Sunday, 14 August 2016
With a career spanning well-over two decades, designer Andres Aquino has gone on to establish himself as a powerhouse in the world of fashion. The CEO of the celebrated Couture Fashion Week New York, Aquino has spread his wings to do shows in fashion hubs all over the world. A well-travelled designer, Aquino, among other A-lister events, has been a special guest at the reputed India International Fashion Week. Now in Kathmandu, for this weekend’s ‘The Kathmandu Post Presents Couture Fashion Nepal’, the multi-dimensional Aquino spoke about the highly-awaited fashion show, his first impressions of Nepal and his hope for the Nepali fashion industry.
What about your designs? I have bought few of my designs here and I am looking forward to showcasing them in the fashion show on Saturday. I believe the show will signify sophistication. I was talking to someone here about the Pashminas in Kathmandu and I hope we could incorporate that in our international fashion shows. This way, Nepal will also find significant promotion abroad. We all know Nepal for its serene beauty and trekking destinations and having met so many talented people in the fashion industry already, they definitely do need some exposure globally as well. I heard a lot of things are handmade here and this is the start—start of couture. Source: The Kathmandu Post
Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.
Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.
Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.