This Spring, Nine West, a division of Jones Apparel Group and Nordstrom will celebrate their partnership with an event series showcasing a specially designed Nine West footwear collection. The fashion showcase will be hosted by Nine West Creative Director, Fred Allard, ELLE magazine and вЂGossip GirlвЂ™ costume designer and author, Eric Daman. Mr. Allard and Mr. Daman will travel to select Nordstrom locations to promote the new collection beginning in April.
The collection will feature 17 different footwear styles and will be available at Nordstrom stores, beginning in February. вЂњEric Daman and I are thrilled to be hosting these special events at select Nordstrom stores this spring,вЂќ says Mr. Allard. вЂњWe look forward to meeting Nordstrom customers and celebrating the new Nine West collection.вЂќ
In honor of this partnership, participating Nordstrom locations will showcase the new collection with Mr. Allard and Mr. Daman giving the insider scoop on essential styling tips and the hottest spring trends. Attendees will also enjoy вЂmocktails,вЂ™ snacks, music and other special treats. вЂњFashion should be accessible,вЂќ says Mr. Daman. вЂњReal women love to incorporate luxury items with chic, affordable ones; it is all about mixing it up. Nine West continues to offer that style at a great price. I am looking forward to working with Fred Allard to bring fresh ideas on fashion and styling to Nordstrom customers.вЂќ
Eric Daman is the creative fashion force behind the hit CW show вЂњGossip Girl,вЂќ for which he has received much recognition for his work including the cover of the New York Times. Prior to that, he was the assistant designer to famed stylist, Patricia Field on the Emmy winning team for вЂњSex and The City.вЂќ His first book, You Know You Want It: Style вЂ“InspirationвЂ”Confidence, was published in December, 2009.
Nine West Creative Director, Fred Allard, has been with the company since 2006. Before moving back to America, he took the Parisian design scene by storm, serving as Stephane KelianвЂ™s chief designer and then as the front man for the French luxury brand, Castaner. Mr. Allard continues to lend his talent and vision to elevate the branded footwear, handbag and jewelry divisions of Nine West.
Nine West and Nordstrom exclusive collection showcase schedule:
вЂў Fashion Valley: Friday, April 9, 12pm-2pm
вЂў Arden Fair: Saturday, April 10, 2pm-4pm
вЂў Downtown Seattle: Friday, April 16, 12pm-2pm
вЂў Houston Galleria: Saturday, April 17, 1pm-3pm
вЂў Michigan Avenue: Friday, April 23, 12pm-2pm
вЂў The Plaza at King of Prussia: Saturday, April 24, 1pm-3pm