ADVISORY, Sept. 13, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Peter Levy, SVP, Managing Director of IMG Fashion, Fashion Designer, Charlotte Ronson and Elyse Kroll, Founder and Chairmen, ENK International, will visit the NASDAQ Market Site in New York City's Times Square to officially ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell.
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About Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week:
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is New York City's single largest media event, taking place for the third season in Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park. The event is a platform for American and international designers to showcase their collections for more than 100,000 industry insiders from around the world. The move has presented an opportunity to create substantial technological advances, adjusting with the ever-changing needs of the fashion community. Each year, the 232,000 attendees generate new economic activity, accounting for more than $466 million in direct visitor spending. This exclusive and invitation-only series of shows takes place twice annually in New York and is known as one of the city's marquee events and a substantial diver of the perception of New York as the fashion capital of the world.
About Charlotte Ronson:
In 2000, Charlotte Ronson launched her first collection, C. Ronson, gaining the instant recognition of renowned publications. In 2005, Aaron Nir joined as president, re-naming the brand "Charlotte Ronson." As partners, Ronson and Nir established Charlotte Ronson International in 2009 and have since created a powerful brand with widespread recognition. In early 2010, the company signed an exclusive distribution deal for Japan with The Wall Co. Ltd., and six months later began a multi-year deal with Hong-Kong based MH Concepts to open stores throughout China, Hong Kong, and Macau.
The brand's success has lead to design deals with some of America's largest retailers, catapulting Ronson into the spotlight. In 2008, Ronson designed Play by C. Ronson, a diffusion line exclusive to Urban Outfitters. In 2009, Ronson and JCPenney signed a long-term deal launching a full contemporary collection, I [Heart] Ronson, hitting Penney's website, catalogue, and 600 stores. In May 2011, Ronson designed a limited-edition capsule collection for Uniqlo's Designer's Invitation Project, sold at over 850 retail locations worldwide. In September 2011, Ronson launched Charlotte Ronson Beauty sold exclusively in all Sephora doors and through Sephora.com.
With her namesake collection garnering rave reviews across the board in the US and abroad, as well as her multifaceted business ventures in Asia and successful brand collaborations, Ronson was most recently inducted as a member of the CDFA in August 2011, solidifying herself as a a leading young designer and a driving force in American fashion.
About ENK International:
ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conduct business. It is the leading tradeshow organization serving the upscale fashion marketplace, including the men's, women's, accessories, footwear, and children's categories. Founded by Elyse N. Kroll, the Company conducts 21 events per year, 16 of which are held in New York City, four in Las Vegas and one in Beijing. ENK events are attended by critical fashion retailers, representing both specialty and department stores from around the world. They represent over 10,000 domestic and international exhibiting companies, 150,000 domestic and international buyers and press yearly and over one million net square feet of exhibit space.
ENK's portfolio of 21 events include Coterie (comprehensive women's clothing and accessories), ENKNYC (classic to contemporary men's clothing, premium denim and advanced sportswear, footwear and apothecary featuring the BLUE, DESIGNERS' COLLECTIVE, TMRW and CLEAN sections), Accessories Circuit (fashion and fine jewelry, handbags, scarves, footwear, eyewear, belts and gift items), Intermezzo Collections (women's contemporary and bridge clothing), Children's Club (children's clothing, accessories, footwear and gifts from layette to junior categories), WSA (women's, men's and children's footwear and accessories), Sole Commerce (upscale women's footwear and handbag show concurrent with Fashion Coterie), ENKVegas (men's and women's contemporary clothing, denim, footwear and accessories) and ENKCHINA (cross-section of ENK designers). For more details, please visit www.enkshows.com.
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/pages/NASDAQ-OMX/108167527653) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).
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