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Neodandi – Fall/Winter 2013 Line

From knee-length men’s trench coats made from reclaimed suit jackets, to women’s cotton dresses from white t-shirts, Neodandi House of Couture‘s creator, NiiLartey De Osu reuses materials to create new from old. De Osu describes his designs as never stable or permanent, but always changing, mimicking a river. “I see things transformed…what else is it, what else can it be. It becomes what it could be through recreation,” he said last night at his NYFW F/W 2013 Show.
De Osu’s runway show was as unique as the one-of-a-kind designs presented. Set in EN Japanese Brasserie, the large square dining room was transformed, with chairs lined up against the wall and around the room’s centerpiece of floral arrangements and natural twisted wood sculptures. Each viewer received a front-row seat to the non-traditional runway.

Ashton Michael F/W 2013 ‘Black Heart’ Collection at The Metropolitan Pavilion, NY

If you have watched the Super Bowl, VMA, AMA or any award show, red carpet or music video in the past 10 years you’ve most likely seen the work of fashion designer and stylist Ashton Hirota and his Ashton Michael Label.
Born and raised in Los Angeles Hirota made his debut on the fashion scene at the age of 19 when his first showing in LA Fashion Week resulted in being picked up by destination stores including Patricia Fields NYC, Fred Segal LA, and Volcan & Aphrodite in Tokyo. A decade later Hirota continues his progressive movement with his current company Ashton Michael. Offering exclusive capsule collections, wardrobe styling and custom one-of-a-kind pieces combined with artistic vision and a true understanding of fit and fabrication, Hirota creates clothing that is tailored for any and every personality and public image.
Featured on clients ranging from American Idol to icons of Hollywood and music, Hirota has designed custom pieces for celebrities as diverse as Will.i.am, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Alex Clare, Regina Spektor, and Pitbull just to name a few. Today in addition to designing and producing his own Ashton Michael Label, Hirota is sought out by top stylist and chart topping artists for his ability to create fashion forward pieces individualized for each client’s personality and public image with one of the industries quickest turnaround times available. Hirota is a strong believer that there is no gender in creative expression, just individuality.
Ashton Michael design headquarters and showroom is located in the heart of Hollywood, CA under the roof of “The House of Infinite Radness.” Available by appointment only to industry professionals, the showroom caters to those looking for unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. Purchases and rentals are available with full option to alter or customize any piece in house and one on one consultation is available with the designer himself.

Olivia Tarpey Couture Designs from UK – 2013

Olivia Tarpey is an emerging talent on the London fashion scene, dividing her time between her homes in London and Cali, Colombia her womenswear designs bring a touch of sensuous Latin romanticism to English shores.

Olivia Tarpey’s spring/summer 2012 prêt-à-porter collection is a fusion of bright summer colours in natural fabrics that still maintain the individuality and elegance of the couture garments that she is renowned for.

Her range of silk blouses feature hand-painted designs, each one unique, and are perfect teamed with one of her bespoke tailored jackets for a casual yet glamorous look. The cocktail dresses bring together Olivia’s signature ruffles and ruching whilst her deconstructed, summery tops make for a pretty, romantic look by day or night.
Specialising in couture gowns, Olivia Tarpey possesses a rare talent for embroidery and embellishment often favoring intricate beaded edging, hand-made fabric flowers and hand painted designs. With penchants for backless gowns and corsetry an Olivia Tarpey dress promises to make you feel sexy & beautiful.

Marisol Henriquez, Couture Designer from Santo Domingo – 2013

Ms. Henriquez’s collection is entitled “Fall Magic” and is in keeping with her tradition of incorporating the best features of authentic Dominican design into her creations. The stunning garments, inspired by the romance and elegance of times past, radiate light, passion, sensuality, intelligence, wisdom and spirituality. In her creative process, the designer strives to reflect the seasonal transitions of Mother Nature herself.

The collection is made with a sophisticated selection of textured patent leather, silk charmuse and shantung, complemented with Swarovski crystals and sequins. Hand crafted accessories by the designer, including belts and handbags from her signature Marysun line, complete the ensembles.
An autumn color palette of green, bronze, gold, silver, grey and black take form in the impeccably crafted and versatile collection of casual, cocktail and formal wear.

Catalin Botezatu World Renowned designer from Romania, debuts The “Bird” Collection at the Couture Show – 2013

Catalin Botezatu Romanian designer, presented the Birds Collection at the NY Couture Fashion Week 2013, a theme created as a follow-up of his last fashion show, Domina, in which an extraordinarily independent woman could use at her discretion the body and especially the mind of men locked in an iron cage, a silver one this time, as a luxury refuge for the woman, except that the woman can fly away from that cage, because she’s independent. And she has wings.
A woman such as the one from BIRDS Collection has certainly never been before: she’s beautiful, rare spectacular and mysterious. She comes and goes at her whim, she’s a night bird that goes at her whim, and she’s a night bird that goes to glamorous parties, on red carpets and on Luxury Cruises. She’s wrapped in airy laces and sophisticated feathers. She has an eccentric haircut and a makeup that makes her feel comfortable, but in the same time unrecognizable.
The Collection proposes evening dresses, long, well balanced, tightly fitted in the front, where the skin is covered by rich fabrics , while the back is very low cut, with supple trains which elongate the figure and give elegance to the” bird woman”.
The fabrics used for this collection are varied and precious: silk, velvet, silk viole, filigree embroidery, handmade applications, French lace finished en mille points, with feathers and fur. Black is the common denominator of all these fabrics, the overlapping of the textures ton sur ton being extremely elegant and specific to all outfits signed by Catalin Botezatu. The refined black is made more evident with glittering silver details we are already talking about a combination much sought-after in 2013-1014.
The shoes, especially designed for Birds Collection, are spectacularly accessorized with feathers, brilliant and very high-heeled .The leather gloves range from long and medium to mitaines and they are also personalized with delicate feathers. The entire collection has been created with the sole purpose of attracting admiring glances.
Women will wish to look like the Birds Woman and men will want to be as near as possible to the Birds Woman.

Amal Sarieddine Shows her Signature Opulent Designs at Couture Fashion Week New York 2013

Award-winning Middle Eastern fashion designer Amal Sarieddine made her third appearance at Couture Fashion Week in New York City.
Amal Sarieddine is a young Lebanese fashion designer following in the footsteps of her mother, acclaimed designer Nawal Sarieddine, who established her own prominent design house some forty years ago. After earning her degree in fashion and interior design from the Lebanese American University, Amal launched her own collection in Beirut in 2004, a city synonymous with luxury couture style and home to such fashion icons as Elie Saab, Georges Chakra and Georges Hobeika. Amal’s designs were immediately applauded and sought out by the cream of Middle Eastern society including many celebrities and the royal families of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Her clientele also includes prominent socialites and celebrities from Europe and the United States.

A talented designer known for her lavish and opulent evening and bridal gowns, Amal Sarieddine has presented her collections in the Middle East, Paris and Hollywood. Her debut at Couture Fashion Week New York in 2009 with a stunning collection entitled “Eve”, was warmly received. Her designs have been featured in such prominent fashion publications as Collezioni Haute Couture, ModaStyle International and Book Moda.

Safilo Group, Glasses fashion Show at The Vision Expo at New York Javits Center – New York, 2013

Safilo’s brand portfolio consists of Safilo Brands and licensed brands, selected on the basis of competitive positioning and international prestige, which guarantee the Group world leadership in the high-end market. 

A creative team of more than 150 designers allows the Group to put more than 3,000 new models a year on the market; production and distribution are organized to guarantee respect for the particular style characteristics and positioning of every licensed brand. 

Safilo Brands are strategically important in reaching the Group’s development targets in the middle/high-end market of the “fashion” and “casual-sports” segments in every category of products (optical frames, sunglasses, and sports products such as, for example, ski goggles and helmets and technical glasses for many sports).

 The Group follows a policy which aims at having a brand portfolio which is diversified in terms of geographical positioning, age, gender, and income bracket target, and needs of the end customer.

2012 Couture Fashion Week Designers Showcase

1.      Andres Aquino Couture Collection 2012

2.      Sushma Patel, USA/Indian Designs, Spring 2013 Collection

3.      Robert Flores,  Male Couture Designs from Dominican Republic 2012 

Nos  Designer  Robert Flores

4.      Diani Mota, Couture  Fashion Line 2012



5.      Wendy Luzon Spring 2013 Collection Fashion Show

2012 Indian Couture Fashion Week Designers


1. Indian Designs by Pure Elegance, Parna Ghose 2012

2. Sumbil’s Collection, from Pakistan/USA by Designer Sumbul Rizvi 2012

3. Citrolina Designs By Designer Citra Gala NY 2012

4. Juhi Jagiasi, Indian Couture Designs for Male and Female 2012

5. Shekhar Rehate Indian Couture Designs 2012

Plitzs Fashion Shows, New York 2013

1 Alfredo Leija By Alfredo Leija – Brooklyn, New York 2013

2 AP for Women By Ashley Pecolia – Randallstown, Maryland (2013)

3 Samantha Plasencia By Samantha Plasencia – San Antonio, Texas

4 Samina Mughal Couture Designs at Plitzs Fashion Week 2013

Charisma by Ritu Boorgu, Indian Couture Designs – 2012

Designer Ritu Boorgu presented her latest collection for her Charisma label on the runway at Couture Fashion Week in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. The event will be part of the “Jewel of India” collective fashion show.

Charisma is the couture brand launched by Ritu Boorgu who draws her inspiration from the rich heritage of India and the ancient traditions of Indian craftmanship. Ms. Boorgu strives to bring her clients on a journey into a charismatic and ravishing collection of exclusive designer wear; a seamless mix of the elegant and flamboyant, the modern and the traditional in a range of flawlessly tailored ensembles.

The upscale chic Charisma boutique located in one of Chicago’s most affluent suburbs, carries one-of-a-kind designs crafted with perfection and precision. Starting out with a mere handful of private shows and events, Charisma now caters to clients all over the USA. The signature collections at Charisma feature distinctive styles and silhouettes rendered in vibrant color palettes, rich fabrics, intricate embellishments and detailed embroideries. Every piece is meticulously handcrafted and detailed on fabrics such as brocades, silks, silk chiffons, georgettes, satins and many more, customized to fit the client’s need.

Charisma designs have been showcased at various ethnic bridal shows and events and featured in major fashion publications across the USA. Ms. Boorgu’s distinctive couture collection was presented at Latino Fashion Week in Chicago in 2011, where for the first time, an Indian designer was asked to showcase their collection. The collection “Timeless” was very well received by the Latino community for its glamorous and colorful appeal.

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