MODA MANTRA MAGAZINE TO PRESENT “ELEVATION” DURING NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

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Publication Focused On High Fashion Modest Apparel to Host Showcase in Brooklyn

 

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK— MODA MANTRA MAGAZINE, the high fashion publication celebrating modest apparel, announced today that the magazine will host a runway showcase entitled “ELEVATION” during New York Fashion Week. Produced by the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Nailah Lymus, the showcase will take place on February 15th at 1174 Bedford Avenue in the heart of Brooklyn.

“The concept for ELEVATION was born from the pages of Moda Mantra Magazine,” says Nailah Lymus. “I wanted to give our audience a chance to experience globally influenced style in person with a runway experience curated to heighten their fashion senses.”

ELEVATION was established as a means to broaden the demographic for participating designers while curating an on-site pop-up shop for attendees to purchase styles “fresh off the runway.” Designers and brands participating in the premier edition of the event include:

  • Erica Vanessa NYC, high end womenswear line specializing in “made-to-measure” couture and ready-to-wear
  • ShoeStory NYC, e-commerce “shoetique” and App (available on iTunes) connecting clients to the latest footwear trends
  • Amirah Creations, luxury womenswear line specializing in limited edition, modest fashion-forward apparel and accessories
  • Amber Poitier, a contemporary architectural leather-based jewelry line.
  • Ana Segura, luxury evening and resort wear for women

 

ELEVATION will also feature performances by multi-talented neo-soul singer/songwriter Kojo Stone—whose refreshing blend of Hip-Hop, R&B, Jazz and Soul has been making his mark in the entertainment industry with recent successes including the feature of his hit single, “Surface Love” (produced by Z the Pro) in Oscar-nominated star, Gabourey Sidibe’s first short film, The Tale of Four; as well as Salimah Rah, a female vocalist and emcee who delivers a hypnotic fusion of Jazz, Hip-Hop, R&B, Soul and Funk. Known for her lyrical prowess and soulful vocal stylings, Salimah Rah has collaborated with various artists for years and will be releasing her upcoming album, FREEDOM, later this year.
Tickets for the event can be purchased on EVENTBRITE

For sponsorship opportunities, please Nailah Lymus at nailah.chiefmodamantra@gmail.com.

For media inquiries, please contact qmediapr@gmail.com.

 

ABOUT MODA MANTRA MAGAZINE

 

Launched in the fall of 2017, MODA MANTRA Magazine is a high-end fashion magazine featuring a curation of modest fashion founded by Brooklyn-based entrepreneur, Nailah Lymus. Dedicated to those who are fashion forward and understand that there are no rules in creative expression except for one– “Be true to who you are and never conform.” MODA MANTRA MAGAZINE is available for purchase via MagCloud.

PRESS RELEASE: Contemporary Jewelry Brand, Amber Poitier, To Debut During New York Fashion Week

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New York, NY— Amber Poitier, high end contemporary jewelry brand, announced today that it will debut its premier collection during New York Fashion Week. The gallery style presentation entitled Breathe.Pray.Love, will take place on Tuesday, February 16th in Manhattan’s trendy NoMAD neighborhood.

Launched just last Fall by New York based designer Alicia Appleton, Amber Poitier draws its inspiration from nature and the city. The line features handcrafted pieces constructed of wood, metal, leather, and acrylic shaped in chic, modern yet edgy designs.

Breathe.Pray.Love, the line’s first collection—inspired by the memoir and film, Eat.Pray,Love—is a metaphor of the designer’s journey in the fashion world. Breathe being a representation of letting go of her twelve-year stint in corporate fashion (exhale) and embarking on a new path (inhale). Pray depicts Appleton’s search for direction, peace and happiness. Ultimately, Love is exemplified in the collection that showcases her renewed passion to create.

“Corporate fashion simultaneously educated and jaded me,” Alicia said recently. “The creation of the Amber Poitier brand and the new collection has rejuvenated my love for designing again. It has allowed me to step into my purpose.”

The invite only event which begins at 5:30 PM, will feature an art gallery style presentation where guests are invited to stroll through the displays of texture and color to experience and shop the collection.

For press inquiries or to RSVP, contact qmediapr@gmail.com. For sales inquiries, contact amberpoitier@gmail.com.

 

ABOUT AMBER POITIER

Launched in September 2015 by Alicia Appleton, Amber Poitier is a high end contemporary jewelry line featuring innovative handcrafted pieces constructed of leather, wood, metal and acrylic. The burgeoning accessories brand draws inspiration from nature and the city resulting in chic, modern yet edgy collections. For more about the brand, visit www.amberpoitier.com.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE: Luxury Curvy Brand, PLY APPAREL, to Showcase Fall/Winter 2016 Collection During New York Fashion Week

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NEW YORK, NY–  Luxury curvy brand, PLY APPAREL announced today that it will be showcasing its Fall/Winter 2016 Collection during New York Fashion Week. The runway show, entitled 2.12 The PLY Experience, featuring classic yet modern designs, will take place Friday, February 12th in the famed Johannes Vogt Gallery in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.

Launched in 2013, PLY Apparel has quickly become synonymous with creating high end ready-to-wear collections. Headed by creative couple Pamela and Lamarr Nanton, the boutique brand caters to the curvaceous woman, who seeks quality construction and impeccable fit in sizes 8-22 with extended sizes available.

In addition to empowering and inspiring curvy and full figured women, PLY has a secondary mission—it is in the fight against breast cancer. Recently, Pamela celebrated 10 years of being cancer free.  She has often stated that fashion helped her live through cancer and Nanton pays it forward by having the fashion line help others survive. Each season, the creative couple donates a portion of the proceeds from the collection to continue the fight.

The invite only event will begin with a VIP cocktail reception followed by the show. Guests will be treated to the musical stylings of Johnny King (hailing for the same talented family as renowned singer Evelyn “Champagne” King) followed by the designer’s trunk show at 7pm.

For more press inquiries contact qmediapr@gmail.com. For sales inquiries, contact lnanton@plyapparel.com. To RSVP, visit http://www.plyapparel.com/rsvp.

 

ABOUT PLY APPAREL

 

PLY APPAREL was founded on the principle that all women should have access to modern, stylish clothing.  Launched in 2013 by husband and wife design team, Pamela and Lamarr Nanton, PLY provides the curvy and full-figured woman with fashion-forward, high quality fit and fabrics. The boutique brand is proud to say that both lines are MADE IN THE USA (both in New York’s famed Garment District and around the country)—ensuring great quality and the continued tradition of manufacturing in the United States. For more information about PLY or to shop the collections, visitwww.plyapparel.com

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NEW YORK CITY— Brooklyn-based fashion brand, Amirah Creations, announced recently that her Spring/Summer 2014 collection will debut during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York later this month. Featuring the modest yet edgily sophisticated designs of ingénue, Nailah Lymus, the highly anticipated presentation will take place on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the Alchemical Theatre, located at 104 W 14th Street in the city’s trendy West Village.

Known for creating modest yet fashion forward apparel, Amirah Creations is an established brand who has successfully shown collections around the United States and most recently in Indonesia. The brand targets women who seek quality fabrications, great fit, en trend styling all the while conforming to a more modest style of dress. The Spring/Summer 2015 collection, entitled Equanimity, is inspired by a woman who leads a stress free, fashionable life. She cares about her presentation, making a statement with her style yet refused to make things complicated and uncomfortable. She will not be identified as a follower but rather defined by her individuality. The collection is for women in all stages of life…mother, wife, career woman, socialite and of course…fashionista.

This season, Nailah Lymus will be co-presenting her collection with Australian-based designer Amalina Aman. Showcasing her self-titled line, Amalina is well known throughout Asia and Australia for creating beautiful, feminine and modest yet chic clothing. Drawing inspiration from cultural (Malay/Cocos/Australian) and familial ties, Aman will debut her collection entitled Enchanting Romance. This particular collection was inspired by history, nature and art. Amalina find the motivation for her fashion from everything around—from works of art in a museum to the beaches of her native Keeling Island to her mother and grandmother who serve as her muses.  Amalina Aman is for today’s woman.

Nailah Lymus, who in addition to being a designer is the founder of modest modeling agency, Underwraps Agency (www.theunderwrapsagency.com) is casting and producing this season’s presentation. Both designers have teamed with the famed Japanese creative services agency, Augment (http://augment.cc), who will be creating hair and make-up magic for the showcase.

Amirah Creations and Amalina Aman will be available for view by invitation only at 12:30pm. The public is invited to view the collection and shop the Fall 2014 collections at 4pm.

For information about the designers, email tamara@sienamediagrp.com or to RSVP, please contact events@sienamediagrp.com.

 

Plus Night Out (PNO) RETURNS TO MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK IN NEW YORK ON 9/6

PNO returns with Ashley Stewart, IDEEL, Sydney’s Closet And Bicoastal Models as exclusive sponsors

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NEW YORK, NY—September 2nd, 2014Plus Night Out (www.plusnightout.com), the Virginia based plus size focused fashion event announced its return to the famed Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City. Founded by Jovanna Reyes, Plus Night Out (PNO) will take place on Saturday September 6th, 2014 at W83 Loft, located at 150 W 83rd Street on the city’s tony Upper West Side.

In its fourth year as Plus Night Out has been producing events nationwide which have provided a platform for independent designers and plus-centric retailers to showcase new collections in a chic, upscale environment.  This season, plus fashion retailer, Ashley Stewart (www.ashleystewart.com) returns as the title sponsor of PNO as well as the exclusive host of the official Plus Night Out model search. New sponsors this year include IDEEL (www.ideel.com), the online flash sale retailer who recently launched a plus size fashion shop on their site; and Sydney’s Closet (www.sydneyscloset.com), the evening wear and bridal fashion destination devoted to the full figured woman.

Bicoastal Model Management (www.bicoastalfittingmodels.com), debuts this year as a sponsor for the Plus Night Out model search sponsor.  The PNO Model Search winner will receive a modeling contract with the modeling agency, campaigns with Ashley Stewart and IDEEL as well as covers/editorial placement in leading plus focused publications.

Designers and brands showcasing this season include: Ashley Stewart, Authentic by John Ashford, Qristyl Frazier Designs, Jill Alexander Designs, Pink Sorbie, Jon Marc, F3 (Full Figured Fashionista) and more. IDEEL will be sponsoring the footwear and accessories featured on the Plus Night Out runway.

There will be a private, pre-show cocktail hour from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for media, bloggers and VIP ticket holders, sponsored by IDEEL.

For more on the event and for ticket information for Plus Night Out 2014 please visit the website www.plusnightout.com.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact info@plusnightout.com.

For media inquiries, please contact tamara@sienamediagrp.com.

 

ABOUT PLUS NIGHT OUT (PNO)

Founded by Jovanna Reyes, Plus Night Out (PNO) is one of the premier plus-centric fashion events in the United States. Originally created to cater to the full figured fashion-forward woman during the Fashion Night Out series of events that took place worldwide to kick off the September fashion season, PNO provides a platform for independent designers and plus-centric retailers to showcase new collections in a chic, upscale environment. The event has come to serve as a medium to connect brands, bloggers and traditional media with the much-varied plus size woman/consumer. For more information about Plus Night Out, visit www.plusnightout.com.

 

ABOUT ASHLEY STEWART

When the brand launched in the early 1990’s, Ashley Stewart captured the hearts and minds of curvy women throughout the New York area offering inspiring, fashion-forward, affordable clothing in an easily accessible and welcoming environment.  Today, the brand has 90 stores in the U.S. and a growing international presence through www.AshleyStewart.com .  As a leading retailer of plus-sized fashion, Ashley Stewart continues its heritage of uncompromising style and flattering fit for the curvy, sexy, fashion forward woman.

ABOUT IDEEL

ideel offers its members online access to designer brands at up to 70 percent off retail every day. ideel’s limited-time sales feature the most sought-after brands in women’s apparel, shoes, beauty and accessories, plus must-haves for men and home. ideel has brought the world its inspired take on fashion, style and the best trends since 2006 and officially joined the Groupon family in January 2014. ideel is headquartered in New York City. For more information visit ideel at www.ideel.com. To download ideel’s mobile apps, visit www.ideel.com/mobile

ABOUT W83 LOFT 

W83 is a five-story, multi-function community and cultural center, located on the Upper West Side, NYC, owned and operated by Redeemer Presbyterian Church. This 45,000 square foot venue has a LEED Certified status, granted in 2013 for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design for New Construction. For more info, please visit www.150w83.com.

 

 

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Luxury Plus Brand, Ann Nahari to Present Spring/Summer 2014 Collection During New York Fashion Week;

Teams with Japanese Creative Services Team, Augment

 New York, NY – Ann Nahari (www.ann-nahari.com), the Los Angeles based luxury plus brand, announced today that its Spring/Summer 2014 collection will debut during the famed Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City. Featuring the classic yet modern designs of Sumiyyah Rasheed, the highly anticipated presentation will take place on Monday, September 9, 2013 at Select Space, located at 315 West 39th Street in the heart of the Garment District.

Known for creating high end plus size ready-to-wear and lingerie, Ann Nahari is a well established global fashion brand who has successfully shown collections in Dubai and Istanbul. The brand targets curvaceous women sizes 14-22 who seek quality fabrications and impeccable fit. The Spring/Summer 2014 collection was inspired by the designer’s southern California beach lifestyle complete with a sensual yet serene color palate featuring vibrant blues and pinks in contrast to classic black and white.

Just as with her American debut last season, Sumiyyah Rasheed (the design mind behind the full figured collection) has enlisted the Underwraps Agency (www.theunderwrapsagency.com) to cast and produce this season’s presentation. Ann Nahari has also teamed with the famed Japanese creative services agency, Augment (http://augment.cc), who will be creating hair and make-up magic for the showcase.

“This is my second season working with the talented Nailah Lymus of the Underwraps Agency.  I’m happy she’s onboard to bring the vision to life,”said Ms. Rasheed. “I’m also excited and honored to collaborate with Augment — I am sure they will bring an international flair which will enhance the ambience of the collection.”

The Ann Nahari Spring collection will be available for viewing to invited guests at noon, 2 and 4pm.

For information or to RSVP, please contact Tamara Walker at tamara@sienamediagrp.com.

 

SAVE THE DATE!  Plus Size Brand Ann Nahari to Show during NYFW

SAVE THE DATE!
Plus Size Brand Ann Nahari to Show during NYFW