Andres Aquino fashion show during Couture Fashion Week New York at the Waldorf Astoria. Jewelry by Didier Piero, bouquets by Sheila Hightower, Shoes by Chamian Renee Coates, Makeup by Mahealani Diego, Hair by Federico Calce. Video by AJ Ingoglia, Video Edit by T. Kudriskaya. More information at CoutureFashionWeek.com
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This season’s New York’s Couture Fashion Week will include three notable Korean designers showing on the runway Sunday, February 14, 2010. The fashion show will be held at 5:00 p.m. in the legendary Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria on Park Avenue, New York City.
“Asia has become a hotbed of New Century Couture,” says Mira Zivkovich, president of New York-based fashion consulting firm MZI Global. “These Asian designers are creating vibrant works of art with a nod to their cultural history, but most certainly in the present.”
The Korea Couture Designer Collective includes:
ANS by Yoon-Jung An - Since 1975 designer Yoon Jung An has been a leading Korean fashion designer for women. Known for romantic elegant styles, Ms. An uses exquisite textiles to create suits and flirty cocktail dresses with feminine shapes and details like flouncy, flared skirts. The new collection “Green Energy Cool Earth” represents Ms. An’s dream of a better future that coexists with history and nature. Natural materials such as silk, linen and cotton flow in perfect harmony painted by marine-inspired hues of natural green, indigo blue and water white. “We expressed the designs that have the best paradigm through natural dyes and the use of environmental fabrics,” says Ms. An. ANS has shown at international fashion events including the Osaka Exhibition, Seoul Fashion Week and the Paris International Fashion Show. Ms. An is president of the Korean Women Entrepreneurs Association.
Lilycomes by Jeone Mi Young - In 2005 Jeone Mi Young launched her collection of natural silk, organza and cotton contemporary and evening dresses in splashes of vibrant colors. Her new collection features long, airy flowing dresses in exotic patterns with criss-cross halter and square tank tops. She makes a contrasting bold statement in black and white with fluffy meringue style gowns with confectionary details. Ruffles, feathers and a spectrum of necklines create an exquisite runway rainbow. The designs are not subtle, but unexpected and exciting like great art. Designer Mi Young is an innovator, applying the French technique of moulage. Her extensive educational background includes Esmod de Paris, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaus, Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, as well as an advanced program in fashion business for CEOs at Seoul National University. “Her unique combination of old-world elegance and Asian influence offers rare opportunity to find a custom crafted couture dress,” says Zivkovich.
Yang’s by Hee Deuk– This second brand by Hee Deuk Yang is an expression of youth and freedom, mixing haute couture with Bohemian touches. The 2010-2011 collection features Burberry-inspired plaids in flowing skirts and trouser pants topped with sleeveless blouses accented by waterfalls of feminine ruffles. Contrasting the black, red and tan plaids, energetic, vibrant dresses and tops swirl in graphic floral patterns and gorgeous feminine shapes in sheer flowing fabrics. Featherweight styles represent escapism. Fantasy palettes lead to sunshine-filled moods. Yang’s designs are like the petals of an exotic flower – cascading to perfection. Hee Deuk Yang launched his career after winning top honors in a Korean design contest in 1990. He has designed multiple fashion lines, which have been featured in Hong Kong, Beijing and Seoul’s fashion weeks as well as in Italian fashion magazines.
Argentinean designer Susi Hammer will make her USA debut at New York’s Couture Fashion Week on Sunday, February 14, 2010. The fashion show will be held at 5:00 p.m. in the legendary Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria on Park Avenue, New York City.
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. She attended university in Buenos Aires, obtaining her degree in psychology, later going on to specialize in psychoanalysis. Dr. Hammer worked full time in her field until 2001, when she discovered, almost by chance, her inspiration as a fashion designer and the immense pleasure that it gives her.
She has participated for a number of years in Puro Diseno, an annual fashion and design event in Buenos Aires. She has also shown her work in art galleries, design and fashion stores as well as in her own fashion shows. In 2006, Susi Hammer opened her signature boutique in Palermo, a central area of Buenos Aires where, in addition to her clothing designs, she carries her own line of hats and shoes.
In early 2009, Dr. Hammer launched a project that showcases visual artists in her store’s window display generating great interest from the public and providing a place in which art and fashion complement each other.
Susi Hammer’s work as a psychoanalyst has been reduced, but not her overall interest in it. Presently, she is investigating topics related to the Meaning of Fashion in Culture, a project that allows her to connect her two passions.
NEW YORK – February 03, 2010 – The Art of Peace Charitable Trust (AOPCT) in collaboration with Black Tie Magazine will have a booth at this year’s Couture Fashion Week. Lin Evola, the charity’s founder and lead artist, will be on hand to answer guests’ questions and provide information on the organization.
“We are delighted to be a part of Couture Fashion Week,” notes Lin Evola. “This is an amazing opportunity for the charity to promote our cause of transforming illegal firearms into inspirational art at an event such as this, where we will be surrounded with other great artists and designers. I must thank Couture Fashion Week producer Andres Aquino and Gerard McKuen of Black Tie Magazine for allotting us this opportunity.”
Couture Fashion Week is pleased to announce it will be collaborating this season with Partners in Health in a silent auction and fundraiser to benefit the charity organization’s relief efforts in Haiti.
The event will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at the Waldorf Astoria, 301 Park Avenue, New York City. The fashion show at 7:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom featuring ANDRES AQUINO COUTURE, DIDIER PEIRO COUTURE JEWELRY, LEK NASUWAN JEWELRY and JANERATIONS will be followed by the gala Couture Fashion Week Valentine’s Ball in the Jade Room. Guests at Couture Fashion Week may browse through luxury auction offerings and place bids starting at 3:00 p.m. on February 13 as they enjoy the elegant atmosphere, cash bar and delightful displays of fine art, fashions, jewelry and more.
All proceeds of the auction will go to Partners In Health. Winning bids will be announced at the Couture Fashion Week Valentine’s Ball Saturday evening.
Donations of luxury category items for the auction are welcome (subject to approval) and donors will be mentioned in event publicity. Cash donations may be made directly to Partners in Health (all donations are tax deductible; tax ID number 04-3567502). Partners in Health is a health and social justice organization with 25 years of experience working on the ground in Haiti. For more information visit: http://www.standwithhaiti.org/haiti
Inquiries regarding donating items for the auction may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Award-winning Turkish designer Nedret Taciroglu will make her fourth appearance at New York’s Couture Fashion Week on Sunday, February 14, 2010. The fashion show will be held in the legendary Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria on Park Avenue, New York City.
After earning a degree in interior design at Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul, Nedret Taciroglu entered the fashion industry as a model in 1976, and a few years later founded Nedo Leather, where she worked designing, producing and exporting fine leather garments to clients in Paris, New York, Dallas and Houston. Her loyal clientele numbers in the thousands around the world and she was proud to create an 18-piece collection for former First Lady Nancy Reagan. In early 2002, with the encouragement of many friends in the fashion business, Ms. Taciroglu launched Nedo Collection, which quickly came to be appreciated by international buyers for its special fabrics and accessories. She is the only Turkish designer to stage her own show in Milan for three consecutive years, where she received rave reviews.
Nedo Collection is targeted at the elegant, confident, well-traveled and successful woman. Fabrics are predominantly fine all-natural wools, chiffons, cottons and silks made in Turkey. Nedo Weekend is a complimentary line of casual wear consisting of linen suits, sporty shorts, bottoms, and jeans with a target customer that appreciates comfortable and elegant clothes for less formal occasions. Ms. Taciroglu also designs home accessories.
Ms. Taciroglu’s fashion shows at Couture Fashion Week New York have always been enthusiastically received, and the consistently superb quality, originality and wearability of her creations secure her place as a leader in the field of high fashion design.
Designer Prizy Sebastian will make her debut at New York’s Couture Fashion Week on Sunday, February 14, 2010. The fashion show will be held at 5:00 p.m. in the legendary Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria on Park Avenue, New York City.
A graduate of the University of Texas, Prizy Sebastian, began her fashion career designing in the uniform field creating prints for scrubs using licensed characters by Save the Children, Sesame Street, Warner Brothers, and Mary Engelbreit. She worked freelance for a number of years designing for such labels such as Liz Claiborne, Joe Boxer, Lady Ester, Kenneth Cole, and Paris Accessories. Working in so many different areas including menswear, loungewear, children’s wear, prints and even home furnishings, widened her outlook.
Being a dress designer was always Ms. Sebastian’s true calling. Finding inspiration in travel, art, nature and the diversity of cultures found in New York City encouraged her to pursue her dreams. Originally a creative outlet, Ms. Sebastian’s fashion line soon became about offering beautifully designed original clothing using traditional dressmaking skills and fine fabrics. Details such as subtle pin-tucking, sharp pleats, soft gathers and exquisite color contrasts characterize her designs, giving them a feminine and elegant slant. Always aiming to perfect her skills and strengthen her creative outlook, Prizy Sebastian strives to create timeless fashions using excellent craftsmanship and couture techniques, with great infusions of color. Truly being an individual and consistently promoting beauty in design will always be important.
Recently Ms. Sebastian was a design finalist in the annual international Art for Progress Clash of the Artists competition. She was also a finalist at the Supima Evening Wear Design Competition and recently showed her collection at the premiere of the New York One of a Kind Show. One of her beautiful wedding dresses was featured in the winter 2009 issue of New York Weddings.
New York-based fashion designer Edwing D’Angelo will present his latest collection at Couture Fashion Week in New York City on Friday, February 12, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. The fashion show will be held in the legendary Grand Ballroom of the world-famous Waldorf Astoria hotel on the city’s legendary Park Avenue.
Mr. 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 are used in the designs that embody chic style and sophistication.
A native of Colombia, Edwing D’Angelo caters to a fashion-savvy clientele from his Manhattan atelier with designs characterized by detailed skilled construction and sensibility. D’Angelo has been featured in such publications as the New York Post, New York Daily News, Essence, WWD, MetroPop, Latina and Next. His designs have appeared in films including The Devil Wears Prada and Dirty Laundry, and he has served as fashion consultant for the BET Music Awards, Univision, Telemundo, MTV, VH1, CBS, ABC and Full Frontal Fashion, among others. He was the custom designer for the Super Bowl XL Pepsi commercial and Reebok chose D’Angelo to re-design its sportswear for violin siren, Miri Ben-Ari, in her I AM campaign.
Edwing D’Angelo is a favorite designer of many of today’s top celebrities including Vivica A. Fox, Patti LaBelle, Lil’ Kim, Paula Garces, Nelly, Sean Paul, Wynona Judd, Mo’Nique, Amy Spangler, Rosa Blasi, Tia Texada and Tony Award nominee Laurie Metcalf to name a few.
In his fourth appearance at Couture Fashion Week award-wining Romanian designer Catalin Botezatu will present his latest collection of dramatic creations. The fashion show will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2010 in the iconic Grand Ballroom at the world-famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel on New York’s Park Avenue.
Catalin Botezatu is one of Romania’s most important fashion designers. He launched his career in 1992 and established his own fashion house in 1996. He is one of the few major fashion designers who directs and styles his own shows and makes all his accessories. His distinguished clientele includes politicians, socialites, VIPs, entertainers and celebrities. Nevertheless, his beautiful haute couture designs have a strong appeal for every woman looking to bring out her femme fatale side through sensual, refined and sophisticated gowns.
Catalin Botezatu’s distinctive couture collections have been presented worldwide and have been recognized with many international awards. He has been named “Designer of the Year” six years in a row by VIP Magazine (Romania), and has twice been presented with the “Award for Excellence in Fashion” by Fashion TV Romania, in addition to numerous other fashion awards around the world.
A prolific and energetic fashion icon, Catalin Botezatu has done runway shows all over the globe including Rome, Athens, Monte Carlo, St. Tropez, Cannes, Moscow, Turkey, Budapest, Ibiza, Malta, Sun City (South Africa), Windock (Namibia), as well as New York, and his fashion accomplishments have been featured in prominent publications and media worldwide, including Der Stern, Book Moda, Vogue U.K., Financial Times, EuroNews, Deutsche Welle, VIP Moda, Modastyle International, World Fashion TV,and Italian television networks RAI, TG3 and Italia Piu. Most of his fashion shows are broadcast byFashion TV.
Mr. Botezatu showed his designs on the catwalk as part of the Ford Agency’sSupermodel of the Year competition in Las Vegas and has staged fashion shoots and shows at the Amir Palace in Tunis, as well as in Luxor and Cairo, Egypt. Recently he has done fashion shows in Tunisia as part of that country’s Independence Day celebrations, at the Cannes International TV Festival, atFashion Weeks in Jakarta, Bali, Iceland, Athens, Bucharest, Athens and Jamaica, at the ModaLive Mediteraneo fashion festival in Italy, at the Romanian embassy in Paris, and at the World Bikini Model 2009 event in Malta, as well as at the Miss Austria and Queen of Europe beauty pageants.
“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.”
In addition to his exquisite couture designs, Catalin Botezatu is also famous for his women’s lingerie and men’s underwear creations. He has designed over 30 men’s underwear fashion shows, and in 2005 he opened the FTV Model Awards with his lingerie collection – the first fashion show to be held on the stage of the famous Moulin Rouge in Paris. In 2007 Mr. Botezatu became the first international designer to create a brand collection inspired by a car: the “Maserati Collection”, and the same year Mr. Botezatu became one of the first European designers to hold a fashion show on an airplane in flight. In early 2009, Mr. Botezatu presented his first pret-a-porter collection for the important German brand Quelle, previously designed by fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld. Soon after, Mr. Botezatu presented couture, underwear and swimwear collections during the opening event of the World Alpine Ski Championship Kitzbuhel, Austria.