COUTURíSSIMO showcases new collection during star studded Asian Couture Federation Gala <br/>
London, 6 December
This evening, ground-breaking fashion platform COUTURíSSIMO previewed an inspiring new collection designed exclusively for the label by internationally acclaimed designer Michael Cinco. Having dressed the likes of Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, Cinco’s runway show and collection for COUTURíSSIMO displayed his signature couture style and was one of many highlights of the 2016 Asian Couture Federation (ACF) Gala Dinner.
This year marked the first time that the ACF held the annual dinner in London, choosing London Symphony Orchestra St Luke’s as the backdrop for the festivities. Co-hosted by the Asian Couture Federation and CEO of the British Fashion Council, Ms. Caroline Rush, the gala and the COUTURíSSIMO show were attended by local and global identities including guests of honor Jean Paul Gaultier and Kenzo Takada, fashion influencer Bryanboy, The Saturday’s band member Mollie King, TV presenter and model Laura Whitmore, actress Morgane Polanski and one of Forbes’ ’30 under 30’ Marissa Montgomery.
Entertainment was provided by London Contemporary Voices, who spread Christmas cheer throughout the venue with classic carols while London Ballerinas performed two segments of the Nutcracker ballet. After a meal of festive turkey wellington, Whinnie Williams surprised guests with a soulful performance which brought a celebratory close to the night’s proceedings.
COUTURíSSIMO is a ground-breaking online fashion experience that aims to extend the reach of global, best-in-class designers by providing a gateway into couture at ready-to-wear prices. Its mission is to give the modern customer unprecedented access to stunning collections made using couture techniques by iconic couture designers, representing the ‘democratisation of couture’.
Conceptualised by the Asian Couture Federation, COUTURíSSIMO is a multidesigner brand that focuses on collaborations with exceptional couture designers from across the world. The result is beautiful collections showcasing premiere designer offerings at very accessible price points.