Part fashion showcase, part pop-up shop, LES Runway brings the runway to the downtown scene. It is an opportunity for emerging, local fashion designers to present their work on the catwalk, display the same creations in a pop-up store and interact with the general public in a truly creative and unique fashion setting. Grand Opening will reinvent itself by day as a boutique storefront where patrons will have the chance to purchase select items straight off the runway and by night as the most intimate, interactive runway ever to hit New York.
My name is Cheryl Maleh, and I am working with Grand Opening to bring LES Runway to life for the month of September 2011. Runway shows will take place throughout the weekends, and a different designer or group of designers will be featured each night. We are looking for designers who live and work in one of the five boroughs to be considered. Designers who back this project with a small contribution of $12 will have their application fee waived. Participating designers will be chosen from these applications by a select group of established local designers and industry professionals.
As a participating designer, you will also be invited to be part of panel discussions with industry leaders where you can mingle and exchange ideas.
As attendees, you get to be part of the discovery of a great event that champions up and coming local talent, and have the chance to be the first to own their designs!
All funds raised through this Kickstarter campaign will go directly into making these events exciting for both the participating designers and the attendees. We will use the funds to rent our space, build our runway, staff our pop-up, and pay for all other operating costs.
Thank you so much for considering supporting this project! In return for backing this project, here is a peek at some of the rewards you will get, in addition to what's listed to the right.
Included in the $150 package are these earrings from Gemma Redux
Natural amethyst faceted nuggets, gold plate chains, gold filled posts -
Included in the $175 package is this necklace from Gemma Redux
Handmade necklace with gold plate 34” chain, gold plate metal findings and natural howlite Art Deco fan of stones -
Included in the $350 package is this necklace from Gemma Redux
Handmade necklace with gold plate 34” chain, gold plate metal findings and natural lapis Art Deco fan of stones
Included in the $650 package is this leather bag from Domestic Holding. (Bag normally retails for $880)
Shown in raw unlined MUSTARD Beco D'oro calfskin; handwoven stainless steel, gold and brass Gemma Redux chain handle; with personalized Pipe Marker industrial metal membership ID tag; constructed in NYC.
Also available in raw unlined BLACK Egola vegetable-dyed cowhide; handwoven raw steel, copper, gold and brass Gemma Redux chain handle; personalized Pipe Marker industrial metal membership ID tag; constructed in NYC.
Many thanks to Mark Becker for helping us create the kickstarter video of Cheryl
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