New York Couture Fashion Week Grand Gala 2023 to be hosted in Malaysia, under the theme “Uniting Cultures, Promoting Tourism Through Fashion”

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Aquino at Couture Fashion Week, New York

Kuala Lumpur: New York Couture Fashion Week Grand Gala 2023 is scheduled to be held in Malaysia at Wyndham Acmar Klang Hotel on 24-25 Feb 2023, in conjunction with Miss Plus World Malaysia Grand Finale Gala.

The event will be staged under the theme “Uniting Cultures, Promoting Tourism Through Fashion” and it will feature Award-winning Designer Andres Aquino’s New Collection “New York Fashion Symphony”,  celebrity models Layla Murugova and Daiana Canalas, and many other international and local designers and models.

The grand gala is organized by Malaysia World News in partnership with Couture Fashion Week New York (CFW) and Taylor’s University.

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Daiana Canalas

Couture Fashion Week New York is one of New York Fashion Week’s most prestigious events and the world`s most popular fashion show that presents a series of couture and luxury fashion shows in New York City, Cannes, France, and other selected cities.

Among the highlights of the New York Couture, Fashion Week Grand Gala are: Red Carpet, Exclusive Dinner, Fashion Shows, Music Performances, Short Film Screening, Coronation, and Awards.

The objectives of this event are to unite cultures and promote textile arts and local tourism through fashion, as well as giving Malaysian and all Southeast Asia fashion designers and models, and filmmakers a chance to present their collections on a prestigious, global runway and go to the international level.

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Layla Murugova

On 7th Nov 2022, Couture Fashion Week New York`s Founder Andres Aquino, and its representative in Malaysia Andrew Jackson signed a partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Media Path Ent (with Malaysia World News) to organize the international event New York Couture Fashion Week Grand Gala in Malaysia every year where the best model and best fashion designer and best short film will be selected and given an opportunity to go to participate in New York Fashion Week, USA and Cannes, France.

Founded in 2005 by producer and entrepreneur Andres Aquino, Couture Fashion Week New York presents a series of couture fashion and luxury shows multiple times each year in New York City and other selected cities. The shows include exceptional designers from around the globe, performances by world-class entertainers, luxury exhibits of art, accessories, and other products, VIP dinners, and related events.

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Couture Fashion Week, New York

In a statement today, Andres Aquino said, his new collection “New York Fashion Symphony,” which he will present in Malaysia, is a couture collection inspired by the sounds of New York City.”

“Bringing together fashion and art marks a new direction in my creative journey, ” he added.

Mr. Aquino designs exclusively one-of-a-kind and very limited-edition sophisticated and creative outfits for the red carpet, socialites, performers, and other clients.

The Event Organizer and Director in Malaysia Ziinine A. British said the New York Couture Fashion Week Grand Gala will be hosted in Malaysia for the first time, in conjunction with our Miss Plus World Malaysia`s Finale Gala.

“This is a great milestone and benchmark for us to bring this world-class iconic fashion show to Malaysia and give great opportunities to local models and fashion designers to showcase their creative collections and stand a chance to win prestigious awards and get an opportunity to be chosen as Best Designer or Best Model to participate in any upcoming show of Couture Fashion Week Fashion in New York or Cannes, France.

“Malaysia will definitely become a hub for a top fashion show in Southeast Asia by hosting this iconic NYCFW in the country.

“More importantly, this fabulous international event will bring the two countries, Malaysia and USA together,” he added.

Models, fashion designers, and short filmmakers are welcome to join and participate in this grand event. The winning Best Designer, Best Model, and Best Short Film Producer will receive prestigious Awards from Couture Fashion Week New York and Global Short Films Awards, and they will be also given an opportunity to participate and walk in any upcoming shows by Couture Fashion Week New York in the New York Fashion Week, USA and Cannes, France.
Registration for Model Casting Call is Now Open. Registration deadline is 16 Dec 2022. The casting date is 18 Dec 2022.

Models interested to participate in the event  can now apply at this link:

Registration is open now. The model casting will take place on 18 Dec 2022. The deadline for Registration is 16 Dec 2022.

Short Films Producers can submit their entries here at the link below before 16 January 2023:

Tickets are now on sale, those who wish to attend the event can get their tickets and book their seats here at this link: To attend this fabulous event, get your ticket here:

For more information or applications, WhatsApp the organizer at +0122625920 or visit their official Facebook:

– Malaysia World News.

Graduate with a Master of Mass Communication. 10 years working experience in the media and broadcasting.

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