Couture Fashion Week Set to Dazzle New York City

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Couture Fashion Week®, produced by USA International Fashion Shows®,is a 3-day series of fashion shows to be held September 7 through 9, 2005 featuring fine designers from around the world.

As New York Fashion Week gets underway in September, an exciting event will be an important part of the fashion scene. Couture Fashion Week®, produced by USA International Fashion Shows®, is a 3-day series of fashion shows to be held September 7 through 9, 2005 featuring fine designers from around the world. The event attracts press coverage, upscale fashion buyers as well as socialites and other affluent fashion consumers. The runway shows will be held at the elegant Westside Loft, 336 West 37th Street, in New York City.

For event founder and producer Andres Aquino, Couture Fashion Week is the logical extension of the trajectory that started in 2003 when he invited designer Clive Rundle from South Africa along with other excellent designers to be part of the realization of the dream of bringing couture to the highly demanding New York fashion market. The following season Mr. Aquino worked with famed Russian designer Helen Yarmak who showed $20 million in fur coats and jewelry at the season's most lavish fashion show in New York City. Other impressive productions have included a couture fashion show for the launch of the Maybach by Mercedes-Benz in Greenwich, Connecticut, fashion shows for a society crowd in Palm Beach and for New York City's elite Crystal Ball Society. The company also produces the highly successful "Champagne Fashion Brunch" on selected Sunday afternoons in New York, attracting an audience of upscale travelers and fashion lovers.

September's Couture Fashion Week will feature a tremendous array of exquisite collections. "Couture is fashion at its best," notes producer Andres Aquino. "It represents a fusion of fine art, skilled hand-tailoring and creativity. Working without mass production concerns, the fashion designer can make a true artistic statement."

Presenting designers include:

ANNA OSMUSHKINA, an award-winning highly creative designer from Latvia, will present a couture collection titled simply "Heaven."

PAYAL JAIN - India. "The spirit of our creations is enriched with cross cultural exchanges," says the designer

KENDRA ROBERTS Jewelry. Combining the Native American techniques of mosaic stone and shell inlay with the simple elegance of contemporary design.

DOLCE MARE Swimwear by OLIVIA TRAPP combines function with elegant style.

LILIA BERZON - Russia. Her unique creations reflect her experience in costume design gained while working with master European dressmakers for major Broadway shows.

DAH-VEESE COUTURE's "Evolution" by designer Darnell (Jewell) Davis is edgy and creative, yet soft and contemporary appealing to today's modern woman.

TANI KELLER's "Garden of Eden" Leather Couture. Tani’s designs are regularly seen in music tours and videos by such performers as George Michael, Whitney Houston and Tiffany, and at high profile social events and weddings.

LOURDES A. LIBMAN COUTURE -Dominican Republic. The latest collection of this talented designer is called "Unequally Blue".

ROUTA -Russia. Routa's world is filled with music, art, and fashion. Her clients range from celebrities like Anna Kournikova to pop musicians, movie stars and Moscow's business and political elite. Routa's designs have been shown at the Kremlin Cup soiree and at Russia's Haute Couture Week.

MAGGIE'S 107 Jewelry - Canada. A stunning selection of handcrafted Mexican silver jewelry.

GALIT COUTURE - Israel. Galit is known for her signature opulent evening and bridal gowns rendered in silks, satins and lace.

GALINA DACHEVA. – Bulgaria. A unique presentation of stylish hand knitted and crocheted womenswear followed by a post-show reception with European "couture" champagnes from the famous caves of Magura, Bulgaria.

The grand finale of Couture Fashion Week will be the presentation of the International Fashion Designer of the Year award along with a fashion show and reception.

info@usafashionshows or Fax 212.202.4604. Sponsors welcome.

A limited number of tickets are available to the general public at

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