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New York, Jun 20, 2012 (Global Fashion Wire) - NYC Fashion Runway makes fashion dreams come true in New York City! NYC Fashion Runway gives classic, up-and-coming and emerging fashion designers a chance to showcase their collections in the public domain, offering unique runway, press and brand opportunities.

Models: $5,000. Runway photographer: $2,000. Makeup and hair: $2,000. Live entertainment: $ 1,000. DJ: $1,000. That is just the budget for an emerging designer.

Imagine the expenses an established designer accumulates when putting on a show at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week or one of the other fashion weeks.

We have a better idea: NYC Fashion Runway - it's affordable, gets you media attention and buyers and has shows all year round!

"You've got huge ideas and you just need your big break. You're the champion of innovation, more McQueen than Macy's, Gaga more than Gucci. The words "avant-garde" and "cutting-edge" were invented to describe your look, techniques, appeal and style. That's what this NYCFashionRunway fashion show is about - supporting the most innovative, interesting designers in the world." says Davina Reichman, founder and Managing Director.

Date: Friday 29 June 2012
Location: Copacabana, Times Square Terrace Rooftop (268 West 47th Street, New York, NY)
Time: 7pm (free entry before 8:30pm) - show starts promptly at 9pm
Free buffet dinner with 1 drink at the bar (7:30pm - 8:30pm)
Full carving station with delicious fresh cuts of gourmet meat, chicken, fish, pasta, salad and desserts.

Designers showcasing on Friday 29 June:

Beach Bling Swimwear by Alton E. McCullough - celebrity swimwear designer:

MJ Leclerc by Marie-Joelle Leclerc "For driven woman" - Parsons The New School For Design Graduate

Nikkay Fashions by Nikke Shanabrough - accessory stylist to the stars:

Melody Lee by Melody Lee - Parsons The New School For Design Graduate.

Press, Media, Celebs and VIP's in attendance & HUGE giveaways.

**RSVP for guests, press and VIP inquiries**

MC: Christine Hauer, ford model and founder of HiFive Agency

Live Singer: Laura Lee Summerhill, "Roxy" from Chicago the musical
Models: City Model & Talent -
Makeup: GK Cosmetics
Eric Vega party:

Visit for more information or to apply to be the next classic or up-and-coming emerging fashion designer and click on "Apply Now!"

***Upcoming fashion shows 13 July (high fashion fused with Indian culture), 3 August (high fashion) and 24 August (couture fashion)***

Beach Bling Swimwear by Alton E. McCullough
Celebrity swimwear designer

Alton E. McCullough founded Beach Bling Swimwear in 2009 while vacationing on the shores of South Beach Miami, Florida. With a passion for travel, and an enduring love for sexy and unique swimwear, he noticed an array of creative styles of suits on the beach that inspired the entrepreneur to launch his own brand of swimwear for men and later women.

Beach Bling Swimwear launched its first unique line of swimwear for men. BBS grew in the fashion industry in a matter of months, introducing a new sexy, captivating line of swimwear for women March 2011.

BBS has now embarked on a creative swimwear clothing line journey, culminating at its own Spring / Summer Heat Fashion Explosion 2011 to a glamorous sold out crowd. In addition, BBS introduced a new line of covers-up in 2012.

BBS was featured in the summer issue of Snytch Fashion Magazine in 2011, and introduced as a noted swimwear designer with the Swimwear Association of Florida.

Alton E. McCullough / A king is a native of Tampa, Florida and a graduate of Florida A & M University, The Art Institute of Atlanta, and The American College for the Applied Arts in Atlanta, GA. With an extensive background as a Professional Counselor, buyer, interior designer, wedding designer, professional model, businessman, and now swimwear designer, A king continues to create and grow in all areas of the design and counseling fields.

MJ Leclerc by Marie-Joelle Leclerc
"For driven woman" - Parsons The New School For Design Graduate
MJ Leclerc is for driven, career women who want to feel feminine yet appropriate in the work environment.

From young professionals to executives, these stylish pieces are designed to go from the work place to the casual weekends.

The use of natural fibers and the reinvented classic lines allow women to be comfortable for their long hours at the office or on a red-eye overseas. The label combines a sophisticated feel for cut, color, print and texture in her work with a definite sense of fun, all underpinned by a strong narrative thread. She creates pieces which express individually and femininity.

This native Montrealer decided to move to New York City after obtaining her Engineering Degree and a quick stunt in Logistics. She is now pursuing Fashion Design Studies in the City and scouting the streets for new inspiration.

Nikkay Fashions by Nikke Shanabrough
Accessory stylist to the stars

Nikke Shanabrough is the owner and designer of Nikkay Fashions. Nikkay Fashions is a exclusive handcrafted jewelry line that is currently based out of Fort Meade, MD and has been featured in countless runway shows.

Nikkay Fashions' jewelry has been featured in gift bags for the premiere parties for Big Rich Texas (Style Network), Texas Women (CMT), 2 premiere parties of Real Housewives of New Jersey, Jerseylicious and Wendi Russo of Shop NBC.

Nikkay Fashions' featured in the swag bags for Oscar Gift Lounge, American Music Award Gift Lounge, Kids Choice Gift Lounge and Kentucky Derby Gift Lounge, Nikkay Fashions' jewelry can also be seen on the TV shows Glam Fairy and Jerseylicious.

Nikke started her jewelry line in 2008 during her husband first deployment to Afghanistan. She is currently building a 30 piece look to showcase at Baltimore Fashion Week on August 17, 2012.

Nikke is a stylist as well as a designer and most recently designed the red carpet look for actress Tess Hunt.
Melody Lee by Melody Lee
Parsons The New School For Design Graduate
Melody is a New York based designer from Sydney, Australia.

Taking inspiration from luxurious silks and soft color combinations, her namesake label Melody Lee is elegant, romantic, feminine and easy to wear. She creates sensual, edgy-romantic gowns.

Through styling editorial photoshoots and working with luxury brands including Tiffany's, Dior, Herve Ledger, Giorgio Armani and Kate Spade. Melody has a thorough understanding of the international fashion luxury market, high fashion brands and fashion magazines.

Melody has styling experience under high pressure environments including photo shoots and backstage runway. She has intimate knowledge about the world-famous New York City Garment District, from fashion design to manufacturing businesses including some of the world's most renowned labels - the centre of the world's fashion capital.

Melody studied fashion design at Parsons The New School for Design. Prior to pursuing her passion in becoming a fashion designer, Melody studied medical science and worked briefly in the related field.

NYC Fashion RunwayTeam

Davina Reichman
Founder & Managing Director
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Olga Maria Vargas
Marketing Director
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Fiorella Solorzano
Events Director

Shannon Mcnamee
Social Media Director

City Model and Talent: City Model & Talent (CMT) is an innovative, dynamic and professional organization dedicated to the promotion of models and talent (actors, singers & dancers) into the fashion and entertainment industry.

"I am extremely excited to be a part of this event! Everyone involved has worked tirelessly to make sure that this event is a success. Everyone involved is a team player and are true professionals" states City Model and Talent CEO, Jacqueline Miller. "I truly thank NYC Fashion Runway for having my girls a part of such a special event."

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