New York, London, Paris, Fort Myers: you might find it interesting to learn that these cities have something in common. International designers are featured on their fashion week catwalks! This year, the Art Walks the Runway fashion show in Fort Myers will feature collections by 4 incredible international designers: Gomez-Gracia, Amato Couture, Diana Couture, and Ahmad Couture. You’ll love learning more about these celebrity stylists, like who they’ve dressed and what inspires their designs.
Patricia Gomez-Gracia is a Madrid-born designer who was trained by some of the greatest international designers. Namely, Alexander McQueen and Julien Macdonald. With mentors like those, it’s no wonder Gomez-Gracia went on to create a label in her namesake in 2009. Since then, Gomez-Gracia has become known for designs that blend East London edge with West End class. Her clothes are perfect for the work-hard, play-hard modern woman. That’s why they’ve caught the eye of celebrities like Katie Holmes, the Kardashians, Carrie Underwood, and Alicia Keys. Gomez-Gracia is often featured in VOGUE, and has been named by InStyle Magazine as “The Brand to Know Now: The New Hollywood Favourite.” See Gomez-Gracia’s collection walk the runway on opening night, Thursday, March 30th.
Amato Couture by Furne One is UAE’s first global designer brand that has earned itself an international cult following – from royalty to international celebrities. Stars like Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Rita Ora, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, and Shakira have adorned Amato Couture at awards shows, photo shoots, performances, and private galas. With an inherent passion for couture, Furne fearlessly shows out-of-the-box, unconventional yet outstandingly chic collections. From his first collection “Unveiled Soul” in 2004 until “Love is a Battlefield” in 2015, every ensemble is a tribute to the silent strength of women. Experience the unconventionally chic Amato Couture collection on Saturday, April 1st.
Over the last 7 years, Diana Couture by Diana Putri has been established as one of the most successful couture brands in Surabaya, Indonesia. A-list socialites from all over Indonesia, as well as iconic Indonesian celebrities have been common clients to the brand. The brand has branched it’s products to Beijing, China. International clients include A-list Korean and Chinese celebrities and socialites. Diana Couture specializes in usage of both elegant and daring concepts, balanced in couture evening gowns and bridal wear. Take in Diana Couture’s daring elegance on Saturday, April 1st.
Ahmad Couture is New Delhi-born designer Sha Ali Ahmad’s signature collection. Ahmad has designed and won gown competitions for Miss Teen USA, Miss Latina, Miss Brazil, Miss Florida and Miss Miami. He currently does shows in India, Miami, New York and now on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, and has designed for celebrities Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox. He is also one of the international designers who created pieces for David’s Bridal, Bloomingdales, Saks 5th Avenue, and Neiman Marcus, to name a few. Each Ahmad Couture piece is hand embroidered in silk fabric using beads, crystals, rhinestones, sequins, silk threads, lurix and glass stones. Be inspired by the Ahmad Couture collection on Saturday, April 1st.
International Designers & Local Fashion
Art Walks the Runway is proud to present these four extraordinary international designers to Fort Myers! Thursday’s VIP opening night party featuring Gomez-Gracia and Saturday’s grand finale catwalk featuring Amato Couture, Diana Couture, & Ahmad Couture are sure to put the River District on the map. Plus, see local boutiques Fa’brik and Saratoga Sundress take the runway on Thursday, March 31st. VIP tickets to all three nights are just $125. Don’t miss Southwest Florida’s biggest fashion extravaganza of the year! To learn more about Art Walks the Runway, click here.