Friday, April 24, 2009

Couture Fashion Week In Nyc

Event producer Andres Aquino presented the prestigious award to Mr. Khansa on the evening of September 9 before an audience of international press and enthusiastic fashionistas. The presentation followed the designer's fashion show which presented his latest collection of breathtaking couture designs done in opulent fabrics with lavish embellishments, each piece more dazzling than the last.

Tani Keller of Germany was named "Most Innovative Fashion Designer" in recognition of her fine leather couture collection for Spring 2006 entitled "Garden of Eden." Each piece was an original couture creation, a feast for the eyes.

The 3-day event showed the latest collections of a select group of international as well as American designers, many presenting in New York for the first time. For a number of designers for whom English is not their first language, challenges included not only the hectic pace of putting on a fashion show, but also dealing with cultural differences and the use of interpreters.

Once the makeup was in place, hair tousled just so, gowns slipped on, and models lined up, the music began to pulse, the lights went up, and the first model strode onto the catwalk. Excitement built as
the cameras began to click and the designers' creations emerged. Couture had
landed in New York with a splash from many foreign lands.

The collections had names reflecting the creative philosophies and moods of the designers.

From Latvia Anna Osmushkina presented "Heaven", weightless designs in natural fabrics hand-woven using an original technology. Embellishments in Swarovski and Kornelius precious stones, ostrich feathers, and natural furs give added dimension and luxury. Anna's color palette is as airy as the dawn in shades of gold, bronze, rose, sky blue and white. Handcrafted shawls and capes completed a number of the graceful feminine ensembles

Galina Dacheva from Bulgaria showed her "Timeless Fashion Collection" based on the ancient craft of knitting but jazzed revved up to a modern sensibility. The collection is an amalgam of both fashion and history.

The stunning collection from Payal Jain of India was entitled simply "Blanc", designs fit for a princess. Payal was inspired by the mysterious weaves of the East and the structure of the West. A seemingly simple yet actually complex texturization. Exotic silk weaves are sculpted into flowing
silhouettes with tone on tone treatments.

Lourdes Libman presented her "Unequally Blue" collection, a combination of
tropical flavor from her native Dominican Republic and sophisticated European flair.

The Russian designer contingent presented strong collections from three gifted designers:
- Galit Couture, coming to New York from Russia via Israel, showed a group of beautiful fairy-tale bridal gowns. These dream-like creations are for the bride who wants to be the "Belle of the Ball" making an unforgettable entrance on her special day.
- Routa's designs are visual poetry brought to life with a unique perspective on fabric and style.
- Lilia Berzon presented a group of sensuous evening designs characterized by an innovative use of fabrics and structural elements.

Among the American designers taking part in Couture Fashion Week was Philadelphia-based Dah-veese whose striking "urban couture" collection features the juxtaposition of signature denim with unexpected fabric combinations: fine silk organza, silk dupioni, silk taffeta, silk linen and cotton with an emphasis on angles, dimension, depth and texture.

"We have already received a large number of requests from designers around the world as well as sponsors interested in participating in next season's fashion shows", notes producer Andres Aquino. "So we expect this event to continue to grow at a fast pace and to continue to serve as the most important platform to present couture fashion in New York."

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Well-known Faces at New York Fashion Week Spring 2012 (Photos)

A lot of well-known faces were seen at New York Fashion Week September 2011 include designer Rachel Zoe, actor Michael Douglas, singer Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake and so on. Branded Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in 2009, the semi-annual New York Fashion Week is held in February and September of each year in New York City. It is one of four major fashion weeks held around the world.

While models showed off their long-legged on the catwalks at New York's Lincoln Centre, the country singer Taylor Swift took a different approach when sashaying down the sidewalk in Downtown New York on her way to the Rodarte show at Fashion Week. The 22-year-old star displayed her lean, supermodel-esque physique in the sheer cream dress and paired with platform wedge heels.

Well-known singer Taylor Swift hit Fashion Week in New York in an intricate vintage lace dress

American country singer/songwriter was captured seatting next to Anna Wintour at the Rodarte spring/summer 2012 show

Justin Timberlake looked so smart when dressing head-to-toe in black at Oscar de la Renta

The tween stars Dakota and Elle Fanning took their seat on the front row at Rodarte next to Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani

The actor Michael Douglas chose a seat on the front row at American designer Michael Kors' show

Stylist, designer and TV star Rachel Zoe in her own boho roots

Avatar actress Zoe Saldana attended the Rodarte spring/summer 2012 show in a dress from the designer's autumn/winter collection

Sporting star Serena Williams was posed with Kim Kardashian at the Vera Wang catwalk

New mother Rachel Zoe at Marchesa spring/summer 2012


Mother-to-be Beyonce looked fabulous in the daring Michael Kors number for the Tory Burch party

Lucy Liu looked chic in black and gold at Tory Burch's bash

The second time Anna Wintour and Nicky Minaj sat next to one another at the shows the pair shared a joke

Bar Refaeli in Marchesa.

British singer Estelle

Supermodel Naomi Campbell congratulated Marchesa duo Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig


New York Fashion Week Spring 2012


Related links:

Superstars Gather at London, New York, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks

London Fashion Week 2010

Celebrities Gather at Fashion's Night Out 2011

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Get to Know The Styles From Fashion Week

Fashion Week - the week in fashion that tells everyone where fashion for the year is headed. For this reason alone, may people specifically tune into Fashion Week every year. The audience is awed by the flawless and unique designs that parade down the catwalk, though designers will often admit that their inspiration is sparked by the seasoned veterans of fashion.

Watching Fashion Week can give you lots of ideas to incorporate in your quest to be as fashionable as possible. Commonly featuring celebrities who attend fashion weeks around the world are entertainment and gossip shows. In a lot of cases they will also show the designers' dresses and new items that get everyone's attention in most every show. The Fashion TV channel will tell you all that you need to know about the latest styles.

Browse fashion magazines for style ideas. Fashion magazines usually collate pictures during the weeks immediately following Fashion Week, offering clients an idea of the newest fashions and a chance to compare trends by competing designers.

Look for the clothing featured in your favorite fashion magazine when you go shopping.

Look at photos from Fashion Week shows online. The Internet is a valuable source for information, and its numerous resources don't leave out the Fashion Week highlights for all fashion fans. You can get ideas about fashion using or to obtain your daily dose of the latest style news for your enjoyment.

Do some window shopping in designer stores. Designers take great pride in their craft and will happily display their handiwork in shop windows. During Fashion Week, it is best to walk by many of the designer shops to see what types of fashions are popular now.

Get the look at an affordable price! It costs a pretty penny to look that fabulous and glamorous, dressed from head to toe in designer labels.

Scrutinizing your style and buying by the piece is a quick way around it. Buy the scarf at a department store, but get the blouse from a thrift store. As long as you can get close to it, you definitely can pull it off, although it may not be the real thing. Who says you need to break the bank on style? Fashion aficionados would agree that it's all about attitude rather than the brand-name or designer.

The best way to see the new styles in action is to attend a fashion event in person and up close. If you are a model, journalist or even a volunteer you will be able to do it. Alternately, if you have the funds available, bundled packs are offered for sale by hotels and credit card companies which include Fashion Week tickets.