Spotlight Fashion Designer Luis Aponte: Fashion Week Palm Beach


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West Palm Beach, Florida – Fusion Fashion & Art makes its first fashion designer announcement for this year’s Fashion Week Palm Beach show, Luis Aponte.

A graduate from Miami International University of Art & Design, Luis Aponte’s fashion sense started in his native Puerto Rico. Some of Luis’s accomplishments include showcasing his Fall/Winter ‘14 collection at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, Showcasing his Spring/Summer ’15 collection at Mercedes Benz El Paso Fashion Week, winning the first place on the nationwide Humane Society Competition “Cool vs. Cruel”, showcasing on Funkshion Fashion Week Miami Beach and Internships in Miami and New York City.

As a fashion designer, Luis wants to create wearable art. His designs are created to accentuate the femininity, elegance and sophistication of every woman. By applying couture techniques and hand-made details he ensures the quality and luxury of every piece.

For this Spring’15 Luis is presenting Welcome to Wonderland a new chapter for the world renowned story of Alice in Wonderland. Taking elements of the story as inspiration and feminine silhouettes as a guide, Luis is creating a fun and classic collection that will take the audience to a new Wonderland. Using laces, silk chiffons, silk organza, lightweight cottons along with a vibrant color palette and original textile designs of his own, he is promising a unique and trendsetting show for this year’s Fashion Week Palm Beach produced by Fusion Fashion & Art.­ For more information see



The Cast, Crew and Characters of Fashion Week

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Every year we produce a fashion week and next year we will be adding a swim week to our annual shows as well. Although most people associate these shows with what they see on the runway, the models and designers, there are many more people involved. Similar to the famous scene from The Wizard of Oz. There is a multitude behind the curtain that separates the showroom and the back of the house at the show and throughout the year.

There are unsung heroes and heroines on the risers, at the doors, ushering, extending hospitality and many more in the back who prepare the models and control every minute aspect. Together, this team of driven creatives work under tremendous pressure and time constraints to pull off the perfect show. Again and again the process repeats itself but never  the same and with tremendous attention to detail.

Sometimes things go smoothly and other times not so much. Sometimes it is a no-show, a torn seam, a last minute change, or any number of Murphy’s Law incidentals that pop up. Either way the producer must account for them all, regardless of fault, and work with the crew to bring it all together every time. This is the proving ground for our industry. All are judged and very few (if any) are forgiven for any mistake or imperfection. Hardest on most is themselves. Each designer, each piece and all those contributing to each show get just one shot to get it right.

A fashion show isn’t just a show. Although entertaining it is not simply for the purposes of entertainment. It is an essential function of our industry to bring the designers to market and keep the industry going. The cast, crew and characters of our shows are indeed the heroes but not unsung. Fusion Fashion & Art is extremely grateful and proud of those who pass our vetting process to participate in our shows from designers, to models, makeup, hair, DJ, photography and crew. They are the best!

We look forward to seeing the full expression of our designer’s talent on the runway in our 3rd year as well as working with all the amazing people who help make that happen. Not everyone can make the cut and for those who may not be ready yet please know your support is greatly appreciated by all. So this year we would like to start by expressing our gratitude early. First we are thankful to God for making it all possible and once again we thank those from our past shows for being a part of what made them so great. Also, we extend our thanks in advance to the developing crew of 2014 for making our 3rd year the best ever.

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Explosive Fashion Week Predicted in West Palm Beach

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Fashion Week Palm Beach

West Palm Beach, Florida, October 20 2014 – Over 20 runway fashion shows will light up West Palm Beach during the last weekend of November for Fashion Week Palm Beach. Currently on track to be the largest number of fashion shows for any fashion week in the state of Florida under 1 roof. Open to the public, this is the 3rd annual fashion week of its kind by the production company Fusion Fashion & Art in the area.

Fashion shows and art exhibits will be at the Lakefront Pavilion in the downtown park area of West Palm Beach at Flagler and Clematis Street. Daytime shows will begin Friday the 28th at 1pm followed by a live concert series provided by Hard Rock Energy from 5pm – 7pm. Runway shows will resume in the evening at 7pm and end at 10pm each night. A total of 8 shows per date the 28th, 29th and 3oth are projected with Sunday the 30th being the Grand Finale.

The runway will feature couture hats, gowns, men’s wear and accessories.  Also men’s Brazilian swimwear, women’s swimwear, exclusive Palm Beach resort wear, ready wear and art-to-wear. Designers have come from as far away as Bulgaria to launch of their company at FWPB in the international market. Other designers have been seen in New York Fashion Week and include designers for celebrities.

The newly designated Arts District of Downtown West Palm Beach will host the shows and art exhibits Friday, Saturday and Sunday. While the runway shows are inside the outside terrace area is open for art displays, street performers, vendors, and Black Friday shopping specials all weekend. The public can register for advanced ticket sales through their website


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