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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
A fashion event is one of those shows that are pleasing to go to. Especially for fashion enthusiasts, there’s something about these events that make them attractive and well attended. There’s a good reason fashion weeks in some countries exist, and that’s because many people simply love fashion. From the glitz and glamour to the makeup, shoes, jewelry, and clothing to the appetizers and wine, people can’t get enough of these events.
If you’re planning on staging your own fashion show, this article is for you. Ensuring your fashion event will be a success won’t be easy—you need to put in a lot of hard work. It’s not something you’ve thought about one day and then wing it the next. You need to have ample preparation to ensure nothing goes wrong on the day of the event. If you don’t know where to start, here are five key tips to be successful in organizing your fashion event.
Secure The Venue
The first step to hosting a successful fashion event is to secure your venue. What’s an event without a venue? You don’t want to put off this task as you’d never know if somebody else would be booking on your desired date. The earlier you can reserve your venue, the better. Try to browse for venues online, like on The Vendry and similar sites, where you can check the venue’s details and description, send inquiries, and read customer feedback.
When choosing a venue, one of the most important factors to consider is the size. Your venue has to accommodate your fashion event comfortably. If you plan to set up a stage or runway, you need a venue that will allow you to install one. Also, think of other basic amenities, like bathrooms and rooms for your dressing area, and check whether they can be provided. Inquire, too, if they have enough lights, speakers, and other equipment for your sound system.
Identify Your Purpose
Different brands or event organizers have their respective reasons for hosting a fashion event. Whatever your reason is, use this as your motivation to keep going, especially on days it seems impossible to make your show a success. Your purpose is also what will set your fashion event apart from others.
So as you get your plans off the ground and start planning your fashion event, try to identify what your purpose is. Some of the most common reasons are:
Raising money for charity
Showing a designer’s latest collection, for example, their newly released spring, summer, autumn, or winter wear
Increasing awareness for a cause
Launching a new fashion product or business
Select Your Theme
A fashion event’s theme will most likely depend on the designer’s collection or the products you’re promoting, particularly their aesthetics and style. The key here is to achieve a well-curated, coordinated, and elegant show that pays attention to key details from start to finish.
You wouldn’t want to settle for anything less. As much as possible, you want to create that wow factor in the eyes of your event goers. This is important so you can create a buzz both offline and online.
Choose Your Models ASAP
A fashion event wouldn’t be a fashion event without the models as they’re the ones to wear the clothes and promote the products you’re introducing to the market. So once you’ve settled all the details about your fashion show, it’s time to cast your models.
This is a crucial step, so it has to be done accurately and as soon as possible. The models can make or break your event. They hold the key to whether the designs and products you’re introducing will be brought to life.
Choosing your models as soon as possible gives you enough time to get the casting done. This way, you don’t have to rush and settle for models you don’t find fit to wear the brand you’re representing just because you didn’t have enough time to prepare. But while you’re doing the casting, don’t forget to ensure everything is clear when it comes to the models’ fees and wages.
Market And Promote Your Event
To get the word out about your fashion event, you have to promote it. The event won’t make a mark in the fashion world if you aren’t able to attract your target attendees. As soon as your details are final, that should be your go signal to start advertising and spreading the word about your event.
When all is said and done, the main objective of why you’re setting up a fashion show should be achieved. Whether it’s to present a new collection or market new designs and products, a successful fashion event is also a good marketing stunt. But no successful event was ever planned overnight. It entails long hours of brainstorming and planning to make it a success. The tips above will help get you started.
As we come back blinking into the light, the returns of theater, live music, restaurants, nights out, fashion shows and (for some of us) the office, the questions of what to wear — now that we’re more than just (literally) talking heads — is starting to loom large once again. New York, London and Milan Fashion Weeks have just come and gone, and instead of seeing a single trend, there’s been a mishmash of ideas. The Guardian thinks there’ll be 21 ‘tribes’ going forward into next year, with everything from vaporwave moving from visual arts into fashion, to goblincore. As we nervously put down the sweatpants, let’s have a look at some of the key ideas from spring/summer 2022’s designs.
While it’s going to be nice to make a touch more effort, it seems designers at London Fashion Week haven’t let go of the idea of comfort yet — however there’s no move to resurrect the power suit just yet. Instead, the 90’s are still big – specifically England in the early 90’s – hemlines are relaxed, jeans are baggy. Prints are bold – think plaids and florals; colors are primary. Don’t be afraid to dust off your chunky platforms; if we’re putting something on our feet it doesn’t have to be plantar fasciitis-risking heels quite yet.
The big night out
If you’re hitting the casino, that might be the time to show off. While most of us have been gaming (and shopping) online in the comfort of our own homes over the past period, some of the poker rooms of Las Vegas remain fairly upscale. However, as the new generation of female poker professionals like Kara Scott and Vivian have shown, there’s way more to the card table than cocktail dresses and LBDs. New York showed us that the long knit has definitively made the jump from the high street to high fashion; asymmetric shapes and cold shoulders turn practicality on its head. Pairing up flowing lines with a tight clutch purse makes for a smooth transition from day to eveningwear, as shown in our article “6 Awesome Looks This Summer: How to Accessorize Properly.”
Starved of travel over the pandemic, if you thought beachwear was going to be a key trend for next season, then you’d be correct. Resort wear sales are up 240% in 2021 over 2020. Miami Swim Week pointed to a continuation of what we’re seeing in everyday styles. Florals are everywhere, kaftans are big, comfort is emphasized. However the swimwear underneath the sarong gets more adventurous as we get back into shape for next summer. Think futuristic fabrics in textured bikinis, more straps than a Rolex accessories dealer and cut-outs galore. And again, with the bold accessorizing, crochet wraps and belly chains will be ubiquitous.
Getting dressed up is going to mean different things to different folks over the coming seasons. As we’ve mentioned above, even heading to the office could feel like preparing for a fashion show after the last year and a half. But when it is finally time to do it, enjoy the process!