SHOPPING SPREE

The Holidays are just around the corner, have you done your shopping? Get great gifts and support local designers and talent at two events happening this week. This Thursday from 5-9, stop by The Holiday Spree, a showcase event featuring 30+ independent designers. Deep discounts(up to 50% off), free drinks, groovy tunes, and fabulous designer items, all under one roof…what more could a girl ask for?

Friday, following CityLights! (the holiday celebration including the lighting of downtown holiday displays and the unveiling of the Neiman Marcus holiday windows), the Dallas Fashion Incubator will unveil the top emerging designers in Dallas, whose collections will be carried in the Main location for the next year. Read the press release below for more information.

DALLAS–November 14, 2005–Dallas Fashion Incubator, the leading organization mentoring fashion talent, today announced the list of top emerging designers in Dallas. These designers will be sponsored by the Incubator for the next year as they take designs from concept to marketplace.

A cocktail party will fete the designers on Friday, November 18 at the Incubator store, 1623 Main Street. The fashionable celebration begins at 7:30 p.m. following CityLights!, the holiday celebration including the lighting of downtown holiday displays and the unveiling of the Neiman Marcus holiday windows.

The new Incubator designers are: Nan Ducote, Donna Cameron, Leah Gormly, Erin Braxton, Doug Voisin and Andrew Bayer. Full biographies and photos are available.

Over the next year, The Incubator will help the designers take their designs to market and promote their collections in wholesale and retail locations across the country.

“Helping select Dallas’ top new design talent for the program was a thrill,” said Leslie Carpenter, designer and founder of the Incubator. “This year’s designers are extremely creative, savvy and motivated. We welcome them to the Incubator.”

Since its inception, the Dallas Fashion Incubator has mentored dozens of prospective and emerging designers. Educational opportunities include technical, financial, and manufacturing seminars. Industry leaders teach the curriculum provided. The designers selected benefit from the project’s educational, retail and financial opportunities to turn their business dreams into a reality.

About Dallas Fashion Incubator

Dallas Fashion Incubator, founded by Leslie Carpenter of Tussah Designs, mentors emerging designers in the apparel and fashion accessories industries and promotes diverse aspects of the Dallas apparel industry through individualized business assistance programs as well as a retail store in the heart of downtown Dallas. The Incubator actively supports economic development in this vital sector of the Dallas workforce through the hands-on efforts and charitable involvement of its volunteers. Dallas Fashion Incubator is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and is currently operating solely on volunteer time and private contributions. For more information, visit www.dallasfashionincubator.com

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