Couture Fashion Week New York Links Creativity with Luxury for Spring 2007

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An audience of VIPs, diplomats, press and upscale store buyers is expected will be attending a series of luxury fashion shows and related exhibits at New York City’s world famous Waldorf-Astoria as well as the trendy West Side Loft and La Prima Donna restaurant. The events are all part of this season’s Couture Fashion Week, September 6-10, 2006, which will showcase the latest creations by designers from such diverse and distant lands as Australia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Swaziland, Colombia, South Africa, Portugal, Austria, Dominican Republic, the Bahamas and the USA. Fashion show producer Andres Aquino continues his quest to scout the world to bring some of the most creative and innovative designers to New York.

Here is a quick overview of some of the collections to be shown:

Bongi Gray's Dynamic Fashions Sparkle

Talented designer Bongi Gray has seen the fashion industry develop and now thrive in her native Swaziland. Her versatile and flexible designs are characterized by lots of movement, contrasting textures and colors, bold accessories, and by natural fabrics as well as colorful silks, chiffons, organzas, and taffetas.

Fresh Couture Creations from Czech Designer Josef Klir Debut in New York

A true couture fashion treat is on tap for the attending audience at this show which will feature highly original designs in a dramatic color palette brought to life in fabrics such as sateen, silk, chiffon and tulle with unexpected touches of denim. This dynamic young designer is a favorite of rock stars, film directors and celebrities in his native country, and is known as much for his innovative fashions as he is for his own distinctive hair style.

Croatian Fashion Visionary Gordana Radic

The distinctive creations by this accomplished designer are characterized by what the she calls a "disguised sensuality." Luxurious dresses are rich in detail, often with various nuances of the same color lending a shadowed sculptural effect to the final design.

J J Schoeman Brings Dramatic Creations from South Africa

J.J. Schoeman’s creative flair for the dramatic and ability to bring out his clients' best features has made him the darling of beauty queens, showbiz personalities, celebrities, tourists, international diplomats and the sophisticated “proudly South African ladies of Gauteng."

Millo Designs to Present Couture with a Latin Flair

Entitled "Renaissance", Millo's exclusive couture collection is characterized by a modern and glamorous style inspired by its wearers: cosmopolitan, confident, fashion-conscious women. The beautiful designs are rendered in sensual chiffons, silks and organzas with embellishments of pearls and crystals.

International Fashion Tips its Hat to Australian Designer

Clients love Miranda Green's millinery designs because the hats are crafted to accentuate a woman’s individuality and style, ranging from classic, feminine or funky, to works of art with sculptural lines designed for the fantasy world of the catwalk.

Fashions by Up-and-Coming Designer Gaynell Benjamin are Classic Yet Fresh

With the whimsical title of "Who's That Girl?" this collection sparkles with casual designs rendered in unexpected fabric blends and denims in rich earth tones and textures and glamorous evening ensembles in vibrantly colored silks and champagne satins.

Accessories. In addition to the runway shows, there will be displays where buyers, press and guests can network with sponsors, jewelry and accessory designers including MGmillinery, Diamonds International, Glam NYC, Aienla Ao, Maja Schulz New York, Reva Creations, U-Leader, Millo Designs, J.J. Schoeman, and others.

Companies that have partnered with Couture Fashion Week include:

T-Mobile which in association with Track Entertainment is running a nationwide promotional campaign and sweepstakes awarding two lucky winners front row seats at one of the fashion show Star Music NYC performing the DJ honors at the Waldorf-Astoria shows Home and Guest House, two of the city’s most chic nightspots, will be the site of the after parties Cocktails from Fernet-Branca and Molinari Sambucca.

Talking Rain Beverages will be providing samples of their flavored water “Twist".

Executive Sports Group marketing and promotional company specializing in sports memorabilia.

Press and wholesale fashion buyers: please e-mail or fax 212.202.4604 with name and company details (including tax resale number and e-mail address) for accreditation to attend the Couture Fashion Week shows (subject to verification). We will confirm by e-mail.

Editors: Hi-res photos are available upon request.

Tickets: A limited number of tickets to the Couture Fashion Week shows are available to the general public and may be purchased online at


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