Press release New York Fashion Shows


CHAMPAGNE FASHION BRUNCH – Couture Runway Fashion Shows Debut in New York City

June 1, 2004--USA International Fashion Shows has announced the launch of “Champagne Fashion Brunch”, a series of beautiful couture runway fashion shows presented on most Sundays throughout the year along with a delicious champagne brunch. The first show will take place June 6, 2004 at 12:00 noon at one of New York City’s most elegant new venues: Gallery at the Gershwin Hotel (7 East 27th Street) and will feature Dominican-born couture designer Lourdes Atencio Libman and Cape Verdean designer Linda Baptista, jewelry by Kendra Roberts and shoes by Carlos Molina. The event will be filmed for worldwide web casting out of Switzerland with an introduction in multiple languages. Both national and international press is invited to cover the event.

The fashion shows are primarily a showcase for national and international designers who create couture and finely tailored garments. The shows lead up to Couture Fashion Week, to be held in New York City in September. In addition to being a unique opportunity for talented fashion designers, the event promises to attract the participation of some of the most creative makeup artists, trend setting hair stylists and stunning runway models.

”Being part of this fashion event has been great, " says Lourdes Atencio Libman who presented her collection during the USA International Fashion Shows February and September 2003 events in New York. “Through these shows my collection and name have been covered in magazines in London, Bangkok, Singapore and in a number of other cities around the world”. Ms. Libman's beautiful gowns were recently worn by Miss Nicaragua and Miss Canada during the 2004 Miss Universe pageant held in Panama. She is also a favorite designer of many Miami socialites.

According to producer Andres Aquino, “The concept of this exciting series of shows is to create a relaxed environment for fashionistas to enjoy a top-of-the-line runway show and have the opportunity to place orders and interact with the designers.” He adds, “Fashion lovers will be in fashion heaven as they spend a stylish afternoon in New York City soaking up the latest in fashion design along with a delicious brunch while sipping champagne”.

Designers or their representatives will be available to take orders on the spot. Boutique and specialty fashion buyers covering the designer to high-priced fashion market, fashion representatives, selected VIP's, socialites and corporate sponsors are also sure to enjoy these events. Different designers will be featured at each Champagne Fashion Brunch, ensuring a new presentation for every audience.

Gallery at the Gershwin Hotel on New York’s east side, is a Pop Art enclave with brightly colored sectional seating accented with plush oversized couches and pulled together by a retro style DJ booth. The Gershwin Hotel displays the work of Andy Warhol and other artists of the genre, and its exterior is decorated in the Gaudi style.

This is a positive event for New York City, creating job opportunities for stylists, models and others involved in fashion throughout the year. Designers can show their collections on a modest budget. Travelers to New York will have another fun activity to attend throughout the year. Fashion buyers will have additional choices. Tickets are available on line at

Producer Andres Aquino is CEO of USA International Fashion Shows and Fashion Syndicate Press, founded in 1997. He is also the founder and creator of New York's “Couture Fashion Week”, attracting fashion designers from around the world who specialize in couture and finely tailored garments, as well as the finest jewelry and fashion accessories.
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Andres Aquino
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