Catalin Botezatu Brings Latest Collection Inspired by Russian Tsarinas to Couture Fashion Week

Romania’s most famous fashion designer, Catalin Botezatu, will return to the runway of Couture Fashion Week inNew York City with his latest much-anticipated fashion show. The event will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2012 in the Grand Ballroom of the world-famous Waldorf Astoria hotel.

Mr. Botezatu’s latest couture collection is entitled “Tsarina” and is inspired by the elegance of Russian tsardom. The ensembles will be presented in a dramatic runway show directed by the designer. The stunning collection took two months to create, and the show takes over eight hours to prepare. The designs feature hand embroidery, heavy rich fabrics, and fine brocades as well as touches of mink and chinchilla, reminiscent of the opulence and exclusivity of the Russian imperial era. Sequins – applied using the latest technology – leather, feathers and Swarovski crystals add dimension to the designs. The color palette of red, gold, silver, black, grey and green is the foundation for these distinctive Botezatu creations.

The hair styling for the show will be done by the Laurent Tourette team following the latest trends fromParishaute couture, and makeup will be done by the Mirela Vescan team.

Catalin Botezatu’s distinctive couture collections have been presented worldwide and have been recognized with many international awards. He has been named “Designer of the Year” six years in a row by VIP Magazine (Romania), and has twice been presented with the “Award for Excellence in Fashion” by Fashion TV Romania, in addition to numerous other fashion awards around the world.

A prolific and energetic fashion icon, Catalin Botezatu has done runway shows all over the globe including Rome, Athens, Monte Carlo, St. Tropez, Cannes, Moscow, Turkey, Budapest, Ibiza, Malta, Sun City (South Africa), Windock (Namibia), as well as New York, and his fashion accomplishments have been featured in prominent publications and media worldwide, including Der Stern, Book Moda, Vogue U.K., Financial Times, EuroNews, Deutsche Welle, VIP Moda, Modastyle International, World Fashion TV, and Italian television networksRAI, TG3 and Italia Piu. Most of his fashion shows are broadcast by Fashion TV. He is also a famous television personality in his native Romania, appearing on The Bachelor and as host of Romania’s Next Top Model.

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Fashion Week Tickets Anyone?

nedret taciroglu designs at couture fashion week

One of the best kept secrets of New York Fashion Week is a gem of an event:Couture Fashion Week featuring couture and luxury collections. Launched in 2003, CFW is held twice a year presenting exceptional fashion designers from around the globe, along with world-class entertainment, red carpet photo ops, displays of fine art and luxury products, parties and receptions. Unlike other major fashion week shows, CFW is open to the public in addition to the press, VIPs, celebrities and the trade.

The next Couture Fashion Week will be held September 10-12, 2010 at the world-famous Waldorf-Astoria in New York City with participating designers from Dubai, Romania, India, Germany, Mexico, Russia, Australia, Italy, Spain and the USA, among other countries. Tickets are available online

“Couture Fashion Week was created to bring what I like to call ‘wearable couture’ and luxury fashion to the people and to offer the opportunity to upscale international designers to present in New York,” says event founder and producer Andres Aquino. “It is also a powerful branding platform for reaching high-end consumers as well as an artistic forum for creative stylists and makeup artists. In addition, we pride ourselves on using runway models of many ethnicities, rather than the homogeneous model type usually seen in the mainstream runway shows.”

The event features several different fashion shows each day. Each collection is as different as its designer, and styles range from avant-garde to classic. Many of the ensembles seen at the prestigious event are typical of those seen at the Oscars, Emmys and other red carpet events in Hollywood, New York, Palm Beach, Monte Carlo and Cannes. Many are well within the reach of the well-heeled fashion maven, others are more suited for a princess. Several past participating designers have sold gowns for over $1 million to private clients.

“Always expect the unexpected” says Mr. Aquino who is also a luxury and couture designer.

Couture Fashion Week continues to grow and garner worldwide attention from such media as Book Moda, Collezioni, Moda Style International, Fashion TV, NTDTV, World Fashion TV, and many others. In addition to the immediate attending audience in New York, over 600 million globally experience the event through press coverage in a multitude of languages.

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