Participating Designers for Rock The Runway 2009
Audrey "Pat" McGhee
As CEO of APM Images - an Image consulting and clothing line business designed for women ages 25 and older, who want to blend boldness with feminine beauty, Pat focuses on individual body size. She specializes in designing clothes for women sizes 6 to 24, with a focus on women who wear the forgotten sizes (12-24), as she understands that women who wear sizes 12-24 often have a difficult time finding fitted, fashionable clothing. Pat has 20 years of fashion industry experience, from retail to wardrobe styling, and currently serves as Fashion Editor for Power Broker Magazine.
JCagua is a unique swimwear line by designer Trineice Cagua, from Leesburg, Florida. Providing swimwear tailored to her clientele's exact specifications, Trineice incorporates the latest and most innovative fashion trends into her swimsuits. Providing durability along with style and comfort, Trineice's goal is to make women feel confident and admired when wearing JCagua. Her designs have been showcased in Oasis Magazine, Lake Magazine, Black Men Magazine and the Karu & Y Show by Miami Fashion Weekly Magazine. Whether it's from the runways to the sun rays, JCagua promises to bring sophisticated and classy style to contemporary swimwear.
It's her everlasting fashion; customers know & love the classic suede, leather & silk looks by Terry Lewis. Now it's your turn to find out what everyone is talking about. To ensure her sophisticated styles can be enjoyed for years, Terry uses only premium suede, leather, silk and fur to create tailored cuts with vintage appeal. Find a new go-with-everything classic or trend piece, its classic luxury for your wardrobe.
Latisha Davis has always had a love for The Fashion Industry. This self taught designer began developing her unique style by knitting and crocheting garments for the winter months in New York City. In 2001 she relocated to Tampa,Fl where she was inspired by the year round warmth and colors, to put down her knitting and crocheting instruments and develop her passion of design through sewing. Now for over 5 years Latisha has been designing unique clothing for women of all sizes. Her pieces consist of unique designs and reflect who she is as a designer and her outgoing personality. She loves to make a woman look and feel their best with a touch of Ador'e! A unique line for the unique eye.
Tampa-based designer, Bebe Ziegler is the lead fashion designer for lifestyle apparel company, Ice It by Bebe Z. Utilizing high-end fabrics and combining them with the radiance of Swarovski crystals, rhinestones and nail-head studs, Ice It by Bebe Z designs both women's and men's garments that are versatile enough for dressing up or down. Creations from Ice It by Bebe Z have included corporate, non-profit, professional sports and private label design collections, including her Christian apparel line. Ice It by Bebe Z also has licensee partnerships with the National Hockey League, PepsiCo, Sobe Life Water, Collegiate Licensing Company, Discovery Channel?s popular show, LA Ink, and MGM Consumer Products new Fame line. Learn more about Ice It by Bebe Z at: www.IceItbyBebeZ.com
Enfante is a clothing line for women by designer Rose Eugene, from Providence, Rhode Island. She received her bachelor's in Textile, Merchandising and Design. Her brand Enfante signifies "Birthing Something New". Enfante is based on a Christian background. Rose recently launched a T-shirt line to inspire and uplift individuals with bold statements. It empowers others with positive messages and unique designs. This women's line is a declaration of a lifestyle.
In 1962 Roslyn Jaffe, mother of three, opened the first Dressbarn store in Stamford, Connecticut. At a time when women were wholly underrepresented in the workplace, Roslyn dared not only to work, but also to launch a new era in women's fashion. Designer label wool pencil skirts, sheer blouses, flares, furs, and leather coats were all the rage. And Roslyn offered her customers the very latest in women's designer styles. A year later the second dressbarn store was opened. Soon after the inception of the business, her husband Elliot joined Roslyn. Together they built the business as well as a reputation for quality, style, value, and customer service. Today, dressbarn remains customer centric, extremely sensitive to and focused on the needs and desires of women in the 21st century.
While society and its priorities continually change, dressbarn is poised to respond to these evolutionary trends. With over 800 stores, across the country, dressbarn strives to maintain its distinctive position in the marketplace by providing its own private labels and contemporary fashions at great value in an environment that is friendly and trustworthy.