BlacMéra by Yuliana Candra: Modern Designs Inspired by Old World Romanticism
at Couture Fashion Week New York
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.
Ms. Candra’s passion for world cultures has inspired her commitment to the research and revival of various dying arts and crafts and her collaborations with artisans from around the globe. BlacMéra’s collections are glamorous and sophisticated, yet unique and bold with historical opulence and a personalized character. “I am often asked what is my inspiration for the hand painted tunic dresses, says Ms. Candra. “Photography is my long-time passion and I captured beauty from unusual places and objects, such as a rustic window in Morocco, an elephant face full of wrinkles in Rajashtan, a pile of colorful garbage in Zanzibar Island. I gathered knowledge of unfortunate dying arts in various places. I have always wanted to do something about reviving them. Here I am, finally connecting everything I love: travel, photography, culture, arts, and making a difference.”
BlacMéra was featured at the 53rd Grammy Awards earlier this year as well as at the Primetime Emmy and ESPN/ESPY Awards. At the 2011 Academy Awards celebrities including Anne Hathaway, Nicole Kidman, Annette Bening, Amy Adams, and Michelle Williams were among the nominees who received the designer’s signature hand painted tunics. Yuliana Candra is a favorite designer of recently crowned Miss World Canada 2011 Riza Santos who wore BlacMéra’s evening gowns, cocktail dresses, and jewelry during the competition.
For more information visit www.blacmera.com
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 is attended by upscale consumers, invited VIPs, the press and high-end store buyers. Couture Fashion Week offers unique promotional opportunities for luxury products and services.
Visit the event website for more information: www.CoutureFashionWeek.com
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