Fashion Alumna Annina King Dresses NBC's Jill Martin
February 05, 2014
Fashion Design Alumna Annina King ('05), a designer-in-residence at the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy's, will dress sportscaster and NBC personality Jill Martin for the annual Go Red for Women/The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection on Feb. 6, a joint effort by celebrities and designers to help raise awareness of heart disease, the number-one killer of women nationwide. Macy's is a sponsor of the American Heart Association Red Fashion Show during NY Fashion Week on Feb. 6th. They invited one Macy's designer from each of its Fashion Incubators to design a red dress that will be worn by a celebrity down the runway.
King was featured in a Feb. 5 Philadelphia Inquirer article by fashion reporter Elizabeth Wellington. Click here to read the article.
The purpose of the Fashion Incubator is to support and promote emerging fashion designers and assist them establishing sustainable and scalable businesses in Philadelphia. Each year, five independent designers are chosen to become Fashion Incubator designers-in-residence. During the yearlong residency, the designers will enjoy access to studio/work space inside Macy's Center City, attend an intense curriculum of business workshops, showcase and sell their collections at various shows and event along with numerous opportunities to connect with industry leaders including Tory Burch, Steven Alan, Fern Mallis, Tommy Hilfiger and Joan Shepp.