Gen Art is now looking for talented fashion, swimwear, and accessory designers who are based in Florida or Georgia to participate in our 5th Annual Fresh Faces in Fashion! This is an unequaled opportunity to participate in a cutting edge, high-profile runway show which is attended by press, buyers, celebrities and fashion industry professionals, all at NO COST to the designer.
Fresh Faces in Fashion is the largest showcase for emerging fashion designers in the continent. The annual shows feature the best emerging clothing and accessory designers who have been working under their own label for the past 1 to 5 years. The Fresh Faces in Fashion program is designed to discover new design talent and give them their first exposure to members of the press, the design community, potential buyers and investors, and an enthusiastic audience of young, affluent Miamians. Fresh Faces in Fashion Alumni designers include Zac Posen, Rebecca Taylor, Uli Herzner, Chaiken, Keenan Duffy, Louis Verdad, Shoshanna, Vena Cava and many more.
Last year, Fresh Faces in Fashion Miami hosted over 1,500 guests for an unforgettable evening under the stars showcasing Miami’s own Bogosse, Zula Studio, Secrets of Charm, Maya Swimwear, as well as H Fredriksson (New York), ONG (New York), and local accessory designers Adriana Castro, Erika Pena, and Caroline Dadlani.
In order to be eligible to participate in Gen Art’s Fresh Faces in Fashion event, applicants must meet the following requirements:
1) Designer currently has a full collection to show (at least 10 looks)
2) Designer’s label is less than 7 years old
3) Designer is currently selling garments/accessories in at least one store
If you meet the above requirements, please send ONE E-MAIL WITH THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO miami@genart.org:
1) Professional Bio and/or Press Kit (include your e-mail, phone number and address).
2) Low resolution jpg. images showing at least 6 different looks (must be actual clothes or accessories, no sketches accepted).
In addition, you may also send look books to:
Gen Art MiamiRef: Fresh Faces420 Lincoln Rd. Suite 340Miami Beach, FL 33139
The submission deadline is Monday, January 28th. Incomplete submissions or submissions received after this date will not be considered.
Up to six designers will be chosen by a Selection Committee made up of distinguished industry professionals.
Gen Art’s fashion program also supports emerging fashion talent through our business seminars, networking events and industry and resource referrals. For more information on Gen Art visit www.genart.org.
We look forward to seeing your work!

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For Immediate Release

Ella Brown Couture launches its website to the world.

The New website highlights the 2008 Ad Campaign. The Collection is in over

15 stores across America and 2 stores in Asia


LOS ANGELES, CA January 14, 2008 Ella Brown Couture, one of the newest Haute Couture designers to meet the industry has just launched its website. www.ellebrowncouture.com. With over nineteen stores (which include Jonathan in California, La Contessa in Arizona and Mark Shale in Chicago to name a few) caring over 25 varying pieces of the Ella Brown Couture line, the collection incorporates a variety of styles and rich fabrics. The mood is very luxurious, glamorous with a very raw edge. Every piece has an exotic extra bold statement.


Started by former Chicago residence Adefunke Adegbola in 2004, Ade moved to Los Angles California in 2006 to develop the brand into something even bigger and better. Her fall 2007 collection was showcased at the Miami
fashion week and Chicago fashion week respectively in 2007; she is an associate member of the GENART foundation of Los Angeles. From the perfectly sophisticated femininity of the Ella Brown designs, one would never know she had no official formal training before starting the Ella Brown Couture label. Adefunke Adegbola trusted her instincts before getting into the fashion business and it all started at a very young age growing up in Nigeria.

"I've always wanted to be a fashion designer! I will cut, chop, snip, sew and tack anything that came my way.
My mother is one of my biggest inspirations, she is such a creative and crafty individual and there is always a nice touch that shows her personal style and the way she puts colors together. I love working with fabrics that compliments a woman’s anatomy, think fluid silk, Brazilian Chamuese, delicate chiffon and predominantly jewel tone with some spice of a huge gem stone hiding somewhere."

Ella Brown Couture is scheduled to be at Magic Women Apparels Show in Las Vegas in February, Accessories the show in New York and Texas in January and February respectively and in the Scene in Dallas, Texas. The collection is about styling the woman who loves to stand out and has an appreciation for luxury. To see the range of the Ella Brown Couture collection, please visit http://www.ellabrowncouture.com/



For more information contact:

ICY Public Relations
T:   305.940.0067  305.940.0067
F: 215.326.7302
E: yetunde@icypr.com
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