Couture Fashion Week Partners with Tuesday’s Children in its Support of Victims of Terrorism

In its tradition of support for charity organizations, Couture Fashion Week New York has announced that it is partnering with Tuesday’s Children at its next fashion event. Couture Fashion Week will be held 10-12 September 2010 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on New York’s Park Avenue.

Tuesday’s Children is a non-profit family service organization that has made a long term commitment to every individual who was directly affected by the events of September 11, 2001. Tuesday’s Children has developed a unique platform of programs that foster the mental health and well being of families dealing with trauma, grief and physical illness. Based on a proven methodology of healing through community, Tuesday’s Children’s mission includes Project COMMON BOND, an initiative that reaches out to young adults from around the world who have been directly impacted by terrorism as well as such programs as Mentoring, Career Paths, Helping Heals, and the First Responder Alliance. Donations help the charity fulfill “The Promise” of being there to support the 9/11 children into adulthood while continuing to address the evolving needs of the 9/11 population. Tuesday’s Children will also help those who have been similarly impacted by global acts of terrorism by sharing knowledge and experience with other organizations responding to international terrorism.

Since 2003 Couture Fashion Week has presented a series of couture and luxury high fashion shows multiple times each year in New York City, Palm Beach, and other selected cities and countries. The event presents runway shows by exceptional designers from around the globe and also features world-class entertainment, exhibits of fine art and luxury products/services, plus VIP dinners and receptions.

This coming season, Couture Fashion Week will contribute a percentage of tickets purchased here to Tuesday’s Children. Please visit the charity’s website to view events, media coverage, family stories, new programs or to make a donation.

Katya Leonovich to Show Cutting Edge Bridal Designs at Couture Fashion Week New York

silver dress by designer katya leonovich

Award-winning designer Katya Leonovich will show her latest collection atCouture Fashion Week at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday September 11, 2010. In her second appearance at the event, the designer will present innovative and cutting edge bridal fashions. The fashion show will be held in the legendary Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria on Park Avenue, New York City.

A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in her native Moscow, Katya Leonovich also studied and worked in France and Italy – for the prestigious House of Gattinoni – and is now based in New York City. She is a painter and costume designer as well as a fashion designer. Her artistic skill and talent find form in her edgy fashion designs, embedding traditional fabrics such as gauzes, chiffons and silks with all manner of materials including torn paper, bits of fur, pieces of aluminum, strands of cotton, feathers and fringes. Ms. Leonovich utilizes art to convey a joy for life in her distinctive fashion creations.

Ms. Leonovich was a recent finalist in the Supima Design Contest for Emerging Talent and is a past winner of the Mittelmodal Prize, the Smirnoff International Competition, the Nadejda Lamanova Prize of the Russian Federation, and is listed in the Encyclopedia of Fashion in Russia as a premiere representative of the new generation of Russian fashion. Her work has  been featured in publications around the world including Le Figaro, L’Officiel, Collezioni and Book Moda. She has shown on the runway in Rome, Milan, Paris, Moscow and New York, and the L Gallery in New York City recently held a retrospective of her designs.

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.

Visit the event website for photos, videos, tickets and more