Cou­ture Fashion Week in the capital

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De­signer and Cou­ture Fashion Week New York founder and pro­ducer An­dres Aquino will show his re­cent col­lec­tion en­ti­tled “Ro­manc­ing the Hi­malayas” at the Nepal Cou­ture Fashion gala event. The show will be held at the Hy­att Re­gency Kath­mandu on Au­gust 13, 2016 from 7 pm on­wards. The event marks Mr. Aquino's first run­way show in Nepal which will fea­ture a se­lec­tion of his sig­na­ture lux­u­ri­ous, fem­i­nine and wear­able gowns. “I am look­ing for­ward to find­ing new in­spi­ra­tions in the stun­ning nat­u­ral beauty of this Hi­malayan coun­try, known as the rooftop of the world,” says Mr. Aquino. He will be trav­el­ing to Nepal with four tal­ented mod­els: Bel­gica Suarez (Miss Hon­duras Uni­verse), Sendy Cac­eres (Miss Paraguay Earth), NeaMcClin from Fin­land; and New York run­way model and stylist Kelsie McKenna. In Nepal the group will be joined by ac­tress Shris­tiShrestha (Miss Nepal 2012), An­jali Lama (1st Face of Panache Run­way), Malina Joshi ( Miss Nepal World 2011), celebrity model Aastha Pokharel, Puza­Stha (con­tes­tant for Miss Nepal 2015 and Miss Tal­ent 2015), tecno artist AnishA­nand, ac­tor Gau­ravPa­hari, and a num­ber of mod­els, celebri­ties and VIPS. In­ter­na­tional model, ac­tor and entertainment ex­ec­u­tive Deepak Ghimire, whom Mr. Aquino met and worked with in New York on a spe­cial Nepal show­case, has been in­stru­men­tal in or­ga­niz­ing the Nepal event. Cou­ture Fashion Week New York will be en­ter­ing its 24th sea­son in Septem­ber 2016 as one of New York's most pres­ti­gious fashion week events. Mr. Aquino is also the founder and di­rec­tor or the Global Short Film Awards, now en­ter­ing its sec­ond year with events in New York and Cannes, France, among other cities. The Nepal visit by Mr. Aquino and his as­so­ci­ates will also in­clude the of­fi­cial sign­ing of the Global Short Film Award Fes­ti­val (GSF Awards) li­cense agree­ment for Nepal, dis­cus­sions with gov­ern­ment and busi­ness lead­ers on mu­tual co­op­er­a­tion to pro­mote Nepal fashion and tourism, as well as to ex­pand the fashion mar­ket for Cou­ture Fashion Week New York in Kath­mandu and scout­ing for new tal­ented de­sign­ers and mod­els The event is man­aged and or­ga­nized by Ever­est Events & Ex­hi­bi­tion Pvt. Ltd., a sis­ter con­cern of Av­enues Tele­vi­sion. The main spon­sor of the event is Jawalakhel Dis­tillery (Rus­lan Vodka). Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tors Aseem Rana and Sanjeeb Pyakurel, Di­rec­tor Sam­bridhi Raj Karnikar, Rachana Gu­rung Sharma, Deepak Ghimire, Chief Pro­gram Co­or­di­na­tor Shri­jana Pokharel and the staff of Cou­ture Fashion Nepal, are all com­mit­ted to mak­ing this year's show one that goes down in his­tory.

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