Romanitza Set to Mark 20th Anniversary with Dramatic Show at Couture Fashion Week New York
Acclaimed Romanian fashion designer Romanitza will return to Couture Fashion Week New York with the showing of her latest impeccably crafted collection. The runway show will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Friday September 16, 2011 in the iconic Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
A regular presenter at the prestigious New York event, Romanitza is celebrating her 20th anniversary this year as a fashion designer. Her fashion show at Couture Fashion Week in September promises to be a memorable event. In October 2011 the designer will stage a festive celebration and fashion show in Bucharest to mark the 20th anniversary milestone.
Photos from Romanitza’s latest fashion show at CFW.
A former fashion model, Romanitza – whose full name is Romanita Claudia Iovan – launched her fashion house in 1991. The label soon became one of the most successful in Romania, driven by the designer’s inimitable style and work ethic helped. The exquisite quality and regal flair of her designs shine in her distinctive runway shows.
In 1993 Romanitza was invited by the Romanian Youth Travel Office to be part of government-sponsored tourism promotion in the United Arab Emirates, with a collection of Arab-inspired pret-a-porter. In 1994 Romanitza won first prize at the National Fashion Festival of Romania, and shortly after she became the first Romanian designer invited to open an exclusive showroom at the World Trade Plaza in Bucharest. Her 1996 Spring/Summer collection entitled “Rainbow Flowers” was presented on the runway at the World Trade Plaza’s performance hall – a gala performance that also celebrated the designer’s fifth successful year in the fashion industry. The event was covered by all major Romanian fashion publications.
Romanitza opened her second boutique in 1999 on Bucharest’s fashionable Calea Victoriei, and soon after became the exclusive retailer of Elegance Paris fabrics and the Elegance Boutique pret-a-porter line, as well as of Borsalino hats and Bruno Magli shoes and bags for Romania. A few years later, Romanitza opened the first Escada Couture shop in Bucharest.
Romanitza continues to build her brand in the fashion industry, presenting seasonal collections and taking part in many television programs and fashion events, including Bucharest Fashion Week. Her unique creations have been featured in major publications worldwide including Book Moda (Italy), Limited Edition (UAE), Epoch Times (USA) and many others.
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See you in September!
Andres Aquino, Producer