02 July 2010

Houston Industry Leaders Ready to Launch Fashion Week

Houston Chronicle

Project Runway winner Chloe Dao will show her spring 
collection at Fashion Houston 2010 in October
A contingent of creative-minded types thinks the Bayou City deserves — and needs - its own fashion week. So on the heels of September's big spring shows in New York, they're staging one.

Fashion Houston 2010 will be presented by Audi Oct. 11-15, with runway shows at the Wortham Theater Center Oct. 12-14 bookended by parties and other events.

Project Runway winner Chloe Dao, Cesar Galindo and David Peck (a talented designer who recently moved here from New York) are among the locally based A-listers who will show their spring collections.

Also committed to show, according to Fashion Houston president Jared Lang and organizer Neal Hamil, are Project Runway's Christian Siriano, red carpet favorite Marc Bouwer, the Milan-based luxury menswear label Kiton and Lauren Bush.

Hamil said more names will be added to the roster once they're confirmed. Page Parkes Models is lining up the bodies who will show off the fashions, including mature Texas supermodel Diane DeWitt, America's Top Model winner CariDee English and Models of the Runway's Kalyn Hemphill.

Lynn Wyatt - who looked chic at Wednesday's news conference in a slim gray Giorgio Armani pantsuit and a ruffled Chanel blouse with a Mariquita Masterson brooch as a bow tie - will open up her closet for a special exhibit featuring 12 pieces from her haute couture collection.

Another fashion icon, Eileen Ford, will visit to receive a lifetime achievement award.

Lang said three charities will benefit from some of the events: Houston Community College, Dress for Success and Legacy Community Services.

He expects ticket prices for the runway shows to range from about $35 to $175; they'll go on sale once show details are complete.

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