Cannes Film Festival

By Payton Vincelette

The Cannes International Film Festival is here, and with that comes red carpets and incredible fashion.

The annual festival always attracts the world’s biggest stars and has become something of a fashion event in itself.

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Karlie Kloss in Louis Vuitton

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Lupita Nyong’o wearing a gown by Gucci.

The event is being held until May 24 and has already seen countless celebrities grace the red carpet wearing international designer brands such as Versace, Armani, Marchesa, and Alaia.  It has also attracted many lesser known designers as well.

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Eva Longoria was photographed in a sheer lace dress by Gabriela Cadena, a designer with Latin American roots.   Born in Ecuador, she currently lives in both Miami and New York.  Cadena’s website describes her as “a citizen of the world with a global perspective to match.”

Cannes Film Festival has become so synonymous with fashion that this year will bring the debut of the Cannes Fashion Festival, running from May 20 to 22. According to the announcement, the event will feature “an array of glittering runway shows and glamorous events to be attended by international designers, journalists, industry insiders and fashion forward consumers.”  Designers will have the opportunity to show their work in a number of fashion shows, gaining them promotions, online brand recognition and networking connections.

A part of the event will be “Cannes Red Carpet Fashion.” Produced by Andres Aquino and held on Friday May 22, 2015, it will be a program of fashion shows featuring international designers.  Some of the designers featured include:

Fatema Ismaeil of Kuwait is one of the Middle East’s most prominent couture designers, noted for her exquisite evening and bridal gowns.

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Hengki Kawilarang of Indonesia has had his designs featured in many fashion magazines including High End, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and Clara. His creations can be seen on celebrities in Indonesia as but his work also extends to clients to the United States.

Narine Tovmasyan of Russia, according to, “strive[s] to connect Renaissance styles with the modern age. Her distinctive evening gowns embody the stylish elegance and greatness of spirit of previous eras juxtaposed with the dynamics and rhythm of today.”

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