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

Andres Aquino’s “First Lady Collection” at CFW is Inspired by Timeless Style and Elegance

Andres Aquino fashion show

Designer Andres Aquino will present his Fall 2013 womenswear collection at Couture Fashion Week New York at 8:00 pm on Saturday February 16, 2013. The fashion show will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the landmark New Yorker Hotel, Eighth Avenue and 34th Street, in the city’s Fashion District.

Entitled “The First Lady Collection”, the designs embody the elegance and sophistication of First Ladies around the world, past and present, who have inspired fashion trends and admiration for their accomplishments as well as their style sense. The collection will be accessorized by exquisite pearl jewelry and embellishments by Lucoral & Lupearl, an industry leader for over half a century. The Lucoral & Lupearl Group, headed by Mr. Johnny Lu, owns and operates the largest pearl farm in the South China Sea and employs 6,000 skilled craftsmen. Lucoral & Lupearl jewelry has been worn and admired by celebrities and dignitaries worldwide including Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Margaret Thatcher and Queen Elizabeth II, among many others. Most recently, Mr. Lu presented pearl jewelry samples to First Lady Michelle Obama for the inauguration of President Barak Obama’s second term in office.

“I am delighted to be partnering with Johnny Lu and Lucoral & Lupearl on this season’s collection,” says designer Andres Aquino. “Pearls have a delicate beauty, yet they are strong. Their classic and natural beauty is timeless, much like the women for whom I design.” Mr. Aquino added: “I believe the partnership with Lucoral will be mutually beneficial. Johnny Lu’s dedication and passion for jewelry, and specifically pearls, is amazing… together we are a storm of energy.”

For the fabrics for “The First Lady Collection”, Andres Aquino has teamed up with Mood Designer Fabrics, the largest and most popular fabric source in New York City. Mood’s team of experts and professional customer service are legendary in the Fashion District. Mood’s high quality fabrics have been featured on popular programs like Project Runway and The Apprentice, and often appear in the collections of top fashion designers.

Mr. Aquino’s February 16, 2013 fashion show will also include his signature musical entertainment elements, always a hit with the attending audiences. A roster of top Broadway performers is slated to participate in the show, in partnership with the Broadway Sings for Pride Foundation, a leader in the fight against AIDs.

The inspired makeup and hair designs for the fashion show will be done by Tarek Abbas for Lancome and Elie Esper and their talented teams, the official makeup and hair stylists for Couture Fashion Week.

Andres Aquino is also the founder and producer or Couture Fashion Week New York, now entering its 17th season presenting exceptional designers from around the world. He has shown his collections at prestigious fashion events worldwide including in Dubai, Bucharest, New Delhi, Mexico and the Caribbean, and has been featured in top fashion media including Collezioni, Book Moda, ModaStyle International, Fashion TV, and more.

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