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EMERGE! Fashion, presented by Dionne Williams of D. Williams PR Firm was one of this season`s must see shows. The by-invite-only event featured brilliantly talented emerging designers while honoring the elite within the Fashion Industry. The event was held at the Broad Street Ballroom which is located at 41 Broad Street in New York City. It is one of the premiere spots for fabulous events and a perfect for up and coming fashion designers to have their work shown.
In this season`s show there were designs being showcased by the following designers:
Natasha Lazarovic, Temna Fialkas Spring 2013inspired by Spirit Dolls and Slavic Dreams. Spirit Dolls were a form of education in which a culture could express and maintain traditional spiritual and customary beliefs specific to their community. Temna Fialka specifically focuses on Slavic Spirit Dolls and their relevant journey through religious and political evolutions. Materials used in this collection consist of recycled fur, satin, chiffon, silk, leather, rivits, beads, flowers Brazilian cowhide.Temna Fialka is an accomplished couture and costume designer based out of Western Canada. Best known for her Slavic cultural stance and ethical position regarding the education of recycled fur and animal bi-products. Greatly supported by the Edmonton Arts and Business communities, Temna Fialka participates in a diversity of runway shows, design competitions, fashion and charity events, Operas, film and music videos in Western Canada as well as the United States.
Taneasha Prunty of Gidi Designs Taneasha started designing at a young age after watching her mother as a seamstress growing up. Taneasha created Gidi Designs, Gidis vision is to create looks that walk the fine line between classic sophistication and modernism while still implementing an element of surprise. Rather than entertaining the latest fads or trends Gidi focuses more on a lasting signature look. When wearing any of Gidi designs the unique individuality that is expected when buying an eveningwear garment is maintained while offering timeless class.
Franklin Rowe Franklin Rowe International Bronx-born Franklin Rowe attended the LaGuardia high school of music and arts with notable graduates as Dianne Carroll, Billy Dee Williams, Kurtis Blow and Nate Adderly. Shortly after his graduation from high school he was awarded a full scholarship to NYC Park Avenue prestigious Traphagen School of Design, founded in the 1920s by Ethel Traphagen, a designer credited for introducing shorts and pants to American Womens Fashion. Franklin took the lead in black fashion design by combining the rich vibrant African American history with Euro-elegant sensibilities by illustrating the combined influences it had since the dawn of time through the present with a cool and chic offering, bursting with subtle shadings of color to bright combinations in chiffon and silks as well as a knock out collection of intricately designed leathers made bold yet ready to wear. Franklin has a long list of celebrity clientele as well as major corporate executives. His unique gift and expertise in design is arguably a chance to visit fashion legacy as it moves forward.
Arefeh Mansouri of Arefeh Fashion Arefeh Mansouris career began in Montreal, Canada, born in Tehran, Iran she immigrated to Canada at 16 years of age. During her early years, Mansouri displayed great interest and aptitude in painting, already an accomplished painter, she soon realized where her true passions lie. This led her to a career in Fashion and Costume Design. She began her studies of Fashion at Montreals LaSalle College. Subsequently, she launched a womens sportswear line until she was offered a position in Milan, Italy as head designer for an Italian clothing Firm. In 2007 she relaunched her line in the United States with a specific focus on Couture Wedding and Evening wear. In addition, she began pursuing her passion for costume design. Her designs are featured in major Hollywood productions. Arefeh Mansouri is a member of Academy of Television Arts & Sciences as a Costume Designer.
India de Beaufort, Ballyhoo India de Beaufort is currently a series regular on ABC Familys Jane By Design. She plays India Jourdain a lead designer at a high-end fashion label. During her stint on the fashion based show, India designed and made a collection of four pieces for her character, one of which was featured on the ABC Family series. India landed her first series at the age of 15, in the BAFTA nominated The Basil Brush Show for the BBC. Although Indias main profession is theatrical, her formal education was in fashion at Esher College, Surrey, UK. Showing talent for art and design at a young age, India has been watched closely and mentored by world renowned Olivier
Award winning set and costume designer, Tim Goodchild. Ballyhoo is inspired by her love of all things period, all things Parisian and her cherished and ever-growing collection of Vintage and Antique clothing. Notable acting credits include; Run, Fatboy, Run directed by David Schwimmer, the lead female role in Comedy Centrals Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire and a recurring role on the CWs One Tree Hill among others.
Berny Martin of Catou Designs Founded by designer Berny Martin, Catou is a retail clothing design and manufacturing company. The business was established in an effort to provide innovation, creativity, vision and artistic elegance through fashion. Catou designs and manufactures business clothing for those who desire a look that is clean and chic. Catous line of business wear for men and women has incorporated the participation and management of various fashion shows and high-profile events. Edgy and elegant, flirty and sophisticated, Catou clothing makes a statement.
Emerge! is sponsored by Model, Inc, Miss Jessie`s, JMI Elite, Major Model Management, Izze, Kendra Scott, Vertuo Entertainment, Baked by Melissa, Jadora Designs, Soul Purpose, Escape, Dream Water, One Coconut Water, Hook + Albert, Time Frozen Photography, and Adam Leffel. Hair is styled by Paul Mitchel. Make-up is provided by Lamik Beauty. Emerge! is created and produced by D. Williams PR Group.