The collection is inspired by the sophisticated beauty of the art of Erte - the father of Art Deco - and the whimsical art of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. Sumptuous fabrics, embroideries and exquisite trimmings feature prominently in the collection.
Fantaisie Nocturne fuses the sophistication of Paris with the energy of New York.
"I love art, poetry, architecture, dance and history," says Mr. Aquino. "All of these influence the components of color, romance and fun I strive to incorporate into my fashion designs. Paris has always inspired poets and artists, and New York energizes the creative process."
The show will open with Princess Tarinan Von Anhalt’s Jet Art label. Jet Art’s latest collection features luxury original and giclee denims and accessories. The evening culminates in the Andres Aquino evening couture collection, accompanied by an array of entertainers.
Andres Aquino, a successful entrepreneur and founder and producer of Couture Fashion Week, is also a writer, poet and fine art photographer. He has received multiple awards for his contribution to the fashion industry including the EL Award (El Diario New York), Legacy Award (Latin Fashion Week, Washington, D.C.), and Style Fashion Leader & Inspiration Award (SUNY Westchester Community College), among others.