Top Indian luxury fashion brand Karishma Deepa Sondhi (KDS) will present their latest exquisite designs during Couture Fashion Week New York’s 38th season during a special Times Square showcase.
Karishma Deepa Sondhi is a mother-daughter venture. Karishma, who attended the Parson’s School of Design in New York, handles designing, and Deepa oversees production, sales, marketing and media. The brand caters to women of all shapes and sizes, with a strong belief that fashion is for everyone, it’s fluid and inclusive. In addition to its couture and pret-a-porter creations, KDS is renowned for its gorgeous bridal designs, dressing not only Indian brides, but also European and American brides. The luxurious KDS flagship store in New Delhi caters to an international clientele from the USA, Canada and other countries as well as loyal Indian clients. Its workshop of fifty people includes master tailors, drapers, pattern makers, and embroiderers. The KDS signature style is originality, noted for aesthetically flowing drapes juxtaposed to structured western wear. All designs are impeccably handcrafted, and include all kinds of meticulous embroideries like beads, stones, Swarovski crystals, bugle beads and pearls, creating timeless and collectible ensembles.
Karishma Deepa Sondhi has shown designs on the runway at numerous important fashion events in India as well as Couture Fashion Week New York. The brand is a favorite of many Bollywood celebrities like Bipasha Basu, Mallika Sherawat, Zareen Khan, and more.
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!”
Isabel 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.
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.
Luxury 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.
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.
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.
Designer 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 pandemic 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.”
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.
Fashion 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Loewe is a global brand, part of the world’s leading luxury group LVMH. Loewe designer handbags are loved by many consumers for their superior long-lasting style and quality. The seductive touch of leather of unrivaled sheen, suppleness and softness of Loewe’s products is now infused with modern glamour.
From this post, you will get ample information about Loewe and its inspiring evolution. So, are you ready?
Loewe’s entrance into the fashion industry
Loewe, a Spanish fashion house, was founded in a modest Atelier in Madrid about 1872. The origin of Loewe may be traced back to 1872, when the German artisan Heinrich Loewe Rössberg arrived in a leather goods factory on Calle Lobo (now Calle Echegaray) in Madrid, to develop his fashion label.
Loewe was born 20 years later, with the first fresh store opening in Spain’s capital, on Principe de Madrid Street. And 13 years later, by order of Alfonso XIII, he became the Supplier to the Royals due to his immense reputation among fans of luxury products.
Loewe stores were opened in nations such as England and Japan in 1963. Similarly, the brand’s expansion into women’s ready-to-wear premium apparel, as well as Vicente Vela’s design of its famous emblem, contributed to its reputation.
The first ready to wear line
Loewe bags were spotted on the likes of Ava Gardner during a tour to Spain with her first husband Frank Sinatra around the middle of the 20th century. Loewe debuted its first ready-to-wear line in 1965, and five years later, the company commissioned Spanish artist Vicente Vela to create a logo – the famous monogram of four rolling L’s – that is still in use today.
The lucky steps with Amazona
1975 signified the start of a new era in Spanish society. After General Francisco Franco’s death, Spain started its transformation from dictatorship to liberal democracy. Loewe, one of the country’s leading luxury fashion labels at the time, contributed to this dramatic rise in democracy by designing the Amazona, a flexible sporting bag that perfectly fitted the lifestyle change of the Spanish lady.
Despite its top two handles and neatly rectangular frame, the Amazona was designed in the 1970s as an accessory suited to the increasing in female labor in the workplace.
Puzzle: A sign of class
Just over a year into his tenure, artistic director Jonathan W. Anderson introduced a substantial handbag to the Loewe collection, one that provided an excellent display of the brand’s craftsmanship.
Hence, the Puzzle bag made its debut during the men’s spring 2015 presentation in Paris. The Puzzle, like all Loewe bags, is handmade in Madrid from about nine pieces of leather that have been expertly patchworked together.
The bag, which is available in calfskin, pebbled calfskin, and goatskin in regular, small, mini, and nano sizes, didn’t take long to appear on the classiest influencers and culture-makers.
Whether it’s a fashion show, exhibition, debuts, or an elite party, you will see Puzzle. People like to carry it!
The Gate enhanced stardom
Saddle-shaped purses appeared on the models walking down Lowe’s spring 2018 catwalk, presumably destined for It-bag stardom.
The Gate purse, so named because a mechanical hinge holds the leather clasp in place, is adored for its understated elegance.
Amazing the market with Basket
The market hasn’t been the same since this incredibly seductive addition to the Loewe arsenal appeared in the spring 2017 womenswear portfolio. Anderson enhanced the simple woven palm-leaf market bag and had the foresight to price it properly.
It’s handwoven in Spain with beautiful leather trim from the label. The true beauty of this bag, though, resides in its embrace of superb aesthetics. So no need to recreate the idea again; Loewe’s Basket bag accomplishes everything it should, and it comes in a range of colors and sizes, so there’s no excuse not to carry it all year round.
Wrapping it up
Step by step, Loewe is now an eye-catching brand that has garnered accolades and appreciation from a wide swath of the fashion market. You can never go wrong if you invest in one of Loewe’s high-quality products that will become a treasured part of your wardrobe. Not only a trendsetting leader in bags and ready-to-wear apparel, Loewe also is now entering the perfume and other accessories markets.
There are just way too many clothing and accessories brands in the market these days. It might take ages to find the best brand that sells everything you seek. It may feel like a needle in a haystack at times. However, if you are looking for something specific, feminine with playful use of space and color, chic, or bohemian, you should shop atAlice McCall dresses and more.
Additionally, designer clothes are worth every penny— made from high-quality materials— and are made to last. So, when you have a collection of these clothes you should wear them the right way and here are the steps to do just that:
You Wear One Brand, Loud And Proud
The best way to pick an outfit for the day is to stick with one brand. It’s just easier that way, especially if someone asks you, ‘Who are you wearing today?’ Instead of naming different brands, you can say I’m wearing this brand. Also, it’s essential to know about the brand you are wearing. Just in case somebody asks you about it.
How do you pick an outfit for a day?
Check the weather forecast and decide on a specific look suitable for when it rains or when it’s a hot sunny day.
Think about the look you are going for, and consider the activity you will be doing that day. Don’t wear something sporty to a formal event or a long gown at a cocktail party.
Wear something that will last you all day.
You Wear It With Confidence
It doesn’t matter if you wear luxury clothes; it will show if you don’t feel good in them. How you dress up tells so much about you, how you carry yourself, how you perceive the clothes you’re wearing, and how it affects your mood.
So, how do you feel confident in your clothes?
Choose the proper cut and style for your body type.
Wear something flattering that shows off your best assets.
Choose clothes that match your personality.
Walk with confidence. Don’t slouch. Keep your head up, always.
Choose clothes that fit you perfectly.
You Wear It Like It’s An Extension Of Your Body
When you think of it that way, you can move without checking yourself in the mirror every five minutes. Think of your clothes as the outer layer of your skin; then you won’t be self-conscious.
You Wear It Like An Investment
You bought it for a reason, and it didn’t come cheap. You should find a way to ROI (Return on Investment) it. Choose clothes that you can repurpose, something you can wear during the day for work and at night to party. Significant Other clothing and dresses have the kind of clothes just for that. Wear it with conviction like, ‘I bought this with my hard-earned money; therefore, I deserve this.’
You Wear It For Yourself
Aside from thinking about it like it’s an investment piece, it would be best if you always considered why you bought it in the first place. Perhaps you believe in the brand’s vision, mission, and values, or you love their products. Overall, you wear the brand’s designer clothes because you love their sense of style and fashion.
Here are a few tips and tricks to style designer pieces:
Know How To Layer Your Clothes: you should know what goes on top of what.
Mix and Match Designer Pieces: if you want to wear plain clothes, top them with a textured jacket or cardigan.
Wear The Right Kind Of Shoes: choose something you can wear all day that compliments your entire look.
Accessories Are Key: stick with one kind of jewelry, all gold or silver. Please do not mix them; they won’t look neat. But don’t overdo it.
Pick a Bag: think about what you’ll be doing for the day, and bring all the essentials with you.
Finally, take one good look in the mirror and see if everything matches. Otherwise, repeat the entire process.
When you wear designer clothes, you’ll have to consider a lot of things: if it fits, if it matches your style, if it has the right cut, if you are fond of the color or if you like the texture; but more importantly, is how often you will be able to wear it.
You didn’t wear it because you feel compelled by society, but you are wearing it because you love everything about it.
Furthermore, these designer clothes are expensive; therefore, your goal is to get good value for your money.
Iona I. Lewis is a fashion guru who has a wide collection of designer clothes. She loves fashion week and she is curator.