Andres Aquino Presents a Collection of Charm and Romance at Couture Fashion Week

blue dress by designer andres aquino

Fashion designer Andres Aquino will present his latest collection at Couture Fashion Week on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria on New York City’s Park Avenue.

Mr. Aquino is also the founder and producer of Couture Fashion Week.

A continuation of Mr. Aquino’s fashion journey, the latest innovative collection is inspired by  classic romantic Latin songs and lyrics about beautiful women. The couture evening gowns and luxurious cocktail dresses are accessorized by a one-of-a-kind custom made handbag and shoe collection. Specially made jewelry by Alejandra in Design will complement many of the ensembles. Mr. Aquino coordinates all aspects of his fashion shows, from concept and styling to staging, music selection and creating the mood of the presentation.

The fashion show is part of Couture Fashion Week’s support this season of the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. A representative of the charity whose mission is raising breast cancer awareness and support, will walk the runway in one of Mr. Aquino’s couture gowns, resplendent in pink, the organization’s signature color. A number of other celebrities and performers are expected to take part in the gala fashion show.

2010 has been a busy year for Andres Aquino. He has participated in a number of fashion events in cities around the world including Dubai, St Croix and New York. He also recently showed his designs at events in New Delhi, Palm Beach, the Dominican Republic, Romania and Mexico. At each destination he leaves an impression of fashion as fun and entertaining by incorporating theatrical elements, dance, song and drama into his runway shows. “Thinking outside the box makes fashion shows more exciting,” says Mr. Aquino.

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

Visit the designer’s website for more information: www.andresaquino.com

Couture Fashion Week Producer Andres Aquino Receives Style Fashion Leader & Inspiration Award

Andres Aquino receiving award

Couture Fashion Week founder and producer Andres Aquino received the “Style Fashion Leader & Inspiration Award” from SUNY Westchester Community College. In a special ceremony and reception held at the elegant La Panetiere restaurant in Rye, NY, the award was presented by Professor Phyllis Fein, Curriculum Chair Fashion Merchandising on April 16, 2010.

Over the last few years Mr. Aquino has developed a dynamic relationship with SUNY WCC. Each season many of the college’s fashion merchandising students volunteer at Couture Fashion Week sharpening their skills with hands-on experience at the prestigious fashion event with activities ranging from assisting designers backstage to technical and front-of-house assignments.

SUNY Westchester Community College is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its fashion program and is introducing The Fashion Technology & Production Degree. During summer 2010 SUNY WCC fashion students will be taking part in a special study abroad collaboration with the Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci in Milan.

“It is indeed an honor to receive this special award,” said Andres Aquino. “The experience of working with Professor Fein and the enthusiastic and energetic fashion students has been a very positive one for Couture Fashion Week. We look forward to continuing our partnership with this great fashion merchandising school, and wish the program much continued success as it grows.”

In addition his role as producer of Couture Fashion Week, Andres Aquino is also an accomplished fashion designer. He has presented his designs at fashion events worldwide, including Romania, India, Dubai, and the Dominican Republic as well as Palm Beach and New York City, and his fashion accomplishments have been covered by press around the globe.

Upcoming shows by Mr. Aquino include a gala couture fashion show in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands in May 2010 as part of a literacy fundraiser, and a new collection to be featured at Couture Fashion Week at 8:00 p.m. on September 11, 2010 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.

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