PR Couture names AMP3 “Communicator of the Year” + “Media Event of the Year” at BCA’s
We are excited to announce that PR Couture has revealed the global winners for the 2017 Bespoke Communication Awards. They’ve named AMP3 Co-Founder Alyson Roy as the recipient of the featured “Communicator of the Year” award and AMP3 Public Relations as the winner of the “Media Event of the Year” award for our work on Cat Footwear’s cross-country #MakeAScene press tour.
About PR Couture:
PR Couture–the leading sourcebook for Fashion and Lifestyle Public Relations–established the Bespoke Communication Awards (BCAs) to celebrate the individuals, agencies and brands shaping and leading the communication ecosystem, and to set motivational and prestigious industry benchmarks for exceptional work executed across the industry.
We are especially honored to be singled out and celebrated by a panel of judges including our PR and fashion media peers!
AMP3 PR is currently ranked in the Top 15 Fashion & Beauty PR Firms in the country according to O’Dwyer’s, in the Top 10 Fashion PR agencies by 10 BEST, and also won the PR News “PR Game-Changer” Award for 2017.
AMP3 ADDS DESIGNER EYES AS CLIENT & HANDLES OPENING OF FLAGSHIP STORE IN WESTFIELD WORLD TRADE CENTER
Luxury NYC Eyewear PR Client Designer Eyes
We are excited to announce the addition of luxury eyewear retailer, Designer Eyes, to our client roster, starting with the opening of the NYC Flagship Store inside the new World Trade Center Mall (also known as “The Oculus”).
The store houses the most coveted eyewear brands including limited edition merchandise like Dolce & Gabbana‘s Sicilian Carreto Hand Painted Frames (only 100 created in the world), Dior Abstract in new colors, DITA Decade Two customized colors developed exclusively for Designer Eyes, Fendi Thierry limited edition, and Cartier (Designer Eyes is the only authorized dealer to sell Cartier eyewear online in the U.S.). Shoppers also have the chance to scoop up limited Gifts With Purchase, including a two-frame textured leather case by Oliver Peoples, business card holder by Mont Blanc, and a Black Orchid fragrance set by Tom Ford.
This $3.5 million, 1850 square foot space marks the 7th retail storefront for the brand, with upcoming launches planned for Miami, Beverly Hills, and Fifth Avenue. The flagship store offers personal eyewear stylists by appointment, concierge services for any off-site eyewear emergencies, and complimentary espresso or champagne to sip & shop.
At the AMP3 hosted launch event last night, guests were treated to champagne and light bites, while the DJ spun for notable guests like Michael Strahan and Olivia Caridi; who spent time taking a few fabulous pairs of sunglasses for a spin.
The Designer Eyes Flagship is located on the 2nd level of Westfield World Trade Center (185 Greenwich Street), and is open from 10am-9pm Monday-Saturday, and 11am-7pm on Sundays. To learn more, visit DesignerEyes.com.
About Designer Eyes:
Designer Eyes was originally founded in 1974 by the Moroccan born, Jacky Amar, and has remained a family-owned business for 40+ years with an unwavering commitment to innovation and first class customer service. “Our deeply rooted brand partnerships allow us to offer exclusive styles and unique assortments to fashion-forward eyewear connoisseurs,” says Jacky Amar. “Luxury is no longer defined by cost, it’s defined by the experience, and that’s exactly what our clients will find at the new World Trade Center location.”
RECAP: Indie Designers showcase Fall/Winter 2017 collections during the Nolcha Shows at NYFW
We just wrapped another successful season of the Nolcha Shows at New York Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2017 at Artbeam Studios, featuring 9 runway shows. The platform for indie brands remains the go-to downtown destination for discovering fresh designs during fashion week.
The day kicked off with the “Ones To Watch” show at 1pm spotlighting emerging brands including: Mariana Valentina (Arabian Architecture-inspired statement dresses), Son Collection (Vietnamese womenswear), Just In Case (men’s and women’s streetwear from Taiwan), Chèlbè (made especially for tall women 5ft11+), and Stevenson University (a collective of students debuting their take on the little black dress).
The 4:30pm Main Show featured two “Made in NYC” brands: Samantha Leibowitz (men’s and women’s ready-to-wear) and ACID NYC (men’s and women’s by husband & wife design duo), as well as Lavanya Coodly (where all materials are sourced in the USA and hand-embroidered in India).
The 8pm show closed with a special presentation by PromGirl and PromGuy. The show featured “Real Teens” walking the runway including Kalani Hilliker (Dance Moms), Madeline Stuart (the first model with Down syndrome & an advocate for inclusiveness), a male ballet dancer from Brooklyn, a football player who trains Rescue K9s from Newport Beach, a teen who advocates for literacy from San Francisco, and a budding entrepreneur from Chicago. Randy Jackson was also on-site to introduce a live performance from rising latin star, Sammi Sanchez.
Celebrities who came out to support independent fashion design included: Danielle Savre (Actress “Too Close To Home”), Aubrie Sellers (Singer,) Yonee (Electronic Artist), Zeke Thomas (DJ/Producer), Kim Appelt (Celeb Stylist), Syd Wilder (Actress/Comedian), Lauren Rae Levy (Celebrity Stylist), and Derek Warburton (Celebrity Stylist & Nolcha Shows Style Ambassador).
Official Sponsors of the Nolcha Shows included: Citibank, Bai Brands, Mido Watches, L’Oréal, Cookie Pop, AOFM PRO, Hackamore, Sin Piedad Mezcal, and Breather.
For more information or designer profiles, visit: www.nolchashows.com.
Celebrity Red Carpet Images: http://nolchashows.dphoto.com/album/2e86en
1pm “Ones To Watch Show”:
Mariana Valentina: https://nolchashows.dphoto.com/#/album/74a67q
Son Collection: https://nolchashows.dphoto.com/#/album/eaed7u
Just In Case: https://nolchashows.dphoto.com/#/album/998cdi
Stevenson University: https://nolchashows.dphoto.com/#/album/0788fx
4:30pm Main Runway:
Samantha Leibowitz: https://nolchashows.dphoto.com/#/album/cfa4dn
Lavanya Coodly: https://nolchashows.dphoto.com/#/album/54af4v
PromGirl and PromGuy: http://nolchashows.dphoto.com/album/669f1i
Photo Credit for all: Nolcha Shows at NYFW
AMP3 Handles Publicity for The Tri-Annual Manhattan Vintage Show
We are excited to announce the addition of Manhattan Vintage, to our client roster.
The Manhattan Vintage Show, NYC’s premier vintage shopping event, returns this February 3rd & 4th, at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Launched in 1992, Manhattan Vintage has become the largest, and oldest, vintage apparel & accessory show in the country, and a shopping mecca for designers, costumers, and vintage fashion lovers alike.
For those in the know, Manhattan Vintage acts as more than just a vintage shopping experience. If you’re a lover of all things vintage, shopping the show is like visiting your favorite museum, except you actually get to touch and buy the art. It goes deeper though, the vendors at Manhattan Vintage are the best in the business. Offering up the best vendors in the business, these merchants are also historians, able to educate you on each piece and provide you with a shoppable history lesson.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this seasons special exhibition will be entitled “Jean-Paul Gaultier: Lingerie Through the Ages,” and will be comprised of archived, lingerie inspired, vintage Gaultier pieces alongside the original vintage lingerie styles that inspired the designs.
“By now it’s legend that Gaultier found inspiration in his grandmother’s closet. He was particularly fascinated with her corsets and other under garments. This exhibit will be an opportunity for attendees to see these early vintage lingerie pieces alongside Gaultier’s groundbreaking designs. We’re very excited to share this experience with the public,” said Manhattan Vintage owner David Ornstein.
Dealers including Cherry Vintage, Daybreak Vintage, and James Veloria will be contributing pieces to the Gaultier exhibition, many of which will be exclusively available to shop at the show.
With 80+ vendors that span the decades, there’s a vintage dealer with a one-of-a-kind piece for everyone at Manhattan Vintage. NYC based vendor, Metropolis Vintage, recently acquired a substantial collection of vintage Bonnie Cashin designs that will bring lovers of layering and vintage Coach running. And then there are the ladies of Spark Pretty, who will be owning the vintage 90s market with several vintage Tony Alamo denim jackets, as well as all the 90’s prom dresses you could ever dream of.
The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show will be open at the Metropolitan Pavilion on Friday, February 2nd (1pm to 8pm) and Saturday, February 3rd (11am-6pm). To learn more about The Manhattan Vintage Show, or for any press related inquiries, please contact Ashley Lutzker at AMP3 PR via 646-827-9594 or [email protected].