P.Ka Bu Expands Fifth Season Independent "Presentation-To-Purchase" Fashion Platform

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P.KA BU, fashion's independent "presentation to purchase" organizing platform is expanding operations for its fifth LA Fashion Week season. Runway, trade show, trunk show, influential retailers, media, celebrities, public access, independent fashion, charity, creative business, partners, glamour, fun, these elements will be brought together under one roof of a 37,500 square foot art deco space in downtown Los Angeles'historic Twin Springs Building, 433 South Spring Street, and attendees will get a comprehensive system for the growth, promotion, and sales of independent fashion and lifestyle brands.

On Oct. 21 and 22 for the Spring 2006 season, P.Ka Bu's fifth Independent Runway Series is joined is joined by the launch of the first phase of its companion sales division, P.Ka Bu Trunk & Trade. Phase one of this innovative trunk and trade shows hybrid concept feautures thirty emerging fashion and lifestyle exhibitors

in a spectacular retail sales event. As the next pivotal stage in P.Ka Bu's development, Trunk & Trade exhibitors can cater to both the coveted retailer, and a savvy, style-hungry public audience. General admission tickets will be available for purchase at http://www.pkabu.com

Founded b LA-based designer Jose Angel, P.Ka Bu stands alone as a revolutionary alternative to the mainstream audience with a dynamic mix of the grandeur of high fashion, the flavor of the underground and the bottom line focus of creative business. Joining P. Ka Bu this season is veteran show producer James Campbell, whose impressive resume includes producing shows for notable LA designers such as Richard Tyler, Michelle Mason, Frankie B., Alicia Lawhon, Shay Todd and many more. With twelve scheduled runway shows, the fifth installment of the P.Ka Bu independent runway series will be at its finest featuring notable LA designers such as Maggie Barry, Sharagano, Jared Gold, as well as showcasing labels such as Spy Zone Exchange, Western Denim, Szulika, Candice Held, Erica Rose,A Friend of Mine, Helen O, and Daenamon. Please visit http://www.pkabu.com or http://www.fashionweekla.com for an updated schedule and designer information.

P.Ka Bu will also host a charity runway show benefitting Project Reach (http://www.izze.com/projectreach) - IZZE Beverage Company's non-profit program designed to bring educational opportunities to farm workers and their families in the communities where IZZE buys its fruit. With the help of partners like California Apparel News, Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Karen Mamont, Top Button.com, Izze Sparkling Juice, Paul Mitchell The School, LA.COM, Bodyography Professional Cosmetics, and Starbuck Coffee Liqueur - P.Ka Bu is setting itself apart as the ideal hub for highly concentrated, influential core audience comprised of individuals others look to for what to wear, where to shop, what to drive and what to buy next. They represent the top of the fashion and lifestyle food chain - the cutting edge retailer, the treasure seeking fashion editor, and the attention-grabbing uber consumer who are constantly being asked: "Where did you get that?" And now, the easy answer is, "P.Ka Bu."

As a native of his beloved New Orleans, Jose Angel & P. Ka Bu are dedicatedto the hurricane relief efforts benefitting the storm-ravaged Gulf States. As proof of that dedication, a portion of all proceeds generated from the Spring 2006 event will be donated to the Red Cross. "From what we receive, we will give back."

Media contact: Mannfolk Public Relations

Los Angeles PH: 818.557.7447

Dorothy Mannfolk/Omar Cunningham

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