Emerging designers at New York Couture Week

This season’s 20th edition of American haute couture event Couture Fashion Week New York brought together over fifty of the world’s finest couturiers to present their luxury collections over the three days of the event.
Couture Fashion Week is a three-day event that showcases couture and luxury fashion. It also features fine art and the artistic exhibits of luxury brands. The event, held twice a year in New York City, offers unique promotional opportunities for luxury products and services and is mainly attended by VIP’s and high-level buyers.

Making their debut in New York, Italian designers Alessia and Simona Iuliucci presented their latest S/S 2015 collection for their Atelier Sorelle Iuliucci label in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway, the heart of the Big Apple.
The creative Iuliucci sisters launched their Atelier Sorelle Iuliucci in 2012 pursuing their dream to transform the finest fabrics into stunning creations of femininity and elegance.
Their latest collection is a delicate and lavish array of luxurious floral appliques and embroidery and gentle, elegant swathes of chiffon
Alessia and Simona Iuliucci, the Italian designers behind the Atelier Sorelle Iuliucci label, showed their latest Spring/Summer 2015 collection at the soiree. Made using chiffon and embroidered fabrics, the ethereal feminine range was decorated with pretty floral appliqués.

In stark contrast to the ethereal whimsy and also debuting his work in New York, Vietnamese designer Vo Viet Chung presented a dark and heavy collection with fabrics that had a dark sheen of greens and blues and included metal studded coats with feathered sleeves, draped beading, skinny pants alongside the flowing gowns with contrasting inside panels.




Emerging Canadian designer Helen Oro presented her latest collection of one-of-a-kind intricately beaded shades, footwear and accessories. Oro is the Canadian Regional Director/Beauty and Fashion Director of Native Max Magazine and has presented her designs at a number of fashion shows, including Native Max Magazine’s Native Fashion in the City, MTF Project’s 1st Annual All Native Fashion, Art and Entertainment Event, and Independent Dogface Night of Cabaret. Her designs have been featured in Native Max Magazine, as well as in publications in her region.


“I’ve always had an eye for new and flashy designs that I bring out through my beadwork,”says Helen Oro. “I am inspired every day by my children to push myself to the next level. I want to show them that with hard work and determination you can go as far as you let yourself go, learning and growing from every experience, good or bad.”



Emerging designer Wesley Petermann was born in Brazil and raised in his adopted homeland of Switzerland. He has studied at the Fashion + Design Factory design school in Stuttgart and made his debut in fashion in 2010 with four fashion shows held in Neuhausen, Schaffhausen and Zurich.
Petermann’s distinctive designs are edgy, dark and have an androgynous style. His Wisly label, a variation on his name, represents the designer’s own lifestyle.


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