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Fashion on top of the world

7/3/2014, 4:44 p.m.
Chula at the J Summer Fashion Show 2014

It’s just fashion, and it’s as good as it gets when you’re watching a show on the 63rd floor at One World Trade Center in New York City. Talk about an international fashion roundup, J Model Management’s Summer Show by Jessica Minh Anh was mesmerizing. On the catwalk, the designer’s collections were fabulous!

Known for his strong sense of detail, Ziad Nakad, from Lebanon, showed off his ability to highlight a women’s beauty and silhouette. His distinctive cuts came together with a creative mix of materials and colors that brought his designs to life. Classy yet shapely cuts typified his feminine lines on the body. His looks are timeless. He also creates bridal wear.

Peruvian designer Norka Peralta presented a line of haute couture ensembles. She studied fashion in Peru and Spain. Her details are intricate, exhibiting magnificent skills. Her clothes are recognized in political and artistic Peruvian circles.

Reshma and Riyaz Gangji founded Libas in 1995. Their signature style involves blending the ethnic with the modern. They fuse styles to suit the palette of an increasingly Western clientele. For them, texture is key in sculpted looks and fabric mixes. In the show, their looks were bare yet beautiful.

Another designer, Alina German, built her business while styling on a number of music videos, film and TV shows. She worked on Russia’s biggest television and broadcasting company, RTR Planet. She caters to clients including celebrities and the social elite. Her lines are classic, and her use of color is surprising and filled with fun.

Puey Quinones is a lauded designer who puts out an ethical couture line. Her clothes are dramatic and exceptional.

Cat Footwear made a comfortable fashion impression. Their clothes are young and sporty. Meanwhile, the collection of Hay United, a sportswear brand, offers sports clothes for tennis players and women who love to experiment. Hay for “Hot, Active and Young.” The company is dedicated to ladies who embody an active and healthy life. This is a real fun-in-the-sun line.

Cristina Sabatini is the CEO and designer of Cristina Sabatini, a global jewelry brand. Her jewelry has been featured in many fashion runway shows. Her creations are born from elements of architecture, art, nature, landscapes and historical sites. Her creations start with sketching and drawing the design. She then selects the materials to be incorporated into the design and works with her jewelry.

Spanish designers Laura Fontan and Diego Cortizas founded Chula in Vietnam. After falling in love with Vietnamese silk and Asian embroidery techniques, they started developing a fashion line that mingles vibrantly hued Spanish designs with silky rich textures of Asian fabrics. Their variations in color schemes and embroidery techniques guarantee that each of Chula’s handmade dresses is truly exclusive. Silhouettes are simple. She often borrows conceptual inspiration from architecture, photography and fine arts.

These two set their own tempo. This show was refreshing.