Australian and Italian designer Cristina Nitopi will return to Couture Fashion Week to present her latest menswear summer collection entitled “Saint Michael.” Part of the finale of the upcoming season’s event, the fashion show will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 12, 2010 in the legendary Grand Ballroom of the world-famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel on New York’s Park Avenue.
A deeply spiritual person, Cristina Nitopi draws innovative design inspiration from her meditations and religious contemplations. Her menswear collection this season is dedicated to Saint Michael and focuses on urban wear and couture and will introduce unique styles and textures. The designs offer a variety of stylish choices for men from casual day looks to dressy evening ensembles. Although she has no formal training in the field, fashion design is Ms. Nitopi’s passion and life’s love. She has presented her distinctive collections of both men’s and women’s fashions in New York for several years to positive reviews.
Ms. Nitopi recently participated in Hong Kong Fashion Week and says she is very excited to be a part of the Asian market. Her collection was well-received by the prestigious event’s organizers and regional buyers from Asia. Ms. Nitopi will also be joining Gold Coast Fashion Week Australia in November 2010 where she will present her first luxury swimwear collection called “Indulge.” She is looking forward to returning to New York City with her latest collection and to expanding her brand in Australia and overseas.
Visit the designer’s website for more information: www.CristinaNitopi.com.au
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.
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.