Couture Culture and Arts (CCA) bring in Canada, for the very first time this fall, a one of a kind couture designer Furne One of Amato Couture, presenting two distinct styles in two different shows.
On October 4th, the Philippine-born avant-garde designer will showcase a 30 piece plus men & women’s collection at 1 Yonge Street. This will be the international highlight grand finale of the Toronto Women’s Fashion Week (TW) extravangza organized by
Canada Fashion Group (CFG) founder Jeff Rustia, with the ‘longest runway in the longest street’ in major fashion event, beautiful setting of Furne One’s exquisite pastels and incredibly detailed embroidery finishes. Canada Fashion Group (CFG) provides a national and international platform for Canadian designers and brands to showcase
their talent through initiative such as TOM* – Toronto Men’s Fashion Week and TW – Toronto Women’s Fashion Week. Amato Couture at TW is sponsored by Agnes Miranda of World Financial Group (WFG) and presented by Couture, Culture & Arts (CCA).
On October 7th, an all-new 35 piece couture collection will be unveiled in a 100+ year old Victorian church located at 162 Bloor Street, in the heart of Toronto’s trendy Yorkville, Greater Toronto Area’s premium luxury shopping district. Over 100 models and volunteers will be part of this cutting edge presentation on this unique runway.
In 2002 Furne One opened his first boutique in Dubai, E.A.R. and named it Amato, meaning ‘beloved’ in Italian. He started with less than 10 people; today Amato Couture has 4 couture stores in Dubai and employs almost 100 people. Most of his clientele are local and in the Persian Gulf area, but he also has numerous clients from Russia and the United States.
His career took off when he was featured in an Unbridled Limited Edition book with a glittering wedding dress made with Swarovski accessories. Heidi Klum’s team saw the photo shoot piece in the publication and invited him to collaborate with Heidi and Tyra Banks for Germany’s Next Top Model. He was asked by Heidi to be the designer for the next three episodes.
Furne met a lot of celebrities while in Germany. In retrospect, he says dressing celebrities has been a dream come true. It all started with Katy Perry and dressing her for the entire California Dream tour. Since then, we have seen his exquisite designs on the red carpet worn by celebrities like Shakira (at the Grammys), Nicole Scherzinger,
Jennifer Lopez, and Nicki Minaj. Most recently, Furne has done the costuming for a Lady Gaga video, and a Beyoncé photo shoot.
Both the October 4th and 7th shows are being presented by Couture Culture & Arts (CCA), led by it’s Founder, Claris Minas Manglicmot. CCA holds fashion shows and events featuring established international designers to inspire young talented and emerging Canadian designers. It also supports emerging designers in showcasing their collections in many fashion festivals within Canada and abroad. CCA is an initiative supporting fashion and arts inspired by the diversity of Canada. The CCA partnered with many organizations including Modeles LCP, headed by Sands LCP
(www.modeleslcp.com) and TFL Couture, headed by Trist Licud (www.tflcouture.com) .