Patuna Bushyhead will present Sumptuous Collection at Couture Fashion Week
Designer Patuna Bushyhead will return to Couture Fashion Week New York with a highly- anticipated presentation of her latest collection at 4:00 pm on Sunday September 7, 2014. The fashion show will be held at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway, at the "Crossroads of the World." The show will be opened by a performance from singer Nini DeRossi, a regular favorite at Couture Fashion Week.
Known for her distinctive luxurious designs, Patuna’s passion for art and her dedicated creativity have attracted a large and growing clientele. She has shown her inspired creations at prestigious Patuna Bushyhead Fashion Show at Couture Fashion Week NYfashion events in cities around the world including New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Monte Carlo, as well as in her native Republic of Georgia.
Patuna creates a range of pret-a-porter and haute couture designs. Frequent use of beads, crystals, Swarovski and precious stones can be seen in her “signature” items. The designer is often inspired by the age of elegance, reflecting 1950’s tailoring and silhouettes. She believes in creating designs that complement and enhance the feminine form, and likes to use sumptuous, flowing fabrics combined with a sophisticated approach to draping.
About the designer:
A native of the Republic of Georgia, now a U.S. citizen, Patuna spent her childhood studying and performing ballet, acting, folkloric dance, classical piano, painting, and pantomime. As a teenager she served as host of two nationally broadcast TV programs in Georgia. At age 16 she entered the Tbilisi State Institute to study gynecology, and later switched her field of study to dentistry, graduating top of her class as a doctor of dental surgery. In 2008, Patuna made a career change from dentistry to her real passion; fashion. She is currently the owner and director of Patuna Fashion House.
In recent years, Patuna studied sketching with a professional tutor on anatomy, dress/shoe design and portraiture, and earned a degree in fashion-merchandising and design, sewing/dressmaking and cosmetology/aesthetics. Patuna uses her own original technique to apply Swarovski crystals to her designs.
Patuna designed a line of baby clothes which was presented in a nationally televised fashion show, as well as swimsuits for all contestants in the famous "Elite Model Look" competition. She designed the cocktail dress worn by Miss Georgia in the Miss World 2009 pageant held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Patuna was a judge in the Miss Georgia 2009 pageant, and designed the swimsuits worn by the contestants. She served as costume designer for a major motion picture in Tbilisi, and also made an appearance in the movie as an actress playing a Georgian designer. In December 2010, Patuna was honored as Georgian National Television's "Extraordinary Guest of the Year", and was named one of the Republic of Georgia's top 20 successful women in a nationally televised event.
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