Designer Andres Aquino will present his latest collection entitled “Gotham Nights” at Couture Fashion Week New York’s upcoming 21st season. The runway fashion show will be held at 8:00 pm on Valentine’s Day, Saturday February 14, 2015 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, in the heart of the city.
“Gotham Nights” is dedicated to the Gotham City Muse, a woman who dwells in a place where cool meets sexy in the city that never sleeps; a poetic place where myriad legends are created every night, and stories are told with beauty, style and gorgeous fashions. Beyond the fashion show, there is art, music, dance and enchantment, hallmarks of the prolific designer’s presentations for many seasons at one of New York Fashion Week’s most prestigious events. The highly anticipated show will be followed by the Valentine’s Ball.
Among the stunning models walking the show will be several winners of the Top Model Vietnam competition.
An array of talented performers are sure to dazzle the audience as part of the show, including:
Leah Danielle – Verissimo soprano and solo concert singer who has performed with legendary tenor Andrea Boccelli and appeared at Carnegie Hall. She sang in her first movie soundtrack for the Universal Studios film Prime, and has performed many operatic roles including Musetta in La Boheme, Liu in Turandot, Contessa in Le Nozze Di Figaro, and Drusilla in L’Incoronazione di Poppea.
Salome Katamadze – Singing sensation from the Republic of Georgia, she is a winner of X Factor and other major European music festivals. She has performed at numerous music events throughout Europe.
Nini DeRossi – Native of the Republic of Georgia, now based in New York, she is the winner of the TV competitions 10 + 10 (Armenia) and X Factor (Greece), as well as being a finalist in Georgia’s Georgian Idol. Her poignant rendition of Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You at CFW thrilled the audience.
Stella Matteoni – Singer-songwriter from the South of France, she is a rising star on the European popular music scene.
Panic! The Musical Singers – With their sights set on Broadway, the ensemble performs the songs of the American rock band Panic! At The Disco. The group includes Broadway and off-Broadway entertainers led by Alexis Acar.
Ryan Raffloer and Hanna Sverdlov – A crowd-thrilling, high energy dance duo.
Veronica Iovan and Antonio Abate – Veronica is a talented young soprano who has performed at prestigious events and venues around the world, and is a popular regular performer at CFW. Antonio is a tenor whose extensive repertoire ranges from sacred music to Broadway tunes to classic opera. The duet will perform a Broadway classic at the “Gotham Nights” show.
Andres Aquino is producer and founder of Couture Fashion Week New York, as well as a poet, writer, designer, business entrepreneur, and above all entertainer, who loves to dazzle his audiences by taking fashion shows beyond conventional industry standards into the realm of Broadway-style theatrical productions.