Monday, February 13, 2012

PLANETE CHIC New York Fashion Week Kick-Off

Shauntele's First Look
PR Contact: Marcy Clark
Yellow Sky Agency
Featured Fall 2012 Collections by Espen Salberg and Shauntele
Photo Credits:
Paulina Kubis
Eugene DeVillamil
Adam Lein
Event Partners: Fashion Production by Planete Chic, Public Relations by Marcy Clark of Yellow Sky Agency, Hair Make up by Boyko and Luxe Life beauty, Styled by ENGIE STYLE, Shoes by Adeeva, Sound production by DB Entertainment, Volunteers from The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
Media Partners: Fashion Daily Mag, My Lifestyle Magazine, Planet Fashion TV, Fashionizer TV, New York Fashion TV, Vision TV, The Salon Guy, VN Beauty Magazine, Beauty Press, Women’s Mafia, TV Personality Katerin of Vive Katerin, Celebrity Speaker Karen Hoyos and George Roberts for The Fashion Channel
New York, NY. February 2012. On Wed. Feb 8th guests of Planete Chic’s Official New York Fashion Week event at Open House Gallery included Maxim Chmerkovskiy of Dancing with The Stars, Stylist Engie Hassan, Danny Rodriguez of Top 5 Management, Writer Nana Brew-Hammond, Abigail Rogado, Jeein Ha, R&B Artist AC Lincoln as well as many prominent editors, designers and fashion insiders. International guests included the United Nations Ambassadorial Spouses Mrs. Azizah Klein of Indonesia, Mrs. Zulay de Valero of Venezuela, Mrs. Emerald Aung of Myanmar and Mrs. Elise Andrianarivelo of Madagascar. These fans of designers Shauntele and Espen Salberg enjoyed a reception with exquisite Champagne by Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, wine by Simone International and hip cocktails by Sakiri Vodka.

Celebrity Speaker Karen Hoyos, Planete Chic Founder Herve Racaud and Elizabeth Ortiz of MyLifestyle Magazine
Planete Chic is focused on bringing both emerging and established Domestic and International fashion houses to the world’s leading Fashion Weeks in order to help promote designers in competitive markets. Founded by seasoned show producer and global fashion ambassador Herve Racaud, Planete Chic believes that new talents are the future of the Fashion industry and come from all over the globe. Planete Chic designers are known for extremely high quality, elegant garments with feminine sensibilities and memorable details.
Shauntele’s Fall 2012 Collection was a slightly edgier take on Shauntele’s trademark feminine silhouettes. Shauntele’s collection presents a multidimensional femininity by combining tailored, body conscious constructions with details of soft draping. As Nana Brew Hammond of BlueFly says: “Staying true to her commitment to working woman chic, designer Shauntele presented a collection punctuated by cubicle ready separates complete with colorblock skinny pants and pencil skirts, printed dresses and killer coats.” Her approach ushers in a new respect and understanding of modern woman’s duality. Both femininity and function meet to create versatile classics to be treasured as mainstays in any wardrobe. Launched in 2008, Shauntele’s clientele includes some of the most influential women on the Manhattan social scene, such as Ivanka Trump and actress Judy Reyes.
After presenting at Hong Kong Fashion Week this past season, FIRMATO Espen Salberg made its New York debut with its Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection titled “The Scent of A Woman.” The silhouette is that of body enhancing shapes that will emphasize a woman’s curves and femininity. Draping and ruching play equally important parts, as do exceptional fitting and pleating. Espen’s FIRMATO Woman, is a strong woman, sophisticated and elegant, at times inspired by the images of a “Femme Fatale.” She is proud of her femininity, sensuous and always elegant. The collection consists of Evening and Cocktail dresses as well as Mix & Match pieces and jackets.
Born in Norway and living many years in Italy and now Bali, designer Espen Salberg discovered his creative flair for design during his career in the international dance sport world as a former World Professional Dance Champion, teacher and coach. Known as the originator of “Stretch Couture,” Espen has worked with celebrities & artists of many calibers all over the world. Espen had the pleasure of designing and making the lilac dress that Jennifer Lopez wore in the famous Tango dance-scene with Richard Gere in the film ‘Shall We Dance.” He has been a Judge on the popular reality show” Dancing With The Stars” in Italy and recently in Indonesia. His experience as a dancer and choreographer influence his creative fashion work, being familiar with the movements of the body and the way to let the beauty of dance movements transfer into sensuous lines and shapes that enhance a woman’s presence.
Guests of the Planete Chic Fall/Winter 2012 shows are now able to pre-order Shauntele and Espen Salberg collections.
Planete Chic highlights International emerging designers and helps them present their collections in the US fashion scene during the major Fashion Weeks. Planete Chic assists market-ready designers by promoting their lines and managing the entire production of the show including Public Relations, model management, partnership with luxury brands, and post promotion of the line, while respecting the highest standards of the Fashion Industry. For more on Planete Chic and to get involved with future events visit

Shauntele with models and guest

Shauntele Coat, top and shirt

Espen Salberg

Espen Salberg design, photo by Adam Lein

Espen Salberg Open Back dress, photo by Eugene DeVillamil

Espen Salberg Collage by Paulina Kubis

Espen Salberg Last Looks

Espen Salberg with Models, photo by Paulina Kubis

Stylist Engie Hassan with members of her styling team, photo by Adam Lein
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