New York, NY (PRWEB) January 13, 2012
One of the top emerging designer collective showcases during fashion week, EMERGE! A Fashion Runway Show, (http://www.emergefashionnyc.com), announced today that this years 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! A 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, “Andre’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.”
André 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 in January of 2012. 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 Chunn of 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 Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR.
For more information on EMERGE! A Fashion Runway Show, to gain media access, inquire about sponsorships, or request seats for the event please visit http://www.emergefashionnyc.com, or contact Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR at 877.841.7244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About D. Williams Public Relations
Dionne Williams is the Principal of D. Williams Public Relations Group, a consultancy that specializes in public relations, marketing, and event management. D. Williams Public Relations Group is a premier Event Management company producing high-end galas, celebrity concerts, conferences, and special events. DWPR also hosts major events around the nation with its "D. Williams PR presents" event series, which includes events surrounding Mercedes Benz New York City Fashion Week, Grammy Awards, The Kentucky Derby and Mercedes Benz Polo Challenge in the Hamptons, NY. For more information please visit http://www.dwilliamspr.com and follow them on twitter at http://twitter.com/dwilliamspr.
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