Award-Winning International Designers Unveil Fall 2010 Collections with Planete Chic During DC Fashion Week

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Three international designers are coming to Washington DC to unveil their collections on Feb. 17 at the Mexican Cultural Institute.

Award-Winning International Designers Unveil Collections with Planete Chic during DC Fashion Week

The fashion show, produced by Planete Chic as part of DC Fashion Week, features:

  •     Serbian designer Tatjana Tatalovic, whose collection Elle Magazine named the "most significant fashion collection" of the 2009 Belgrade Fashion Week;
  •     Mexican designer Artemiza Cruz, winner of the 2009 Palmas de Oro "Revelation in Fashion Design" award; and
  •     Ruben Gonzalez, an innovative Argentinean designer who graduated from Milan's European Institute of Design will present his Fall 2010 Haute Couture Collection
  •     The event will also showcase works by Argentinean jewelry designer Stella Basiluk.

Among celebrities expected, Jen Corey Miss District of Columbia 2009 will grace this event with her presence showing support to emerging new talents in the Fashion Industry while Kate Michael, former Miss District of Columbia 2006, President of K Street Kate, voted Best Local Blog of 2009 will take the runway. The show will also feature DC models Rihannon and Nora Sommerkampf.

Hela Spa and Ted Gibson Salon will do the models' hair and make-up, and JBM Productions is producing the show's lighting.

Sponsors include PHYTO Hair Care , LIRAC Paris Skincare, DC Hotel SOFITEL Lafayette, PEACOCK Café, COACHRIDER, and Alliance Française de DC.

Event details:

Planete Chic Presents International Fashion at the Mexican Cultural Institute
Wednesday, February, 17 at 2827 16th Street, NW (Columbia Road and 16th)
Please note that no on-site parking is available.

6 p.m.-7 p.m.: Press/Media/Sponsors/Partners are invited for press photos and interviews with designers. Behind-the-scenes photos and filming are available upon request. To register, please contact Hervé Racaud at info@planetechic.com.

7 p.m.: General public admission

7:45pm : Fashion show

9pm-10pm: On-site reception sponsored by Peacock Cafe

Public link to the event: http://planetechicdcfashionweek.eventbrite.com/

More about the designers:

TATJANA TATALOVIC is the creator of TATA, a fashion brand recognized for its forward-thinking, contemporary designs. In addition to showcasing her work at fashion shows, Tatalovic has designed costumes for the film industry, served as a fashion and art director for music bands, and collaborated with Serbia's top fashion photographers and accessory designers.

The Planete Chic fashion show will mark the first time Tatalovic's SS 2010 "TATA" collection has been shown outside of Europe. The collection won Elle Magazine's first prize for "most significant fashion collection" at the 2009 Belgrade Fashion Week, piquing industry interest in Serbia. The collection is ethereal and fluffy yet features strong silhouettes in black, white, and pearly beige. Each design reveals a self-confident woman with charisma and a strong fashion sense.

As a painter and art historian, Tatalovic injects passion and emotion into her designs by communicating through the fabric’s texture, shape, color, and softness. Her silhouettes are feminine and sophisticated yet artistic and edgy.

Tatalovic's family heritage in the textile industry shines through in her bold manipulation of fabric. Using mainly natural fabrics such as cotton, silk and linen, Tatjana uses stitching techniques to reinvent their structure and texture. A unique handmade touch is found in each collection. Her resulting creations are modern, precious, and fresh and can be worn day or night.

Please contact Tatalovic at office(at)tatjanatat(dot)com or her PR manager, Morris, at morrispassley(at)cvn-intl(dot)com. Web site: http://www.tatjanatat.com.

ARTEMIZA CRUZ is the creator behind LA VILL brand, which has dressed Mexican celebrities such as actresses Luz Elena Gonzales and Lupita Infante; singers Paty Sirvent, Alejandra Avalos, and Maria Raquenel; and Miss Mexico City Federal District Vanessa Hupenkhoten, among others.

Cruz's Spring/Summer 2009 collection won the 2009 Palmeras de Oro for “Revelation in Fashion Design" at Mexico City Fashion Week. LA VILL launched its first prêt-à-porter season with its Fall/Winter 2009 collection at Hotel Camino Real in Mexico City.

LA VILL brand is for classy and sophisticated urban women who love living in a vibrant, international environment. Its clothing is modern with a touch of elegance and a 1980's feel. Cruz's works are created for people with goals, dreams, and high expectations.

Her Fall/Winter 2010 collection is inspired by the sensuality of the woman and aims to show how any woman can project an entire essence through just one piece of clothing. The garments are cut from earth, nude, and black Lycra, brocade, satin, and lace and feature unique details destined to become the fad for every woman. Their silhouettes are very structured but easy to digest. The collection represents the strong woman who breaks the mold.

Please contact Cruz at: lavillclothes(at)gmail(dot)com.

RUBEN GONZALEZ is an Argentinean designer who graduated from Milan's European Institute of Design and has showcased his work in U.S. markets such as Miami, New York, and Puerto Rico.

Gonzalez conceives of each creation with a particular woman in mind and uses luxurious fabrics and a European touch to add a mark of distinction to his designs. His works are glamorous, delicate, and feminine, exhibiting a gradation of colors enriched with superb embroidering techniques as well as Swarovski crystals, stones, and paillettes imported from France.

Please contact Gonzalez's PR manager, George Salcedo, at jorge_salcido(at)hotmail(dot)com. Web site: http://www.rg-fashion.com.

STELLA BASILUK is an accessories designer from Argentina whose work has been sought after in Argentina, Brazil, India, Sweden, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Her creations incorporate precious and semi-precious stones handcrafted by masters in India.

For this show, Basiluk has created a glamorous collection of jewelry inspired by the exclusive, 1930s vintage designs of Ruben Gonzalez.

Please contact Basiluk at stelbasiluk(at)gmail(dot)com. Web site: http://www.stellabasiluk.com.ar.

About Planete Chic

PLANETE CHIC CHIC began as a producer of after work moments and French-themed soirées for Washington, D.C.'s international "chic et sympa" crowd. Its events were often covered in the French press, including the national TV station TF1 and the National publication France-Amérique as well as the Washington Post and many DC local lifestyle blogs. In 2008, Planete Chic extended its reach to New York. Last year, the event producer made its début in the fashion world bringing and producing New-York emerging designers Gina Velasco, Camille Pascal, Christine Marchuska in the Nation’s capital and Catherine Edouard Charlot, Allyson Parris in New York.

Contact: Hervé Racaud, director of Planete Chic
Phone: 202/251-4094
E-mail: info(at)planetechic(dot)com

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