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Fashion Designers, Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs of Cushnie et Ochs to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

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ADVISORY, Feb. 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Fashion Designers, Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs, creators of Cushnie et Ochs will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of Fashion Week in New York. Cushnie et Ochs presented their Fall Winter 2012 collection on Friday, February 10, 2012 at Milk Studios in New York City. The designs of Cushnie et Ochs have been worn by multiple celebrities including First Lady, Michelle Obama for the 'Christmas in Washington' concert in December 2011.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET   

Contact:

Carly Cushnie

(646) 825-1257

cushnie@cushnieetochs.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

Feed Information:

Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463

Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West

18 mhz Lower

DL 3811 Vertical

FEC 3/4

SR 13.235

DR 18.295411

MOD 4:2:0

DVBS QPSK

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at:

http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx or http://social.nasdaqomx.com.

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.

About Cushnie et Ochs:

Carly Cushnie was born and raised in London. After graduating high school she attended Parsons School of Design in both Paris and New York, where she completed a BA in Fashion Design. While attending Parsons she was hired as a design intern at Donna Karen, where she developed a strong sense of drape and movement. Later she joined the team as a design intern at Proenza Schouler. In her graduating year Carly completed an internship at Oscar De La Renta where she worked closely on the ready to wear collection.

After completing a military high school education, Michelle Ochs, who was raised in Maryland, headed to New York to begin her studies at Parsons School of Design, where she completed a BA in Fashion Design. During her time at Parsons she was hired as a design intern at Marc Jacobs, then joined the team as a design intern at Isaac Mizrahi Made to Order. In her final year at school Michelle interned with Chado Ralph Rucci's studio and learnt firsthand the intricate couture techniques.

While attending Parsons, Carly and Michelle collectively received top honors that included the CFDA scholarship and the SAGA award, as well as runner-up and winner of 2007 Parsons Designer of the Year. Upon graduation Carly's and Michelle's senior collections were also featured in a cover story for WWD. Carly's international sophistication and Michelle's American sensibility, informs the brand's intricate draping and precise tailoring. Their diverse backgrounds, coupled with a strong sense of female form and thorough education, result in collections that are an intricate play of shape and technical craftsmanship. It is a constant evolution of form and function that is CUSHNIE ET OCHS.

Since the launch of CUSHNIE ET OCHS with the Spring 2009 collection, CUSHNIE ET OCHS has received the 2009 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award, finalists for the 2010 Fashion Group International Rising Star Awards and currently top ten finalists for the 2011 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. CUSHNIE ET OCHS is sold in the most exclusive boutiques worldwide, has been featured in Vogue and W magazine as the New Guard, and has garnered numerous credits in leading publications.

About NASDAQ OMX:

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with more than 3,500 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX first North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. *Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/#!/NASDAQ) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). 

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