Miss U.S. International pageant

Aileen Yap is the daughter of Dr. Romeo and Virgincita Yap and has a 22 year old brother, Nathan. She graduated Summa cum Laude from Willis High School and is now a junior at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX. Aileen is majoring in Biology and hopes to pursue a career in medicine as a Pediatrician with the ultimate goal of helping the ones in need.

Aileen is a caring and loving person whose passion is to work with children, she finds it to be a fulfilling experience. As Miss U.S. International she hopes to make a positive impact in the youth, not only in the United States but also the in different countries.

Fashion Talk – Milan Men’s Fashion Week

While the men’s catwalks in Milan opened with some flashes of colour at Gucci and Bottega Veneta, yesterday’s shows saw the Italian capital return in earnest to grey, the shade that looks set to continue to define men’s tailoring for at least another season.

Italo Zuccheli’s Calvin Klein collection led the way with its trademark tonalities. He book-ended the show with deep black, but took a journey through grey and stark white en route.

While Zuccheli did find time for a quick flare of sunbright orange and azure blu, Miuccia Prada’s mainline Prada show never wavered from the grey palette.

Every Prada outfit was paraded in tones of grey set against a monochrome backdrop – the floor tiles, the canapés and the drinks were all black and white. Yet this colourless world was never harsh. Rather the look was somewhat softened but low V-neck T-shirts in silky fabrications, which were used in place of traditional shirts.

For all the pictures of the catwalks from Milan Men’s Fashion Week click here.

Fashion design students hold creation show

Final year students of a fashion-design institute have showcased their creations at a show in India’s northern Chandigarh.

Anukama 2009, the annual fashion show organized by the Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology, saw some of the top models sashaying down the runway. The show was high on variety as models sported around 44 collections in different hues from up and coming designers.

Models who have been part of Anukama in the past believe that the quality of the garments presented in the show has improved over the years.

Twinkle, model, said, “I have been doing this show for the past two years, the NIIFT show. And actually I have seen the garment, the style, the tapering of the cloth, the structure of the cloth, textile everything has improved.”

In their collections the students displayed woollen blends, khaddar, silk, cotton, and crochet work among others.

Anukama has become an important event in North India’s fashion circuit. The show is renowned for its professional conduct and displays choreography of a high standard.

Fashion experts say that India’s northern Punjab region has emerged as an important fashion destination both in terms of market and talent.

Reference : http://www.cctv.com