Among the accomplished designers who presented is San Francisco-based LILY SAMII who brought what she calls “effortless, modern pieces.” All are couture level, with the finest workmanship and handcrafted detailing. Ms. Samii’s lighter-than-air yet dramatic Fall 2006 collection includes day-into-evening coats, sexy bravura pieces and fitted gowns done in such signature fabrics as laser-cut lace, silk chiffon, silk gazar, ultra-light wool crepe, caviar-beaded silk georgette, silk organza, novelty jacquards, and mohair laces. Signature trims include custom-dyed ostrich and iridescent coq feathers, embellished and beaded laces, laser-cut guipure laces, and silk chiffon blossoms.
Perennial favorite designer LOURDES LIBMAN presented her latest lavish collection of evening couture, an impressive display of exquisite craftsmanship and innovative use of fabrics, cuts and color palette. A native of the Dominican Republic, Ms. Libman’s reputation as one of the fashion industry’s most talented designers was recently acknowledged with her inclusion in the coffee table book, I Do: 100 Years of Wedding Fashion, alongside such fashion legends as Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Betsey Johnson. She is a favorite designer of the First Lady of the Dominican Republic and has designed gowns for several Miss Universe contestants.
About Couture Fashion Week
Couture Fashion Week® proudly presents an array of award-winning fashion designers, many well known in their native countries. "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." Among other designers showing last season was JAMIL KHANSA of Lebanon, who 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.
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