RECAP: J Summer Runway Show at the top of New York’s Freedom Tower
On June 26th, history was made when AMP3 PR client Cat Footwear took part in a unique runway show put together by J Model Management on the 63rd floor of the soon-to-be-opened Freedom Tower at One World Trade Center in NYC. This event not only marks the first runway show at the Freedom Tower, but it is also the first major event in general to be held in the already iconic building.
The fashion show featured 8 participating designers, but Cat Footwear was the only American brand and the only accessory brand on view. For the show, Cat Footwear featured 15 looks from their upcoming Fall14 Collection, 7 women’s and 8 men’s. The Fall14 Collection will be available for consumer purchase in August 2014 at www.catfootwear.com.
Immediately following the runway show, French Chef Sebastien Pourrat and his team from Cocotte SoHo prepared canapes and beverages for a VIP cocktail reception and networking hour.
One of the major questions of the night, repeatedly asked by the media in attendance, was why each brand chose to participate in this unique event. For Cat Footwear, the Freedom Tower represents strength, rebuilding and resilience, and the Caterpillar brand is all about building communities and skylines with a strong, rugged attitude. As such, it was really an honor for Cat Footwear to show their collection in a building that will become the most iconic skyscraper in America’s skyline. It was especially fun and fitting to have the construction men in their hard hats leading guests into the building and up the elevator.
J Model Management is a global fashion show organizer led by Jessica Minh Anh, who specializes in producing history-making catwalks at the world’s most iconic venues. Past shows have included: over the Grand Canyon, atop the London Tower Bridge, and at the Twin Towers SkyBridge in Malaysia.
Cat Footwear SS14 Collection Now Available on CatFootwear.com
The Cat Footwear SS14 Collection is now available at http://www.catfootwear.com.
This season’s collection focuses on finely crafted, utilitarian footwear for urbanites everywhere. From spring boots to summer sandals, streamlined trainers to classic oxfords, Cat Footwear has built a collection for the earthmover in all of us. The collection is filled with 90’s inspired chunky platform sandals and seasonless boots for women and mixed materials and spring neutrals for men.
Check out some of the coverage the SS14 Collection has already received:
Dressed To Ill: http://dressedtoill.com/2014/03/15/cap-toe-boots/
Audrey Allure: http://audreyallure.blogspot.com/2014/03/spring-cat-boots.html
Joyful Outfits: http://joyfuloutfits.blogspot.com/2014/03/three-spring-outfits-with-tan-boots.html
Pop Of Style: http://popofstyle.com/outfit/paris-tank-top/
Style Society Guy: http://stylesocietyguyblog.com/2014/03/31/a-spring-wardrobe-look/
Who Is Apneet?: http://whoisapneet.squarespace.com/blog/2014/4/1/1adrs30x3u02x7o54xon2s8ddn90j7
Living In Color Print: http://livingincolorprint.com/miami-coast/
Running In Wedges: http://www.nicolealyse.com/2014/04/transitioning-boots.html
RECAP: Cat Footwear Presents “Second Shift” feat.Youngblood Hawke
Cat Footwear held a runway show and concert on February 18th, at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel. It launched the Fall/Winter 2014 lifestyle collection during Magic Market Week in Las Vegas. The event featured a runway show, which showcased a mix of 44 new men’s and women’s styles. The brand, which is most widely recognized for its footwear in the work sector, used this as an opportunity to show off it’s more fashionable side for Vegas-bound press, buyers and retailers.
The show focused on Cat Footwear’s lifestyle collection, which includes the re-launch of their iconic work boot, the “Colorado Boot” for Fall 2014. The Colorado boot has been around for over 20 years. With work-wear serving as a major fashion trend this season, the brand is launching this signature silhouette in bright new colors for men (red, blue, green, and orange) and new textures for women (pony hair, metallics, studs, and leopard print).
The crowd was also treated to a live performance by Youngblood Hawke. The band performed the final song during the runway show and then transitioned into a high-energy set closing with their hit song, “We Come Running.” The band, who epitomize Cat’s fashion consumer, rocked out in Cat Footwear on stage including the Colorado, Morrison, Vinson, Abe and Alexandria boots. For more information, visit: www.catfootwear.com.
RECAP: Nolcha Fashion Week: New York 2014, Presented By RUSK
Nolcha Fashion Week presented by RUSK in New York city wrapped up the AW14 season at Pier 59 Studios in Manhattan, featuring thirteen different designer runway shows.
Trend-setting celebrities who were looking to take in some refreshing talent this season, and came out to support independent fashion design included: Jennie Garth (90210), Kelly Rutherford (Gossip Girl), Zendaya (actress/singer), Elliott Sailors (womenswear & menswear top model), Kat Graham (Vampire Diaries), Derek J (Bravo’s Fashion Queens), Kristen Taekman (Real Housewives of New York), Pia Pizza (Mobwives), Jeremy Jackson (Baywatch), Frank Ferrer (Guns & Roses), Morgan O’Connor (model), Brittany Mason (model), Krystle Joy Brown (Broadway’s Motown), Katie Rose Clarke (Broadway’s Wicked), and HRH Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark.
The 3pm solo runway show featured ready-to-wear designer Katty Xiomara, who previewed her new “Peanuts Played by Katty” collection, which was inspired by the Peanuts characters (Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the gang). Celebrity supporter, Jennie Garth, returned for the second season in a row to see Katty’s show firsthand.
The 5:30pm collective show featured Nolcha’s “Ones To Watch” designers, each debuting 10 looks on the Nolcha runway. Participating designers included: Naveda Couture, Christina Yi, Riza Manalo, Maison de Papillon, Gail Be Designs, and Christian Benner.
The closing show at 8:30pm featured 5 designers returning to Nolcha Fashion Week: Jungwon (designer men’s and women’s rain coats and outerwear, featuring footwear provided by Cat Footwear), Gabrielle Arruda (women’s ready-to-wear), L. Catherine London (women’s ready-to-wear), Nina Athanasiou (women’s and men’s couture), and Dany Tabet (jaw-dropping eveningwear).
Nina Athansiou’s show featured gender-bending female top model, Elliott Sailors, who modeled both womenswear AND menswear from Nina’s collection on the runway. This was Elliott’s first season doing both womenswear AND menswear within the same runway presentation.
The Presenting Sponsor RUSK was joined by official sponsors: Smartwater, DonQ Rum, Air Europa, Defiant Whisky and Fashionmonitor.com.
For more images from each individual designers collection, visit: http://nolchafashionweek.dphoto.com/.