Presenting the latest designs by some of the most creative couture bridal fashion and accessories designers from around the world, Bridal Fashion Week® is scheduled to be held April 22-25, 2006 and again in October 2006 in New York City. The event will also include an array of vendor and sponsor exhibits.
Bridal Fashion Week® is being coordinated by fashion producer Andres Aquino, the creator of Couture Fashion Week®, another series of upscale fashion shows presented in New York and Palm Beach. Among the aspects unique to both of these events are the participation of both national and international designers, the quality of the designers' collections which are aimed at high-end consumers and the luxury boutique market, and the fact that clients can meet directly with designers and their representatives to discuss customized projects to meet the most demanding client's needs and turn their dream gown into a reality be it a once-in-a-lifetime bridal gown or a one-of-a-kind evening gown.
| "A wedding gown is arguably the most important single dress in a woman's life," says producer Andres Aquino. "It is a dream come true for many women to be able to meet and buy from a world-class fashion designer who can do for her what he or she does for a princess or a movie star walking the red carpet. This is the caliber of the designers we are bringing to Bridal Fashion Week -- a true couture event. We strive to make each of our fashion events unique -- in the past we have put an 87-year old former fashion model on the runway fulfilling her lifelong dream; we have had a 4-year old girl open a couture fashion show; we have used fashion shows as a vehicle to raise money to feed a child in Africa; we have had celebrity drop-ins -- always something different!”
Gown by Jamil Khansa.
Gown by Lilia Berzon
Major bridal magazines have signed up to participate in Bridal Fashion Week® and the event has attracted the interest of top designers from a variety of countries including the USA, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Russia, Israel, and Lebanon. The event is been promoted worldwide. All participating designers will be considered by a panel of industry experts and VIPs for the International Couture Bridal Designer of the Year Award.
A number of exclusive sponsorship options are available to companies engaged in luxury, travel and related bridal products and services, ranging from banking to jewelry. Information is available upon request for both exclusive and non-exclusive placements including space in the event program, gift bags, displays, banners, co-promotions, broadcasting rights, literature distribution, hospitality and entertainment sponsorships rights, party sponsors, logos, event tickets, photo ops, on-site sales rights, charity fund raisers, and many other creative marketing ideas.
"Couture is fashion at its best," notes producer Andres Aquino. "It represents a fusion of fine art, skilled hand-tailoring and creativity. Without the limitation of mass production concerns, the fashion designer can make a true artistic statement." Couture Fashion served as the inspiration to create Bridal Fashion Week® focusing on couture bridal and evening wear. Previously during Couture Fashion Week, JAMIL KHANSA of Lebanon was named “International Fashion Designer of Year” for 2005. Mr. Khansa recently sold a couture gown for $1 million to a Middle Eastern princess. The previous award recipient was famed Russian designer HELEN YARMAK, who in 2003 showed $20 million worth of furs and jewelry at the season's most lavish fashion show in New York City to an audience of top socialites and VIPs.
Visionary fashion show producer Andres Aquino stages exciting runway fashion shows year round featuring both designers of couture and finely tailored garments and distinctive accessories. In addition to Couture Fashion Week®, and Bridal Fashion Week®, regular events include the Champagne Fashion Brunch® and Martini Fashion Dinner® series. Luxury fashion shows have been presented periodically at such exclusive venues as Manhattan Motor Cars and Bruno’s (New York City), the Maybach salon at Mercedes-Benz (Greenwich, Connecticut), Art+ Gallery (Coral Gables, Florida), Deco (Palm Beach) and Bistro Zenith (Boca Raton). Events are co-sponsored by Fashion Syndicate Press, founded in 1997, and serving the press with photos and feature articles covering fashion shows in all major fashion capitals. Its web site, www.fashionshowroom.com is one of the most visited fashion portals on the Internet.
A limited number of tickets to many fashion events are available to the general public and may be purchased online at www.usafashionshows.com/showschedules.htm
Fashion Calendar at: http://www.usafashionshows.com/fashioncalendar.htm
Press and wholesale fashion buyers: please e-mail or fax with name and company details (including tax resale number) for accreditation (subject to verification). [email protected] or Fax 212.202.4604.
Many sponsorship opportunities are available. Please inquire.