Women’s Fashion Designer Romanitza Set to Mark 20th Anniversary with Dramatic Show at Couture Fashion Week New York






Fashion designs by RomanitzaAcclaimed Romanian fashion designer Romanitza will return to Couture Fashion Week New York with the showing of her latest impeccably crafted collection. The runway show will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Friday September 16, 2011 in the iconic Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

A regular presenter at the prestigious New York event, Romanitza is celebrating her 20th anniversary this year as a fashion designer. Her fashion show at Couture Fashion Week in September promises to be a memorable event. In October 2011 the designer will stage a festive celebration and fashion show in Bucharest to mark the 20th anniversary milestone.

A former fashion model, Romanitza – whose full name is Romanita Claudia Iovan – launched her fashion house in 1991. The label soon became one of the most successful in Romania, driven by the designer’s inimitable style and work ethic helped. The exquisite quality and regal flair of her designs shine in her distinctive runway shows.

In 1993 Romanitza was invited by the Romanian Youth Travel Office to be part of government-sponsored tourism promotion in the United Arab Emirates, with a collection of Arab-inspired pret-a-porter. In 1994 Romanitza won first prize at the National Fashion Festival of Romania, and shortly after she became the first Romanian designer invited to open an exclusive showroom at the World Trade Plaza in Bucharest. Her 1996 Spring/Summer collection entitled “Rainbow Flowers” was presented on the runway at the World Trade Plaza’s performance hall – a gala performance that also celebrated the designer’s fifth successful year in the fashion industry. The event was covered by all major Romanian fashion publications.

Romanitza opened her second boutique in 1999 on Bucharest’s fashionable Calea Victoriei, and soon after became the exclusive retailer of Elegance Paris fabrics and the Elegance Boutique pret-a-porter line, as well as of Borsalino hats and Bruno Magli shoes and bags for Romania. A few years later, Romanitza opened the first Escada Couture shop in Bucharest.

Romanitza continues to build her brand in the fashion industry, presenting seasonal collections and taking part in many television programs and fashion events, including Bucharest Fashion Week. Her unique creations have been featured in major publications worldwide including Book Moda (Italy), Limited Edition (UAE), Epoch Times (USA) and many others.

Visit the designer’s website for more information: www.romanitza.ro

Andres Aquino Presents a Collection of Charm and Romance at Couture Fashion Week

blue dress by designer andres aquino

Fashion designer Andres Aquino will present his latest collection at Couture Fashion Week on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria on New York City’s Park Avenue.

Mr. Aquino is also the founder and producer of Couture Fashion Week.

A continuation of Mr. Aquino’s fashion journey, the latest innovative collection is inspired by  classic romantic Latin songs and lyrics about beautiful women. The couture evening gowns and luxurious cocktail dresses are accessorized by a one-of-a-kind custom made handbag and shoe collection. Specially made jewelry by Alejandra in Design will complement many of the ensembles. Mr. Aquino coordinates all aspects of his fashion shows, from concept and styling to staging, music selection and creating the mood of the presentation.

The fashion show is part of Couture Fashion Week’s support this season of the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. A representative of the charity whose mission is raising breast cancer awareness and support, will walk the runway in one of Mr. Aquino’s couture gowns, resplendent in pink, the organization’s signature color. A number of other celebrities and performers are expected to take part in the gala fashion show.

2010 has been a busy year for Andres Aquino. He has participated in a number of fashion events in cities around the world including Dubai, St Croix and New York. He also recently showed his designs at events in New Delhi, Palm Beach, the Dominican Republic, Romania and Mexico. At each destination he leaves an impression of fashion as fun and entertaining by incorporating theatrical elements, dance, song and drama into his runway shows. “Thinking outside the box makes fashion shows more exciting,” says Mr. Aquino.

Andres Aquino recently received the “Style Fashion Leader & Inspiration Award” from SUNY Westchester Community College, and has been dubbed the “Urban Renaissance Man” by Latino Future magazine. The New York-based designer and producer has been featured in numerous publications and TV programs in Italy, Russia, Dubai, China, India and other countries. His designs have been seen in Collezioni Haute Couture, Book Moda, NTDTV, Bond, Moda, Arabian Business, World News and many more.

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

Katya Leonovich to Show Cutting Edge Bridal Designs at Couture Fashion Week New York

silver dress by designer katya leonovich

Award-winning designer Katya Leonovich will show her latest collection atCouture Fashion Week at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday September 11, 2010. In her second appearance at the event, the designer will present innovative and cutting edge bridal fashions. The fashion show will be held in the legendary Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria on Park Avenue, New York City.

A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in her native Moscow, Katya Leonovich also studied and worked in France and Italy – for the prestigious House of Gattinoni – and is now based in New York City. She is a painter and costume designer as well as a fashion designer. Her artistic skill and talent find form in her edgy fashion designs, embedding traditional fabrics such as gauzes, chiffons and silks with all manner of materials including torn paper, bits of fur, pieces of aluminum, strands of cotton, feathers and fringes. Ms. Leonovich utilizes art to convey a joy for life in her distinctive fashion creations.

Ms. Leonovich was a recent finalist in the Supima Design Contest for Emerging Talent and is a past winner of the Mittelmodal Prize, the Smirnoff International Competition, the Nadejda Lamanova Prize of the Russian Federation, and is listed in the Encyclopedia of Fashion in Russia as a premiere representative of the new generation of Russian fashion. Her work has  been featured in publications around the world including Le Figaro, L’Officiel, Collezioni and Book Moda. She has shown on the runway in Rome, Milan, Paris, Moscow and New York, and the L Gallery in New York City recently held a retrospective of her designs.

Fashion Week Tickets Anyone?

nedret taciroglu designs at couture fashion week

One of the best kept secrets of New York Fashion Week is a gem of an event:Couture Fashion Week featuring couture and luxury collections. Launched in 2003, CFW is held twice a year presenting exceptional fashion designers from around the globe, along with world-class entertainment, red carpet photo ops, displays of fine art and luxury products, parties and receptions. Unlike other major fashion week shows, CFW is open to the public in addition to the press, VIPs, celebrities and the trade.

The next Couture Fashion Week will be held September 10-12, 2010 at the world-famous Waldorf-Astoria in New York City with participating designers from Dubai, Romania, India, Germany, Mexico, Russia, Australia, Italy, Spain and the USA, among other countries. Tickets are available online atwww.couturefashionweek.com/tickets.htm

“Couture Fashion Week was created to bring what I like to call ‘wearable couture’ and luxury fashion to the people and to offer the opportunity to upscale international designers to present in New York,” says event founder and producer Andres Aquino. “It is also a powerful branding platform for reaching high-end consumers as well as an artistic forum for creative stylists and makeup artists. In addition, we pride ourselves on using runway models of many ethnicities, rather than the homogeneous model type usually seen in the mainstream runway shows.”

The event features several different fashion shows each day. Each collection is as different as its designer, and styles range from avant-garde to classic. Many of the ensembles seen at the prestigious event are typical of those seen at the Oscars, Emmys and other red carpet events in Hollywood, New York, Palm Beach, Monte Carlo and Cannes. Many are well within the reach of the well-heeled fashion maven, others are more suited for a princess. Several past participating designers have sold gowns for over $1 million to private clients.

“Always expect the unexpected” says Mr. Aquino who is also a luxury and couture designer.

Couture Fashion Week continues to grow and garner worldwide attention from such media as Book Moda, Collezioni, Moda Style International, Fashion TV, NTDTV, World Fashion TV, and many others. In addition to the immediate attending audience in New York, over 600 million globally experience the event through press coverage in a multitude of languages.

Visit the event website for photos, videos, tickets and more information:www.CoutureFashionWeek.com