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Costa Rican Hazel Gonzalez wins best accessory category at Fashion Week Las Vegas

THE COSTA RICA STAR

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By Marcel Evans – August 25, 2012

*Picture right: International Designers; Perla Cuellar, Sharlenne Chen, Victoria Thompson, Fritz Botha, Johan Botha, Hazel Gonzalez, Danny Ho.

Emerging Designers from South Africa, Costa Rica and USA to be featured at Fashion Week Las Vegas in February 2013 “International Designers set the tone for the February 2013 Fashion Week Las Vegas”

The International Emerging Designer Competition, this past Saturday August 18, 2012 was a hit!

Designer’s Sharlenne Chen, Fritz & Johan Botha, Hazel Gonzalez, Victoria Thompson, Noora Alharthi, Brittanie Calilan, Farah Deeba Ismail and Perla Cuellar watched their creations come to life at the debut FWLV International Fashion Designer Competition at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Henderson, Nevada.

Judges Gus Castaneda and Frederic Charpentier from Los Angeles and Rory Castillo of Sacramento watched, and analyzed each designer’s collection as they emerged one by one during an informal modeling session. After 2 hours of the competition and much hard deliberation, Sharlenne Chen representing California, USA in the Red Carpet Category Collection, Fritz & Johan Botha representing South Africa in the Bridal Category Collection and Hazel Gonzalez representing Costa Rica in the Accessory Category were awarded as Best Designer of the night in their Collection Categories. The unbeatable prize package includes round trip transportation for two to Fashion Week Las Vegas in February 2013, and to showcase in the Collective Runway Show.

Special Thanks to the sponsors for the designer competition: Elain’s Cosmetics; Designer Shoes by DAO; and makeup artists were provided by Rain Makeup Academy

FWLV International Emerging Designer Competition is an annual competition to promote and provide an opportunity to emerging women’s fashion designers to be featured at Fashion Week Las Vegas.

Details available at www.fashionweek-lasvegas.com