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.

For more information, visit the designer’s website:www.amalsarieddine.com

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

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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

Designer Sushma Patel Returns to Couture Fashion Week New York with Latest Fusion Collection

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In her sixth appearance at Couture Fashion Week, Atlanta-based designer Sushma Patel will present her latest collection on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. The fashion show will be held in the legendary Grand Ballroom of the world-famous Waldorf Astoria hotel on New York’s Park Avenue.

Ms. Patel showed her first collection shortly after graduating from the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in Mumbai. Since then she has consistently presented her designs at fashion weeks in a number of countries including France, Romania, Malta, and Barbados as well as her native India. She is one of a handful of designers who regularly has the privilege of dressing stars at red carpet events, such as the highly celebrated Bollywood Fashion and Music Awards. Ms. Patel’s fashion show will open the Couture Fashion Week event this season in New York City.

After less than 15 years in the industry, Sushma Patel has developed a loyal following. Her distinctive fusion of traditional Indian design and Western styles makes her fashions eminently wearable and unique. Ms. Patel’s use of vibrant colors, opulent hand-picked fabrics and extraordinary embellishments inspired by her heritage juxtaposed with modern approaches to cutting, draping and her innate ability to accentuate a women’s beauty, have made her a favorite of such trend-setting celebrities as Sofia Ali Khan, Alex McCord and Lisa Wu (Real Housewives of Atlanta). She has been highlighted as a special invited designer on Fashion TV, and has been featured in such publications as Collezioni Haute Couture,Collezioni Donna, Modastyle International and EF Magazine.

Sushma Patel‘s meticulously handcrafted fashions can be found at her signature boutiques in Atlanta, Georgia and Mumbai, India as well as on the racks of prominent boutiques around the world. She will soon be launching her own line of accessories and an online shopping boutique.