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Award-Winning Designer Isabel Lopez at Couture Fashion Week New York

Award-Winning Designer Isabel Lopez to Debut at Couture Fashion Week New York

Award-winning fashion designer and entrepreneur Isabel Lopez will present the latest collection for her Isabel Original International label at Couture Fashion Week New York. Part of the 37th season of the prestigious event, the runway show will be held at 4:00 pm on Sunday February 5, 2023 at the Prince George Ballroom in the Flatiron District of New York City.

A native of Colombia, Isabel Lopez moved to the USA in the 1990’s to pursue her fashion dreams. She studied at the prestigious Esmoda School of Fashion in Cali, Colombia and at the Burdette School in Boston. Now based in Miami, she is renowned for her unique couture designs that accentuate the sensual curves of a women’s body, capturing the spirit of elegance. Each original design is personally created by Isabel Lopez, from cutting to stitching, from embellishment to embroidery; reflecting the designer’s talent and passion. The signature phrase of the Isabel Original International brand is “Be Sexy, Be Beautiful, Be Original!”

Award-Winning Designer Isabel Lopez to Debut at Couture Fashion Week New YorkIsabel Original International designs have graced the red carpet at many of the most important events around the USA, including the Latin Grammys, the Billboard Awards and Premio Lo Nuestro, and have been featured in major media worldwide. They have also been shown on top fashion runways such as New York Fashion Week, Boston Fashion Week, Boston Fashion Awards, the Raw Awards, Catwalk for Cure for the American Cancer Society, Rock the Runway, Naples Fashion Week, Fort Myers Fashion Week, and more.

In addition to running her fashion label, Isabel Lopez has experience as a model and actress, and served as founder/director of the Miss Colombia New England pageant. She is also the founder and publisher of Original Living Magazine, another facet of her brand, which gives her the opportunity to feature artists, including herself, on a platform to share their inspired work.

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By Sarasty Brings Luxury Eco-Friendly Designs to Couture Fashion Week New York

Designer Camila Sarasty will present the latest creations for her By Sarasty label during Couture Fashion Week New York’s 37th season. The fashion show will be held at 6:00 pm on Sunday February 5, 2023 at the historic Prince George Ballroom in New York City.

A native of Colombia, Camila Sarasty is a professional in Fashion Design and Marketing, and a graduate of the prestigious Arturo Tejada Cano design and fashion school. She is the creative director of her own By Sarasty brand, which focuses on versatile, luxury, handmade garments, suitable for a wide range of occasions. Her signature pashminas and bandanas are fresh and light, highlighting the intrinsic beauty of women. By Sarasty has shown at New York Fashion Week and has been featured in press worldwide. Her beautiful designs have garnered a large enthusiastic clientele. With an environmentally conscious mission, all By Sarasty designs are made with recycled fabrics with water or digital printing.

By Sarasty is working to become a transformational fashion brand. “I want to impact people’s lives by offering something different: handmade luxury pieces that connect on a physical and personal level in any part of the world,” says Camila Sarasty.

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7 Tips for Buying Clothes for Your Daughter

7 Tips for Buying Clothes for Your Daughter

Being a parent has many challenges, and your job is never done. You are up from sunrise to sunset, ensuring your daughter has everything she needs.

As a busy parent, you ensure she has a warm breakfast to fill her stomach, medicine when she’s sick, and the supplies she needs to succeed in school. However, you didn’t realize one thing that will become a difficult task throughout her young life.

What is that difficult task? It’s buying the perfect clothes she’ll like that are cute, comfortable, and affordable. As your daughter grows, you may realize her taste in clothing becomes pickier, and sometimes it may start at a young age, such as seven.

You go to the store to find the clothing she needs, but it takes hours to find something that’s stylish enough to wear and isn’t expensive. By the time you’re ready to go, you only have two clothing items in your bag. Luckily, we’re here to help and have seven tips to help you find cute and affordable clothing for your daughter.

1. Shop Online for Girl’s Clothing

Shopping at the store for clothes can be a difficult task. First, you have to search through the messy racks to find clothing, which can take hours. On top of this, today’s clothing style for young girls is often too revealing, making it harder to find modest girl’s clothing for your daughter.

You want your daughter to be stylish and cute but not look like she’s going to a party every night. If you want to save time and a headache, consider shopping online for your clothes instead.

Hundreds of modest clothing websites cater to young girls, preteens, and teenagers. So, search online before going to the store to find clothing that matches your child’s style and your approval as a parent.

2. Start With a Neutral Color Scheme

Instead of buying every single piece of clothing in different colors, it’s best to start with a neutral color scheme to help you create several outfits for your daughter. Neutral colors include black, white, grey, blue, khaki, or brown.

For example, you can buy a blue dress and mix it with white with a pink or yellow shirt. You’ll have two outfits for your daughter to wear that’ll be less expensive to buy than a new outfit. Doing it this way will help you save money and keep your child’s closet from overflowing.

3. Pay Attention to Detail

You don’t always have to buy plain clothing for your little girl. Besides, girls always want to feel pretty, and wearing something that’s a single color all the time can become tiresome. Also, the extra detail counts and will make a world of difference.

7 Tips for Buying Clothes for Your Daughter

For example, a black dress with a white sweater isn’t the most memorable outfit. But if you add a sparkling red bow to the dress, it’ll help make it stand out. You may have to become creative when adding the details to your daughter’s outfits. However, your child will love that you went the extra mile to make their outfit look unique.

4. Respect Your Daughter’s Personality

If your daughter has a tomboy personality and likes to do sports, she may not enjoy the fact that you buy her pink princess dresses all the time. Or, your daughter may love to wear polka dot patterns but hates how stripes look on her. However, if you keep buying her clothing with stripes, she may not like that either.

It can become a problem if you pay attention to what your daughter likes or doesn’t like. Remember, not every little girl or teen likes to dress up like a princess every day, and some prefer to wear sweatpants and tee shirts. So, pay attention to the type of clothing your child likes to wear so you can help them feel comfortable in what they wear.

5. Know That Some Children Are Sensitive to Certain Fabrics

Some fabrics cause your skin to be itchy and sweaty. Some children may be more sensitive to these fabrics than others. For example, synthetic fabrics and wool can cause itchy and irritated skin.

Also, certain dyes in clothing can irritate the skin. As a result, your child may develop atopic dermatitis due to certain dyes and fabrics. If you find your child is complaining about certain clothing, read the label and avoid these fabrics to protect their skin.

6. Look for Sales and Discounts

Buying clothes for your child can be expensive, even if you shop online. In that case, make sure you pay attention when stores have sales going on. You can really load up on clothes for the season by shopping this way.

For example, online stores often have sales during holidays; this is a great time to buy clothing your child may need during the winter. Also, looking at the discount section during the winter may be best to find clothes for the spring season. This method of shopping will allow you to find clothing at a fraction of the price instead of browsing the main sections of an online store.

7 Tips for Buying Clothes for Your Daughter

7. Make Use of Accessories

Sometimes your child may not need new clothing, but rather a few accessories to help make their outfits pop. For example, your child may have on a plain black top with khaki pants; it’s boring and nothing special.

However, adding a sparkling gold necklace paired with earrings will save the outfit and make your daughter feel special. So, if you notice your daughter doesn’t have a lot of accessories to go along with her outfits, go ahead and stock up on them.

Save These Tips To Help You Buy Clothes for Your Daughter

Buying clothes for your daughter doesn’t always have to be a hassle. But, if you find it hard, save these tips to help you build the perfect wardrobe for her.

And if she’s a preteen or teen, let her pick out her clothes sometimes (of course, with your approval). Every girl wants to feel pretty, so let her voice her opinion on the clothing she wants.

Inspiritus Creations Luxury Accessories to Debut at Couture Fashion Week New York

Luxury Accessories by Inspiritus Creations at Couture Fashion Week NYLuxury accessories designer Suzanne Houston Simms will make her debut at Couture Fashion Week New York along with fashion designer Doriana Rosca for the Waletty label. Part of the 37th season of the prestigious event, the show will be held at 4 pm on Sunday February 5, 2023 at the historic Prince George Ballroom in New York City.

Suzanne Houston Simms, a renowned fashion jewelry artist, is presenting her latest exclusive luxury eyewear couture and jewelry designs, a private signature collection called IC-Cocktails, under her Inspiritus Creations brand, in retro Hollywood glam and glory and Casino Royale style.

A native of Sweden, Suzanne was inspired by her parents from an early age in her lifelong interest in music, entertainment and fashion. After graduating from the Academy of Apparel and Fashion Design, she moved to New York City and attended the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). She went on to launch her fashion haute couture business specializing in hand painted silks for her luxury evening wear private signature collections. She picked up client accounts with casino boutiques in Las Vegas, as well as Saks Fifth Avenue and Hollywood celebrities.

Luxury Accessories by Inspiritus Creations at Couture Fashion Week NY

After returning to Europe, Suzanne worked in the beauty industry. Now back in the USA, she is based in Florida and is inspired by the wonders of nature and her spiritual beliefs connected to positive energy and love. Inspiritus Creations focuses on unique fashion statements of beauty and strength for powerful women, with bold and chunky “bling” style.  In her Florida art studio, Suzanne uses sparkling European crystal elements with mirrored cubes and plates creating 3D-effects mixed with pearls and the brilliance of colored glass crystals. Many of her creations feature the Maltese cross, expressing the artist’s faith in Christ. Suzanne shares a story and message in each collection; recent collections are Mind Body and Soul, Blue Therapy, Sun Explosions, Pearls of Hope, Manhattan Skyline Windows, Mirrored Reflections and Gratitude and IC-Bijou pour les Yeux.

Inspiritus Creations has been featured in a bestselling music video by Robbie Rivera, as well as at Milan Fashion Week, and at major events in Paris and Stockholm.

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Red Carpet Fashion Designer Supports Equal Rights for Children

Red Carpet Fashion Designer Andres Aquino Supports Equal Rights for ChildrenDesigner Andres Aquino is pleased to announce his collaboration with Equal Rights for Children (ERC) in the upcoming fashion show presenting his latest collection entitled “New York Fashion Symphony”. Part of Couture Fashion Week New York’s 37th season, the show will be held at 8 pm on Saturday February 4, 2023 at the historic Prince George Ballroom, in the city’s Flatiron District. The festive show will include musical performers, the expected participation of models Bea Alonzo and Silmara Ribeiro, Daiana Canalas and Leyla Murugova, among others, as well as the support of a growing list of sponsors.

Andres Aquino is the founder and producer of Couture Fashion Week New York. A fixture of the New York fashion scene, he is an accomplished designer himself, and has shown his designs at important fashion events worldwide including in Dubai, Nepal, India, Romania, Paris, the Dominican Republic and multiple cities in the USA. He is also the founder of the Global Short Film Awards, with an annual black-tie awards gala held in Cannes, France held to coincide with the Cannes Film Festival.

Equal Rights for Children is an active partner for the 17 sustainable goals under the United Nations on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), with a special focus on mothers and children born out of wedlock and both of their legal rights. The non-profit organization’s main goal is that no child is discriminated against no matter when, where, or how they were born. ERC was founded by Amadea Angela Aquino (no relation), and its Board of Directors includes boxing legend, humanitarian and former Philippine Senator Manny Pacquiao, and H.E. Ambassador Libran N. Cabactulan. The organization’s supporters include UNIK Advertising, Nicole Miller, the Foreign Press Association, as well as the Philippine Mission to the United Nations which is also a partner in promoting children’s rights and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Couture Fashion Week (CFW) is one of New York Fashion Week’s most prestigious events. It showcases the work of exceptional designers from around the globe. It is an important platform for fashion industry professionals, celebrities, and media attention, and has a reputation for presenting the latest trends and styles in the world of couture fashion along with delightful musical performers, makeup and hair styling by top industry professionals, red carpet, and after parties.

The upcoming show is a unique opportunity to raise funds and awareness for ERC’s work and mission. The collaboration of CFW and ERC highlights the importance and value of working together to make a difference in the world.

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Geraldina’s Couture Makes Highly-Anticipated Debut at Couture Fashion Week NY

Geraldina’s Couture Makes Highly-Anticipated Debut at Couture Fashion Week New YorkDesigner Geraldina Shabani will present her latest collection for her signature Geraldina’s Couture label during the 37th season of Couture Fashion Week New York. The highly-anticipated fashion show will be held at 6 pm on Saturday February 4, 2023 at the historic Prince George Ballroom in New York City.

A native of Albania, now based in the New York area, Geraldina Shabani began designing and sewing her own designs at the age of 10, and has never looked back. For economic reasons, she eventually moved to Greece, where she took a series of jobs and was able to bring her son to join her after a few years. Soon after, she established a network of clients and supporters who recognized her exceptional skills, and helped her launch a startup business specializing in tailoring and alterations. Her endeavors led to work on furniture and décor for hotels and villas, eventually supervising uniforms for 750 employees in a large hotel.

After emigrating to the United States, and with her young son serving as her translator, Geraldina landed a plum job with renowned fashion designer Peggy Jennings at the iconic Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. As she continued to improve her English skills, Geraldina garnered a number of private clients and offers from top fashion brands looking for skilled seamstresses and designers. She went on to work for Christian Dior, Dolce and Gabbana, Fendi and Prada. In 2015 Geraldina realized a lifelong dream and opened her own couture atelier in Hartsdale, New York, outside of New York City, and quickly became known for her impeccable quality and exquisite workmanship. When the Covid Geraldina’s Couture Makes Highly-Anticipated Debut at Couture Fashion Week New Yorkpandemic hit, Geraldina found herself making face masks, and was recognized in the effort by the media and even City Hall. This attention had all of Westchester County lining up at her door to buy masks, and she also donated many masks to local health care workers. At this point, Geraldina needed a larger space, so she moved to her current location in Scarsdale, New York.

As Geraldina’s Couture gears up for its first major fashion show in New York, the designer reflects on how she is determined to bounce back from the pandemic challenges, keep and grow her valued clientele and workers, and bring her brand to the next level. Geraldina’s Couture has launched a GoFundMe campaign for the show, and invites her current and new fans and supporters to donate.

“Raising this money for my fashion show in February will be my way of thanking everyone who helped me get to this point,” says Geraldina. “All of the love that was given to me and my son did not go to waste. I am now working to pay fashion show fees along with my workers, staff, models, fabric and materials, transportation and more. Every bit helps.” She adds: “All the designs we will be showcasing are handmade by myself and my team. I want to inspire other women — and especially mothers that survived or are trying to survive — that there is love and hope, and it’s never too late to go after your dreams.”

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Top Celebrity Model Daiana Canalas to Grace the Catwalk at Designer Andres Aquino’s Fashion Shows

 

Model Daiana Canalas
Model Daiana Canalas. Makeup: Khristine Mardari.

Top model and celebrity Daiana Canales will appear as a special guest model for designer Andres Aquino at his fashion shows in New York and Malaysia in February 2023. Mr. Aquino’s latest couture collection is entitled “New York Fashion Symphony.” On February 4, the fashion show will be held at 8:00 pm at the historic Prince George Ballroom in New York City, as part of Couture Fashion Week New York’s 37th season. Then on February 25, the fashion show will be part of a festive gala event at the luxury Wyndham Acmar Klang Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

“I am looking forward to working again with Daiana on these exciting events,” says designer and producer Andres Aquino. “She is always on point, always a top professional. She was born to shine.”

A native of Romania, Daiana Canales is the winner of numerous top modeling accolades including the Global Short Film Awards Cannes Best Model, Miss Summer World 2019, Miss Super Globe 2019, Top Model Universe Hungary 2019/2020, Miss Saint Tropez 2017, Miss Romania, Miss Tourism, Germany’s Next Top Model 2018, and more.

Daiana has been featured in print ad campaigns for Jaggad Australia and Waletty in Germany, among others. She was featured in the popular reality TV show The Power of Love in Istanbul, Turkey. She has appeared in many major publications worldwide including Vogue, GLW Magazine, Unique Magazine New York, and Deamina Magazine in Milan.  Daiana has also walked the fashion runway at events such as New York Fashion Week, Couture Fashion Week New York, Dubai Fashion Week, the Venice Film Festival, Bucharest Fashion Week, Los Angeles Fashion Week, the Global Short Film Awards Gala in Cannes during the Cannes Film Festival, and others.

Daiana is an avid fitness buff, a professional fashion model full of energy with a killer smile and always positive attitude.

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Designer Andres Aquino Brings “New York Fashion Symphony” to New York and Malaysia

Fashion Designer and Event Producer Andres Aquino

Award-winning fashion designer Andres Aquino will present his latest collection entitled “New York Fashion Symphony” at two prestigious events in February 2023, with the extraordinary creative journey spanning two continents. On February 4, the fashion show will be held at the historic Prince George Ballroom in New York City, as part of Couture Fashion Week New York’s 37th season. Then on February 25, the fashion show will be part of a festive gala event at the luxury Wyndham Acmar Klang Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

“New York Fashion Symphony” is a couture collection inspired by the sounds of New York City.  Mr. Aquino has created a series of surrealist and fantasy art illustrations that will be custom printed on fabrics creating unique looks. “Bringing together fashion and art marks a new direction in my creative journey,” says Mr. Aquino ” The designs embody a New York of my imagination, a poetic dream, if you will, of the capital of the world and beyond.” Mr. Aquino designs exclusively one-of-kind and very limited-edition sophisticated and creative outfits for the red carpet, socialites, performers and other clients.

“I recently became involved in a number of exciting mining and technology projects, so art and fashion represent a delightful opportunity in a lighter and more imaginative sphere, Mr. Aquino says. “It is also a way to leave a cultural legacy while providing opportunities and making history with a team of other creative minds in the world of entertainment.”

Both the New York and Kuala Lumpur shows will feature live performers, highly creative makeup and hair designs, and top international runway models, including Daiana Canalas from Romania, and Leyla Murugova from Tatarstan.

About The Designer

In addition to being an acclaimed fashion designer, Andres Aquino is an artist, poet, entrepreneur (technology and mining), theater director, and event producer. Often called the “Urban Renaissance Man”, he is the founder and producer of Couture Fashion Week New York, one of New York Fashion Week’s most prestigious events. He is also the founder of the Global Short Film Awards, entering its 8th year in 2023, with an annual awards film and fashion gala held during the Cannes Film Festival.

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Top Model Leyla Murugova to Walk the Runway for Designer Andres Aquino’s Fashion Shows on Two Continents

Top Model Leyla Murugova
Photo: Roza Trifonova, @roza_trifonova_

Top fashion model and celebrity Leyla Murugova will appear as a special guest model for designer Andres Aquino at his fashion shows in New York and Malaysia in February 2023. Mr. Aquino’s latest couture collection is entitled “New York Fashion Symphony.” On February 4, the fashion show will be held at 8:00 pm at the historic Prince George Ballroom in New York City, as part of Couture Fashion Week New York’s 37th season, one of New York Fashion Week’s best events. Then on February 25, the fashion show will be part of a festive gala event at the luxury Wyndham Acmar Klang Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A native of Tatarstan, Leyla Murugova is a rising star in the world of fashion modeling. She has walked for numerous designers at prestigious events during New York Fashion Week and Miami Fashion Week, among others, and she is also a celebrated pageant winner, holding titles such as Ms. World International, Ms. Universe World International, Mrs. Planet and Mrs. Millenium Universe.

Leyla is also an accomplished interior designer.

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Why Unisex Clothing Is The Hottest Fashion Trend

Why Unisex Clothing Is The Hottest Fashion TrendFashion is constantly changing, and various factors influence how we dress today. Whether these changes are social, political, environmental, or cultural, they can mold how designers create clothes for the masses. Lately, these influences have led to the unisex or genderless trend, which has been gradually taking the spotlight with designs that are made to fit a variety of forms. With the versatility of these clothes, it’s not difficult to see why they are trending in the market.

Here are more reasons why unisex clothing is the hottest fashion trend today.

  1. It Promotes Fluidity

The new generation is more open to self-expression, and fashion has become a means to represent identities and beliefs. Genderless fashion is becoming a preference among the new generation because of its association with the LGBTQIA+ community. More individuals are following suit and expressing the desire to pursue how they want to be identified in society.

Gender norms are changing because many don’t want to conform to the old conventions that they find restricting, and unisex clothing is among the most efficient tools that help them embrace their true selves. If you are interested to hop on the trend, you can shop Nique’s range of unisex clothing to fit your personality and tastes.

  1. It Provides Comfort Inside And Out

Unisex clothing prioritizes comfort. The popular styles today constitute of baggy or oversized apparel that conforms to the different shapes and frames of bodies regardless of gender. Women now have the choice to wear clothes that are loose or are originally tailored for men. Similarly, men are no longer judged for choosing flamboyant designs, which were only seen in female clothing lines a few decades back.

Unisex apparel also supports the idea that acceptable clothing is whatever an individual feels comfortable in. It is the kind of inclusive fashion that discourages the segregation among genders. Unisex clothing allows you to dress as the person you identify as and encourages you to break free from the restricting expectations of society.

Why Unisex Clothing Is The Hottest Fashion Trend

  1. It Supports The Environment

Many people nowadays advocate for the conservation of the environment, and many consumers prefer to subscribe to environmentally sustainable choices. If you look into eco-friendly brands, you will find that unisex clothing promotes slow fashion. Slow fashion is a concept of creating clothing that considers the supply chain, people, animals, and the environment. More time is spent on designing products with fewer variations, which ultimately reduces waste without compromising quality.

Unisex clothing has a neutrality that provides an avenue for mixing and matching various clothing items to arrive at different styles. This maximizes the use of each piece thus cutting back on waste. Moreover, it leads to a more compact wardrobe that is essential to a minimalist lifestyle. When you have lesser items under your ownership, you also produce less carbon footprint.

  1. It Emphasizes Equality

The popularity of unisex clothing can also be owed to Generation Z and their awareness and support of gender equality, which effectively shaped the current fashion trend and industry. Unisex clothing is more adaptable to different body types. The versatile designs equally allow anyone from the gender spectrum to wear unisex clothing regularly, which ultimately promotes equality among consumers. Because gender-fluid clothing is more welcoming and inclusive, it encourages the erasure of gender stereotypes.

Gender-fluid clothing breaks the norm of how people should dress. Conventional fashion pushed men to wear loosely cut clothes with dull colors and encouraged women to think that dresses equate to beauty. There were no in-betweens, and people that did not fit into the cisgender stereotypes were forced into their biological sexual assignments. Modern fashion is, however, transforming. Nowadays, everyone is given the equal rights to wear clothes that they identify with.

Many consumers desire inclusive, gender-neutral clothing and are more accepting of brands that offer better representation; hence, gender neutrality is a concept that fashion brands must adapt to in order to meet the demands of a rising demographic. The current generation wants unisex fashion not only to make a fashion statement but also to break free from society’s restrictive norms.

Takeaway

While traditional fashion still holds track among various industries, unisex clothing is an alternative style that accommodates better self-representation. It promotes inclusivity, fluidity, sustainability and comfort. Unisex clothing blurs the lines between male and female fashion and allows equality across the gender spectrum. It gives people the choice to wear what they want regardless of what others think is acceptable. Everyone now has a chance to be more creative with what they wear, making unisex clothes a must-have in every wardrobe.