Highlights included, celebrity stylist and lifestyle guru, Phillip Bloch honoring fellow style guru, Mikki Taylor a woman who has given birth to a culture of glamour, sophistication and innovation, with the ‘Fashion Innovator Award’.
This invite only affair played host to retail buyers, fashion influencers, top fashion editors, tastemakers, socialites and an amazing array of celebrities including Honoree Mikki Taylor (Fashion Icon), Phillip Bloch (Celebrity stylist and Brand Ambassador), Regina Taylor (Actress), J Alexander (America's Next Top Model), Dwight Eubanks (Bravo's Atlanta Housewives), Carissa Rosario (International Model), Justiin Davis (Boardwalk Empire), Phyllis Yvonne Stickney (Actress) and many more crowded the exquisite Broad Street Ballroom.
EMERGE! A Fashion Runway Show, one of the leading collective showcases for emerging designers was created and produced by Dionne Williams of D. Williams Public Relations Group. Hair designs were provided by Bennett Career Institute, while the make-up was provided by Lamik Cosmetics. Other sponsors for the evening included flowers and production design by Adam Leffel Productions.
Featured EMERGE! Designers
Bishme Cromartie – Bishme Cromartie’s collection is edgy sophistication, His well-constructed pieces owned the runway with incredible design elements. His collection was cohesive and yet unafraid to take risks. www.bishmercromartie.com
Parul Aneja - Parul Aneja’s collection adorned the runway vibrant colors inspired by her homeland of New Delhi, the capital of India she specializes in wedding gowns, cocktail dresses, prom and evening wear dresses for women. www.parulaneja.com
Deidre Jefferies, ESPION Atelier - ‘ESPION’ French for the English word ‘spy’ Deidre Jefferies defines her design aesthetic as “the future of classic clothing." This strong, yet sexy collection embodied a sleek sophistication combining male and female elements into a luxury line committed to quality. www.espion.us.com
Bernice Morgan, Designersberg - Designersberg is a full line of beautiful African dresses custom made in a variety of materials including cotton prints, damask, lace and linens came down the runway with a fresh take on modern ethnic wear, Africa. www.designersberg.com
Butterfli Tia - Butterfli Tia's swimwear collection 2-A-T came down the runway making a bold statement. Complete with sexy embellishments, highlighting well-crafted pieces and bold color choices.
EMERGE! A Fashion Runway Show has become one of the top emerging designer platforms during New York Fashion week and has been consistent in providing a national outlet for emerging designers to showcase their work. Hundreds of designer submissions are reviewed by an elite designer committee, which selects some of the top designers from around the world. www.EmergeFashionNYC.com