Queens couture: Long Island City to host borough's first-ever Fashion Week

Fashion Designer Delali Haligah in her home studio in Laurelton, Queens.
  The inaugural Queens Fashion Week, originally scheduled to start today. Feb. 11 in Long Island City, has been rescheduled for next week due to the snowstorm. The events will be held on the the same days of the week, time and locations. 

Bryant Park isn't the only place fashionistas can go to for a sneak peek at this season's newest couture gowns.
The first-ever Queens Fashion Week, set for this week, will showcase some of the borough's designers and prove that Manhattan isn't the only place for high fashion.

Models 21-year-old Kohcoa Kibibijeweta and 25-year-old Jermaine McNeal model fashions by Designer Delali Haligah in her home studio in Laurelton, Queens.

The weekend's events include two runway shows where 12 local designers will reveal their clothing lines and a fashion expo for small businesses to promote and sell their merchandise.
"Fashion Week will create awareness and hopefully more business," said Ron, who plans to show off her boutique's jewelry, clothing and handbags - most of which comes from Queens designers.

Feb. 18: Gala Opening, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Standard Motor Products Lofts, 37-18 Northern Blvd.
Feb. 19: Young Designers Initiative fashion show, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Manhattanview Holiday Inn, 39-50 29th St.
Feb. 20: Queens Fashion Expo, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Finale Runway Show, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., both at the Standard Motor Products Lofts.
For more information go to www.queensfashionweek.com


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