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Space fashion comes to New York

on Wednesday,February 11,2009 20:02

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The upcoming semi-annual New York fashion event will feature a new approach to the traditional concept of clothes design.

One of the runway shows, to be presented during Couture Fashion Week starting on February 15 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, will present Space Couture, including winning designs from a series of competitions.

The project is a collaboration between RocketPlane Global, an Oklahoma-based company developing sub-orbital space flight opportunities for the public, and the Space Couture Design Contest (SCDC) led by Japanese designers Eri Matsui and Misuzu Onuki.

The aim is to provide innovative suit designs for future space passengers by tapping the creativity of young designers.

Two competitions have already been held in Tokyo and in California, and one more is scheduled later this year. After its winners are announced, a gala evening of fashion and entertainment will be held during New York Fashion Week in September 2009.

The Grand Prize for the winner of the Space Fashion Design Contest will be a suborbital space flight with RocketPlane Global and a contract to design custom spacewear apparel for its catalog.

Couture Fashion Week showcases couture, luxury fashion and brands, as well as fine art and features world-class entertainment and receptions.

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