Luis Machicao

International Designer Luis Machicao to show at Columbia Style Week 2012

Luis Machicao
International Designer Luis Machicao 
to show at Columbia Style Week 2012
Columbia, South Carolina- March 19th, 2012 –

Charlotte based Fashion Designer, Luis Machicao, and his company, "Machicao Couture" of the Carolinas, made a big splash with his second show at Couture Fashion Week in New York. The Runway shLuis Machicao 1ow was held at the world famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Sunday Sept 18th, 2011.  It was a who's who event attended by prominent socialites, international and national fashionistas, royals, buyers from the US and Dubai, the producers of the TV Show "Housewives of Atlanta" and celebrities from the US and abroad.  His luxurious cocktail gown collection is inspired by the elegance of the past, "there is nothing like a perfectly cut dress to inspire real glamour".  The sophisticated style of Machicao wowed the audience as his models gracefully paraded fashion fabulous gowns of silver and white to celebrate his 25th year as a designer.  
Mr. Machicao began his career in Peru by enrolling in The School of Dramatic Arts where he received his education, later he decided to study Fashion Design in a local Fashion Institute where he graduated with honors. He also enrolled in the University to study Sociology, he is of the belief that fashion is a social manifestation of the human being. After 4 years at the university he flew to Paris where he could complete his education and gain experience. Later, when Mr. Machicao went back to Peru, he began working in TV miniseries, Soap Operas and Theater. He was then hired by  the First Lady to serve his country with his impeccable taste, dressing celebrities and socialites.

HE began showing his own collections in fashion shows. It was here that he found his real passion – runways! Mr. Machicao began to show his own collections internationally which resulted in him moving to the United States of America. He has presented his collections in cities such as Houston, Austin, San Francisco, Miami, Charlotte and recently New York's fashion week. He has also done film, television and video work on projects in the United States.
Machicao's gowns have featured in Charlotte NC Fashion Week, Passport to Fashion, and will be seen at Columbia Style Week in June of 2012.  He has also completed a fashion tour in Peru with his 2011 collection and his 2012 Fashion Collection will return in part to the color and history of that country.  He is currently filming a documentary on his 2012 Fall line that will show at New York Fashion week, working on film projects, and having fun with Dalliance Films video soap opera Deceit and Desire.

To learn more about the work of this internationally renowned designer visit his website at

Columbia Style Week (Presented by Audi Columbia) is Columbia's FIRST OFFICIAL 5 day, 5 night fashion week. Scheduled for June 5th-9th, 2012, CSW is a fabulous week of local regional and international fashion designers, workshops, celebrity guests, mixers, and more. With an estimated attendance of 5,000 for the week, CSW 2012 is sure to be the most amazing fashion effort to ever hit the city of Columbia. Please visit to learn more about us. Tickets will be on sale in April. 
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