Season Nine Project Runway Contestant is Newest Addition to Emerging Designer Program
Zappos.com, a leading destination in online apparel and footwear sales, is excited to announce the exclusive launch of Kimberly Goldson's Spring 2012 clothing line. Recognized as a popular contestant and one of the finalists on Season 9 of Lifetime Network's Project Runway, Kimberly Goldson recently became the newest addition to the Zappos Emerging Designer Program.
Goldson's passion and ability to create such classic looks with a modern flare are what launched her into the spotlight as a stand-out candidate for the Zappos Emerging Designers Program
The Emerging Designer Program was conceptualized and created by Zappos employees to bring opportunity to undiscovered talent within the fashion industry. By applying for the program, up-and-coming designers are given a unique opportunity to showcase their lines exclusively on Zappos.com.
Goldson's passion and ability to create such classic looks with a modern flare are what launched her into the spotlight as a stand-out candidate for the Zappos Emerging Designers Program, said Alison Callaway, Trend Manager. We are constantly amazed at the level of talented designers that submit their work to our program and love helping artists like Kimberly jump start their careers at Zappos.com.
Kimberly is currently featured in this month's Zappos Now (ZN), a digital lifestyle magazine that features editorial style content about fashion & trends. Kimberly joins a notable group of Emerging Designers including the followingall whose lines can be found on Zappos.com.
Silvia Bours, artist and designer, creates each piece of her line as a work of art. Bours pays attention to such detail that each article of clothing is designed as if it were a one of a kind. She is known to describe her style as theatrical and sweet, but always feminine.
Jillkerry Ward, founder of WARD'S BOXING CLUB, NYC, is inspired by her love of boxing and created each piece of her athletic street and gym wear for the fighter in all of us.
Mary Beth Heishman, designer and master art educator, finds inspiration for her jewelry pieces through the busy Las Vegas city life and natural beauty of the surrounding deserts.
James Murray, New York City stylist and jewelry designer, finds the city to be his biggest inspiration. Murray has an array of jewelry within his collection, with everything from statement to subtle pieces.
It is an exciting time for Zappos.com, as the addition of Goldson to the roster of Emerging Designers brings more light to the program, and more inspiration to those who hope to break out as new talent in the fashion industry. To read more on Kimberly Goldson, download this month's issue of ZN for the iPad, which is currently live on the AppStore.
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