- 1 - 5161 Richton Street Montclair, CA 91763 USA T: +1.909.581.7800 F: +1.909.581.7801 www.michaelantonio.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: TURNER PR (212) 889-1700 LORI/ LORI@TURNERPR.COM Michael Antonio Footwear Group Partners With Top Designers in NY at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, GenArt 9s Fresh Faces in Fashion Show and STYLE360 (New York, NY) September 4, 2008 3 Michael Antonio Footwear Group (Michael Antonio), the fashion savvy veteran of leading edge, fast-fashion footwear, is proving to be one of the hottest accessories of the New York runways. Numerous notable designers and retail stores showcasing Spring 2009 collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, GenArt Fresh Faces of Fashion and Style360 selected Michael Antonio styles to finish off their runway looks this September. Among the 12 designers and retail stores that Michael Antonio is partnering with are Edwing D'Angelo, Nary Manivong, Toni Maticevski, James Coviello, Jose Duran, Tamara Pogosian, Joanna Mastroianni, Mara Hoffman, Lerario Beatriz, Richard Ruiz, Farah Angsana, and boutique store Caravan.
cWhile Michael Antonio has always been an integral part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for several seasons, we have forged many new partnerships this Fall and are extremely honored to be aligned with such a diverse group of passionate and talented designers, d said ... more. less.
Michael Su, CEO of Michael Antonio Footwear Group. Michael Antonio has established great momentum in 2008 with growth over last year, negotiating strategic alliances with retailers in South and Central America, discussing new business opportunities in Europe and Asia, and launching its first consumer advertising campaign that features everyday women as the brand 9s cmuses d. In addition, Michael Antonio has recently been recognized by Inc.<br><br> Magazine as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The company 9s growing presence among such diverse runways further establishes Michael Antonio as a leader in fast- fashion footwear and a brand for every woman. Each designer has a different inspiration for their collections and Michael Antonio is able to encompass suitable styles for each look.<br><br> For his intoxicating collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Australian designer Toni Maticevski will utilize Michael Antonio styles as an extension of his proportions and silhouettes. cThe collection 9s color palette combines sepia tones with contradicting splashes of color, d Maticevski said. cMichael Antonio 9s endless styles prove to be the supreme accessories for this uncompromised collection. d Maticevski 9s show will take place Saturday, September 6 th at Noon at the Hotel Roger Williams, 131 Madison Avenue, NYC.<br><br> Six hand-picked women 9s wear fashion designers will flaunt their designs at GenArt 9s 14 th Annual Fresh Faces in Fashion show on September 4 th at 8pm at the Grand Ballroom, NYC. This legendary show highlights the next generation of designers and has debuted many current stars in the industry such as Rebecca Taylor and Zac Posen. This year, Michael Antonio has been chosen by women 9s wear designer, Richard Ruiz, to accompany his collection.<br><br> Ruiz reveals that, cThe inspiration for Spring 2009 is an empowered, modern-day version of Madame Butterfly's Cio-Cio San. Michael Antonio shoes were the perfect compliment to the collection, combining strong shapes and an edgy feel while maintaining a sense of femininity. d In addition to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and the GenArt show, Michael Antonio will also show at STYLE360, which runs from September 7 th to 10 th at the historic Metropolitan Pavilion. Within the talented group showing cutting-edge fashion at STYLE360 resides Caravan, a chic New York City clothes-filled Winnebago store that makes pit stops throughout the city.<br><br> Creators Claudine and Brian Gumbel will showcase the Caravan Designers Collection on Monday, September 8 th at 10am and will include several Michael Antonio styles. cCaravan loves Michael Antonio shoes; they are super comfortable - 2 - 5161 Richton Street Montclair, CA 91763 USA T: +1.909.581.7800 F: +1.909.581.7801 www.michaelantonio.com and great for traveling, d comments Claudine. cMichael Antonio styles are perfect for the runway as a show shoe and also for red carpet events. d Look out for more headline appearances from Michael Antonio on the runways of the upcoming Los Angeles Fashion Week, or look for the latest online at www.michaelantonio.com .<br><br> Michael Antonio Footwear Group is a privately held company with showrooms in California and New York. The company enjoys globa l distribution in more than 20 countries around the world. For more information please visit www.michaelantonio.com .<br><br> ###