Catalan designers Custo Dalmau and Toni Francesc are on show this week in New York

Custo Barcelona and Toni Francesc are on show this week in New York. Their latest fashion creations for the next Winter-Fall season are being modelled along side work from 100 designers from all over the world as part of the famous New York Fashion Week.

CNA / Ariadna Matamoros

February 10, 2011 06:12 PM

New York (ACN) .- Catalans Custo Barcelona and Toni Francesc are showing off their new fashion suggestions for the coming autumn-winter season at the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week (IMG) this week. The Catalan designers share the catwalk this week with renowned designers such as Carolina Herrera, Narciso Rodriguez, Max Azria and Tommy Hilfiger. Over 200,000 visitors are expected to attend the exclusive event in Manhattan, that will show case the latest designs from no less than 100 luxury fashion designers from all over the world.

The French designer Max Azria will kick off the Fashion Week in New York this week. He will be followed, during the next days, by some of the world's most celebrated designers like Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan and Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren. Latin-American designers such as Carolina Herrera, Carlos Miele and Sergio Dávila, as well as Spanish Joaquín Trias, Jesús del Pozo and the young Anjara García from Seville will also be showing their creations.

The Catalan designs on show this week are inspired by a mixture between the classic luxury idea of 'prêt a porter' from Custo Barcelona items. Custo Barcelona will present its winter collection this Sunday night, the 13th of February. Likewise the collection for the Catalan designer Toni Francesc will be exhibited on Friday night, the 11th of February.

The company O-Divison that represents Catalan and Spanish brands in the international fashion scene that want to enter the U.S. market, will introduce the designer Jesús del Pozo to the high profile event for the first time as well as the young designer from Seville Anjara who was educated at La Llotja School of Art and Design in Barcelona.

In a 'show room' event organised a day before the start of New York Fashion Week, O-Division released a sample of Jesús del Pozo and Anjaras’ work. The rest will be revealed in the next few days. When the Catalan News Agency spoke to Anjara this week, she said she “was really excited” to show off her collection in New York for the first time. She also said that “she owed a lot to Barcelona” where she studied fashion design and that one day in would open a shop there.

Other young talented designers to be watched this week at the fashion event in New York are the Mexicans Christian Cota and Rolando Santana and the Honduran Carlos Campos.

In addition to the fashion shows that will be held in the marquee in Damrosch Park during New York Fashion Week, there will also be other activities in different parts of the city, such as alternative catwalks for charitable purposes.