Acclaimed Peruvian designer Harumi Momota will present her latest collection at Couture Fashion Week for the first time at 8:00 pm on Saturday September 7, 2013. The runway show will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue, in the heart of the city’s Fashion District.
An award-winning fashion designer, Harumi Momota has been actively involved in textile design, product development and working with craft and industrial workshops in Peru for almost a decade. She has taken a leading role in the creation and development of supply chains of Peruvian raw materials, labor and finished products that meet the strict standards of the world’s high-end markets. She has trained and collaborated with more than 2,500 artisans in many areas of the country including Lima, Puno, Ayacucho, Arequipa and Cusco.
Ms. Momota’s distinctive fashion collections have been shown at major events around the world including Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, Paris, and the Dominican Republic, as well as at trade events representing Peru in Germany, the USA, London, and Japan. Ms. Momota’s creations are made entirely by hand using ancestral Peruvian techniques that date back over 5,000 years, such as stick weaving, crochet and loom weaves. Her trademark fibers include yarns spun from fine alpaca and vicuna wool, as well as Pima cotton, Drytex and Andean blends.
Ms. Momota has written articles for Gente (People) magazine on current fashion trends and their historical context. Through television appearances she has also promoted the use of indigenous materials and some of the challenges faced by native peoples. She has been featured in many prominent publications including Diario Comercio, Fashion New Mexico, Global fashion Exports, Divina, Maju, Luna, Punto & Plano, El Comercio, Prensa Nikkei, and Life, as well as on Fashion TV, E! Entertainment Television, and Cosmopolitan TV Internacional.
Harumi Momota is recognized as a brand ambassador by the Peruvian government. Her designs are available in prestigious boutiques in Mexico, Paris and Japan as well as Peru, and she has an atelier in New York City.
Up-and-coming fashion designer Priya Saluja will make her debut at CFW with a presentation of her latest elegantly tailored collection at 6:00 pm on Friday September 6, 2013. The runway show will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue, in the city’s Fashion District.
A native of New Delhi, India where she studied fashion design, Priya Saluja established her own fashion studio Darpan Boutique. The launch of her maiden collection attracted an immediate and loyal following. Her designs are influenced by India’s rich cultural heritage, and reflect a youthful opulence. This year Priya started her own custom line named “Aaina,” which consists of Indian fusion outfits for a clientele in both the USA and India.
Priya is known for her eloquent and colorful designs, and is a self-confessed worshipper of quality. Her brand is characterized by meticulous tailoring, detailing and an approach that is both conventional and modern, contemporary and understated. Rich fabrics are often embellished with handcrafted and classic techniques of printing and embroidery. Her style boldly embraces and enhances the sensuality of the human form with a romantic mysticism.
More infiormation: http://www.darpanboutique.com
Andres Aquino, fashion designer, founder and producer of Couture Fashion Week, is plunging into the world of yachts and cruises with the launch of a luxury line of cruisewear under the brand Port of Style. For this line Mr. Aquino has joined forces with New York entrepreneur and fashionista Magdaline Delany, Founder of Oceanie Club and Entrepreneurs and Professionals’ Network. Port of Style will be featured on the runway at Couture Fashion Week, 8:00 pm on Sunday September 8, 2013 in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue.
The Port of Style collection is a mix of exquisite swimwear and wraps. The wraps also double as beautiful gowns when worn without a swimsuit. The collection includes the first-ever fashionable life jacket. Andres Aquino, known for his designs of luxury gowns and his theatrical show productions, brings his distinctive flair to Port of Style. When asked how he arrived at the brand’s name, Mr. Aquino replied “I worked with my creative team to search for a name that would reflect the philosophy of this fashion line. Ports are exciting, bustling and fashionable locales. Since both Maggie and I are originally from the Caribbean, and are familiar with boats coming and going in the island ports, it made sense to include that concept. From the golden age of luxury cruises through today’s iconic liners, fashion has a special place in maritime experiences, and Port of Style strives to reflect that.”
According to Ms. Delany, “This nautical line is the culmination of a common vision that Andres and I have shared for our love of the seaside and ocean life. The collection is unique, stylish, eclectic and functional. The selection and approval of each piece was organic.”
The line is expected to be available online late in 2013.
Store and boutique buyer inquiries are welcome.
Designer Loula Loi Alafoyiannis will return to Couture Fashion Week with a presentation of her latest distinctive outerwear designs at 4:00 pm on Saturday September 7, 2013. The runway show will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue, in the heart of the city’s Fashion District.
Each design by Loula is a one-of-a-kind collectible, where fashion is wearable fine art. The creations are sophisticated yet whimsical, and impeccably crafted in silhouettes that have wide appeal.
Loula is the Founder and President of the Euro-American Women’s Council (EAWC). Loula is also the Founder of “Saving grandmothers from breast cancer” which she is supporting through her participation in this season’s Couture Fashion Week.