Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fashion Designer Presents Collection During NY Fashion Week, Salutes Figure Skating in Harlem

NEW YORK - On Wednesday, February 15th, 2012, famed fashion designer b michael presented the "b michael America Couture Fall 2012 Collection" at the Museum of the City of New York during Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week.  Pictured with b michael is model Maya Sammuelsson, wife of famed chef Marcus Sammuelsson.

The show was used to salute the great work of Figure Skating In Harlem (FSH), an organization with the aim to transform young lives and help Harlem girls to grow in confidence, leadership and academic achievement. Established in 1997 with a special visit by Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton, FSH has served more than one thousand girls with a powerful program that prepares them for success in all aspects of life. Their vision is to empower every young girl with the confidence and foundation to achieve her dreams.

In support of the b michael America Fall 2012 collection, legendary actresses Cicely Tyson, Tamara Tunie and Phylicia Rashad were spotted sitting on the front row along with Gregory Generet, Rhonda Ross Kendrick, Valerie Simpson, Will & Anthony Nunziata, Cheryl Wills, Alva Chinn, Kathryn Chenault, Drew Hawkins, Damone Roberts and Sharon Cohen. The models wore jewelry created by AU Jewelry Design and handbags by Mark Q. Paige. The b michael America Couture Fall 2012 collection was sponsored by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

Photo: Shawn Punch