Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015: ALEXANDRA POPESCU

reporter/photographer: Miguel Dominguez

Alexandra Popescu York is a Romanian born and New York based visual artist. Her Spring/Summer 2015 line was unveiled at Couture Fashion Week New York, held on September 7th at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan.

Alexandra Popescu-York was the only participant at Couture Fashion Week who is both a designer doing a runway fashion show as well as an artist having an exhibit in the same forum. Her Spring/Summer 2015 collection is inspired by the artistic works in iconic museums around the world, with a concentration on the paintings of world-renowned artists in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Alexandra’s pieces are artistic, imaginative, and visionary. She has designed a collection of gowns with the unique influence and inspiration from ten painters and various eras on world history.

“My inspiration for this collection was to recreate, while wearing my designs, the feeling one experiences in such a beautiful museum. As an artist, I incorporate my murals as the background of my fashion show so the audience can appreciate the designs in the context of the inspiration from which they came," says designer Popescu-York. “Since I was a young girl growing up in Romania, it has been my dream to combine the art of painting with the art of fashion.”

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