ABOUT SHOE WEEK
Days before NYFW, Shoe Week was noted in Oprah Magazine within Gayle King's (Editor at Large) 6 Favorite Things about September within the September Issue and online! This definitely set the tone as we went into our second season of Shoe Week's NYFW! Without question, our NYFW presented its 5 Senses of Style for this season. We introduced our favorite designers to fashion influencers, fashion media and more through a week long window installation with SCHEE Shoes at Angelica Flowers and Events, a penthouse presentation at MiMA penthouse with Elly Clay Shoes and Von Vonni and in addition to a number of events throughout this season, we closed with "A Night in Marrakech" with Alejandra G Shoes and AMARA with DJ Eloy and beverages provided by SMIRNOFF Sorbet Light. With a successful season, we have a number of events planned in the fall and holiday season of 2013. We're also excited for our future NYFW seasons to continue to showcase our footwear designers.
Shoe Week launched During NYFW in Sept 2012 with a week's worth of events including runway shows, mixers, panels, presentations and a closing party. Our focus is to ensure that footwear designer are able to not only be paired with apparel designers but to also receive recognition. This pairing allows our invited media, influencers and fashion attendees to fully engage with the presentations. With coverage in the Huffington Post, Departure Magazine (American Express) and Footwear News, we're excited to come back for our second season during NYFW in Sept 2013.
In addition to events that we create, we work throughout the year with designers to assist them in styling their runway shows, lookbooks and additional events - with the perfect shoes to complete their look. Shoe Week's purpose is twofold, to ensure that regardless of the project that we connect footwear designers (and their complementary accessories) and apparel brands together in a dynamic way, while also being a time saving resource to connect these parties.
ABOUT THE SHOE WEEK CO-FOUNDERS
CEO & Co-Founder
Paul sees where markets, technology, and culture are heading and designs accordingly. He is a well-known Social and Transmedia Strategist and Futurist based in New York City. Mr Farkas co-founded SoCin in 2010 during the Tribeca and Toronto Film Festivals as the first US Social TV Conference. He recently joined the 2nd Screen Society Advisory Board, a leading Social TV industry guidance organization, Its recent Santa Monica Conference held during awards season this year was supported by the digital Hollywood elite, most major TV Networks, CEA, The Emmy's, The Wrap, and more http://2ndScreenSummit.com
Paul lectures frequently, with speaking engagements covering an array of New Media fields, including inaugural Augmented Reality Event 2010, FashInvest, FIT, ICANN, S3 Second Screen Summit, #Shift, Social Media Week NY, SoCin, SVG League Tech Summit, SXSW Interactive and Music, and TV Goes Social. http://Slidesha.re/JVKHTS.
He regularly contributes to Luxury Daily, a luxury brand, lifestyle, and new media magazine, with over fifty quotes about over the past two years. He created and curates Facebook's leading Social TV industry group. Paul graduated from Lafayette College and holds a J.D. from Hofstra School of Law.
Creative Director & Co-Founder
Kimmie Smith is the preeminent Accessories Expert based in NYC. Her styling focus is based on ensuring that everyone finds their statement piece when putting their looks together. Like many, she is shoe obsessed.
Kimmie's career was established in working with heritage brands from heading up Visual Merchandising at Abercrombie & Fitch at Anthropologie, she developed a keen eye in heading up in store and window creative. At Lacoste, she worked directly with the Senior Vice President of Wholesale liaising with a number of internal and external division on a day to day and long term basis.
Kimmie appears regularly on Fashion/Style segments on major TV markets (including ABC7 in Baltimore, Channel 8 in DC, Fox45 in Baltimore, etc) and is one of the first to deep dive into accessories trends. Kimmie's work within the fashion industry has created a following of those who are looking to be styled within her niche of dressing, Nuvo Glam which provides a mixture of casual elegance that's driven by statement accessories. Prior to this, Kimmie collaborated with Sebago as a designer and became a spokesperson of the brand when she appeared as a personality on HSN with their women's and her namesake line. She is an official Brand Ambassador for numerous brands, including: Aveeno, Avon, Crest 3D White, Eucerin, Mauboussin, and StriVectin.
Kimmie is recognized as an official Fashion Influencer by Cosmopolitan's Beauty, Brains & Blogs; Lucky Mag's Style Spotter, Vogue's Influencer Network, People Style Watch Style Hunters, Intel and Smirnoff Sorbet Light. She has been featured in numerous traditional and online publications and peer blogs, including: Cosmopolitan Magazine, Coutorture, Elle.com, FashionIndie.com, Huffington Post Style, Lookbooks.com, Luxury Daily, The Luxury Spot, Minkette, OK Magazine, Real Beauty Magazine.com, Shape Magazine, and many more including Huffington Post Style's Feature of "The Kimmie Smith Empire"
Since 2004, Kimmie was one of the first to highlights accessories daily. Her curations on Kitten Lounge have led to a global affluent readership.