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In February 2007 international fashion designers converged at New York City's world-famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel to present an array of couture and luxury collections. Each designer brought a unique fashion perspective based on their experience, background and creative spirit. The shows were as varied as the diverse collections presented. Twelve glittering shows were held over three days along with networking events and after parties. Attendees included an array of diplomats representing many of the participating designers
countries of origin including Lebanon, Croatia, South Africa, Moldova and the Philippines.
The designers and presenters:
Haya Al Houti: This gifted young
designer's creations are breathtaking combinations of the finest satins,
silks, taffeta, chiffon, organza, tulle and lace with rich beading,
embroidery and jeweled embellishments. A collection inspired by the sea
and fit for a princess.
Katya Leonovich: A stunning collection
which the designer calls
Silva Levit: "My goal is to refine my client's personal style without turning her into a fashion victim," says Ms. Levit. This expert designer's creations range from casual attire to funky sexy club-wear to elegant evening and holiday wear to South Beach-inspired party dresses in deep colors and interesting textural combinations. Ms. Levit is not afraid to experiment with all kinds of fabrics: silk, chiffon, satin, taffeta, leather, faux fur, and more. She is the first fashion designer from Moldova to present at Couture Fashion Week New York.
J.J. Schoeman made his second appearance
with Couture Fashion Week, following up on his stunning New York debut
last season. A creative flair for the dramatic and an ability to bring
out his clients
Jamil Khansa: The award-winning Lebanese
designer marked his return to Couture Fashion Week with the presentation
of a stunning collection entitled "Andalucian Princess
Gordana Radic: The "Magic Night" collection from this accomplished Croatian designer is dedicated to woman in love: her everlasting wish to conquer and aspiration to be conquered. Black, black and black again; color of the night, color of the universe and color of the secret. Glittering gold detailing represents the reflection of her inner glow, the spark of hidden fire in the magic night. Ms. Radic has a passion for the preservation of native Croatian embroidery patterns which she incorporates into her finely tailored designs.
Andres Aquino presented
Stefan Daniel Bell. Through his unique
Henrieta Duffner presented a collection of superbly crafted feminine designs made for the sophisticated woman who appreciates the best in elegant and flattering clothing of the highest quality. A native of the Czech Republic, Ms. Duffner is now based in Germany and is now extending her line into the New York market.
Other designers participating in Couture Fashion Week this season included :
Couture Fashion Week guests were treated to delightful performances by guitarist Kenny Cunningham and the classical duo of cellist Gjilberta Gelaj and pianist Svetlana Gorokhovich.
Among the event's sponsors and partners were
broker Gail Hughes from the Corcoran Real Estate Group, FIJI bottled
water, Laser Cosmetica premier medspas with multiple locations in the
New York area, Book Moda Italy, Puerta de Europa Bridal Fashion Week
Madrid, EVideo Productions, www.VAaardvark.com distributor of the
See photos from the fashion shows: