Thursday, February 13, 2014

Jersey City Fashion Week Holds Super Bowl Festivities

Emerging Designers Score a Fashion Touchdown and Make a Statement

The 2014 Jersey City Fashion Week Presents “Where Fashion Touches Down” Football Fashion Week - A Pre-Super Bowl XLVIII Fashion Event!
Proceeds Benefit DLJ Give To Live Foundation

New Jersey – City of Jersey City – 2014 Football Fashion Week was a huge Success with celebrity NFL appearances by N.Y. Jets Starting Safety Jaiquawn Jarrett, Super Bowl Champs Darrell Reid and Odessa Turner at the January 24, 2014 fashion show at Pole Position Raceway. 

Designer Samantha Samuel emerged as a designer to watch, her collection should be on its way to the Ovation  TV’s “The Fashion Fund”. Samantha, a new and magnetic rising star in the tri-state fashion world, stole the night, with her football helmeted models, absolutely true to the theme of the night.

Jersey City Fashion Week Spokesperson Marc John Jefferies excited the entire crowd with a surprise appearance after finishing” Brotherly Love”  an upcoming Queen Latifah Production, Big Moma’s House: Like Father, Like Son and producing his own short film “Happy Baby”.    This show was the most inspiring Super Bowl XLVII Fashion Show in the Tri-State area with Super Bowl XXI and XXV Champion Carl Banks G-III Sports Apparel Group, LaRae Wilson signature line LaRae Mychel featuring an exclusive one of a kind Cocktail Dress made of White Castle® Slider packaging and Tommy Hilfiger contributing his exceptional collection.  This event was the Highlight of Jersey City Fashion Week’s Production of the 2014 Football Fashion Week “Where Fashion Touches Down”  A Pre-Super Bowl XLVIII Fashion Event.

This event was listed on the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee website as a public event to attend.  In addition to Odessa Turner (New York Giants Super Bowl XXV Champion) and Darryl Reid (Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl XLI Champion) celebrity models also included, Marsha Thompson (Miss Tropical Paradise 2013) and Dante S. Briggins of Wilhelmina Models.  All blitzed the runway in GIII Sports gear by Carl Banks.  Amazing swimwear and spring designs illuminated the runway creating sheer havoc in the audience as they tried to encompass the extraordinary collection of designs presented.  Karlene Lindsey of KL Designs, Chris Nonn of Daring USA kept the sparkle on the runway with exceptional styling.  This being said, it is not hard to imagine the buzz created by Tori Carters “Strike A Pose” children models as they strutted on the runway in NFL licensed gear. The children’s model’s clothing had its own special artistic touch and they held their own quite extraordinarily on the runway.  The children’s model’s struck deliberate poses to cheers until intermission finally calmed the exuberant audience.  Intermission included Jeff Foxx of WBLS and Sirius XM Radio broadcasting on Internet
radio  live!

As the evening turned into night fashion faithful’s were all still in attendance, to see the unforgettable designs of  New York Designer Bernard Moore’s Bathhouse Swim wear. Mr. Moore has worked with Diddy, 50 Cent, Nelly, T.I., Lisa Raye, B.E.T. Television Network “Rip the Runway” and  VH1 “Ford Model Agency World Super Model Search Fashion.  He was followed by designers John Cheeks, Infinite Form Lingerie (Full Figured) always a Jersey City Fashion Week favorite and  Peter Giscombe’s Yamon Wear which swooped down on the runway with Butterfly and feathery angelic winged models.   Kay Unger New York followed worn by the  pageant queens in attendance is a finely detailed dressy casual line fit for a queen and was received in a royal fashion by the Football Fashion Week diehards still enjoying the complementary White Castle® Sliders.  Next, True Ink a Luxury T- Shirt Brand by Ray Edwards  a professional boxer and Minnesota Vikings 2006 NFL Draft selection kept you in your seat with his hi end precision tailored Luxury T – Shirt line that was praised by all. The Tommy Hilfiger Line closed with his traditional Red, White and Blue signature colors. His reputation goes unmatched and was an outstanding way to close the show.

Football Fashion Week sponsors and supporters include  White Castle,  Pole Position Raceway, United Charitable Programs, Atlantic City Fashion Week, NJ Full Figured Fashion Week, BK Style Foundation the producers of Fashion Week Brooklyn, Small Boutique Fashion Week,  DLJ Sports and Entertainment Connection, Jersey City Fashion Week, GLAAM, Kiss-A-Star Photography, VB3 Restaurant and Bar, Fefe Makeup Artistry, City of Jersey City Mayor Fulop, City Council of Jersey City, Division of Cultural Affairs of Jersey City, DLJ Give to Live Community Foundation,  Atangerinetree Boutique PR |Media and Production House, Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County, Liberty Science Center, Fashion Umbrella the producers of Baltimore Fashion Week, Kay Unger New York and World Cast Inc., Modell’s Sporting Goods.  Special thanks to Hudson County and the Huddle Zone Committee for their support.

2014 Football Fashion Week and Jersey City Fashion Week (JCFW) are presented by DLJ Give to Live Community Foundation, a project of United Charitable Programs a registered 501©  3 non-profit, dedicated to promoting awareness for charitable causes within Hudson County and New Jersey through fashion, entertainment, and sports-related events.   The three charities receiving part of the proceeds from Football Fashion Week are the Jersey City Recreation Foundation, GridIron Gang Inc., and the Snowflake Youth Foundation.
Special Thanks to White Castle, Pole Position Raceway, Home Depot in Jersey City, JCFW press people, all the models, designers, volunteers, model coordinator, photographer's,  special guest and celebrities, dj's, master of ceremonies, program planners, sponsors, and supporters who made this week possible!!!

For great pictures of the week please go to football fashion week photos  at  ( and gallery at

Note: This post was submitted by Jersey City Fashion Week

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