Greetings everyone. My name is Anthony Simons, Executive Director of Plitzs Fashion Marketing Charlotte and the founder of Charlotte's original Fashion Week, currently known as Charlotte International Fashion Week. Welcome to my very first blog post. I decided to post this blog as a way to document the history of the event, recognize some of the talented designers, models and others who have been part of our journey and share with our followers some of my most memorable experiences as well as challenges over the past 10 years since its' inception. It's been an amazing journey, one that continues to lead me in the direction of creating more and more affordable opportunities where industry professionals and newcomers can effectively market themselves and their brand to the public. I am so proud to have played a significant role in creating this outlet which has helped boost the overall interest in the areas of modeling, fashion design and styling.
I’d like to start by giving a GREAT BIG! shout out to all of the designers, models, makeup artists, hairstylists, interns, hosts, vendors, hosts parents and guests that I have had the pleasure of working with and have supported us over the past 10 years. It was not always easy and it still isn't but the memories wouldn’t exists if it weren’t for those who believed.
Subscribe to our blog you will probably learn a few interesting facts about me that you didn't know including, answers to the question I get asked often, why I stated Fashion Week in Charlotte and what are my thoughts on there being other fashion week shows in Charlotte? I'll also be highlighting designers, models, boutiques and stylists in our monthly "Hot List"along with captures of my own styled looks and favorite men's fashions. I'll also cover events that are worth the spend and provide resources for those interested in or thinking about pursuing fashion or modeling as a career.
The thing that I am most excited to share over the next couple months are some of the unpublished behind the scene and runway photos from my archives from 2008 through the present . It’s amazing to see just how much everyone has changed physically and have evolved professionally over the years and more importantly, what they are up to now. I'm also excited to share some of the many stories of individuals who were inspired by our show and who's careers in fashion have taken off as a result of that spark. If you have a story about how participating in Charlotte International Fashion Week has inspired you in one way or another, I would love to hear from you. Stay tuned for the next post and be sure to sign up below.
Snaps from the very first pre- Charlotte Fashion Week Mixer at Rustic Martini Lounge May 2007
SAVE THE DATE
Friday May 11, 2018 PLITZS Reimagine Fashion, a phenomenal fashion show at the Mint Museum in Uptown Charlotte celebrating our 10 year anniversary. We are calling all former designers and models to touch base with us,
Photo Credit: Designer: Alice Andrews Model: Susan Adams
Photo: Marie Otero Photography
About Plitzs Fashion Marketing-Charlotte-PLITZS is an international fashion marketing company with branches in New York, Charlotte NC and partnerships in Beijing China and Europe. Our mission is to provide emerging fashion brands with an affordable, diverse platform in which to promote their brand to the global fashion community.