Amal Sarieddine To Show Signature Opulent Designs at Couture Fashion Week

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Award-winning Middle Eastern fashion designer Amal Sarieddine will make her third appearance at Couture Fashion Week in New York City with a much-anticipated fashion show to be held at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16, 2011 in the legendary Grand Ballroom at the world-famous Waldorf-Astoria hotel.

Amal Sarieddine is a young Lebanese fashion designer 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 talented 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.

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Sisa Designs by Simone Rodrigues: from Brazil to Couture Fashion Week New York

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In her first appearance at Couture Fashion Week, designer Simone Rodrigues will present her latest collection under the Sisa Designs label on Saturday September 11, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. The fashion show will be held in the legendary Grand Ballroom of the world-famous Waldorf Astoria hotel on Park Avenue.

A native of Belo Horizonte, Brazil now based in New York, Simone Rodrigues is the creative fashion force behind Sisa Designs. Ms. Rodrigues began designing and sewing at the age of ten and went on to earn a degree in Fashion Design, Business and Marketing. She worked as a model and freelance designer for ten years before launching her own label in 2004, focusing on exporting to Europe and the Caribbean.

Sisa Designs are inspired by nature and rendered in warm tones focused on accentuating a woman’s unique beauty and sensuality with classic elegance regardless of age or size. The garments are made of the finest hand-selected fabrics including chiffon, silk, lace and taffeta, often creatively embellished with feathers, flowers and crystals. Perfect cutting and draping make each design smooth and stunning. Lines include swimwear, evening and bridal gowns as well as accessories.

Sisa Designs has shown on the runway in numerous fashion shows in Puerto Rico, Brazil and the USA, including at many charity events. Ms. Rodrigues’s designs have been worn in various beauty pageants and she is a favorite designer of a number of top Brazilian celebrities.