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New York, Aug 28, 2012 (Global Fashion Wire) - The Set NYC hosts Fashion Week 2012 with an after party to benefit Restore, a non-profit that helps victims of sex-slave trafficking. Designers featured include Berit New York, Ferknot, Lorimay Rodriguez, Dopehouse and Pauletta Brooks. Special gifts by GrandCentralBeauty (www.grandcentralbeauty.com) with DJ J Hooks.

Restore works to help sex trafficking survivors integrate back into society as whole individuals (www.restorenyc.org). Restore NYC's mission is to end sex trafficking in New York and restore the well-being and independence of foreign-national survivors. Working to this end, we deliver complete care, addressing physical, emotional and spiritual needs; provide community and safe, long-term housing; empower survivors when they cooperate with law enforcement; increase awareness and understanding in the greater community; and advocate for effective policies and legislation.

The Set NYC holds events in New York City and their mission is to support the growth and healing of NYC through fashion, events, music, and performances. We welcome media correspondence and potential partnerships to Sea Meatpacking (835 Washington St) on Sept 7, 2012 evening beginning 9:00 PM.

Designers Include:

Berít New York revels in complex designs, rich fabrics and historically inspired pieces. Britney Frady-Williams, the founder and designer at Berít New York, earned her AAS degree in Fashion Design from the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology. Berít New York has shown their Spring-Summer and Autumn-Winter 2011 collections at London Fashion Week, and has been featured in major publications including the New York Times, Bust magazine, Italian Marie Claire, Time Out New York, Alt Fashion UK, and the premiere issue Tantalum Magazine. www.beritnewyork.com.

FERKNOT - a luxury fashion brand launched in 2010 to high acclaim was founded with the goal of returning a focus to craftsmanship and impeccable tailoring. FERKNOT offers a selection of dress shirts and blazers for men and women and will soon grow to include pants, skirts, small leather goods and accessories. We source Italian, Swiss, and Egyptian fabrics from specialty mills in these regions, ensuring a luxurious hand and pristine finish to every garment; producing classic apparel with a modern style of immeasurable quality. www.ferknot.com.

Pauletta Brooks is a graduate of the Arts from both Hampshire College and The Fashion Institute of Technology. Valued for her ingenuity and original designs, her jewelry has been featured in editorials in: Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Details, The Daily News, and Ornament Magazine as well shown at The Folk Art Museum of New York City and the galleries at The Fashion Institute of Technology. www.paulettabrooks.com.

Loraimy Rodríguez is a New York based fashion designer. Her work has been featured in Perceptivo Magazine. Visit ymiarol.com.

Dopehouse is the brainchild of designers Muchael Wenzler and Francine Civello who together have over twenty years experience in the accessory market. www.dopehouse.biz.

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