NEW YORK, USA
Andres Aquino, a fixture of the New York fashion scene, is an award-winning fashion designer and also the founder and producer of Couture Fashion Week New York, entering its 26th season in September 2017. The event serves as platform for creative minds from around the world in a variety of art discipline.
Mr. Aquino has shown his collections at prestigious fashion events worldwide including in Dubai, Bucharest, Cannes, Monaco, New Delhi, Mexico and the Caribbean, as well as in multiple cities in the USA, and has been featured in numerous top fashion media and publications in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, North America, and The Caribbean including Collezioni, Book Moda, ModaStyle International, Rendezvous de la Mode, Fox TV, Fashion TV, Russian TV, Chinese TV, and many more.
A native of the Dominican Republic, Andres Aquino earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Boston College. He has extensive experience as an event producer, photographer, educator, poet and entrepreneur. As a philanthropist he has helped a number of causes and foundations range from UN NGOs assisting children and women in developing countries to non-profit organizations championing cures for diabetes, cancer and anti-bulling.
Andres Aquino deems fashion to be wearable, stylish and fun. His semi-annual runway fashion shows in New York have become well-known for their mix of charm, fantasy, music and dance, blending Broadway entertainment with delightful luxury fashion and pleasant surprises. His fashion designs have been worn by celebrities including actress Julianne Michelle and former New York State First Lady Michelle Paige Patterson.
Andres Aquino’s numerous accolades include the Legacy Award at Latin Fashion Week (Washington, D.C.), Style Fashion Leader and Inspiration Award from the Fashion & Merchandising program at SUNY Westchester Community College, New York, and an EL Award presented by El Diario La Prensa to outstanding Latino leaders in the Tri-State area in the business, entertainment, sports and community arenas.