UPDATE: The Full Figured Fashion Week™ Finale Showcase and Awards Ceremony at The Marriott Marquis (in Times Square)
This year’s Full Figured Fashion Week™ Finale Showcase and Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 18th in New York City. Full Figured Fashion Week™ is an annual event dedicated to honoring and acknowledging all things plus-size related. Event producer, Gwen DeVoe, has over ten years experience in fashion show productions. Join us as we wrap up a week-long celebration of curvy fashion, entertainment and empowerment with our Finale Runway and Awards Ceremony, hosted by MTV celebrity, Ms. Shanda Freeman.
During the course of a four-day span there will be fashion shows, panel discussions, modeling competitions and a grand fashion show event solely for the woman with curves.
Today I’d like to focus on the semi-formal finale showcase. This is the final segment of the week’s events and it is an all out spectacular showcase that you don’t wanna miss. I have had the personal honor to attend this show every year since it started back in 2009.
Top plus-size designers and retailers present their new collections during this showcase. Come witness the electrifying runway presentations of 13 independent designers, boutiques and retailers, all worn by a bevy of beautiful curvy models from across the globe. We will also honor 13 individuals and businesses who have been chosen to receive a 2011 Full Figured Fashion Week Industry Award for their achievements in the plus size fashion industry. Names such as Monif C, Susan Moses, Osun, Qristyl Frazier, Ashley Stewart, Jewel Shannon and Igigi have all had their clothing grace this runway on some of the industry’s top plus-size models. Curvy celebs such as model Emme, Comedian Kim Coles, Singer Kelly Price and this year MTV’s own, Shanda Freeman have all served as host for this event.
The finale showcase is also combined with an awards ceremony congratulating the year’s top recipients of outstanding work in the plus-size community. This years award recipients are:
Plus Boutique of the Year – Re/Dress NYC
Plus Designer of the Year – Monif C. Plus Sizes
Plus Fit Model of the Year – Terri Murray
Plus Fashion Photographer of the Year – Lucas Pictures
Plus Fashion Magazine of the Year – PLUS Model Magazine
Plus Commercial Print Model of the Year – Fluvia Lacerda
Plus Lifestyle Magazine of the Year – Daily Venus Diva
Plus Retailer of the Year – Lane Bryant
Plus Runway Model of the Year – Mia Amber Davis
Plus Icon of the Year – Catherine Schuller
Plus Agency of the Year – MSA Models (MSA Plus)
Plus Pageant of the Year – J.T. Productions – Full Figured USA Pageant
Plus Fashion Stylist of the Year – Susan Moses
Plus Fashion Blog of the Year – Big Girl in A Skinny World
The Full Figured Fashion Week™ Finale Showcase and Awards Ceremony:
6:00 PM V.I.P. Red Carpet Arrivals and Cocktail Reception (Invitation Only)
7:00 PM Doors Open
7:30 PM Show Begins
10:00 PM – After Party
Admission: $40.00 in advance (includes Afterparty)
NEW EVENT VENUE
The Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway (corner of 45th Street, Times Square area)
WESTSIDE BALLROOM (5th Floor)
New York, NY 10036
Immediately after the runway show, it’s time to party! Mix and mingle with other guests, front row VIPs, runway models, award recipients, sponsors and the production team of FFFWeek. When the lights go down and the dance beats begin, a new celebration begins. Come party with us….after all, YOU deserve it!