BBC America’s Hit New Series “Almost Royal” at Couture Fashion Week

BBC America's "Almost Royal" at Couture Fashion Week NYThe hit new reality series “Almost Royal” filmed part of an upcoming episode at Couture Fashion Week New York recently. The show will be broadcast on BBC America this Saturday, 5th July at 10pm ET (check your local listings).

“We’re really excited about the series – it has been getting amazing reviews in the media and has created a real buzz online,” says producer Peter Hackett."Almost Royal" star Poppy Carlton walks the ruway at the Andres Aquino's "Femme Jolie" fashion show

“This was a unique and fun experience,” says designer and CFW producer Andres Aquino. “It was a hoot having Poppy walk the runway during my ‘Femme Jolie’ fashion show this season.”

Feel free to engage with the series through social media. Poppy and Georgie’s characters both have twitter handles (@PoppyCarlton / @GeorgeCarltonUK) and throughout the run of the series the hashtag #almostroyal will be used.

More details about the TV show and how you can view it, can be found on the website:


Andres Aquino to Receive Legacy Award at Latin Fashion Week 2011

During the gala finale of the upcoming Latin Fashion Week 2011, designer and producer Andres Aquino will be presented with the Legacy Award for design excellence and his contributions to the fashion industry. The event will be held Saturday, October 1, 2011 at the Washington Marriott Metro Center, Washington D.C. The evening’s festivities will include a fashion show of Mr. Aquino’s latest couture collection.

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Andres Aquino’s worldwide fashion journey has seen him showing his collections for a number of years in New York, Palm Beach, the Dominican Republic, Romania, Mexico, India, Dubai, St. Lucia and St. Croix USVI. In each destination he leaves an impression of fashion as fun and entertaining by incorporating theatrical elements, dance, music and drama into his runway shows. “I am flattered to see that other designers are starting to copy some of my stage presentation formula,” says Mr. Aquino. “It certainly makes fashion shows more exciting.”

Andres Aquino is also the founder and producer of Couture Fashion Week, one of New York’s most prestigious fashion events, now entering its 15th season. In that role he has worked with major fashion designers from around the globe, world-class entertainers and celebrities, and well-known charities.

Later in October 2011, Andres Aquino will be a recipient of the 2011 “EL Award” from Diario La Prensa recognizing outstanding men in the New York City community. Mr. Aquino also 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. He is a past recipient of the Prestige International Award from the Curacao Beauty Organization, and has been invited as a special guest to prominent international fashion events including South Africa Fashion Week, Fashion Week Latino (Bogota, Colombia), and others. Mr. Aquino also appeared on Bulgaria’s top-rated TV program Slavi’s Show.

The New York-based designer, poet and producer has been featured in numerous publications and TV programs in Italy, Russia, Dubai, China, Romania, the Dominican Republic, India and other countries. His designs have been seen in Collezioni Haute Couture, Book Moda, NTDTV, Fashion TV, Bond, Moda, Arabian Business, World News and many more.

“Le Cirque”– A Seamless Mix of Fashion, Theater and Art by Andres Aquino


Fashion designer Andres Aquino will present his latest collection at Couture Fashion Week on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Mr. Aquino’s fashion shows have become well-known for their seamless mixing of fashion, art, theater, dance and music, and the upcoming event promises to be no exception.

Andres Aquino is a writer, poet, successful entrepreneur, accomplished fine art photographer and internationally recognized fashion designer. He is also the founder and producer of Couture Fashion Week. His fashion designs are consistently classic and elegant in their construction, with a focus on allowing the wearer’s natural beauty and style to shine through. His latest collection is entitled “Le Cirque” — a place where reality and fantasy meet; where theater, fashion, music and art reside in beautiful harmony.

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