April means showers and Cincinnati Fashion Week! Hope to see you there!
KEEP CINCINNATI BEAUTIFUL AT CINCINNATI FASHION WEEK
APRIL 19-24, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Designer information and Events Schedule
CINCINNATI – APRIL 8, 2010 – Cincinnati Fashion Week is a community driven collaborative, working synergistically towards one common goal: to improve the quality of life by promoting sustainable action through fashion & style.
Fashion week benefits the people that make this city so special – style and fashion are an integral part of building community. To accomplish this goal of community, Cincinnati Fashion Week (CFW) has teamed up with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful (KCB) through their Great American Clean Up, which will take place on Saturday April 24, 2010. CFW is sponsoring a clothing drive as part of the Great American Cleanup – donate your clothing to Kenzie's Closet, Dress For Success, and receive 25% off of any level ticket purchase.
We are proud to welcome home legendary Cincinnati native and American top designer, David Meister who will be showcasing his red carpet worthy gowns at Cincinnati Fashion Week.
Designers from all over the map are flying in to encourage support for Cincinnati’s first fashion movement. Featured designers also include: esteemed international designer Laura Dawson from the UK, the “Glitter Queen” Amy Longo from New York City, high-end menswear label Arbitrage from New York City, and club kids TrashBiscuit from Saint Louis. Cincinnati Fashion week will also showcase the work of America’s next wave of top designers, including Daequan Andino from New York City, Grace Mae from Malibu, Lisa Milanij from Cleveland, Milla Pershyna from Detroit, as well as Cincinnati based designers, Ashley Bowman, Rosie Kovacs with Lynda Lucas and Amy Kirchen.
An American Designer
David Meister is an esteemed American designer known for his sophisticated, yet body conscious, women’s wear. David’s dresses, evening wear and couture red carpet designs have graced the contours of socialites and celebrities. Alicia Keys, Diane Lane, Fergie, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Hurley and Sharon Stone are just a few contemporary thinking, fashion personas who have all chosen David Meister for the Red Carpet moments of their lives.
As a young child in Cincinnati, David was heavily influenced by style-conscious TV shows such as Sonny & Cher, which fueled his aspiration of becoming a fashion designer. Thankfully, his love affair with color and strong fashion opinions was encouraged by his parents, who recognized his keen eye for fashion at the tender age of four. During those formative years, David sketched evening wear designs which laid the foundation for what was to come.
ALL WEEK PASS & TICKET INFORMATION
Become an exclusive member of the CFW entourage by purchasing the ‘All Week Pass’ priced at $130. Your purchase includes access to the ‘Exclusive Designer Meet & Greet Fashion Pre-Party.’ (Tuesday April 20) ‘Fixed on Fashion’ (Thursday April 22) & VIP seating for the ‘Fashion Finale’. (Friday April 23). For individual ticket information please see ‘Fashion Itinerary’ listings below.
+Interested parties can log onto www.cincinnatifashionweek.com
FASHION WEEK EVENTS:
Monday, April 19: Spring Into Fashion – Cincinnati Fashion Week will kick off with “Spring Into Fashion,” a promotional campaign for the city’s fashion enthusiasts. Need your hair done for fashion week? Spring Into Fashion With Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa! Visit www.CincinnatiFashionWeek.com
·Tuesday, April 20: Exclusive Designer Meet & Greet: We appreciate YOU! Cincinnati Fashion Week is excited to host our first VIP Appreciation Party and Designer Meet & Greet fashion pre-party at Cincinnati’s exclusively trendy, “modern classic” venue, FB’s at 126 W. 6th (www.fbs-cincy.com
· Wednesday, April 21: Local Artist Merchant Fair: Cincinnati Fashion Week is teaming up with Future Blooms from Keep Cincinnati Beautiful to bring you a night of local craftsmanship and artistry. The merchant fair will be held at the Future Blooms Studio at 1334 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202 (www.KeepCincinnatiBeautiful.com
· Wednesday, April 21: Inspired by Annie: Landor Associates are showing their support for Cincinnati Fashion Week by hosting “Inspired by Annie.” A tribute to Annie Wainscott, who was one of the original fashion illustrators for Shillitos. Annies artwork, artifacts and story will be on display in Landors windows from April 21st through this summer. Please stop by, browse the windows, and get inspired at this fantastic opening. 110 Shillito Place, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Doors open at 6 PM.
·Thursday, April 22: Fixed On Fashion – Join us in celebrating the work of designers such as Cincinnati native and New York designer Lindsay Lusignolo, Chicago’s Rebecca George, Cincinnati’s Ashley Bowman, Cleveland’s Lisa Malanij, New Jersey’s Kathleen Wille. The show will also feature a unique hair presentation by Mitchell's Salon & Day Spa and Pump Salon. Fixed on Fashion will be hosted by one of Cincinnati's premier nightlife destinations, Suite at Blackfinn, 19 East 7th St. (www.suitecincy.com). Doors Open at 7 PM. Price: $20.
Friday, April 23 FASHION FINALE: Don’t miss Cincinnati’s First Fashion Finale – a sneak peak at the future of cutting edge design - featuring men’s and women’s fashion designers, most notably David Meister. Brought to you Cincinnati’s CW, KISS 107 FM, and hosted by Local 12 & Cincinnati CW’s television personality, Jen Dalton. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show commences at 7:30 p.m. Location: Hyatt Regency Grand Ballroom 151 W. 5th St. Individual tickets priced at $60, VIP seating and open bar available for $100.
·Saturday, April 24 KEEP CINCINNATI BEAUTIFUL AT THE GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP: Saturday April 24th marks the close of Cincinnati Fashion Week’s Inaugural Spring Cleaning Campaign. Come and join the Greater Cincinnati Keep America Beautiful at the Great American Cleanup by visiting Keep Cincinnati Beautiful at www.KeepCincinnatiBeautiful.org.
For press requests and general inquiries please contact Micah Paldino at PB&J Public Relations, Branding & Jabber at 513-381-7676 or email at
ABOUT KEEP CINCINNATI BEAUTIFUL
Keep Cincinnati Beautiful (KCB) is an award-winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and was incorporated in June 1978 as a 501(c) (3) organization by the City of Cincinnati.
Throughout its history, KCB has initiated and implemented many on-going projects that have made a clear difference in the quality of life for Greater Cincinnati. As an example, our successful Great American Cleanup reaches out to include the tri-state region as part of a national effort to keep America beautiful. Daffodils & Daylilies beautifies our highways to reduce litter and to create a visual welcome to Cincinnati that says we care about how we look as a city and our education programming reaches 10,000 students every year. For more information, visit www.keepcincinnatibeautiful.org
ABOUT OUR VOLUNTEERS & SPONSORS:
Our active participants now include over 200 dedicated volunteers, 4,800 loyal fans on Facebook, media partnerships with The CW Cincinnati, and KISS 107 FM, as well as sponsorships from companies such as Mitchell's Salon & Day Spa, Pump Salon, PB&J Public Relations, Branding & Jabber, Executive Choice Limousine, MTM, Bonnie Collins Designs, Cincy Chic, Project Mill, Vitamin Water Zero, Mark Cosmetics and Tava Energy.