Theatrically Inspired Designs by Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar to be Shown at Couture Fashion Week New York

Fashion designs by Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar at Couture Fashion Week New YorkAccomplished fashion and costume designer and artist Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar will make her debut at Couture Fashion Week in New York City at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16, 2011. The fashion show will be held in the legendary Grand Ballroom of the world-famous Waldorf Astoria hotel.

A native of Moscow, Russia, Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar received a B.A. in Fine Art and Design from Moscow Art College in 1980. Following graduation, Ms. Luzhina-Salazar served as Resident Set and Costume Designer for the Moscow Chamber Forms Theater. While there, she designed numerous productions which were staged in Los Angeles and Moscow. In 1991, Ms. Luzhina-Salazar moved to the United States where she has continued her career in art and theatrical set and costume design. Fashion designs by Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar at Couture Fashion Week New York

Ms. Luzhina-Salazar’s experience includes co-founding and working as a set-costume designer for the Stanislavsky Theater Studio and serving as a resident set and costume designer for several theaters including the Moscow Chambers Forms Theater (Russia), The Heliotrope Theater (CA, USA), The Hallam Theater of Prince George’s Community College (MD), Classika-Synetic Theater (VA), The Stanislavsky Theater Production Studio (DC), Open Theater (MD), Silk Road Dance Company (MD), The Prince George’s Children Theater, and the Teen Performance Ensemble (MD).

Her most recent accolade was receiving the Helen Hayes Award 2010: Outstanding Production for Youth. She was also recently chosen to participate in attend the 7th Annual Maryland Fashion Week Showcase, August 2011.

The inspiration for Ms. Luzhina-Salazar's latest collection to be shown at Couture Fashion Week in New York is the "kokoshnik", a traditional Russian women's headdress. The kokoshnik has been worn along with the serafan dress for centuries, and is now most often seen in Russian folk costumes. One of the costumes worn by the character of Princess Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars saga (the "Gold Travel Costume"), was based on the Russian national costume with the kokoshnik.

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Couture Fashion Week is a multi-day event showcasing couture and luxury fashion. It also includes exhibits of luxury brands and fine art as well as world-class entertainment and receptions. The event is held at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City and occasionally in other selected cities and is attended by upscale consumers, invited VIPs, the press and high-end store buyers. Couture Fashion Week offers unique branding opportunities for luxury products and services.

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