Russel Simmons coming to Stonecrest
Top designers visiting Macy’s
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.catchthedesigners.com, 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.