Designer Ezra Santos puts Dubai on the global fashion map at Couture Fashion Week
Acclaimed fashion designer Ezra Santos had made his New York debut at Couture Fashion Week on September 11, 2010 positioning Dubai on the global fashion map in the world of Couture; showcasing his latest Spring/Summer collection for the year “Aafrique de or”. The inspiration was taken from the African Goddess Nubian Princess and the palettes of color utilized were mostly off white, gold and black. The fashion was held in the legendary Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria on Park Avenue, New York City.
Couture Fashion Week was a multi-day event showcasing couture and luxury fashion. It also included exhibits of luxury brands and fine art as well as world-class entertainment and receptions. The event is usually held at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City and occasionally in other selected cities and is attended by upscale consumers, invited VIPs, the press and high-end store buyers.
According to the fashion designer Ezra Santos: “Being part of this event for the 1st time surely opens a lot of new opportunities in my field; and I’m happy to have worked on building a vibrant environment; in this show; for fashionistas to enjoy a top-of-the-line runway show and have the chance to place orders and interact with myself”.
Ezra Santos held the show to showcase his success in the world of haute couture and finely tailored garments. The Manila-born designer comes full circle as he shares with his compatriots the qualities that make him one of the major proponents in the recognition and advancement of Filipino talents in the international fashion arena.
The fashion stalwart who is based in Dubai, UAE, is likewise considered one of the most influential figures in the Middle East/Gulf fashion industry. His creations along neo-classic lines with an edge are often anticipated as a barometer of what’s to come in the region’s ever-exciting fashion landscape. His clientele reads like a who’s who of international celebrities, true-blue Arab royals and equally affluent women of discerning taste and repute.
A product of Central Saint Martins in London, UK, Ezra’s impeccable designs reflects more than two decades of hands-on experience. He is a perennial invitee at major fashion exhibitions worldwide where he never fails to mesmerize his audience with his awe-inspiring collections. His designs reflect a variety of inspirations from Christian Lacroix and John Galliano, to iconic French designer Erte, to the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age of the 1940’s. A true haute couturier, each of Mr. Santos’s creations bears his trademark flawless symmetry, perfect cut and tasteful embellishments.