Jersey City Fashion Week announces Helen Castillo of Project Runway fame as emerging and VIP designer for the “Catwalk in the Park” show on Saturday September 27, 2014.

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Jersey City Fashion Week (JCFW) announces Project Runway season 12 and season 10 contestants Helen Castillo will be showcasing designs at this up and coming Jersey City Fashion Week at the Upscale Fashion Event with emerging designers.

Helen Castillo, a Hudson County native, was a contestant on Lifetime’s Project Runway Season 12.  Castillo is known for her one of a kind couture designs which were shown during Project Runway Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week show. Her design aesthetic is partial but not limited to eveningwear, ready-to-wear, and bridal. In 2013 she was the “Vogue Young Talents’” design winner and has worked for industry legends like Vivienne Westwood and Vera Wang. This year she will be honored during the JCFW VIP Fashion Show as JCFW 2014 Person of Influence.

JCFW creates a week of shows and events to showcase local and up and coming talent.

Additional information about emerging designers show, “Catwalk in the Park” as well as the full line up for the week can be found by going to: http://www.jerseycityfashionweek.com

Contacts: Jersey City Fashion Week

George Walker RaStarr + PR Publicity & Media Relations Coordinator

April Jones |Assistant Media Relations Coordinator

Joi-Louise  |Assistant Media Relations Coordinator

Keisha Williams|Assistant Media Relations Coordinator

Jersey City Fashion Week is produced by DLJ Give to Live Community Foundation a project of United Charitable Programs a registered 501 c 3 charity.  Give to Lives mission to to support charitable causes through fashion, sports and entertainment.  The fashion week is in its fourth showcase and third year. This year Jersey City Fashion Week will be donating to charities that are assist the sick and disabled or are in the area of health and wellness including the Mo Hair Foundation and the Concordia Learning Center at the St. Joseph’s School for the Blind.

JCFW is sponsored by Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, Thomas A. DeGise, County Executive & the Board of Chosen Freeholders, Skoloff and Wolfe Attorneys at Law, Investors Bank, Media Sponsor Hudson County Reporter and Jersey City Magazine, Fashion United, Fashion in the Fast Lane Magazine, Fashion Avenue News, VB3 3 restaurant and bar, Events Cherished, Uniiverse, YELP. JCFW Supporters include PNC Bank, Jersey City Medical Center- Liberty Health Care Systems, City of Jersey City, City of Jersey City Division of Cultural Affairs, City of Jersey City Division of Recreation, City of Jersey City- City Council

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