Amoura Featured Designer at 3rd Annual FFAW – Fashion Week Palm Beach


AMOURA to Show Egyptian Handcrafted Accessories at the 3rd Annual Fusion Fashion and Art Week 2014

Featuring the New Collection, Crystals in the Air, a Synchronization of Spirituality fused with Fashion and Artistry

Saturday, November 29, 2014

On the Waterfront, Lake Front Pavilion, West Palm Beach, FL


AMOURA is a mission-driven, fashion brand of beautiful, high-quality Accessories founded by Cuban-born, Miami Native, Julie Acosta.  A life-changing trip to Egypt inspired the line’s creation and catapulted her into entrepreneurship.  A business was born empowering young women in impoverished areas of this country rich in culture who now receive an income source as well as the opportunity of ownership themselves.  Her line has been featured at the 2014 Miami Mercedes Benz Fashion Swim week and she was a featured Designer at RAW Artists Miami 2014, produced by the well-known National organization, where she showcased the collection and her accessories were featured in the finale’s Runway Show.  Her current collection, Crystals in the Air, is a synchronization of Spirituality fused with Fashion and Artistry all in one ~ a perfect complement to the Fusion Fashion and Art Week 2014 (FFAW), part of Palm Beach Fashion Week. Amoura7

The line of Hand-crafted Accessories also includes luxurious Scarves made of 100% Natural Egyptian Cotton, incorporating Cultural Relevance and Authenticity along with Green Living through Local Sourcing that is Eco-Friendly and Sustainable ~ all part of AMOURA’s Principals and Mission and perfectly aligned with FFAW’s theme this year of “Rethinking Green Business”.  Additional elements included are Locally-Sourced Crystals, Silver and Gold-toned Jewelry, Feather Charms and Pendants as well as Lotus Flowers and symbols representing tranquility and peacefulness such as Buddhas, OMs, Ankhs and other Flora that are all Hand-crafted by local Egyptian Artisans.  There is an incredible variety of crystals available in the Land of the Pyramids that have deep meaning ascribed to them, and feathers in the ancient Kingdom were perceived as gifts from the sky with their weight thought to represent the worthiness of our souls.  Hence, the vision for this collection is all about lightness, purity, femininity and calmness when wearing a piece designed by AMOURA.

Crystals in the Air, the third for AMOURA, is “On Trend” with this Fall’s focus on the opalescent and crystals in jewelry, which are the basis for all pieces.  The line includes Bold Cuff Bracelets in silver and gold with a strong Egyptian Style that reflect the “Big and Bold Look” rampant on the runways.  Color shows to be equally prominent in her statement pieces as this year’s highlighted hue of orchid is featured. From lavenders that soothe to purples that pop, they are sure to compliment and complete any outfit from the super stylish Fashionistas always En Vogue to the Woman on the Go transitioning from Daytime to Evening Wear, Professional to Casual to Elegant.  The collection will also feature the versatility of AMOURA Scarves with unique techniques for wear being exhibited on the Runway.  Three highly unique Statement Pieces will be highlighted with one closing out the show. Without divulging the ultimate “pièce de résistance”, suffice it to say they are sure to “WOW” the audience in attendance!!AMOURA2 edited by JA

With the FFAW taking place during the Season’s Thanksgiving Weekend, there is so much to be grateful for.  The ability to enrich the lives of the women wearing as well as creating the pieces, both Globally and Locally, by enhancing their Fashion Wardrobes and adding to their confidence while assisting in claiming their independence and own sense of self-worth is more than Julie Acosta could have ever imagined.  But, in following her destiny and vision along with her business experience and human compassion – it has become her reality.   In the spirit of Giving Thanks to someone you hold dear, a gift of an AMOURA piece is the perfect way to show your gratitude.  Visit our website for the full set of offerings at, Like us on Facebook at /AmouraFashion, Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @AmoraDesigns and view our newest collection at the Fusion Fashion and Art Week 2014, part of Palm Beach Fashion Week, as we turn your post-Black Friday into an even better, brighter Saturday.  An AMOURA representative will be available to meet with Buyers and assist with orders while the Founder/Designer, Julie Acosta, will be present and looks forward to meeting you.

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Julie Acosta :: The Nile Queen, as the Founder/Designer,  is now referred to in the Accessory Industry, left her life in the fast lane of stiff suits to become a bohemian, globetrotting accessories designer and life has been the richer for it mind, body and spirit.  Ms. Acosta is a professional career woman with over 25 years in the Corporate World as an Executive in the Learning and Employee Development (L&D) field.  She has worked at several Fortune 500 companies such as Black ‘n Decker, Kodak, Kelly Services & Boston Scientific managing various L&D international locations. With this experience she brings a wealth of business and leadership skills that she nurtures and imparts to the women she partners with locally in Egypt.  A portion of the profits are also donated to local South Florida Non-Profit Organizations focused on supporting women and children.  Julie has been interviewed by South Florida and National Media Outlets such as Lucky Magazine and and she has just recorded a Podcast titled “How to Become an Entrepreneurial Woman” for, a new business geared towards Latin American and Hispanic entrepreneurs which launches on November 25th..


For Media Inquiries, Contact :: JacQueline Mestre | TOMA Image Media | 646 418 6699 | JMestre@TOMAImage.com1186126_501314529951203_275906692_n%5B2%5D

For Business and Line Information, Contact :: AMOURA | 305 206 1854 |

Designs by Rebecca Fashion Featured in 3rd Annual FFAW – Fashion Week Palm Beach

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Having a keen and curious flair for the arts at a young age, my journey has always involved the human mind, creating artwork, still photos, videography, poetry, paintings, my talents and desires always encompassed the arts. I first developed one of my artistic hat creations while preparing for my wedding.
I was looking for a particular design, and was unable to find it anywhere. So I created the look myself and fell in love with this, creative hat art. I was quickly approached by several guests attending our wedding with inquiries as to where I purchased my bridesmaids veils. I realized I was good at this design thing as well as loving the process of creating a unique and One-Of-A-Kind product.

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So I put all my creativity into building my business and offering my creations for sale to the public. I put so much effort into each hat/fascinator that a part of me is imbedded in each creation. All of the materials I use are hand selected for impeccable quality and ensured uniqueness. I do my research in hand selecting the quality of every notion I use in my designs. I take great pride in bringing my visions to reality when I create a new and unique hat.

In France, the term haute couture is protected by law and is defined by the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Paris based in Paris. The chambre syndicale de la haute couture is defined as “the regulating commission that determines which fashion houses are eligible to be true haute couture houses”. Their rules state that only “those companies mentioned on the list drawn up each year by a commission domiciled at the Ministry for Industry are entitled to avail themselves” of the label haute couture.


In The United States Haute Couture is not protected. However I assure you my designs are of Couture quality and are nothing less. Imagine a world where hats and other garments are always One-Of-A-Kind!  My talented designs, my vision will bring your head to life. I spend every waking hour perfecting the uniqueness of my hats so any human who has the pleasure of wearing one of my designs feels proud doing so! You will turn heads in one of my creations and that is a guarantee.
I have a varied educational background and this diversity is evident in how I make my hats as well as run my business.

Please enjoy my web site and feel free to email or call if you have any questions. My hats are ALWAYS One-Of-A-Kind, so you will feel secure in knowing you are wearing a unique creation that only you own.
Turn Heads, Purchase your Designs By Rebecca Hat.

I Remain Sincere,
Lead Designer and CEO

KRELwear Featured at 3rd Annual FFAW – Fashion Week Palm Beach

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KRELwear embodies a unique twist on body con fashion for colorful living. Made by designer and artist Karelle Levy, she knits blends of cotton, metallic, and rayon yarns creating clothes that are sexy, chic, authentic, and made for the Miami’s heat. Each piece is individually made, bringing the artisanal craft back to the forefront. Inspired by her environment, “KREL” uses eye-catching colors and form fitting shapes.

The product range includes dresses, skirts, tanks, sweaters, shorts and accessories such as hats, scarves, leg warmers and cuffs. She produces capsule collections, couture pieces, and custom ordered pieces. Her tubular techniques enable her clients, no matter what shape or size, the ability to fit into each garment. The fabric wraps around the body’s shape, and most pieces will fit size 0 – 12.

In addition to the collection, Karelle has a project called KREL2go, “Quickie Couture” where factory made, KREL designed fabrics are draped, pinned, and sewn to the costumer’s desires. Anyone who wishes to own his or her own KRELwear pieces can do so with no size or shape requirement. With this project, she has created clothes for men, women, children, pets and home goods.

For more information or set up an appointment contact Karelle Levy at (305) 528-2755,

Karelle Levy’s artist studio is located at ArtCenter/South Florida, 810 Lincoln Rd. #202, Miami Beach, FL 33139.

Prices range from $20 – $500 

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3rd Annual FFAW – Palm Beach Fashion Week – Fashion Designers Announced


Over 20 runway fashion shows will light up the downtown waterfront of West Palm Beach during the last weekend of November for Fashion Week Palm Beach. 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 at 101 South Flagler Drive and Clematis Street in the downtown park area. 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.High Res Week TM Wht 3rd Annual

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. Featured artists and popup shops include Steven Penafiel, Ice jewelry, Shop Pinkys, Lingerini, Live Freely, Bibi on Wheels, and Carol Hall. Those wishing to be considered for vendor or exhibits should apply online.

Produced by and in conjunction with FUSION Fashion & Art Week. 

Featuring Fashion Designers

Rosaura Sias-Pipenburg – Women’s Fine Couture (Previously of Carolina Herrera, La Perla, Cache, Harmond and Blaine, and BCBG)
Velmar Pearls – Grand International Brand Release & Exclusive Palm Beach Collection Debut
Barbara Gerwit – As seen in Upscale Living & Luxury Travel Magazine and Miami Swim Fashion Show 2014
Doni Couture – New York to Palm Beach
Nouvelle – Palm Beach Island Resort Silk with worldwide distribution
Tylor Adair Swim – Grand Brand Debut – Fit Vintage Swimwear
Rodeo Designs – Women’s & Men’s Couture
KRELwear – Art-To-Wear couture knits & international artist
Alphonse Unlimited – Ready wear
Lordana – Fine Ladies Couture and Daywear.
Amoura – Fair Trade Authentic Egyptian Couture Accessories
Luis Aponte – Fine Women’s Wear (Award winning designer previously of New York Fashion Week)
Designs by Rebecca – Grand Brand Debut – Fine Couture Women’s Hats
Misly Beltinor – Women’s fine evening & day wear
It’s Me Designs – Grand Brand Debut – Men’s & Women’s upcycled wear
Ivan Sanchez Hernandez – Men’s Beach & Swimwear
Vitoria Bornelli – Women’s Brazilian Swimwear
The Collection by Narotique – Art Swimwear

★ Eco Fashion – Designer Collaborative for WPB Office of Sustainability


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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