers. Janerations uses the finest quality materials including yarn, fur, beads, buttons, and lace to create one-of-a-kind knit couture designs certain to become a must-have for any fashionista's wardrobe. Janerations luxury knit designs are made with pride in the USA.

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LaureLuxe by Laurel DeWitt fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY

LaureLuxe to Present Bold Metal Couture Designs at
 Couture Fashion Week New York

New York-based designer Laurel DeWitt will show her latest metal couture creations for her LaureLuxe label at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, 2012.

LaureLuxe designs are worn by many celebrities and personalities including actress Milla Jovovich, supermodel Sessilee Lopez, pop mega-star Lady Gaga, Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Cyndi Lauper, rapping sensation Nicki Minaj, and singer Melanie Fiona. The buzz created from fashionistas and celebrity stylists alike has charged the brand. Edgy and unique, LaureLuxe Metal Couture and Jewelry puts a new spin on combining eco friendliness and fashion. Every piece is created and inspired by the local urban art scene in Brooklyn, NY.

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Patuna Bushyhead fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Patuna Bushyhead to Show Ethereal Designs
at
Couture Fashion Week New York

Accomplished Georgian-American designer Patuna Bushyhead will show her latest ethereal designs at
Couture Fashion Week
at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday February 18, 2012. Marking the designer's first appearance at CFW, the fashion show will be opened with a performance by singer Nini Shermadini, fresh from her recent appearance on Greece's "X Factor."

 Patuna Bushyhead spent her childhood studying and performing ballet, acting, folkloric dance, classical piano, painting, and pantomime. As a teenager she served as host of two nationally broadcast TV programs in Georgia. At age 16 she entered the Tbilisi State Institute to study gynecology, and later switched her field of study to dentistry, graduating top of her class as a doctor of dental surgery. In 2008, Ms. Bushyhead made a career change from dentistry to her real passion: fashion. She is currently the owner and director of Patuna Fashion House.

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ALICAT Avril Lemieux fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY ALICAT Avril Lemieux's "Stolen Loot" Collection
at Couture Fashion Week NY

Designer ALICAT Avril Lemieux's second appearance at CFW will present her latest collection for men and women entitled "Stolen Loot". Her inspiration for this line is the idea of high rollers, follies girls, and robbers. Embodying their free movement yet ever chained to the game and money. If you steal it do you truly own it..? The runway show will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday February 19, 2012.

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andres aquino fashion design

"Fantaisie Nocturne" is the Latest Fanciful Couture Collection by Designer and Producer Andres Aquino

The couture collection entitled "Fantaisie Nocturne" by Andres Aquino will be shown on the runway at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday February 18, 2012 during Couture Fashion Week New York. The collection is part sophistication and part whimsical art. Sumptuous fabrics, embroideries and exquisite trimmings feature prominently in the collection. The show will be presented in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria.

The sculptures and illustrations of many Parisian artists serve as the inspiration for Andres Aquino's new collection, fusing Parisian sophistication with New York City energy.

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yuliana candra fashion design

BlacMéra by Yuliana Candra: Modern Designs Inspired by Old World Romanticism

The latest collection by Yuliana Candra under her BlacMéra label will be shown on the runway during the upcoming Couture Fashion Week in New York City. The fashion show will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2012 in the iconic Grand Ballroom of the world-famous Waldorf Astoria hotel.

BlacMéra is a couture brand founded by Yuliana Candra, with a vision to bring the femininity and the romanticism of the old world to modern, strong, and powerful women. To attain an effortless elegance with international appeal, the designer draws her inspiration from the heritage of world cultures and transforms the rich nuances into contemporary high fashion through detailed craftsmanship and the finest textiles. Her understanding of grace and beauty from a seasoned exploration around the world is expressed meticulously through distinctive beading, hand embroidery, crystal work, and intricate embellishments. The lavish and alluring signature pieces are cut-to-the-curve to accentuate the feminine silhouette.

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jet art fashion

Jet Art Luxury Original and Giclee Jeans to be
Shown at CFW

Jet Art Fashions has merged the spirit of art with the use of modern technology taking fashion into a new era. The company’s line of ultra chic Premium Denims, one-of-a-kind artwear was created from an original art form, Jet Art, by directing paint into the blast of a jet engine, a force several times greater than hurricane winds. The 500-degree heat and enormous velocity blend the colors and welds the paint onto these novel denim canvases, making every pair of jeans unique, made with man's greatest transportation tool of its time, the Jet Plane. Capturing a moment in time, this can never be reproduced even by the artist. The stunning designs will be shown on the runway at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday February 18, 2012.

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couture fashion week september 2011 runway shows

Latest Season Wraps with a Flourish of Style & Luxury

It is exciting to see many fashion designers returning each season to show their powerful collections in New York during Couture Fashion Week at the Waldorf-Astoria. Among the award-winning designers returning this season were Walid Atallah (Dubai), Amal Sarieddine and Mireille Dagher (Lebanon), Nedret Taciroglu (Turkey), Sushma Patel (USA/India), Marco Marcu (Germany), Luis Machicao (USA/Peru) and Romanitza (Romania) who chose CFW as one of the events to celebrate her 20th year in the fashion industry. Designers showing for the first time at CFW included Pilar MacchioneEvgenia Luzhina-Salazar, Tammy Duffy, Eredappa, Giovanni Lopresti and Alicat by Avril Lemieux.

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