EMERGE! Fashion Week 2011 Event Combine Art, Honorees and The Runway

First - Annual Fashion Week Event to Grace New York City's Sun West Studios on February 15th

D. Williams Public Relations (http://www.dwilliamspr.com) and Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR (http://www.beautifulplanning.com), have teamed up to announce today their February 15th 2011 EMERGE! Event. The first- annual red carpet, step and repeat event will take place at the Sun West Studios in New York City located at 450 West 31st Street, and is expected to be the hottest new platform for emerging designers each year. The elite by-invite-only attendees will include the elite of the fashion industry, fashion editors, buyers from major fashion retailers, along with well known celebrity names. A few hot names confirmed to attend on the guest list include Dwight Eubanks and Sheree from The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Suede from Project Runway season 5, Project Runway season 5 winner Leanne Marshall as well as Project Runways Suede of Season 5, Oscar James - hair stylist to the stars, B. Smith and more.

With NYC fashion week sparking the hottest events in town, The EMERGE! fashion runway presentation will include a special live DJ, a special honor presentation to a fashion industry visionary and leader, cutting edge staging and lighting, and more. Sponsors for the evening include MEDEA Vodka who brings forth the world's first interactive bottle, Sign Expo, Chocovine, Brian C. Hawkins, Mark Tutson Productions, JMI Graphics, and Dex NY Cosmetics Inc.

"The lines that are expected to debut at EMERGE! are simply breathtaking", states Dionne Williams CEO of D. Williams Public Relations. " We are excited for the designers as it was a rigorous decision process. Fashion week can launch many a career to the next level so our event is rightfully named."

The designers that will have pieces gracing the event runway are:
 Terri Stevens who owns and designs for Michael Joseph and Funkinbeautiful designs. She is a Chicago native and was featured on Season 5 of Project Runway. Terri was one of the top six contestants on the show. Her funky and chic styles that continued to amaze the judges each week.

 Sheila Rashid who is a Fashion Designer who took it upon herself to learn everything about the business on her own.

 Dawn Joi who is the creator and designer of JoiTees. The talented designer has dedicated herself to spreading "joi" and love in a chic, yet eco-friendly way. Her JoiTees (tee shirts) offer versatile fashion with a conscience and a touch of humor.

 Dominique Auxilly who has dressed the likes of Nicki Minaj to Miss Universe Caressa Cameron is an up and coming star designer. This self-taught New Yorker will be partnering up with Isobel Arnbeg vintage and opening up her own boutique in SoHo.

Included in the event will be a special award presentation for two groundbreaking honorees. The first will be fashion powerhouse Audrey Smaltz who is the owner of Ground Crew a company that provides indispensible backstage management during international shows and other events. Among her more than 70 regular bookers are Oscar De La Renta, Vera Wang, Donna Karan, and Michael Kors. The second honoree of the evening will be the Not For Profit organization ART START, an award-winning, nationally recognized model for using the arts to save lives and transform communities. Art Start connects with kids age 5-21 living in homeless shelters, transient on the streets, coming out of jail, or surviving with parents in crisis. Word about Art Start's success has also received national media attention. Features about Art Start have been portrayed on: The Oprah Winfrey Show, Bravo's documentary Stories of Arts for Change, a mini-documentary by two-time Academy Award-winning director Barbara Kopple and the 2003 CBS special, "Fulfilling the Dream." In 2009, The Sundance Channel debuted The Hip Hop Project, a feature-length documentary about Art Start's award- winning music program for teens in crisis.

"This may be a first-annual event but we are launching EMERGE! with a resounding fashion boom," states Owner of Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR Monique Tatum. "We have a number of up and comers that simply cannot be ignored, and an Honoree that has made such an impact within the Fashion world, and Fashion Show community. Our message is simple. It is possible to Emerge within the coveted Fashion industry with talent and hard work."

For more information regarding "EMERGE!" or to submit a financial pledge, sponsorship information visit http://emergefashionnyc.com, for guest list admission and rsvps please email mtatum@beautifulplanning.com.

About D. Williams Public Relations

Dionne Williams is the Principal of D. Williams Public Relations Group, a consultancy that specializes in public relations, marketing, and event management. D. Williams Public Relations Group is a premier Event Management company producing high-end galas, celebrity concerts, conferences, and special events. Clients have included: Oscar Award Winning Actress Jennifer Hudson, R&B Legend Chaka Khan, and Pursuit of Happiness author Christopher Gardner and more. D. Williams also hosts major events around the nation with its "D. Williams PR presents" event series, which includes events surrounding Mercedes Benz New York City Fashion Week, Grammy Awards, The Kentucky Derby and Mercedes Benz Polo Challenge in the Hamptons, NY. For more information please visit http://www.dwilliamspr.com and follow them on twitter at http://twitter.com/dwilliamspr.

About Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR

Established in 2005 by Monique Tatum, Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR is a full service NYC based Public Relations, Events and SEO firm. With a tagline boasting "PR and SEO that Echo Across the Globe", the pr agency offers all levels of media relations, corporate communications, PR, online press development, SEO, SEM, Online Social Media and more. Their services range from event planning and event sponsorship obtainment, to entertainment and celebrity PR, fashion PR, new product announcements, technology PR, book, author and publishing PR, SEO and a full range business development and Internet marketing services. The firm also provides Do-It-Yourself PR Classes to bring PR tips and resources to the general public and businesses at affordable rates. For more information visit http://www.beautifulplanning.com , join their Facebook Fans Page at http://on.fb.me/g54gAF, or follow them on twitter at http://twitter.com/NYCPRFirm.