New York, NY (January 27th, 2013)- French designer Elie Kuame, will present a memorable line yet again to the fashion industry. The event will take place at 7:00pm on February 11th, 2013 at the Marriot Grand Marquis. This will be the Marriot Grand Marquis’ first ever collaboration with a fashion industry production company during New York fashion week. Tai Chunn’s Foundation the Monique Vanessa Chunn Foundation For Cerebral brain Aneurysm Research started in honor of his sister who suddenly died from a Cerebral Brain Aneurysm. The event will include a silent auction, and scholarship presentation to an outstanding student Noelani Browne studying neurology. The night will end with a Real Women’s Fashion Show by French designer Elie Kuame. Tai Chunn is proud to be putting this even together and says, “I have had two loves my entire life. Fashion & Sister. I use to sew outfits from the sleeves of our old clothes and help my sister create cheers for her cheerleading squad, she was captain of course. We shared many secrets and dreams. It’s only suitable that I combine both loves during the legendary NYFW ! MVC Foundation is a homage to My Sister Monique Vanessa Chunn and Elie Kuame is what kept me in fashion for over 20 years! That twinkle in the eye of a young designer that gives you that grumble in the pit of your stomach. What keeps me honest is being able to give back to the world the love my sister gave to everyone she you touched in her short time on this earth.”
Current sponsors for the show include Lamik and Soft Sheen Carson.
About Elie Kuame:
Influenced by the love for his mother and other women in his family, Elie Kuame grew up appreciating the beauty and delicacy of women. In 2000, he moved from Belgium, where he grew up, to France where his love for Art and Fashion blossomed. With Four years of technical artistry, Kuame soon worked as an assistant for a wedding House Couture in Paris. Continuing to work hard, Kuame entered into a competition for young designers where he was quickly noticed for his unique style and his keen eye for texture with his use of silks, precious stones and tree bark among many other materials. Winning the competition, he was soon sponsored by Hermés, Drim (Diversity in Republican Movement), Chamber of Commerce and the Industry of Paris. With these sponsorships, Elie Kuame put together a collection of 23 pieces entitled “Women of Power,” symbolizing femininity and the growth of his era. Since then Elie Kuame has sky-rocketed. He continues to produce a unique look combining both culture and couture fashion. For more information visit Facebook.com/eliekuame or ElieKuame.com
Founded by fashion guru Tai Chunn in 1997, MVC Management Productions has become one of the most leading runway production companies in the fashion industry. From shows such as the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to BET’s Rip the Runway, MVC Management Productions has a reputation for producing outstanding and dynamic runway shows. Through Tai Chunn, MVC has worked closely with Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa, Vera Wang, Michael Kors, Donna Karen and Miss Sixty to name a few. MVC is also known for introducing new, fresh international designers to New York Fashion Week. In 2012, Scandinavian designer Nina Skarra presented her first New York Fall Fashion week at Lincoln Center. With the help of MVC, Nina Skarra received excellent reviews. Her Eco friendly Spring 2013 line at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week was presented to a massive crowd that included celebs like Lil Kim, Angela Simmons, and NY Giants Football star William Beatty.