Puerto Rican designer Charlyn Castro-Rojas is chosen by Nolcha Fashion Week: New York to export her designs and debut overseas at the Athens Xclusive Designers Week with her collection from Fall/Winter 2012 Collection “The Presence” on Saturday March 17th, 2012.
Charlyn Castro-Rojas was raised in Central Florida with nativity from Puerto Rico. In her college years as a side job she worked as a freelance fashion consultant for local small celebrities and a model.
Her knowledge of fashion had always been updated due to magazines and literally guidance. The desire to form her own fashion line began with a couple of friends where she began working on her fashion line and what now in 2011 would be called Castro-Rojas. She has worked for major fashion companies including Esprit, Ann Taylor, Calvin Klein and Michael Kors. In 2011 Mrs. Castro-Rojas began the production of Castro-Rojas fashion line and focused completely on the Fashion House label maintaining grounds in the modeling industry. Both of these platforms have provided her an essence of stability as to what she has become of as a business women.
Castro Rojas is a seasoned men and women’s designer brand with a focus in custom couture. The use of their artistic techniques provides bespoke clothing to the client’s specifications while allowing the individual to craft the look that manifests their personal taste. Castro-Rojas takes pride in the offering of exclusive personalized service in the detailing of the garment from fabric to fitting.
Castro- Rojas Collections are always inspired from the struggles that she has encountered making each and every project special, unique, and personal. Castro- Rojas comments: “I create the collections as my life is written in drawings; moreover, I want my clienteles to feel the emotion behind each design and be part of my design.”
Castro-Rojas is the definition of not giving up on you dreams, overcoming every obstacle life has set on her path. Her drive to succeed in the fashion industry has landed her an immense amount of business opportunities in the past year. One of them, being personally invited to attend Puerto Rico Fashion Week 2011, where she was also selected to dress one of the contestant for the Miss. Puerto Rico 2012 pageant and currently will be preparing a participant of Miss Puerto Rico Petite as well as dressing her through out the entire pageant.
Castro-Rojas shares: “As doors open light becomes brighter and that’s what I been receiving since my acceptance by the Nolcha Team. The Team has been exceptional and have offered me, an upcoming designer, the opportunity of a lifetime for growth and stability. I look forward to continue forming part of such great venture.” Between the export of the designers, Nolcha Fashion Week: New York and Athens Xclusive Designer Week promote accessibility in the fashion industry and create publicity for designers like Charlyn Castro-Rojas whom from her recent debut in New York has gotten non-stop attention.
About Athens Xclusive Designers Week (AXDW)
Athens Xclusive Designers Week (AXDW) is the official international fashion week in Greece. It takes place twice a year at the luxurious premises of Ethniki Asfalistiki Conference Center, presenting both supreme and current, cutting edge Greek designers along with top international fashion designers and fashion houses. Until today, AXDW has had the honor of hosting the fashion shows of legendary international fashion houses such as Emanuel Ungaro, Vivienne Westwood, Guy Laroche, Krizia, Vivia Ferragamo, Barbara Bui, Francois & Marithe Zirbaud, to name a few. The fashion shows are assembled and designed with top of the range production standards, corresponding to the same rank as the “Big Four” official fashion weeks in Paris, London, Milan and New York. Every season, Athens Xclusive Designers Week is a must-visit destination for a total more than 25.000 people, including Greek and international Press and media, fashion buyers, fashion professionals and exclusive guests. Personalities like Nicky Hilton, Tara Reed and Boy George among others, have visited AXDW. AXDW’s strategic partnerships and collaborations with international organisations and local authorities over the years have developed a strong base for very successful fashion events, enhancing the local industry awareness, supporting the work of the important home-grown and foreign designers. AXDW’s imperative mission is to promote Athens as an important cultural European capital and as a must-visit annual International Fashion Week program.
About Nolcha Fashion Week: New York
Nolcha Fashion Week is a leading award winning event for independent fashion designers to showcase their collections to a global audience of press, retailers, stylists and industry influencers. Over the past five years Nolcha Fashion Week has established itself as a platform of discovery promoting innovative fashion designers through runway shows and exhibition during New York Fashion Week. The event is officially listed with Mercedes Benz as the two recognized Fashion Weeks by New York City Economic Development Corporation; offering a range of cost effective options to increase designers recognition and develop their business
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Nolcha Fashion Week: New York, founded by Kerry Bannigan and Arthur Mandel, is a leading award winning event held during New York Fashion Week hosting independent fashion designer runway shows.