Saks Lafayette 148 Fundraiser Includes Appearance by Designer Edward Wilkerson

Thursday, September 27th is all about Lafayette 148 New York at Saks Fifth Avenue department store in Houston. To celebrate the opening of the new Lafayette 148 shop, Designer Director Edward Wilkerson will host a Meet & Greet from 4:30pm-6:00pm in the beautiful new space. Continuing with the day's celebration, he will present his Fall 2012 line in a fashion show at an event benefiting the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) from 6:00pm-8:00pm, with 10% of sales for the evening being donated to UNCF. Both events will be held in the new WEAR NOW area on level two of the Saks store.

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Normally I'm inspired by some faraway place like India or Istanbul. This season, it was not about a place, but about looking at clothes from a more architectural angle.

Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 24, 2012

Designer Director Edward Wilkerson joined the Lafayette 148 New York team in 1998. Edward applies his creative visions to the classic aesthetic he perfected during his time designing for iconic American design houses Anne Klein & Co. and Donna Karan. A photographer and avid art collector, Edward also takes inspiration from his world travels to weave rich color schemes and vivid prints into each collection. Renowned for exceptional fit, Lafayette 148 offers an expansive selection of special sizes and employs a highly talented and experienced team of pattern makers to ensure consistency. At the heart of Lafayette 148 New York is a global team with a wide range of expertise from design to intricate hand-craftsmanship. The Fall 2012 Collection ushers in the chill with a striking balance of cool modernism and warm sensuality. Valiant colors pop in a sea of winter darks and cold weather neutrals. Silhouettes speak through movement, touch-me texture and graphic print. A cut above the rest, architectural details create fresh building blocks for the wardrobe.

Wilkerson expands on his inspiration for the Fall 2012 line, explaining that "Normally I'm inspired by some faraway place like India or Istanbul. This season, it was not about a place, but about looking at clothes from a more architectural angle"

Please join Saks Fifth Avenue Houston in welcoming this unique, versatile line and hear about the trends Edward Wilkerson blends into the new Fall 2012 line.

The Meet and Greet will offer personal consultations and fittings with Edward and will be held from 4:30pm-6:00pm. The UNCF event, hosted by UNCF Bright Night Sizzling Light Gala chair Merele Yarborough, will begin at 6:00pm, with a fashion show at 6:30pm, and end at 8:00pm.

Both events will be held in the new WEAR NOW area on level two of the Saks store. The new WEAR NOW department offers a group of designer shops which brings a wonderful selection of Buy Now Wear Now options from country living to transitional day to night looks.

About Saks Fifth Avenue
Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world’s preeminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. Today, Saks operates 45 full-line stores in 20 states, 2 licensed stores in the Middle East and 2 licensed stores in Mexico City, 61 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores and saks.com, the company’s online store.

Saks Fifth Avenue is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named.


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