Gold skirt suit by Andres Aquino

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Mood Designer Fabrics, Lucoral & Lupearl Fine Jewelry, Pearls & Embellishments

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.