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Couture Fashion Week Heads to Nepal

Couture Fashion Week Heads to NepalDesigner and Couture Fashion Week New York founder and producer Andres Aquino will show his recent collection entitled “Romancing the Himalayas” at the Nepal Couture Fashion gala event. The show will be held at the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu on August 13, 2016. The event marks Mr. Aquino’s first runway show in Nepal which will feature a selection of his signature luxurious, feminine and wearable gowns.

“I am looking forward to finding new inspirations in the stunning natural beauty of this Himalayan country, known as the rooftop of the world,” says Mr. Aquino. He will be traveling to Nepal with four talented models: Belgica Suarez (Miss Honduras Universe), Sendy Caceres (Miss Paraguay Earth), Nea McClin from Finland; and New York runway model and stylist Kelsie McKenna. In Nepal the group will be joined by actress Shristi Shrestha (Miss Nepal 2012), Anjali Lama (1st Face of Panache Runway), Malina Joshi (Miss Nepal World 2011), celebrity model Aastha Pokharel, Puza Stha (contestant for Miss Nepal 2015 and Miss Talent 2015), tecno artist Anish Anand, actor Gaurav Pahari, and a number of models, celebrities and VIPS. International model, actor and entertainment executive Deepak Ghimire, whom Mr. Aquino met and worked with in New York on a special Nepal showcase, has been instrumental in organizing the Nepal event.

Couture Fashion Week New York will be entering its 24th season in September 2016 as one of New York’s most prestigious fashion week events. Mr. Aquino is also the founder and director or the Global Short Film Awards, now entering its second year with events in New York and Cannes, France, among other cities.

The Nepal visit by Mr. Aquino and his associates will also include:
– The official signing of the Global Short Film Award Festival (GSF Awards) license agreement for Nepal.
– Discussions with government and business leaders on mutual cooperation to promote Nepal fashion and tourism, as well as to expand the fashion market for Couture Fashion Week New York in Kathmandu.
– Scouting for new talented designers and models.
– Enjoying the beauty and friendship of the country and people of Nepal.

The event is managed and organized by Everest Events & Exhibition Pvt. Ltd., a sister concern of Avenues Television. The main sponsor of the event is Jawalakhel Distillery (Ruslan Vodka). Thanks to Executive Directors Aseem Rana and Sanjeeb Pyakurel, Director Sambridhi Raj Karnikar, Rachana Gurung Sharma, Deepak Ghimire, Chief Program Coordinator Shrijana Pokharel and the staff of Couture Fashion Nepal, who are committed to making this year’s show one that goes down in history.

More information: www.CoutureFashionWeek.com | www.GlobalShortFilmAwards.com | facebook.com/couturefashionnepal


Nepal Art and Culture in the Spotlight at Couture Fashion Week New York

Fashionistas are looking forward to the upcoming season of Couture Fashion Week New York with great anticipation. The multi-day event, now entering its 23rd season, will be held February 12-14, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway, New York City. One of New York Fashion Week’s most prestigious events, CFW presents the latest collections by exceptional designers from around the globe, world-class entertainment, chic after parties and more.

Located at the "Rooftop of the World," Nepal's natural beauty is legendary.
Located at the “Rooftop of the World,” Nepal’s natural beauty is legendary.

This season, Couture Fashion Week is pleased to include a dazzling showcase of art, culture and design from Nepal. As Nepal recovers from the recent devastating earthquake, it is reassuring potential travelers and business partners that the country is absolutely safe and welcomes visitors with open arms. With its rich history and culture, and a warm and welcoming people, Nepal is a jewel waiting to be discovered.

CFW Producer Andres Aquino has been working closely Raja and Deepak Ghimire and their team, including Ms. Sarmista Ilo, Mr. Prem Ghopal Maharjan and Mr. Rishi Prasad Dhakal, to coordinate the Nepal showcase. “I’m delighted to work with these dedicated individuals to put a spotlight on the unique and exotic Nepalese culture for our guests,” says Mr. Aquino. “I’m sure our audiences will love the very impressive presentation.”

Deepak Ghimire, CFW Producer Andres Aquino and Raja Ghimire
(l-r) Deepak Ghimire, CFW Producer Andres Aquino and Raja Ghimire.

The Nepal showcase at Couture Fashion Week New York will include around a dozen prominent companies in such industries as tourism, fabrics, art and handicrafts. Visitors to the event are welcome to stop by the exhibits on Friday February 12 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday, February 13 and 14 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Exhibits are open to the public free of charge. Tickets to fashion shows and parties are available for purchase online.

For more information on the Nepal showcase at Coutre Fashion Week, contact: Raja Ghimire at [email protected] or Deepak Ghimire at [email protected]

For tickets and more information on Couture Fashion Week, visit www.CoutureFashionWeek.com