Chicagoan Strikes Gold at New York Fashion Week!

One of the top emerging designer collective showcases during New York Fashion Week, was created AND produced by Chicago’s very own Dionne Williams.  Now in its 4th season, “EMERGE!  A Fashion Runway Show”, recently showcased the spring 2013 collections of an elite group of emerging designers from around the world.

The organizers for this  highly anticipated fashion event reviewed hundreds of designer submissions and selected the six best to showcase.  They included actress India de Beaufort, (Ballyhoo); Franklin Rowe (Franklin Rowe International); Taneasha Prunty (Gidi Designs), Berny Martin (Catou Designs),  Natasha Lazarovic (Temna Fialka) and Arefeh Mansouri (Arefeh Fashion).

Held at the historic Broad Street Ballroom, Emerge! hosted an invitation-only event with more than 400 guests that included celebrities, fashion insiders, media, retail buyers and taste-makers who came to see the newest trends and this year’s winning designers.  Congrats to all involved on another successful Emerge! fashion show including Paul Mitchell Schools, Lamik Cosmetics, Aaron Handy, Iran “Bang” Paylor (Models, Inc), Adam Leffel Production and Polpat Klonghayan.

For more info on this cool event that introduces new fashion talent to the world, please contact

Congrats Dionne for putting Chicago on the map during New York Fashion Week!

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