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Official Press Photos and Information for the J Spring Fashion Show 2015

J Spring Fashion Show 2015 showcased a combination of haute couture, high-end ready-to-wear, luxury jewelry, and leather bag collections from 4 continents. Participating designers embraced tradition and culture, yet experimented with innovative techniques of modern designs.

The highly anticipated catwalk opened with an exquisite haute couture collection by Japanese legendary designer Yumi Katsura accompanied by an even more impressive jewelry collection by Colombian-German talent Sonia Heilbron. Each look enchanted viewers with a burst of colors and unique craftsmanship in Sonia’s designs, as well as the spectacular embellishments, layers, and texture in Yumi Katsura’s long tail dresses. Both designers succeeded in marrying heritage with a new dimension of luxury and glamour.


Yumi Katsura with Sonia Heilbron jewelry


Yumi Katsura with Sonia Heilbron jewelry

Adding elegance and sophistication to the grand catwalk, Eastern European representative Lesya Lozneva premiered an airy and alluring collection made of soft cotton, translucent organza, delicate wool, and smooth silk. Inspired by shades and patterns of nature, the Ukraine designer teamed transparent dresses in the colors of forest berries, deep sea, and sunset meadow, with stylish bodysuits.


Lesya Lozneva 

Also with a great attention to detail, Sabres Fashion House from Romania managed to bring in a refreshing perspective with a new collection called “Mystique”. The central European brand creatively presented sensuality using luxurious gold fabrics, hand painted motifs, intricate embroideries, and distinctive cuts.

Sabres Fashion House


Sabres Fashion House 

Italian luxury handbag brand Gianfranco Lotti spiced up the catwalk with a premium quality leather bag collection, which showed authenticity at its best. Handcrafted in Italy from the finest alligator, the collection featured both classic and structured silhouette designs celebrating modernity and uniqueness. Gianfranco Lotti’s handbags were accompanied by classy and elegant dresses by UK fashion brand Reiss.

Reiss with Gianfranco Lotti handbag 

Returning to Jessica Minh Anh’s iconic catwalk is Indian sensation Shilpa Reddy with a brand new collection called Floral Geometry. The creative artist reinvented cultural embroideries on Pochampally weave while delivering impeccable cuts and clean structures. Another representative from South Asia is Pakistani designer Syeda Amera, who showcased an ultra-feminine collection with many glittery beads and sequins. Amera’s designs in aqua and blue shades not only accentuate a woman’s body but also give her a modern edge with dynamic patterns and transparency.


Shilpa Reddy


Shilpa Reddy

Syeda Amera

From New Zealand to New York, Frances Jerard presented a multi-layered floral and lace collection, which is flirtatious and joyful. Whilst on the other hand, Indonesian powerhouse Bateeq stood out by mixing traditional batik motifs with structured shapes and daring low cuts. The South East Asian brand illustrated their cultural evolution and heritage in a 25-look collection while keeping it contemporary and youthful.

Frances Jerard 


J Spring Fashion Show 2015 ended with a captivating haute couture collection from top Lebanese designer Tony Ward, who brought class and extravagance to the unconventional catwalk. The Middle Eastern talent showcased an exclusive Heritage collection, which reflected a fusion of layers, shapes, and colors. The perfect silhouette combined with fashion forward cuts presented an almost unattainable balance between two contradictory states of whimsicality and boldness. Jessica Minh Anh appeared as a vision in the extraordinary finale dress, closing the high profile event on a perfect note.

Tony Ward