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Grayling Purnell Brings Divine Designs to Couture Fashion Week New York

Grayling Purnell fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYDesigner Grayling Purnell will present his latest collection at Couture Fashion Week New York’s 26th season. Marking the designer’s first time showing at the prestigious event, the fashion show will be held at 6:00 pm on Sunday September 10, 2017 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway, New York City.

Grayling Purnell is part of a new wave of American designers proving the country’s fashion is not limited to floaty dresses and swimwear. Professionally trained in both Menswear and Womenwear, Mr. Purnell is based out of New York City and Los Angeles.

Grayling Purnell is a former child star, actor, model, singer and dancer turned fashion designer. He was featured in his first movie at the age of 8 (Meteor Man, directed and written by Robert Townsend). Mr. Purnell has always worn custom clothing, and as a child his mother always included him in the design process for his wardrobe. He started his first clothing line, Orphic Streetwear, in September 2013 and within six months he designed Six Shirts in Top Man in London, UK in Oxford Circus. Mr. Purnell attended the Parson’s New School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology. He launched his signature line, House of Grayling Purnell, in September 2015. His voluminous separates and side cascade detailing are subtly man repelling, while more sharply tailored pieces are sure to get the tick of approval from both sexes.

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Couture Fashion Week 24th Season Tickets Now On Sale

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Recent participating designers include (l-r): Dauphine of France, Anniesa Hasibuan, Andres Aquino, Addy Van Den Krommenacker, Catalin Botezatu.

Tickets for the 24th stylish season of Couture Fashion Week in New York City are now on sale. Don’t miss one of New York Fashion Week’s most prestigious events.

DATES: September 9-11, 2016

LOCATION: Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan

Exquisite fashion shows, gorgeous models, trend setting hair and makeup designs, fine art, world-class entertainment, parties and more.

In addition to front row and general seating tickets, CFW offers Platinum VIP tickets for the ultimate fashion and style experience. And don’t forget the fun after parties right at the same venue which include buffet dinner, open bar, music and dancing. Attend the parties even if you do not attend the fashion shows.

Mark your calendar and buy your tickets to this memorable event!

Award-Winning Designer Addy van den Krommenacker To Show at Couture Fashion Week New York

Addy van den Krommenacker fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYAward-winning Dutch designer Addy van den Krommenacker will show his latest collection at the upcoming 23rd season of Couture Fashion Week New York. The highly anticipated fashion show will take place at 8:00 pm on Sunday February 14, 2016 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway, at the “Crossroads of the World.”

Mr. van den Krommenacker has had a great interest in fashion since childhood. He began his career as a fashion retailer and buyer, and his expert fashion advice soon became sought after by many Dutch celebrities including Sandra Reemer and Willeke Alberti en Jette van der Meij. After selling clothes by international designers for a number of years, Mr. van den Krommenacker launched his own collection in 2001, and his career really took off.

Mr. van den Krommenacker’s first designs were shown at the Beau Monde Fashion Awards in 2002, and in 2003 he launched his entire haute couture collection. Since then, he has shown his designs at many prestigious fashion events including Alta Moda in Rome, Jakarta Fashion Week in Indonesia, Amsterdam Fashion Week and Perth Fashion Week in Australia, as well as at events in Kazakhstan, Sarajevo, Montenegro, Belgium, Budapest, Sicily, and Kuala Lumpur, among others. His designs have also been featured on the hit TV show America’s Next Top Model, in which top model and host Tyra Banks wore a stunning gown specially designed by Addy van den Krommenacker. The episode aired in over 130 countries. His designs have been worn by many international celebrities and socialites including actress Thekla Reuten who wore one of his gowns at the Academy Awards in Hollywood, Glennis Grace who performed in one of his gowns at the Eurovision Song Contest, Australian top model and pro golfer Anna Rawson, actress Carly Steel, actress Sofia Milos (CSI Miami), singer Mayra Veronica, three-time golden Globe Award Winner Mary Lou Henner, and Dutch celebrities including Tooske Ragas, Chantal Janzen, Estelle Cruijf and Wendy van Dijk. He has designed bridal gowns for the wives of soccer stars Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wesley Sneijder and Joris Mathijsen, among others. He has shown his designs at the Cannes Film Festival where Courtney Love and Lady Victoria Hervey both wore dresses designed by him.Addy van den Krommenacker fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY

His numerous accolades include being awarded membership to the prestigious Swiss Camera Nazionale Moda in Lugano and being knighted into the Order of Orange-Nassau by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix in recognition of his outstanding work and achievements in Dutch fashion. The real pinnacle of his career, however, was being requested to design a wedding gown for Princess Carolina of Bourbon-Parma. Both the veil and gown featured heirloom embroidery lace, which had originally been worn by her mother, Princess Irene, on her wedding day almost 50 years before. This spectacular gown was then perfectly complemented by two elegant Krommenacker outfits for both the mother and sister of the bride on that special day. During the inauguration of King Willem Alexander in 2013 in Amsterdam, the Princesses Irene, Margarita, Annette and Aimée, as well as the wife of the mayor of Amsterdam, Femke van der Laan wore creations by Mr. van den Krommenacker.

Recently, Addy van den Krommenacker launched his signature perfume, “Red Carpet,” and began a collaboration with the fashion chain Steps to create an affordable collection for a wide audience.

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Rising Design Star Paola Gamero to Show at Couture Fashion Week

Paola Gamero fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYRising Peruvian design star Paola Gamero will present her latest collection at Couture Fashion Week New York during the upcoming 22nd season of the prestigious event. The fashion show will be held at 8:00 pm on Friday September 11, 2015 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, at the Crossroads of the World.

Paola Gamero’s designs are very feminine and romantic designs with a focus on detailing. The handmade embroidery, jewels, laces and silks featured in her creations are inspired by her experiences in Europe and are designed to highlight the natural delicacy of women.

Ms. Gamero studied Business Administration at the University of Lima, Peru. Her personal taste for fashion motivated her travel to Milan, where she studied Fashion Design as well as Fashion Image and Fashion Styling and Production at the Marangoni Institute and where she worked as a backstage assistant at Milan Fashion Week S/S 2013. She also earned her certification as a Fashion Events Planner from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

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Exquisite Details Shine in the Latest Collection by Barli Asmara

Barli Asmara fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYRenowned Indonesian designer Barli Asmara will present his latest impeccable collection at the upcoming season of Couture Fashion Week in New York City. The runway show will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday February 14, 2015 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square.

Barli Asmara discovered his passion for art and fashion at an early age. Following his dream, he launched his signature label in 2002, producing high-end ready-to-wear and couture womenswear. Today his designs include couture, bridal and business wear, as well as menswear.

Mr. Asmara’s beautiful and distinctive designs have garnered many accolades and awards including AMICA Young Talented Designer Award, ELLE Designer of The Year, Bazaar Wedding, one of the Best 20 Designers for High End Masterpiece, Kartika Magazine’s Best Designer of The Year, as well as one of Dewi Magazine’s best Indonesia Fashion Designers of 2008. Mr. Asmara served as designer for the 2011 Puteri Indonesia pageant and for the winner, Nadine Alexandra, when she went on to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. He was part of Indonesia’s DKI Jakarta Dinas Pariwisata delegation at the Melbourne Festival, and a participating designer in multiple editions of the Rumah Pesona Kain fashion event, as well as the International Textiles and Costume Congress in 2011. He has shown his collections at prestigious fashion events including Jakarta Fashion Week, Indonesia Fashion Week, Mazda Marie Claire Fashion Show, and Bazaar Movie Textra, to name just a few. He is a member of IPMI (Ikatan Perancang Mode Indonesia, the Indonesian Fashion Designers Association).

Barli Asmara is dedicated to representing the beauty and richness of Indonesian handcrafts and classic artisan techniques in his collections which are known for the their exquisite detailing. He is known for his skillful use of beads, pearls, jewels, fringe and feathers as alluring fashion details, along with macramé, smocking, and embroidery.

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Designer Elcy Cortorreal Brings Latest Elegant Collection to the CFW Runway

Elcy Cortorreal fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYNew York-based designer Elcy Cortorreal will present her latest collection of womenswear during the upcoming Couture Fashion Week event in New York City. The highly-anticipated runway show will be held at 6:00 pm on Sunday February 15, 2015 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan.

A native of the Dominican Republic, Elcy Cortorreal discovered her passion for fashion design and painting at a young age. She graduated from Laie Fashion Design School, and went on to study at the renowned Altos de Chavon design academy where she perfected her craft.

Ms. Cortorreal has shown her designs at important fashion events in the Dominican Republic, garnering enthusiastic reviews from experts in the fashion industry. She became a pioneer in launching fashion shows in regions of the Dominican Republic where they had never been held before, including the first-ever fashion show held at the Pinar Dorado Hotel in Jarabacoa, a fast-growing tourist region.

Since 2006, Ms. Cortorreal has worked in the United States with a number of established designers, including fellow Dominican and fashion legend Oscar de la Renta. Her wealth of experience has contributed to the perfection of her own unique style and her vision of offering her clients a variety of products of optimum quality. She launched her own label in 2009 with the mission of restoring fashion creativity through designs that blend the classic and the modern.

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Famed Indonesian Designer Asri Welas to Make USA Debut at Couture Fashion Week

Asri Welas fashion show at Couture Fahion Week NYFamed Indonesian designer Asri Welas will present her latest stunning collection during the upcoming Couture Fashion Week event in New York City. Marking the designer’s first appearance at CFW, the fashion show will be held at 6:00 pm on Saturday February 14, 2015 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway, in the heart of the Big Apple. The designer will also have an exhibit of her designs during all days of CFW, February 13-15, 2015.

Asri Welas is a well-known TV actress, presenter and broadcaster in Indonesia. She launched the House of Asri Welas fashion brand 9 years ago, with a focus on designing exquisite kebayas, the traditional blouse-dress ensemble widely worn throughout Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and neighboring countries. A graduate of the University of Indonesia with a degree in Political Science, Asri Welas has shown her fashion designs at Indonesia Fashion Week. Her designs are sold in several stores in Indonesia, and she has cast her eye on the American and European markets as her brand continues to grow.

The House of Asri Welas produces its own high-quality fabrics for its garments and accessories, and often supports native artisans who create the accessories used in Asri Welas’s fashion shows. Asri Welas’s designs also help preserve the unique and valuable cultural heritage of Indonesia, while bringing it to international attention. Upcoming collections will include more casual kebayas for everyday wear.

The collection Asri Welas will present at her American debut during Couture Fashion Week in New York is inspired by the cultural and ethnic diversity of Indonesia and the rich natural beauty of the country’s islands. Her design approach is “back to nature”, featuring a palette of natural plant and animal colors, as well as a harmonious blend of unique fabrics and accessories inspired by Indonesian culture. Ms. Welas hopes to promote the globalization of traditional Indonesian designs, and is supported by iB Hasanah Card BNI Syariah.

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Tickets for February 2015 Now On Sale — Valentine’s Weekend!

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Tickets for the 21st season of Couture Fashion Week in New York City are now on sale. February 13-15, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, at the crossroads of the world. Get your tickets and mark your calendar for an unforgettable experience of exquisite fashion shows, entertainment, parties and more during Valentine’s Weekend. Don’t miss the after parties, including the Valentine’s Ball on Saturday night.

Recent participating designers above (L-R): Andres Aquino, Narine Tovmasyan, Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar, Vo Viet Chung, Dawn Sunflower. Click for more photos.

“50 Shades of Red” is the New Collection by Designer Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar

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Returning for the fourth time to Couture Fashion Week New York, designer Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar will present her latest collection entitled “50 Shade of Red” at 8:00 pm on Friday September 5, 2014. The fashion show will be held at the Crowne Plaza Times Square, 1605 Broadway, in New York City. Original music for the show will be by award-winning musician and composer.

Ms. Luzhina-Salazar’s vibrant new high fashion dress collection blends Russian ferocity and Western cool, in a palette of different shades of reds.

A native of Moscow, Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar received a B.A. in Fine Art and Design from Moscow Art College, and went on to serve for five years as the Resident Set and Costume Designer for the Moscow Chamber Forms Theater. There, she designed numerous productions, which were staged in Moscow, Los Angeles and Washington DC. In 1991 Ms. Luzhina-Salazar moved to the USA where she continues to exhibit her extensive experience in Art and Theatrical Set and Costumes Designs. Read more…

Antoinette Piesche to Present Latest “La Bella Moda” Collection at Couture Fashion Week NY

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Designer Antoinette Piesche will present her latest collection for the La Bella Moda label at CFW in New York City at 6:00 pm on Sunday September 7, 2014. The fashion show will be held in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, at the “Crossroads of the World.”

Antoinette Piesche believes that anyone, from petite to plus size, can look stunning for their special occasion. Her taste resonated with her clientele so much that she began designing wedding gowns and special occasion ensembles to meet the preferences, budget and style of each customer. Her designs focus on flattering every woman’s figure as she thoughtfully designs her customers’ gowns of their dreams. Read more…