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Spotlight Shines on Fashion Angels Project Runway Craft Kits
2/13/2012 12:00:00 AM
Spotlight Shines on Fashion Angels Project Runway Craft Kits
New York, NY – (February 13, 2012) – Since 2008, when Fashion Angels Enterprises struck a deal structured through ACI Licensing LLC, Fashion Angels has been creating a top-selling, sophisticated array of style and design toys based on Lifetime TV’s popular Project Runway reality series, a show that tracks the competitive progress of aspiring fashion designers.
This year, Fashion Angels shows its entire line of Project Runway items at Toy Fair 2012, held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, February 12-15. Displayed in Booth #117 at the show, the line is led by Fashion Angels’ Project Runway Sketch Portfolio™, a finalist for The Toy Industry Association’s Activity Toy of the Year.
Mark Miller, CEO of Fashion Angels Enterprises said, “Working with Project Runway is the perfect marriage of the two companies. Fashion Angels’ focus has always been to encourage creativity. Tweens love fashion and Project Runway is all about the love of fashion. We work wonderfully together.”
The Fashion Angels Project Runway product line continues to expand with various style and design sketching and craft products that inspire young fashion-conscious kids, who want to learn, practice and hone talents that make them feel a part of the fashion scene and may, one-day, lead to a dream career in the fashion industry.
The Project Runway design kits that Fashion Angels offers range from activity books, hip design guides, sketchpads and drawing tools to make-up artist kits, fashion magazine publishing activities, and even how to organize a runway event. The line also has kits with three-dimensional forms to practice draping and figurative drawing, and new additions provide the “next step” in the designing process that children and adults can create something they can actually wear. Choices in the Fashion Angels Project Runway products offer various mediums to ambitious tie dye, silk screen or airbrush artists. The kits have all you need with stencils, dyes and tools to get started on the way to D.I.Y. textiles to wear yourself and share with friends.
“We have been very fortunate to see the growth we have over the past few years,” Miller explains. “Fashion Angels is very excited to bring what we do best in our own Fashion Angels brand as well as extend new items with the use of other prestigious brands.”
In addition to the Project Runway line, Fashion Angels Enterprises also offers a complete ensemble of Fashion Angels branded toys and fashion trend products, including all-new additions to its licensed product lines from Mattel for Barbie®, Monster High™ and Hot Wheels®, as well as a brand new line for Lalaloopsy™ through a new license agreement with MGA Entertainment.
About Fashion Angels Enterprises:
The Milwaukee-based, Fashion Angels Enterprises (formerly known as The Bead Shop), was established in 1996, and quickly earned a reputation for designing and manufacturing high quality tween girls’ products. Beginning with craft and beading kits, Fashion Angels Enterprises now encompasses design and craft kits, an eco-friendly line, licensed product lines featuring Project Runway™, Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Monster High™, Lalaloopsy™, a jewelry and accessory line, and pet products. The company’s mission is simple, but something its founders are deeply passionate about: Fashion Angels Enterprises is committed to designing and manufacturing the most innovative, fashion-forward, and safe products on the market. The company strives to provide customers with high quality products that teach valuable skills and ignite a creative spark within each of them. The company is also concerned about the world we live in and believes it’s important to help the environment. Its goal is to make as little impact on the environment as possible while still providing customers with exceptional products. Currently, Fashion Angels products are carried by over 10,000 retail stores in the U.S. and are distributed globally. For additional information, please visit the company website at www.fashionangels.com and for the most up to the minute information and to interact with Fashion Angels, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
About Project Runway
Project Runway, the three-time Emmy-nominated series provides budding designers with an opportunity to launch their careers in fashion. The wildly successful series has proven to be one of television's most talked about shows. Each season, a group of talented fashion designers selected from thousands of hopefuls compete in creative challenges for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show at New York's Fashion Week. Supermodel Heidi Klum heads a panel of industry luminaries, including top women’s and menswear designer Michael Kors and Elle Magazine fashion director Nina Garcia, who serve as judges and industry mentors charged with selecting and molding the budding designers. Tim Gunn, chief creative officer at Liz Claiborne, Inc., acts as mentor to the contestants through each of their challenges.
About The Weinstein Company
The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein. TWC is also active in television production, led by former Miramax Films President of Production and current TWC President of Television Meryl Poster, with credits including the Emmy® nominated and Peabody Award winning reality series Project Runway, the VH1 reality series Mob Wives, and the critically acclaimed HBO comedy/crime series The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency which also received a Peabody Award. The company is currently producing After The Runway, Project Runway All Stars and Project Accessory. The company currently has 17 series in different stages of development, including Marco Polo, a scripted historical series about the great explorer, for Starz; and The Nanny Diaries, being adapted for ABC by Amy Sherman Palladino (Gilmore Girls). For more information, please visit www.projectrunway.com.
ACI Licensing, LLC, creates and manages Project Runway licensing programs. For more information on licensing please call Jennifer Flynn at 310-806-9480.