DESIGNER “ADRIAN ALICEA” RETURNS TO NYC FASHION WEEK TO MAKE HISTORY
February 4, 2013 1 Comment
New York based fashion designer, Adrian Alicea of ADRIAN ALICEA HAUTE COUTURE
(www.adrianalicea.com) is proud to announce his fashion collection for FALL/WINTER 2013/14.
Designer “Adrian Alicea” Plus Size SuperModel “Christina Mendez”
Adrian came from humble beginnings. Born in Puerto Rico, he came to New York with his family at the age of four. His creativity and curiosity fueled his imagination which eventually led him to explore the fashion and entertainment world. Here, he got his start as a dancer, fashion model and photographer where he worked with some of the highest esteemed artists and fashion designers in the business. His vast knowledge of design, fit and style and his love of color, fabrications and high-end fashion eventually inspired him to start his own line, ADRIAN ALICEA HAUTE COUTURE. Adrian’s exclusive designs have been worn by celebrities such as Zoe Saldana, Linda Evangelista, Blanca Soto, Marilyn Manson, and Paris Hilton just to name a few.
ADRIAN ALICEA HAUTE COUTURE continues to receive accolades and has been recently profiled in Vogue Russian, InStyle, Spoon, Flaunt, Marie Claire, Numéro and GQ. The S/S 13 collection “HYBRIDS OF THE DEEP BLUE SEA” received a standing ovation and was dedicated to the late Anna Piaggi. The event was held in the historical St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral on Park Avenue. Following that presentation, Mr. Alicea’s creations were featured on the Ellen DeGeneres show and on Fox 5.
Continuing on in his success, this next show is set to be even bigger and better than the last. There will be special appearances by reality stars Karen Gravano and Renee Rizzo from Vh1’s Mob Wives as well as the fabulous walk of Plus Size Supermodel Christina Mendez. Actor and producer, Fidel Vicioso of Law and Order, will host the show. Major media coverage for this event will include Telemundo, Fox 5, ABC, NBC, NY1 and Univision, Fashionstyle TV and much more.
The theme for this season’s showcase is “CHRYSALIS”, which is inspired by Adrian’s perception of the universe. Exploring infinity through the eyes of his designs, which are known for being unique, colorful, sexy and awe inspiring, is his main goal. Through this rebirth, he is also proud to introduce his CoutureCurves line, which is where plus size and couture meet and happily marry.
Sponsors include, SulaNYC, Vibramfive Fingers, Dr. Martens, SNS Staging, Harlem Food Bar, Escape Water, Monster Energy Drinks, Klickpicks, Nikki Graffiti, Nico & Adrian, Regalia Kids, Hypnotiq, Top Brass Vodka, GBM News, Harlem Flor, PopRocks, Miss Jessies, A&J Printing, Panico Salon, Eternal Beauty Salon, Ashley Stewart, Kett Cosmetics, Skyroom, and many more.
This exclusive event will take place on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Landmark on the Park located at 160 Central Park West on 76th Street. The show will begin at 8:30 pm. For additional information and to book tickets, please visit www.adrianalicea.com . You can also follow Adrian on twitter @IamAdrianAlicea
About Plus Size SuperModel “Christina Mendez”:
Christina Mendez is a driving force in the modeling industry gracing the magazine pages of Glamour, Essence, Latina, All You, The Source, Venus Diva, DTM, and Urban Latino just to name a few. As Christina’s dynamic smile captured audiences through print publications, runway eventually called and industry influencers soon watched her engaging persona in real time as she strutted the runway for BET’s Rip The Runway, Art of Curves, Full Figured Fashion Week, Macy’s and Lane Bryant.
Following successful runway shows, Christina created a historical moment in the modeling industry, by becoming one of the first Hispanic real-size models to be featured on fashion campaigns such as Baby Phat, House of Dereon, PZI Jeans, Rocawear, Apple Bottoms, and more.
National television segments and high traffic websites soon requested to work with Christina, as she represents the exotic, yet down-to-earth model that everyone can relate with in one way or another. Her talent and beauty has been featured on: Tyra.com-Fiercely Real Model Figure, Fox News (One of the Most Successful Plus Size Models), The Rachel Ray Show, BET News, The Source (One of the Most Influential Latinas),Lifetime Networks Matched in Manhattan, The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, and on Zimbio Voted as The #1 Most Beautiful Plus Size Model.
Achieving nationwide campaigns and being seen on various media outlets, has afforded Christina to use her celebrity to a charity extremely close to her heart, Autism Speaks. As an Autism Speaks spokesperson for many years, Christina has volunteered much of her time to help raise awareness as well as on provide the most up-to-date information on breakthroughs and treatment for Autism