Sk Wilbur’s NY Fashion Week Curvy Debut!
Next Tuesday, September 14th, famed designer Sk Wilbur (Wilbur Pack, Jr.) is set to debut his new collection entitled “The Superwoman” for the more curvier customer base.
Wilbur Pack, Jr. marked his 1998 debut in fashion with an intimate runway presentation of Sorta Kinda Couture Ragz, a collection of tailored, made-to-measure day and evening looks. His entrepreneurial sense and ability to tap into the mindset of his customer has fueled Pack’s evolution and showcased his versatility throughout the years. From SKWilbur, the multi-functional, affordable and colorific young contemporary sportswear line, to his newest endeavor, Wilbur, a capsule collection of premium denim cocktail dresses launching for spring 2010, Pack shares a refined design aesthetic that is sure to captivate the fashion cognoscenti. Bold, classic, and modern, Wilbur reflects the complexity of the quintessential independent woman – soft and beautiful with a strong silhouette.
Pack’s work has received numerous accolades. Most recently, he was chosen by Supima Cotton as one of the select participants in their 2008 Runway Challenge and received much fanfare for his contributed piece, an elegantly constructed denim evening gown. He has been profiled for fashion trade publications such as WWD, featured on E! Entertainment Television’s Fashion File and has also been included in several daily newspapers and web sites across the country, from The Los Angeles Times to NYPost.com.
A true believer in giving back, Pack is the founder of the Ashanti Project which embraces and empowers teens of color interested in the fashion world. He has also supported the MacDella Cooper Foundation which aims to build a boarding school for orphaned children in Liberia by raffling off one of his coveted pieces.
Pack studied business management at Baruch College and sharpened his fashion acumen at the Fashion Institute of Technology. He has also apprenticed with Cynthia Rowley and Ralph Rucci.
The showcase will be:
The Alexandre Gertsman Contemporary Art Gallery
652 Broadway Second Floor