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NFL Star DeAngelo Hall to Receive Couture Fashion Week NY Humanitarian Award

Recently retired Washington Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall will receive the 2018 Couture Fashion Week Outstanding Humanitarian award during the 28th season of the prestigious event, in recognition of his charitable endeavors. The presentation will be part of the evening’s festivities at 8:00 pm on Saturday September 8, 2018, which will also include the “Tango Cabaret” collection fashion show by designer and producer Andres Aquino. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Times Square, 1605 Broadway in New York City.

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Designer Andres Aquino’s “Tango Cabaret” Collection Set to Dazzle at Couture Fashion Week New York

Andres Aquino fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYProducer, designer and entrepreneur Andres Aquino will present his latest collection entitled “Tango Cabaret” on the runway during Couture Fashion Week New York’s 28th season at 8:00 pm on Saturday September 8, 2018. The fashion show and entertainment spectacle will be held in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square, 1605 Broadway in New York City.

The beautiful “romantic couture” collection is inspired by Andres Aquino’s upcoming book of poetry book, “Legende de la belle.” The fashion designs will be accessorized by custom made handbags by D & L Prototype from Italy.

An array of celebrities and influencers is expected to attend and/or participate in the event, including Washington Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall, who will receive the CFW Humanitarian Award for his charitable efforts. Also from the sports world, retired basketball great Charles Davis and his wife will be on hand to witness the fashion week runway modeling debut of their teenage daughter, Niija. Expected to attend the event from the music, film and press world are recording artist Carson Key; music producer and Grammy nominee, Lee Major; and film producer “Picture Perfect,” as well as Jennifer Eckhart from the FOX Business Channel.

The show will also feature live performances by international artists including Chinese music superstar BING, Broadway star Angela Michele Walker, opera star Oleksandra Hrabova, and Anna Khachatryan who will perform a special dance and choreography for the release of BING’s new record. From the world of beauty, the show will include appearances by Top Model of the World Ukraine 2018 Oleksandra Kashyrina, along with Miss Bikini Hawaii Model USA 2017, Candice Leong, Miss Global 2017 Barbara Vitorelli, and Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong.

During the event a special announcement will be made, launching “Q”, the first true glasses-free 3D phone connected to Qoobex, the first global 3D distribution platform.

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D&L Protoype To Show Flowers and Butterflies Handbag Collection at Couture Fashion Week NY

D&L Prototype Handbag Collection at Couture Fashion Week NY“Flowers and Butterflies,” the latest handbag collection by dynamic Italian fashion start up D&L Prototype, will be introduced by designer Andres Aquino during the upcoming 28th season of Couture Fashion Week New York. Marking D&L Prototype’s premiere appearance at the prestigious event, the fashion show will be held at 8:00 pm on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan in New York City.

D&L Prototype stands for Denim and Leather Prototype Hand Made by Daria. The hand crafted Italian accessories brand was launched in 2015. The label’s distinctive designs include  casual/street style bags (woman and unisex) as well as creative and exclusive handbags to complete luxury and haute couture outfits.  D&L Prototype also designs a personalized line of accessories for vintage motorcycles (recovered seats, helmets, etc.).

With a passion for couture, all D&L Prototype designs are impeccably crafted by hand in limited editions. They feature great attention to detail and high-quality natural materials including genuine Italian leather, refined fabrics and components. Each item is unique, imbued with impeccable Italian taste and performance, bringing out the personalized and eclectic style of the wearer.

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New York’s Hot Cop Samantha Sepulveda to Be Honored at Couture Fashion Week

[sg_popup id=”18″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup]Samantha SepulvedaNew York’s very own celebrity police officer, model, and entrepreneur Samantha Sepulveda will walk the runway as a special guest at the Andres Aquino fashion show during the upcoming 27th season of Couture Fashion Week New York. Ms. Sepulveda will also receive a special achievement award recognizing her charitable work and entrepreneurial accomplishments. The event will be held at 8:00 pm on Saturday February 10, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan in New York City.

Samantha Sepulveda is an 8-year police veteran and holds an MBA in Finance from Hofstra University. As a model she has appeared on several major magazine covers and in features worldwide in such publications as FHM, Maxim, GQ, Muscle & Fitness and Inside Fitness, as well as in articles in the New York Post, The Daily Mail and many more. She recently appeared on the cover of MMA Uncaged Magazine alongside Rhonda Rousey. She has also appeared on many important television programs including Fox 5, Good Day New York, Pix 11, TMZ, Don Francisco, Univision, Telemundo, and more. Ms. Sepulveda was recently named Australia’s Most Inspirational Woman of 2016, ModelsMania 2017 Model of the Year, and is currently an ambassador for ‘Kiss Domestic Violence Against Women Good Bye’ and works closely with the community and children Adopt-a-Cop program. She recently walked the runway at Couture Fashion Week New York.

In addition to Samantha Sepulveda’s law enforcement and modeling work, she is also a world traveler, owner of her own clothing line, and author of a forthcoming motivational book. Her organization, Sepulveda Equities, recently joined forces with Apple Orchard to construct a Power Plasma plant in Thailand which will transform waste into renewable energy, while creating jobs and cleaning the local water supply. Samantha Sepulveda is an inspirational figure who continues to break stereotypes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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International Star Princess Long Long Set to Perform at Couture Fashion Week

Singer Princess Long LongAmong the world-class entertainers scheduled to perform during the 25th season of Couture Fashion Week in New York, is Princess Long Long.  Princess Long Long will sing during the Andres Aquino fashion show at 8:00 pm on Saturday February 11, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan in New York City.

Princess Long Long is a multi-talented international star. A singer, actress, TV host, model and designer, Long Long studied at the iconic Juilliard School in New York, the University of Sheffield, England and holds an MBA from Maastricht University in Holland. She has worked with the Manhattan Symphony, UNESCO, Italian National Folk Group “Belvedere”, the NYC Creative Stage Entertainment, JT Talents, Howard McCrary (Grammy nominee and Michael Jackson’s co-singer), Rodney Jones (music director for Lena Horne), KMC Ken Marlon Charles, Freedom Williams (C+C Music Factory), Valentino (Grammy-winning Latin American star ), Andrew Anderson, Earl Cooter and Lenny Mangiapane. She has performed at prestigious venues in the USA including the Paul Hall of the Juilliard School, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, New York City Hall, and the United Nations General Assembly Hall, and abroad in Lima, Peru, Hong Kong and China. Long Long is the recipient of many awards and accolades from organizations including the United Nations, World Artist League, Asia Artists Association of the USA and CCTV (number one Chinese network). As an actress, Long Long has appeared in numerous stage and TV productions including the off-Broadway cabaret comedy Whatever Happened to Beverly Daniels?, MTV’s Soul on Fire, and films such as The Right to Live, Good Friday, Be Frank, and the What Women Want Chronicles. Long Long co-developed Blue Cat, the most popular cartoon in China. Her masterpiece mythology epic melodrama Moon Goddess is now the subject of a Broadway musical and feature film under production.

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Belle of the Ball is the Latest Collection by Fashion Designer Andres Aquino

Belle of the Ball by Andres Aquino at Couture Fashion Week“Belle of the Ball” is the latest sublime collection by producer and designer Andres Aquino. The designs will be shown on the runway during the 25th season of Couture Fashion Week at 8:00 pm on Saturday February 11, 2017. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan in New York City.

The “Belle of the Ball” collection is filled with dreamlike grace. It is a beautiful waltz, a harmony of creativity and design. Classic and modern silhouettes merge to bring out the inner beauty and perfect individuality of each woman who wears them.

Andres Aquino is the founder of producer of Couture Fashion Week. He is also an award-winning designer renowned for his theatrical fashion show productions. This season will be no exception, with scheduled performers including singers Nadjah Nicole (The Voice), Princess Long Long and Pesvebi, the dynamic group of drummers, dancers and singers from the Republic of Georgia.

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Glamour Rush by Andres Aquino at Couture Fashion Week New York

Glamour Rush by Andres Aquino at Couture Fashion Week NY
Photo: Ron Carr. Makeup: Aimee Carr. Model: Farah Zulaikha.

ZEE TV Presents Couture Fashion Week New York

The rush is on! Designer Andres Aquino will present his latest collection entitled “Glamour Rush” during the upcoming 24th season of Couture Fashion Week New York. The highly anticipated fashion show will be held at 8:00 pm on Saturday September 10, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, in the heart of the Big Apple. A dinner gala party will follow the show.

“Glamour Rush” is a fantastical place where time and fashion collide, and where music, art and fashion exist in harmony. It is a nostalgic look at the future, where the colors and shapes of the past take center stage.

The stunning luxury handbags which will accessorize the fashion collection are by VITVITY, inspired by the ancient Chinese arts, this is the first hand carved Chinoiserie style bespoke leather handbag collection ever introduced to the global market.  The intricate carving process, along with the delicate painting of the three dimensional leather and the embedding of exquisite natural pearls combine to produce the finest leather accessories in the world.

The dramatic hair creations to be seen on the models for this inspired show will be done by Tocco Magico of Italy and its team of master artists, bringing hair color and styling to another level.

A lineup of world-class performers is also set to delight the audience, including Romeo and Julia Saleno, the world’s first pop opera couple; award-winning soprano and a favorite with CFW audiences, Elisabetta Russo; soprano Victoria Miningham, who will also walk the runway in an Andres Aquino gown; acclaimed jazz songstress Candace Woodson, soprano Raquel Suarez Groen, who recently made her debut with Opera Carolina; rising pop star Magdalena G; and soprano Veronica Iovan, who has been delighting CFW audiences for many seasons.

Andres Aquino is known for his theatrical productions combining multiple creative elements such as singing, dancing, visual art, and dramatic hair and makeup, but always presenting wearable couture designs.  His work has been featured in major publications and programs worldwide, and he has shown his designs at prestigious fashion events in Dubai, India, France, Mexico, the Caribbean, Romania, and Nepal, among others. Mr. Aquino is the founder and producer of Couture Fashion Week as well as the founder and director of the Global Short Film Awards Festival (New York-Cannes). Mr. Aquino recently partnered with the ZEE TV network to bring content from his show and highlights of other Couture Fashion Week shows to one billion viewers in over 170 countries.

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Couture Fashion Week Heads to Nepal

Couture Fashion Week Heads to NepalDesigner and Couture Fashion Week New York founder and producer Andres Aquino will show his recent collection entitled “Romancing the Himalayas” at the Nepal Couture Fashion gala event. The show will be held at the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu on August 13, 2016. The event marks Mr. Aquino’s first runway show in Nepal which will feature a selection of his signature luxurious, feminine and wearable gowns.

“I am looking forward to finding new inspirations in the stunning natural beauty of this Himalayan country, known as the rooftop of the world,” says Mr. Aquino. He will be traveling to Nepal with four talented models: Belgica Suarez (Miss Honduras Universe), Sendy Caceres (Miss Paraguay Earth), Nea McClin from Finland; and New York runway model and stylist Kelsie McKenna. In Nepal the group will be joined by actress Shristi Shrestha (Miss Nepal 2012), Anjali Lama (1st Face of Panache Runway), Malina Joshi (Miss Nepal World 2011), celebrity model Aastha Pokharel, Puza Stha (contestant for Miss Nepal 2015 and Miss Talent 2015), tecno artist Anish Anand, actor Gaurav Pahari, and a number of models, celebrities and VIPS. International model, actor and entertainment executive Deepak Ghimire, whom Mr. Aquino met and worked with in New York on a special Nepal showcase, has been instrumental in organizing the Nepal event.

Couture Fashion Week New York will be entering its 24th season in September 2016 as one of New York’s most prestigious fashion week events. Mr. Aquino is also the founder and director or the Global Short Film Awards, now entering its second year with events in New York and Cannes, France, among other cities.

The Nepal visit by Mr. Aquino and his associates will also include:
– The official signing of the Global Short Film Award Festival (GSF Awards) license agreement for Nepal.
– Discussions with government and business leaders on mutual cooperation to promote Nepal fashion and tourism, as well as to expand the fashion market for Couture Fashion Week New York in Kathmandu.
– Scouting for new talented designers and models.
– Enjoying the beauty and friendship of the country and people of Nepal.

The event is managed and organized by Everest Events & Exhibition Pvt. Ltd., a sister concern of Avenues Television. The main sponsor of the event is Jawalakhel Distillery (Ruslan Vodka). Thanks to Executive Directors Aseem Rana and Sanjeeb Pyakurel, Director Sambridhi Raj Karnikar, Rachana Gurung Sharma, Deepak Ghimire, Chief Program Coordinator Shrijana Pokharel and the staff of Couture Fashion Nepal, who are committed to making this year’s show one that goes down in history.

More information: www.CoutureFashionWeek.com | www.GlobalShortFilmAwards.com | facebook.com/couturefashionnepal

 

Artist Kevin Berlin’s New York Top Hats to Shine at GSF Awards Gala in Cannes

Kevin Berlin New York Top Hats to be shown with the Andres Aquino collection at the GSF Awards gala in Cannes, France.Internationally renowned artist Kevin Berlin will show original, artist-designed luxury top hats during the Global Short Film Awards Gala in Cannes, France. Several hats will be worn by models as part of the Andres Aquino couture fashion show at the event on Saturday May 21, 2016 at the Intercontinental Carlton Cannes. The gala evening program will include a red carpet, fashion shows, awards presentations, world-class entertainment and auction. Tickets are available online.

Part of Kevin Berlin New York’s “Classic” Top Hat collection, these contemporary Top Hats are ‘unisex,’ perfect for both men and women and for ‘everyday’ wear. The handmade creations are of the world’s finest quality and come in three heights: X, XX and XXX. The North American launch will take place in New York in July 2016.

"Large Cup of Coffee" a print by artist Kevin Berlin will be audtioned at the GSF Awards Gala in Cannes, France.
“Large Cup of Coffee” by artist Kevin Berlin.

Kevin Berlin’s art is found in the collections of Kim Basinger, Luciano Pavarotti, Quincy Jones, Bill and Hillary Clinton, President George W. Bush, and Ron Rice founder of Havana Sun, among many other prominent art collectors. Mr. Berlin has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Shanghai Daily, Tokyo Television, BBC Radio and over 40 television stations across the United States. Mr. Berlin was honored by President Reagan at The White House, and his recent solo exhibitions include New York, Miami and London.

In addition to the presentation of his beautiful top hats at the Cannes event, Mr. Berlin will also offer one of his original, signed, silk screen prints for auction. “Large Cup of Coffee” is almost five feet tall and features the New York skyline, the Empire State Building and New York’s famous ‘We Are Happy To Serve You’ coffee cup. Even if you are not a New Yorker you probably recognize this cup from movies and television shows including Brooklyn 99, Nurse Jackie, Men in Black, Mr. Robot and many others. The print retails for $10,000. A portion of the auction proceeds will be donated to charity.

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