The Grand Ballroom and elegant adjoining salons at New York's world-famous
Waldorf-Astoria radiated with an ambience of luxury and elegance during
Valentine's weekend as
Week presented a dazzling showcase of top-notch international designers,
entertainment, exhibits of fine art, jewelry, fashions and more, as well as
the Couture Fashion Week Valentine's Ball.
Couture Fashion Week
collaborated this season with
Partners in Health in a silent auction and
fundraiser to benefit the charity organization's relief
efforts in Haiti, and partnered with Blue Star Jets,
a leader in the field of luxury private jet rentals.
Catalin Botezatu showed yet another
unforgettably glamorous collection accompanied by his
trademark theatrical hair and makeup styling. "We are
delighted that Catalin Botezatu has been a regular
presenter at Couture Fashion Week," says event producer
Andres Aquino. "Our audiences always look forward to his
fashion shows with great anticipation."
Walid Atallah of Dubai returned to Couture
Fashion Week with an impeccably crafted collection of
luxurious designs. "I have become more moderate with my
designs, and now I concentrate more on the creation of
original special effects which reflect a different type
of femininity," says the designer. Mr. Atallah.
Award-winning Turkish designer
Nedret Taciroglu made her fourth appearance at
the event with a highly creative and beautifully
tailored set of designs. Fabrics are predominantly fine
all-natural wools, chiffons, cottons and silks made in
Susi Hammer is noted for her striking designs
bringing together fresh and colorful silk shantung,
linen, burlap and rubber in singular harmony. A
Hungarian-speaking Romanian, Susi Hammer arrived in
Argentina as a child with her family and now makes her
home in Buenos Aires where she operates her signature
Morgan Sarver latest collection reflects the
Russian influence of beautiful silk velvets, high
collars, and fur trim with the long-standing European
tradition of sweeping trains, cinched waists, and heavy
satins for ball gowns tempered with a fanciful, playful
use of tulle.
Saureen Desai is the force behind the
Se Sens Serene
Ms. Desai uses "plastiq", a
term she coined to describe the various grades of
high-end plastics (monomers and polymers) in the
construction of highly innovative and chic eco-friendly
with enhanced sustainability.
Prizy Sebastian Her debut at Couture Fashion
Week presented a delightful set of elegant and feminine
details such as subtle pin-tucking,
sharp pleats, soft gathers and exquisite color
fifth appearance at Couture Fashion Week, Atlanta-based
Sushma Patel's designs are a unique and stunning
Paulina Lopez's latest
collection is entitled "Celebration 2010". A fundamental
element of Ms. Lopez's signature style is her
experimentation with hand stitching giving unique life
and body to her designs.
Head designer for Nigerian label
House of Jola is
Isisoma Okorodudu. In her second appearance at Couture
Fashion Week, Ms. Okorodudu showed a collection of bold
and vibrantly colorful designs softened with feminine
ruffles and drapings.
Talented up-and-coming menswear Nigerian designer Uche
Nnaji presented an edgy imaginative collection, marking
Ouch label's USA debut.
Edwing D'Angelo's Fall 2010 collection is
elegant and romantic inspired by the New York City of
the 1940's and 50's. Luxurious fabrics such as satin,
chiffon, silk, organza and fine Italian wool were used
in the designs that embody chic style and
"Falling In Love Collection" for Fall/Winter 2010 marks
the solo launch of
Adrian Alicea of the Nico and Adrian New York
label. The distinctive ensembles incorporate the
designer's original and edgy style in a fresh couture
notable Korean fashion designers presented a collective
fashion show of elegant and original ensembles:
ANS by Yoon-Jung An, Lilycomes by Jeone Mi Young
and Yang's by Hee Deuk.
become a hotbed of New Century Couture, says Mira
Zivkovich, president of New York-based fashion
consulting firm MZI Global, which represents the Korean
designers in the USA.
Fashion designer and Couture Fashion Week producer
Andres Aquino presented his latest collection
entitled "Legend". "The object of this collection is to
bring out the inner goddess in every woman, says Mr.
Stankiene, native of Lithuania, is the designer behind
Janerations brand, which recently celebrated its
two-year anniversary. "The beauty of any craft is that
it is endless," observes Ms. Stankiene.
Hollywood make up artist Mahealani Diego and
trendsetting hair stylist Federico Calce headed
the talented styling teams.
designers participating included:
fabulous Parisian jewelry designer Didier Peiro,
stunning crystal bouquets by Through Crystal
Logic Gallery, Franco Castelluccio, Lin Evola, .
Other exhibitors: Applebee Films, Azad Watches,
Bagaceous Jewelry, Black Tie Magazine, Blue Star Jets,
CholoDesign, Collezioni Magazine, DW Bijoux, DznrChic
Boutique, Identity Apparel, Lashes & Lips, Morgan Sarver
Couture, MZI Global, New Tang Dynasty TV, Ottavio Nuccio
Gala, Partners in Health, Se Sens Serene, Siam Gallery
Jewelry, Silpada Designs, Susan Freda.
delivered electrifying performances: dancer and actress
Sofya Skya, pianist Prince Igor, Mexican tenor Eduardo
Herrera, cellist Gjilberta Gelaj, singer Material Girl,
ballroom dancers Davis and Ting Ting, singer Maria
Sciorillo (National American Miss Pennsylvania), jazz
singer Sarah Elizabeth Charles, reggaeton singing
sensation Alexito, Broadway singer Dillon McCartney and
belly dancer Ayesha.
The next edition of Couture
Fashion Week will be held September 10-12, 2010 at the
Waldorf-Astoria, New York City.
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