Culture Booms at Couture Fashion Week


Couture Fashion Week, which is currently in its 22nd season, featured designers from all over the globe on September 11-13 at the Crowne Plaza in Times Square, and it did not disappoint. From golden, luxurious garbs to sexy, curve-hugging gowns, there was much to love from so many different cultures.

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Standout pieces from the weekend-long show included designs from Indonesia-based designer Anniesa Hasibuan, whose traditional, golden garments were both breathtaking and mesmerizing. We couldn’t resist capturing some of these looks in slow-motion!

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Another Indonesian clothing label, Shafia Couture, showed a traditional collection on Saturday night. Designer Feny Mustafa, who first founded the brand 25 years ago, portrayed her culture beautifully with elegant formalwear, matching hats, and headscarves, creating a mysterious and sophisticated look overall.

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Continuing this traditional trend was the award-winning Moscow designer Evgenia Luzhina, whose “Nostalgia” collection was both beautiful and elegant, and featured matching traditional headpieces that tied all the looks together.

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Designer Nato Gabechava also showed a beautiful collection on Sunday night, which included sheer, rosy and black gowns with plunging necklines and floral-embroidered dresses.

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Award-winning Dominican clothing designer Jorge Diep made his return to Couture Fashion Week by showing his newest collection on Sunday night. Models strut to and fro in skin-tight, intricate cocktail dresses ranging in all different colors from royal blue to peach.

Other standout designers included Diana Couture, who won the award for Best Designer at the Global Fashion Avenue Awards this season; Slovakian designer Renata Kliska, whose La Rena collection featured timeless, elegant pieces; and Couture Fashion Week Producer Andres Aquino, who showed both his “Secret Garden” and “Fairy Tales” collections to close out the show.

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