Edward Wilkerson, designer of
148, picked up his SECOND coveted "Dallas Fashion Award" on
Sunday night amidst a packed audience of fashionistas.
Wilkerson, who won in '03, is one of the few American fashion
designers who can boast multiple DFA awards. "What a way to
celebrate our 11th year," Wilkerson enthused. (DFA honors
designers and manufacturers for excellence in design,
workmanship and innovation; Finalists are nominated by a
committee comprised of fashion press and industry experts.
retailers vote for their choice.) "My desire is to inspire all
women - from petites to plus size - to feel beautiful when they
wear my clothes", Wilkerson adds.
Worn by Meryl Streep, Oprah, Eva
Longoria and Queen Latifah, LAFAYETTE 148 is sold at Saks Fifth
Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom plus hundreds of specialty
boutiques across the country. Wilkerson was recently featured on
"The Apprentice" and "The View".