Lebanese Designer Jack Guisso to Show Latest Exquisitely Crafted Collection at Couture Fashion Week New York

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Lebanese designer Jack Guisso will present his latest collection of romantic feminine creations at Couture Fashion Week at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday September 12, 2010. The fashion show will be held in the renowned Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria on Park Avenue, New York City.

After earning a degree in business in his native Beirut, Jack Guisso went on to follow in his father’s footsteps as a couture fashion designer. Along with his three brothers Mr. Guisso opened his first atelier in 1975 and the fashions were sold under the “Les Amis” label at their own boutique as well as at eleven other stores throughout Lebanon. In 1996 Mr. Guisso launched his own haute couture line under the “Sarafia” label. His breathtaking and feminine evening gowns of the finest fabrics, hand embroidery and meticulous craftsmanship soon became favorites of Middle Eastern celebrities and socialites. He has since shown his collections on runways from Paris and Spain to Italy and the USA. By 2002 the brand was ready to expand and the designs are now carried by stores in London, Paris, Milan, Dubai, Riyadh, Cairo, Amman and New York, among other cities. Evening and bridal gowns, dresses and accessories are created at the plush Guisso Tower in Sin El Fil, Beirut, by a skilled team of over 150.

Typical of the designer’s exquisite designs, Mr. Guisso’ s recent Spring/Summer 2010 “Zahrat Al-Beylasane” collection radiated with the essence and hope of the season evoking a garden of aromatic flowers or the notes of a melody celebrating beauty. The romantic and rather bohemian collection reflected the harmony the designer sees in the elderflower (the “beylasane”). Recalling old European legends linked to the magical powers of the elderflower, the collection highlighted the unique charm of various cultures, expressing each through technicolor flowers. Finely crafted designs were made of the most luxurious fabrics including chiffon, lace, organza and guipure in shades of pink, blue, yellow, black and white, many embellished with handsewn blossoms and Swarovki crystal embroidery. A series of fairy-tale wedding gowns rounded out the inspired collection.

“We are delighted Mr. Guisso will be showing his latest collection at Couture Fashion Week in New York,” says event producer Andres Aquino. “His talent and skill in the field of couture are well-known in many parts of the world, and we are looking forward to a dazzling runway show from him.”

Visit the designer’s website for more information: www.JackGuisso.com

Amal Sarieddine Returns to Couture Fashion Week New York with Luxurious Feminine Designs

blue couture fashion dress by amal sarieddineAward-winning Middle Eastern fashion designer Amal Sarieddine will return to Couture Fashion Week in New York City with a much-anticipated fashion show to be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 10, 2010 in the legendary Grand Ballroom at the world-famous Waldorf-Astoria hotel.

Amal Sarieddine is a young Lebanese fashion designer who is following in the footsteps of her mother, acclaimed designer Nawal Sarieddine, who established her own prominent design house some forty years ago. After earning her degree in fashion and interior design from the Lebanese American University, Amal launched her own collection in Beirut in 2004, a city synonymous with luxury couture style and home to such fashion icons as Elie Saab, Georges Chakra and Georges Hobeika. Amal’s designs were immediately applauded and sought out by the cream of Middle Eastern society including many celebrities and the royal families of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Her clientele also includes prominent socialites and celebrities from Europe and the United States.

A gifted designer known for her lavish and opulent evening and bridal gowns, Amal Sarieddine has presented her collections in the Middle East, Paris and Hollywood. Her debut at Couture Fashion Week New York in 2009 with a stunning collection entitled “Eve”, was warmly received. Her designs have been featured in such prominent fashion publications as Collezioni Haute Couture, ModaStyle International and Book Moda.

“We are really looking forward to presenting Amal’s latest collection,” says event producer Andres Aquino. “Her last show at Couture Fashion Week was quite impressive and demonstrated her talent and creativity in the tradition of the top couture echelon of the field today.”