Rus­sel Sim­mons com­ing to Stonecrest

Top de­sign­ers visit­ing Macy’s

The Covington News - - Newton @ Play -

LITHO­NIA — Some of the hottest black de­sign­ers in­clud­ing: The Founder of Def Jam Records and new menswear line Rus­sell Sim­mons Ar­gyle Cul­ture Rus­sell Sim­mons, Mas­ter Tai­lor Gen­tle­man Jim McFar­land, and bridal de­signer Therez Fleet­wood will show­case their latest in­spi­ra­tions and talk fash­ion dur­ing a spe­cial fash­ion event March 8 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. near Macy’s at The Mall at Stonecrest, 2929 Turner Hill Road. The fash­ion show cel­e­brates the ar­rival of www.catchthedesign­, an on­line com­mu­nity pro­vid­ing a ‘be­hind the run­way’ look at the di­verse de­sign­ers im­pact­ing fash­ion to­day as well as the in­flu­ences that im­pacted them. The fash­ion show de­sign­ers are all fea­tured within the web­site. Pepsi, Kroger, 102.5 Grown Folks Ra­dio, are co-spon­sor­ing the event.

“Th­ese tal­ented de­sign­ers have im­pacted, and con­tinue to im­pact, our styles and the in­dus­try. From con­ser­va­tive of­fice wear to state­ment set­ting wed­ding dresses and ev­ery ca­sual oc­ca­sion you can imag­ine, th­ese de­sign­ers have an out­fit cre­ated to match,” said Jean Brooks Mur­phy, Corpo- rate Spe­cial Events Man­ager at Macy’s South. “It’s a unique event when we can gather this type of tal­ent to­gether, and en­able our cus­tomers to get to know the peo­ple be­hind the tal­ent.”

In ad­di­tion to the pro­fes­sional mod­els, five ama­teur mod­els will com­pete for a chance to win a $1,000, a $250 Kroger Gift Card, and a $250 Macy’s Gift Card as part of a model con­test spon­sored by Pepsi, Kroger and 102.5 Grown Folks Ra­dio.

At 6 p.m. Rus­sell Sim­mons will host a live ‘blog’. Sim­mons stepped away from Phat Fash­ions this past fall, launch­ing a new­menswear line, “Rus­sell Sim­mons Ar­gyle Cul­ture,” as well as cre­at­ing a high-end bou­tique denim line, “At­man.”

Rus­sell Sim­mons will host his blog fo­rum be­gin­ning at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the pub­lic.

The Mall at Stonecrest fea­tures five ma­jor de­part­ment stores in­clud­ing Dil­lard’s, JCPen­ney, Kohl’s, Macy’s, and Sears. The cen­ter of­fers 130 spe­cialty stores, a 16 screen AMC Theatre with sta­dium seat­ing and the Pavil­ion Food Court.

The Mall at Stonecrest is lo­cated off I-20, exit 75 Turner Hill Road in Litho­nia, Ge­or­gia. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion on the Mall at Stonecrest, please visit www.mal­lat­stonecrest. com.

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