Official Hair Stylist for CFW: Elie Esper Salon

imageCFW is again proud to partner with Elie Esper, celebrated hairstylist, creative director and founder of Elie Esper Salon and Bridal, and one of Fashion Week’s prominent hair stylists, as as Official Hair Stylist for the prestigious NY event. The event will be held September 5-8, 2013 at the landmark New Yorker Hotel.

Elie Esper, one of New York’s most sought-out hairstylists by Asian and Middle Eastern celebrities, has been the official hairstylist at numerous past seasons of Couture Fashion Week in New York City, an event that attracts international haute couture designers from all over the world. When not collaborating with fashion designers on their runway shows or performing his duties as ambassador for A-list Arab celebrities on tour in the USA or styling on the “Stars on Board” luxury celebrity cruise, Mr. Esper holds an annual runway show to display his own new creations in hair design.

Elie Esper is also well-known in the bridal industry as the best couture hair designer, having earned recognition from top stylists, designers and artists in the field.

More information: http://www.ElieEsper.com

CFW Partners with The Ride on “Couture & Luxury Fashion Tour”

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Andres Aquino, designer and producer of Couture Fashion Week New York, and Richard Humphrey, president of The Ride, have announced the launch of the “Couture & Luxury Fashion Tour”, a collaborative partnership between Couture Fashion Week and The Ride, Inc.

To celebrate the launch, The Ride will take a group of models, photographers and a CFW creative team through midtown New York on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 for a “Couture Tour,” a flash fashion show and photo shoot at the following destinations:

2:15 pm. First stop is 46th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue
2:45 pm. Second stop is 7th Avenue and 39th Street, Fashion District, at the famous NEEDLE AND BUTTON SCULPTURE
3:30 pm. Third stop is the corner of West Broadway and Broome Street in Soho

The press and the public will await the couture team at each stop with their cameras and cell phones ready to shoot and report. A team of models will step out of the bus at each destination for a brief fashion show for the people on the street. Fashion will be by Andres Aquino, hair by Elie Esper, and makeup by Lancome directed by Tarek Abbas. In partnership with Berkeley College, CFW will also conduct a social media campaign to drive turnout at each stop, carried out by Berkeley students.

Upcoming Couture & Luxury Fashion Tours will take tourists on an unforgettable journey to iconic fashion landmarks, along selected fashion routes covering the Fashion District and upscale and popular luxury shopping destinations. The Tour will also include trunk shows and pop-up fashion shows. “I am very excited about this new project in partnership with The Ride because it follows our core philosophy of bringing fashion to the people,” says producer Andres Aquino. “It celebrates New York as the Fashion Capital of the World. People come to New York for fashion and this is a beautiful fashion experience that follows the tradition we have followed since 2005, with Couture Fashion Week now in its 17th season.”

THE RIDE is a groundbreaking one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that turns the streets of New York into a stage – and the guests have front row seats. New York City’s critically acclaimed theatrical experience comes to life in the heart of Times Square, part tour and part show. With stadium seating, 40 monitors, 3,000 LED lights, and surround sound, THE RIDE is the world’s only moving theater. THE RIDE’s ensemble cast of singers, dancers, musicians, actors, and comedians are discovered along a 75-minute journey through Times Square and midtown Manhattan. The iconic landmarks of the city unfold before the eyes of audience members facing sideways out of floor-to-ceiling glass windows, delivering unparalleled panoramic and vertical views of Manhattan. The Today Show agrees that The Ride is “the hottest way to see New York.” The Ride is proud to announce its innovative collaboration with Couture Fashion Week. More information at www.ExperienceTheRide.com

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Elie Esper Returns to Couture Fashion Week as Official Hair Stylist with Exquisite Designs

Elie Esper, celebrated hairstylist, creative director and founder of Elie Esper Salon and Bridal, and one of Fashion Week’s prominent hair stylists, will return to Couture Fashion Week New York as Official Hair Stylist for the third time. The event will be held September 15-17, 2012 at the world-famous Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.

Mr. Esper began his university studies with a major in electrical engineering, but soon found he had a drive and passion for hair design. He completed his formal stylist apprenticeship at his brother’s salon, in Beirut, Lebanon. He continued his extensive training in Paris, where he mastered up-do’s and began to develop his unique styling techniques. In 2002, Mr. Esper moved to the United States and started his career in the New York City area.

Since then, Mr. Esper has gone on to hone his hairstyling skills and established a fast-growing international reputation. “Traditionalist” and “futurist” are two of the labels often applied to Mr. Esper when it comes to hair design. Elie Esper has brought to the USA his experience and incomparable techniques which have impressed the hairstyling industry for over 10 years. He has worked prestigious fashion runways for L’Oreal in Paris and the Middle East and currently runs a highly successful international salon that serves the entire New York City metro area. He also has clients all around the world. His work has been featured on the covers of Hia from Dubai, Artistic Magazine from Europe, Inclusion Magazine, Moda Style International, 201 Bride, High Style, The Knot, Sayidaty, among other publications.  Mr. Esper has worked on films, music videos and television, including having a weekly spot on a morning television show for three consecutive years.

Elie Esper, being one of New York’s most sought-out hairstylists by Asian and Middle Eastern celebrities, is also the official hairstylist for the 2011 and 2012 Couture Fashion Week in New York City, an event that attracts international haute couture designers from all over the world. When not collaborating with fashion designers on their runway shows or performing his duties as ambassador for A-list Arab celebrities on tour in the USA or styling on the “Stars on Board” luxury celebrity cruise, Mr. Esper holds an annual runway show to display his own new creations in hair design.

Elie Esper is also well-known in the bridal industry as the best couture hair designer, having earned recognition from top stylists, designers and artists in the field.

Mr. Esper’s approach to styling is finding the balance in “exquisite and refined taste designed to suit all levels of glamour,” whether it is for a bride, one of his regular clients, or a model ready for the catwalk. According to Elie Esper, the key to creating superb hair designs is being inspired by the client’s individuality and extraordinary qualities. Each hair design is a sum of his total experience, trendsetting expertise, and a look into an intimate modern close-up shared by designer and client. His unique approach brings out structurally refined hair styles, often creating both circular and geometric shapes in the hair. Stylings may include cascading loops and even intense shimmering organic floral brocade transformations. The work and passion put into each design is readily apparent.

The Elie Esper Salon offers a variety of services including Full Bridal Hair and Makeup Styling, Extensions, Color, Body Painting, HD Airbrushing, Theatrical/FX Makeup, as well as styling for music videos, film, television, runway and print. Esper’s salon styles hundreds of brides a year, each with their own unique look.

Elie Esper is at the pinnacle of his craft, always looking for new ways to realize his vision… one client at a time. According to Mr. Esper: “this is only the beginning.”

For more information visit: www.elieesper.com

Renowned #Stylist Elie Esper to Present “Collection Amoureux” #Couture Bridal #Hair Designs at CFW

International hair designer Elie Esper’s latest couture bridal hair and makeup designs, “COLLECTION AMOUREUX,” will be shown at Couture Fashion Week on Friday, February 17, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the legendary Waldorf Astoria.

The collection is inspired by the elegance, poise and grace of the renaissance bride. “COLLECTION AMOUREUX” is an eclectic, whimsical display of luxurious hairstyles where haute couture meets bridal. “Hair is an extension of your inner self, my job is to bring it out” says Elie Esper. “I’m inspired by women’s sophistication, the delicacy and refinement on how they carry themselves. This collection was born out of many brides’ visions for their wedding day look and the importance of bringing a whole new level of elegance and couture to bridal hair.”

Opening for Couture Fashion Week this season, Elie Esper has created an enchanted trip down the runway inviting everyone to embark upon a fairytale of styles. The show will be accompanied by an exquisite deliberation of sounds that will take your breath away.

Elie Esper has brought to the United States his experience and incomparable techniques that have impressed the hairstyling industry for over 16 years. Having worked on prestigious runways for L’Oreal in Paris and the Middle East, Mr. Esper currently runs a very successful international salon that serves the NY/NJ area and all around the world. Elie Esper is also known in the bridal industry as the best couture hair designer, having earned the recognition by “crème de la crème” stylists, designers and artists in the world of bridal. Committed to the artistry of beautiful, elegant hair, Elie Esper is known for his innovative techniques and professionalism.

Click here to see a video preview. For more information visit www.elieesper.com

Fifteenth Season Wraps with a Flourish of Style & Luxury

“The remarkable journey continues. This unique event brings together first class couture and luxury fashion designers, amazing performers and trend-setting hair and makeup styling all in an incomparable world-famous venue. Our goal is to establish New York City as a true couture fashion capital.”

– Andres Aquino, Founder & Producer of Couture Fashion Week New York

It is exciting to see many fashion designers returning each season to show their powerful collections in New York during Couture Fashion Week at the Waldorf-Astoria. Among the award-winning designers returning this season were Walid Atallah (Dubai), Amal Sarieddine and Mireille Dagher (Lebanon), Nedret Taciroglu (Turkey), Sushma Patel (USA/India), Marco Marcu (Germany), Luis Machicao (USA/Peru) and Romanitza (Romania) who chose CFW as one of the events to celebrate her 20th year in the fashion industry. Designers showing for the first time at CFW included Pilar MacchioneEvgenia Luzhina-Salazar, Romero Bryan, Tammy Duffy, Eredappa, Giovanni Lopresti and Alicat by Avril Lemieux.

models and fashion from couture fashion week september 2011, spring 2012

Couture Fashion Week’s Official Hair Stylist this season was the Elie Esper Salon, and the Official Makeup Artists were Mykel Renner and AOFM Pro with cosmetics by Inglot. Afterparties and VIP dinners were held at Nino’s Tuscany Steakhouse and Scarpina Bar & Grill. Flawless luxury car transportation was provided by Quintessentially Driven.

Along with the fabulous fashions and accessories shown on the runway, audiences enjoyed performances by such notable entertainers as singers Christine Reber, Veronica Iovan, Dalal, Michael Raven, Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Luciano Lamonarca, Gerardo Contino and Cristina Fontanelli (fresh from her appearance with Andrea Bocelli in Central Park). Also appearing were Jane Hunt (“The Violin Venus”), pianist Laura KorpaThe Broadway Dolls, cellists The Monticelli Trio, dancers Kiana & Melia and the Nika Ballet Company.

A dazzling display area included a $500,000 limited edition sports car by Alessi Fiberglass and paintings by world-renowned surrealist painter Michael Cheval.Among other exhibitors were Xais Handbags, Hillcock Enterprises, Ashmina Designer Knitwear, Laser Cosmetica, American Laser, and NTDTV.

The event was covered by a large number of press outlets from around the world, with video, print and internet coverage continuing to appear.

The next Couture Fashion Week New York will be held February 17-19, 2012. It is already shaping up to be a memorable event.

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