INTERNATIONAL FASHION WEEK TO LAUNCH IN DALLAS OCTOBER 20 -26, 2007 TIED TO FASHION INDUSTRY's APPAREL & ACCESSORIES MARKET AT THE DALLAS MARKET CENTER Fashion Article Posted March 27, 2007
Fashion News Fashion Industry Fashion Articles Fashion Article Archive Fashion Jobs Designer Search Clothes Shopping Articles Fashion Newspaper Fashion Designer Directory Fashion Writers Fashion Week Fashion Week Photos
Dallas Market Center, the world's largest wholesale resource, recently announced a partnership with Los Angeles and New York-based LIVEstyle Entertainment and Dallas-based Commerce House to launch the first Dallas International Fashion Week, October 20-26, 2007. The event will bring the runway experience of fashion markets directly to the public via a series of events taking place at Dallas Market Center.
This unique week of fashion shows and industry parties will offer the public an exclusive first look at the newest fashions presented by regional, national and international fashion designers in one of the largest wholesale and retail markets in the country.
Event dates are scheduled for October 20 - 26th as part of the Apparel and Accessories Market (Oct. 21 - 24) held at Dallas Market Center. Plans are in place to hold Dallas International Fashion Week semi-annually with fashion shows and events each March and October tied to major Apparel Markets.
Over four days in October, designer fashion shows will showcase Spring/Summer 2008 collections in a curtained, enclosed 50,000 square foot fashion-theater located within The Grand Pavilion at the Trade Mart. The space will feature a pre-show lounge complete with massive bar and dj booth, plasma monitors, interactive sponsor booths and special display areas. Inside the fashion theater a dramatic 72 foot T-stage runway will be surrounded by reserved and VIP seating as well as reserved space for media.
Opening and closing events for Dallas International Fashion Week, along with daily celebrity-studded after-parties and charity-fundraiser trunk shows will be held at various partner retail locations throughout Dallas.
and Managing Partner at LIVEstyle Entertainment, David Manning, adds,
Designers who have recently made a personal appearance at Dallas Market Center to support a collection include: The Missoni family, Diane von Furstenberg, the House of Emilio Pucci, the Salvatore Ferragamo family, Carolina Herrera, Todd Oldham, Richard Tyler, Isaac Mizrahi, Derek Lam, Narciso Rodriguez, Nicole Miller, and many others.
A comprehensive promotion and advertising campaign for Dallas International Fashion Week is scheduled for late Spring, and additional details to be announced at a later date.
About LIVEstyle Entertainment
Founded in 2002, LIVEstyle Entertainment
is a leader in innovative
About Commerce House
Founded in 2004, Commerce House is a marketing practice group dedicated to improving client business performance through sophisticated strategy and exceptional, award-winning creative execution. Current clients include the Presbyterian Healthcare System, William Noble Rare Jewels and Noble Boutique, Sam Moon Stores, and Zico Natural Coconut Water. www.commercehouse.com.
About Dallas Market Center
Founded in 1957, Dallas Market Center is
the world's largest wholesale merchandise resource. Within its
marketplace of more than 5 million square feet, retailers from around
the globe source products ranging from lighting, home furnishings,
gifts, gourmet, decorative accessories and textiles, fashion accessories
and women's, men's, and children's apparel. With more than 50 markets
each year attended by more than 200,000 retail buyers from all 50 states
and 84 countries, Dallas Market Center offers hundreds of events and
seminars geared toward helping retailers expand business and increase
profits. As a result, more than $7.5 billion in estimated wholesale
transactions are conducted annually within the Dallas Market Center
complex. Dallas Market Center's Web site is available at