Reporting by Leah
Fashion designer and producer Andres Aquino presented his latest collection entitled “Legend” during Fashion Week in New York City on February 13, 2010.
Mr. Aquino is a tireless fashion industry producer and designer who has been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers and TV worldwide including Fashion TV, Collezioni, Book Moda and ModaStyle International. His latest collection of original and classic designs was made from the finest fabrics and embellishments and inspired by the goddesses of mythologies from around the globe.
The object of this collection is to bring out the inner goddess in every woman, says Mr. Aquino. To that end he has teamed up with an array of creative forces including fabulous Parisian jewelry designer Didier Peiro, Sheila Hill-Hightower and Jay Hightower, designers of stunning crystal bouquets, artist Susan Freda who creates museum quality wire dresses and accessories, San Diego-based shoe stylist and boutique owner Chamian Renee Coates, jewelry designer Lek Nasuwan of Toronto’s Siam Gallery, Hollywood make up artist Mahealani Diego and trendsetting hair stylist Federico Calce. The show included performances by such world-class entertainers as tenor Eduardo Herrera, singers Material Girl, Sarah Elizabeth Charles and Maria Sciorillo, and pianist Prince Igor. The fashion show was followed by the gala Valentine’s Ball which included a silent auction fundraiser by Partners in Health to benefit the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. “Expect an evening of magical entertainment where fantasy and fashion combine,” says Andres Aquino. Diplomats, celebrities, socialites and top VIPs attended the event along with national and international press.