The decision to take a new step in venture and re-brand has several reasons.
1. Our vision today on publishing market, with new internet technology, new possibilities for video production and launch of TV show demands new strong name.
2. Complications between 2 companies in USA for use of the trademark RUNWAY/ RUNWAY MAGAZINE created unhealthy interest of different companies in USA and Europe to our brand RUNWAY FRANCE. Misuse of our trademark name RUNWAY FRANCE by different companies and individuals, falsification of the information about ownership of Runway France in USA brought Eleonora de Gray and our team to the decision that our new venture development needed to have new clean start without any associations – new strong brand name which was never used before in fashion industry.
Today we announce PODIUM MAGAZINE.
We would like to state: even we are leaving behind the name Runway France magazine Eleonora de Gray will remain as actual owner of these trademarks. We would like to let you know that any company or individual who'll present themselves like RUNWAY FRANCE / RUNWAY MAGAZINE FRANCE – are simply one of these companies who by falsification of the information and scheme are trying to profit from reputation of our company and name of ELEONORA DE GRAY.
No one can fire her or dismiss her from her ownership or her company.
Ownership can be verified here:
French trademark official registration web-site:
4044984 - Runway Magazine France
4044985 - Runway France
DUNS ® 263881805
We would like ones and for all to clarify the situation and tell the story of RUWNAY FRANCE and our Editor-in-Chief Eleonora de Gray.
Paris Fashion Academy Award
Founder of the company Eleonora de Gray started to work in fashion 20 years ago in USA. After her modeling career she continued her business activities in fashion as Public Relation. In 2008 Eleonora de Gray founded Paris Fashion Academy Award – an award ceremony for emerging international designers in Paris France, hosted by famous fashion designers like Kenzo, Paco Rabanne, Pierre Cardin, Jean Claude Jitrois. Since 2008 Paris Fashion Academy Award in partnership with Le Bal de Paris took place for the award ceremony at the Automobile-Club of France in Paris, and Fouquet's Restaurant on Champs-Élysé
In 2011 Eleonora de Gray in partnership with American brand Runway Magazine (owner James Buccelli) started new venture in publishing under name RUNWAY FRANCE, and development of this name in Europe and Asia. All her previous experience with Paris Fashion Academy Award she brought to new level. In 2012 Eleonora de Gray organized several significant events in Paris under name Runway Magazine France like fashion show of one of the top Canadian designers Stephan Caras.
As Owner / Publisher / Editor-in-Chief of Runway France trademark Eleonora de Gray decided to broader market for new brand and started development of video production. We successfully produced more than 40 videos with broadcast on 40 TV channels all over the world including Shanghai Media Group. Today our company has contracts with American and Chinese companies based on exchange for broadcast of our videos on more than 50 TV channels all over the world.
In 2013 the first issue of Runway Magazine France was published and distributed in France, UK, Germany, Denmark, Sweden in main Public Drugstores and WHSmith lines. To celebrate launch of first European issue of Runway France in WHSmith store in Paris our team was honored by presence of Karl Lagerfeld. During Cannes Film Festival our magazine received support from L'Oreal group and Mila Jovovich. In 2014 Runway France was supported by Kenzo, Atelier Chardon Savard – top school for fashion designers in France, by fashion house of Julien Fournie etc.
In 2013 we tried on French market new product – branded tote-bags. After successful communication and positive outcome with several concept stores in Paris we decided to launch this product not on mass market but bring it to luxury level and co-brand with very well known on international market for 20 years brand PACO CHICANO. This project today on study of preparation.
Please read Part 2
SCHEME ABOUT RUNWAY FRANCE AND ELEONORA DE GRAY
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