Marcia Ganem to Show Collection Linking Fashion, Art and Jewelry at Couture Fashion Week New York

imageInternationally renowned Brazilian fashion designer Marcia Ganem will present her latest collection at Couture Fashion Week for the first time at 2:00 pm on Saturday September 7, 2013. The runway show will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue, in the heart of the city’s Fashion District.

Marcia Ganem’s designs represent a strong link between fashion, art and jewelry with the use of innovative techniques and materials developed through extensive research. One of these techniques, now Ms. Ganem’s trademark, is the use of recycled Polyamide Fibers, be they natural, dyed, or knotted with semi-precious gems. Through the use of new materials and the incorporation of native tradition, Ms. Ganem’s distinctive designs are both backward- and forward-looking.

The designer, who has been in business for over 16 years, is part of a select group that regularly participates in Fashion Rio. The great link between innovation and Brazilian cultural identity present in her collections has earned Marcia Ganem a place in the spotlight of one of Brazil’s most prestigious fashion events. She has also shown her designs in London, Paris and Tokyo.

Marcia Ganem has a production project committed to research, innovation and the continuous involvement of artisan cooperatives and productive associations. This project supports traditional handicrafts, creating new market opportunities and generating sustainability in the communities involved. Because of the intricate work with semi-precious stones incorporated into many of her designs, Ms. Ganem is also a member of the Brazilian Guild, a group of jewelry designers well known in the international market, as well as the group Joias da Cor do Brasil, which promotes Brazilian jewelry internationally. Marcia Ganem is president of Bahia Fashion and Culture – ABC Moda and the Institute of Design and Innovation.

Marcia Ganem has been featured in publications worldwide including Vogue, Mag!, Brazil Fashion, Ibiza Style, and Trendsetter. Celebrities who have worn her designs include Alicia Keyes.

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Danny Nguyen Brings Dreamy Luxurious Designs to Couture Fashion Week

imageDesigner Danny Nguyen will present his stunning creations for the first time at Couture Fashion Week at 8:00 pm on Friday September 6, 2013. The runway show will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue, in the heart of the Big Apple’s Fashion District.

Lurid fluorescent light spills over a shadowy figure working deep into the night. Exacting needles, spools of fine thread, and luxuriant fabrics find their way in and around the dexterous hands of this diligent artist. Reckless passion is cast aside and replaced by the brutal will of a true fashion designer. To describe Danny Nguyen’s talents with words would be as futile as identifying infinity with a number.

A native of Vietnam, now based in Houston, Danny Nguyen learned his craft at his mother’s side: cutting fabrics and assisting with designs and alterations. During this period, he developed and refined many of the essential skills of a fine fashion designer.Despite his now bolstering yet enigmatic personality, Danny Nguyen’s foundation in the fashion world is rooted in the soil of humility.

After settling in the rich and diverse culture of Houston, Mr. Nguyen opened his own studio for alterations and design entitled DNC (Danny Nguyen Couture). Here he pursues his dream which dances at the end of every needle he drives into his next exquisite creation. He is a son, a brother, and a friend but most importantly, he is the embodiment of a calling whose sound does not quiet until it has reached the end of the runway.

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Super Shuttle Discount for friends of Couture Fashion Week

Use the code “CFW12” when booking at to receive a discount on your trip to/ from any NYC airport.

How to book with Super Shuttle:

To book online go to Print two copies for your round trip reservation.

  • On the Welcome page, enter “CFW12″ in the Group/Discount code box.
  • On the Itinerary tab, add your roundtrip itinerary.
  • On the Address tab, enter “Hotel Name” and select “Search”

Choose specific Hotel, if various addresses on the next window

  • On the Service tab, select “Shared Ride Van Service”
  • On the Pick-Up Times tab, select the first time offered for fastest service
  • On the Payment tab, select Credit Card under payment type

Enter desired gratuity

  • On the Review tab, check your entries for correctness
  • On the Confirmation tab, please print TWO copies, since you will be using SuperShuttle for a roundtrip transfer.

Upon arrival into any New York City Airport.

  1. Claim your luggage.
  2. Follow signs to the Ground Transportation Information desk in baggage claim, (lower level).
  3. Guests should locate the courtesy phone next to Ground Transportation Desk.  Press the appropriate button marked “SuperShuttle” to be connected with dispatch. Identify yourself and give your confirmation number.

Guerlain Spa: an exclusive offer for friends of Couture Fashion Week

Mention “Couture Fashion Week” to receive 10% off your order at the luxurious Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf Astoria.

guerlain spa beauty salon

The Spa – Amenities & Complimentary Services

  • 14,000 sq. ft facility
  • 16 treatment suites; 1 VIP Couples suite
  •  interconnecting and double rooms for couples and groups
  • spectacular views of stunning urban landscape; natural lighting throughout
  • Guerlain Boutique offering skincare, fragrance, and makeup collections by Guerlain, Paris.

Complimentary services:

  • full access to the 19th floor fitness center reserved only for Waldorf Towers guests

Packages and Programs:

  • signature spa accommodation packages
  • exclusive special events
  • customized corporate or group programs

Waldorf Astoria Hotel Special

Couture Fashion Week guests are invited to stay at THE WALDORF-ASTORIA where the fashion event will be held at the special rate of $499 per night for a Deluxe King room. Space is limited at this very busy time of the year. To receive this special rate, please call 212-872-4549 during normal business hours and mention “COUTURE FASHION WEEK.”

(Valid for stays during Couture Fashion Week, September 15-18, 2011. Based on availability. Cannot be combined with another offer. Does not include tax.)