Emmanuel Ray Successfully Opens Gibraltar Fashion Week
by Tsvetelina Ilieva
Emmanuel Ray, Britain’s Fashion Icon of The Year 2011 (Fashions Finest Awards), successfully opened Fashion Week Gibraltar on 18 April 2012 at the Casemates Gallery in Gibraltar.
London – In front of an excited crowd Emmanuel Raygave a short speech thanking everyone who came to the opening, his publicist David J Mann, director ofHighmore PR, and Fashion Week Gibraltar’s organiser and fashion designer Reene Weston. He then proceeded to cut the red ribbon allowing everyone to start their Fashion Week experience.
Emmanuel had this to say about the opening,
“What an amazing experience it was. I loved everything about Fashion Week Gibraltar, from the various emerging fashion and accessories brands to the sexy Lingerie fashion shows, the beautiful Miss Gibraltar contestants, hot models and the amazing hospitality of the locals. Meeting the socialites and partying and sightseeing with the gorgeous Caprice Bourret was a lot of fun! Taking photographs and signing autographs with the public, and enjoying delicious local food with fashion photographer Aidan Montero and model Scally Torres are experiences I will treasure forever!”
The Casemates gallery held a number of exciting brands which included Caprice Bourret’s stunningby Caprice lingerie and swimwear range, top high street brand Oasis and organiser Reene Weston’s own gorgeous clothing range R by Reene Weston.
Emmanuel Ray received a variety of gifts by unique brands exhibiting at the event; bags by Tressmore Designs, handmade jewellery by Sabrina’s Jewellery, Kate Davies, BRT Bits and MM Design, hand painted scarves by Sienna Rose Designing, clothing and accessories from Trends Gibraltar and hand crafted designer jewellery from By Angie.
Emmanuel went on to view the catwalk shows and had the pleasure of meeting Henry & Priscilla Sacramento in the front row. The couple are renowned for their charity work in Gibraltar and spent a considerable amount of time introducing Emmanuel to their friends and telling him all about the country.
Later Emmanuel Ray was joined by Caprice Bourret in the front row to view her amazing new lingerie and swimwear fashion show, in the catwalk tent at Victoria Stadium.
“By Caprice is the sort of lingerie label that is incredibly sexy and exciting, while remaining sophisticated and elegant at the same time. It’s the kind of intimate wear a woman would wear not only for the man she loves, but also for herself. By Caprice is of good quality and is affordable for everyone,” said Emmanuel Ray.
Other brands showcased at Fashion Week Gibraltar were Touché Lingerie, Amanda Adams Couture, Andrea Galer, Flamingo Therapy, Jane Langdon, Krickets and Beata Guzinska.
After a long day of press interviews and photo ops, both Emmanuel and Caprice attended the Fashion Week Gibraltar launch party at The Mount, former residence of the senior officer of the Royal Navy in Gibraltar. They socialised with guests, and met senior officials of the Gibraltarian government and Miss Gibraltar 2012 Jessica Baldachino. Then Emmanuel and Caprice cut the Fashion Week Gibraltar celebratory cake, an extravagant creation by David & Marketa’s Chocolate factory, adorned with chocolate stilettos and fashion accessories on a golden platform.
Emmanuel Ray wore custom made shirts by Isaac Kotlyarevsky throughout Fashion Week Gibraltar, with trousers and accessories from Retro Days. Make up by RMK Cosmetics. Grooming by The Home of Your Beauty, Gibraltar.
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