USA International Fashion Shows has partnered with New York City restaurant La Prima Donna to present the Martini Fashion Dinner and Champagne Fashion Brunch series of shows. Martini Fashion Dinners are held on selected Monday evenings and Champagne Fashion Brunches take place on selected Sunday afternoons.
Before you decide to employ yourself as a model, try and experiment with as many different outfits, fashion trends, cuts, fits, necks, straps, belts, tops, bottom as you can. And of course, all this on heels. You cannot be a model and say’ I will not wear plunge necklines and I do not like bold colors’. Fashion designers are going to choose to exhibit their months and probably years of back-breaking painstaking efforts on you, on your body. You cannot be choosing-at least not till you become the next Gisele Bündchen may be. So get accustomed to wearing all all colors, prints, and all possible fashions; definitely the regular ones, and likewise the unusual ones. Be ready for some skin show. Spaghetti straps and tubes are a passé as long as the fashion industry is considered. Fashion is becoming bolder and more expressive every season-be ready to sport it.
Located on West 47th Street, in the heart of New York City’s Times Square and famous theater district, La Prima Donna’s elegant and traditional Tuscan cuisine is updated with Venetian style and modern urban panache. Guests enjoy a truly original and exceptional culinary experience in an ambience of a Venetian Carnivale complete with wall murals and Renaissance art. The popular eatery, operated under the experienced direction of General Manager Mohamed Choayra, has received excellent write ups in the New York Daily News, Gotham, Playbill, and A La Carte.
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The conception behind the events is to bring fashion shows to those who love fashion, taking them outside of the exclusive domain of the trade. The runway shows are combined with fine food and drink making a thoroughly enjoyable experience for the appreciative guests. A major marketing campaign is being launched in a range of media ranging from Playbill to the New York Times along with a heavy Internet presence.
Opportunities are available for sponsors and advertisers who wish to reach an affluent fashion-conscious audience. Attending guests come from as far as Australia and as near as midtown Manhattan. They come for special occasions such as family reunions, birthdays and anniversaries, wedding proposals, and father-daughter outings. Tickets to the shows are becoming popular customer appreciation gifts for favored clients and corporate incentives. Other guests include celebrities out for an unusual afternoon or evening activity and buyers looking for unique fashions. The ability to buy right off the runway and comply with the designers and models in a relaxed atmosphere are some of the features that make these events special. From the Far East to Europe to Canada and South America, the shows have generated much interest, and people are buying tickets up to six months in advance. Tickets are accessible through the company website as well as through various ticket outlets worldwide.
The participating designers present part of the best wearable couture and exquisite accessories. Recent shows have featured collections by designers from a range of countries including Austria, South Africa, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Russia, Israel, Bulgaria, England, India, and of course the USA. Some already have their lines carried in exclusive stores like Bergdorf Goodman and chic boutiques on Madison Avenue as well as in other fashion capitals. The modest participation fee makes this an attractive opportunity to designers looking to increase their market base and to achieve the press as well as wholesale and retail buyers.
Press coverage of these events has included many items in the printed press and Internet as well as TV coverage, sometimes from the fashion point of view and other times from the human perspective. One recent Champagne Fashion Brunch attracted media attention when an 87-year old former fashion model fulfilled a lifelong dream of walking on the runway. She modeled a couture gown made especially for her. Upcoming shows will be making donations to children’s charities.
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 and Bridal Fashion Week, attracting fashion and accessories designers from around the world.