Tuesday, January 17, 2012

EMERGE! 2012

One of the top emerging designer collective showcases during fashion week,
EMERGE! A Fashion Runway Show

announced  that this year’s esteemed Fashion Innovator Award (FIA) will be presented to Vogue’s Contributing Editor Andre’ Leon Talley.

To add to the excitement of the evening the award will be handed off to Andre by legendary designer and President of the CFDA Diane Von Furstenberg. 

EMERGE! Fashion Runway Show is produced by D. Williams Public Relations Group

and debuted on the Fashion elite social scene in February 2011 and since then has been consistent in providing a platform for emerging designers to showcase their work twice a year for New York City Fashion Week.
The 2012 New York City event will be hosted at the historic Broad Street Ballroom (41 Broad Street, NYC) on February 14th, 2012 with doors promptly opening at 6:00pm for Reception and 7:00pm for Awards program and Fashion Show. The evening is by invite only and provides up-and-coming designers the opportunity to propel themselves into the spotlight with guests ranging from retail buyers, fashion influencers, top fashion editors, tastemakers, socialites and more.
Previous Fashion Innovator award recipients have included Constance C.R. White, Editor-in-Chief of ESSENCE Magazine who was presented her award by known designer Tracy Reese, as well as Audrey Smaltz, owner of Ground Crew who was presented her award by fashion executive Harriette Cole
“The EMERGE! Fashion Show and brand has grown faster than ever anticipated, and the show strives to solely present The Fashion Innovator Award to true legends within the industry, who have made a large impact in the fashion industry worldwide and paved the way for designers. Andre Leon Talley was a no contest choice for the entire planning team.” States Emerge! Creator and producer Dionne Williams of D. Williams PR Group, “AndrĂ©’s contribution to the Fashion Industry as a whole is undeniable. He uses his influence to promote young fashion designers and mentors young talent in other fields.”
AndrĂ© Leon Talley is one of the fashion industry’s most influential style setters. Talley is undoubtedly the most prominent African American in the high-stakes world of designer fashion. Talley has championed a number of young African-American designers over the course of his long career.  He is known for his elaborate outfits and amazing personality. Andre has been paired with famous designers like Rachel Roy, Kimora Lee Simmons and Tracy Reese, to name a few.  
Emerge! A Fashion Runway Show will announce the featured designer line up this month so stay tuned! The show will feature some of the top emerging designers from around the country and has previously debuted stunning designs from Terri Stevens of Project Runway, blossoming names such as Dominique Auxilly, Sheila Rashid, Borris J Powell, Adriana Osorio Lugo and more.
Emerge! is created and produced by D.Williams PR Group. The fashion show production is provided by Tai Chunnof  MVC Management Productions.  Sponsors for the evening include: Bennett Career Institute/ C.Alan Glam Squad, Flowers and Production design by Adam Leffel Production with florals being designed by Polpat Klongkhayan. Full Public Relations, and Media services for the event are being provided by NYC Public Relations Agency -Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR.
For more information on EMERGE! A Fashion Runway Show, to gain media access, enquire about sponsorships, or request seats for the event please visit http://www.emergefashionnyc.com, or contact Monique Tatum, CEO of Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR at 877.841.7244 or info@beautifulplanning.com

Monday, January 9, 2012

GREEK and LIFE Boutique

Tired of searching and traveling long distances for the perfect fraternity and sorority clothing and accessories for all of your Greek needs?
Look no further Greek & Life Boutique will open their doors on Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 3pm-7pm on Temple’s campus located at 2152 N. Broad Street.

Hosted by Philly’s own EmEz of Hot 107.9 and music by Wale’s DJ and Temple Alum DJ Omega, this is the ultimate store for all your collegiate needs. The store not only offers Greek paraphernalia, but custom lettering, and carries trendy clothing for men and women from designers such as Funktional, Life after Denim, Melanie Marie, and Aphillyated to name a few. So come out for this amazing event filled with special guest appearances.

Owners Melanie White and Jordan Jackson, credit the creation of The Greek & Life Boutique to a creative collaboration of each other’s passions. Jackson, a Temple Alumnae and member of the Greek community saw the need for a Greek store on campus and began brainstorming.

White, also a member of the Greek community and owner of jewelry line Melanie Marie, always dreamed of the opportunity to showcase her collection and incorporate her love of fashion in a new trendy Philadelphia boutique, from this fusion The Greek & Life Boutique was born. The store will also carry jewelry and accessories, shoes, knick-knacks such as books for cocktail mixers and other fun trinkets.

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