Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fashion week

Bronx to become center of Fashion

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BRONX, NEW YORK, AUGUST 13- Officials from Bronx Fashion Week held a press conference at The Historical Andrew Freeman Mansion (1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx NY). 

Local, State and National press received a preview of the designers who will be featured for Bronx Fashion Week (dated for September 5-7, 2014 taking place at The Historical Andrew Freeman Mansion). Some designers included 

Jenny V, A Premier Custom Bridal and Evening Wear Designer who’s designs have graced the Emmy’s as well as numerous celebrities, Alexander Garcia, A Versatile and Accomplished Designer, Jo Lance, A Creative Art Director & Photographer who also the Host of Mexico’s Americas Next Top Model, and Fashion Designer Ayana who designs women's clothing, her company designs contemporary garments for those who desire high style, just to name a few. 

“It’s amazing to see something in such a high form showcased. It’s difficult to touch on all the designers lined up for this star studded historical event. You just have to be here in order to witness it!” says Flora Montes, Executive Director for Bronx Fashion Week. 

“The Bronx Chamber of Commerce is a proud sponsor of Fashion Week, which will help generate revenue for our borough. The series of events during Fashion Week will not only help showcase local talent but will also help bolster sales for our Bronx businesses,” Michelle Dolgow Cristofaro, Bronx Chamber of Commerce Chief-of-Staff.

Featured Fashion Designer pieces are being inspired by The Bronx Artist Documentary Project taking place at The Andrew Freeman Mansion starting September 10th. Additionally, Bronx Fashion Week has joined forces along side of The Gift to Empower which is a non profit organization aimed to inspire children and families in need. The mission is to hand these families with the necessary tools and resources for a brighter future. The program will include mentoring, education and workshops working hand in hand with other organizations to reach the same goal.

Sponsors include Andrew Freeman Mansion, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum,Bronx Chamber of Commerce, Eva Jay Sweets, Fashion Avenue News, Fordham Bid, Jerome-Gun Hill Merchants Business Improvement District, LGBTQS Chamber of Commerce, New York Botanical Gardens, Port-Morris Distillery, Project Planes, Stylaga, and The Bronx Museum of the Arts.

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