Tampa, FL (PressExposure) September 12, 2008 -- Accomplished local fashion designer Bebe Ziegler is set to present the latest collections from Ice It by Bebe Z at Fashion Week Tampa Bay during a runway show on Thursday, September 25 at the prestigious Ritz Ybor. The most highly anticipated collections in the Ice It by Bebe Z runway lineup include the MGM PiNKiTUDE line, the Signature Series by Bebe Z, and the Miami Ink & LA Ink Crystallized Collections.
The gifted designer is noted for combining high-end fabrics, dazzling design elements and innate genius to create her unique lines of apparel. Her stylish PiNKiTUDE line, inspired by MGMâs beloved and iconic Pink Panther, is part of the new branding initiative designed to raise money and awareness for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The Miami Ink & LA Ink Crystallized Collections are the first luxury lines of tattoo-inspired clothing based on the designs of artists from TLCâs innovative TV series. Lastly, the Signature Series by Bebe Z is expected to be a highlight of the runway show, debuting Bebe Zieglerâs most intricate custom and private label designs.
âIâm thrilled to see such a talented designer based right here in our backyard,â said Executive Producer, Nancy Vaughn. âThe Ice It by Bebe Z brand is very hip, exuding the style and class that is uniquely Tampa Bayâs own.â
The events and runway shows of this inaugural Fashion Week Tampa Bay are expected to epitomize the style scene in the bay area, celebrating high fashion and artistic talent. The week brings together the most talented fashion and accessories designers to showcase their work for local and national retail buyers, boutique owners and consumers. Fashion Week
Tampa Bay takes place September 24 â 27, 2008 in top venues around Tampa Bay including the Ritz Ybor in the heart of historical Ybor City and The Coliseum in St. Petersburg.
For more information or tickets, go to http://www.fashionweektampabay.com.
About Ice It by Bebe Z, Inc: Ice It by Bebe Z, Inc. began six years ago in the back bedroom of CEO Bebe Zieglerâs Tampa home when she made herself a crystallized Buccaneers tank top. When she realized how in-demand the shirts were with female sports fans, the concept of Ice It by Bebe Z was born. The mission is to create unique lines of apparel tailored to individuals with a passion for fashion, as well as life. The beautifully designed apparel combines high-end fabrics with the brilliance of Swarovski crystals, rhinestones and studs in a customized logo or motif. Since the start of the company, they have manufactured and distributed unique, high-quality fashion apparel that is both comfortable and flattering to the female and male body. Collections by Bebe Z include corporate, pro sports, automobile, non-profit, as well as private label designs. Ice It by Bebe Z is a signed licensee with organizations such as the National Hockey League, Collegiate Licensing Company, MGM Consumer Productsâ PiNKiTUDE line, and Discovery Communicationsâ successful TV shows Miami Ink and LA Ink. [http://www.iceitbybebez.com]
About Fashion Week Tampa Bay: A group comprised of local, young professionals in the Tampa Bay area who are committed to leveraging their skills and talents while giving back to their communities established Fashion Week Tampa Bay in June 2007. Their focus is to showcase the talents of established and emerging designers from Tampa Bay and surrounding areas, while recognizing that an individualâs sense of style is deeply related to other elements, like the way he/she sees the world we live in and his/her contribution to its overall welfare. Mayor Pam Iorio issued a proclamation officially declaring September 24-27, 2008 as the Inaugural Fashion Week Tampa Bay in an effort to showcase established and emerging designers from Tampa Bay and surrounding locations. The week will consist of multiple runway shows, boutique vendor shows and activities throughout Tampa Bay.
While Fashion Weeks are held in numerous cities across the country, Tampa Bayâs version will differ from other Fashion Week events by including a focus on community involvement. Net proceeds will be donated to local charities that are committed to the well being of and service to our world, our children, our health and our future. This inaugural year event will benefit Best Buddies of Tampa, an organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, and the YWCA of Tampa Bay, a group that strives to create opportunities for womenâs growth, leadership and power.