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Top fashion line and model announced
Top fashion line and model announced

Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is proud to announce that the Kelvin Haydon fashion label by Kelvin Haydon has been selected as the LRFW 2012 Clothing Line of the Year and fashion model Hannah Daniel has been selected as LRFW 2012 Model of the Year.

Kelvin Haydon, the women and men’s line owned by Haydon, of Milwaukee, Wis., was selected as the 2012 Clothing Line of the Year after an eye popping presentation during LRFW's Posh Expression Fashion Experience, July 21st.

“I’m just speechless and overwhelmed. I genuinely didn’t think that I was going to win,” says Haydon. "It's so amazing and exciting for me to be announced as LRFW 2012 clothing line of the year winner. This is such an emotional and outer body experience for me.”

Haydon continued, “Presenting in front of the judges was really daunting, but I was so excited to show my collection, and I’m very proud to have won this amazing award. There have been highs and lows throughout the entire process, but I’ve loved every minute of it and am overjoyed to see my collection on the catwalk. The opposition was fierce and I just can’t believe I am the winner. The standard was extremely high this year and all fashion designers should be proud of themselves, any of their fashion labels would have been worthy winners.”

Kelvin Haydon will receive a year of recognition, promotions including individual featured web-pages on www.littlerockfashionweek.com, a high fashion photo shoot and will be the headlining fashion line at LRFW 2013.

LRFW Creator Brandon D. Campbell, stated, "The Kelvin Haydon fall/winter collection showed a really nice balance of creativity, trendiness, cohesiveness and marketability. Kelvin did this by staying true to his brand of edginess that several guests who attended last year’s Little Rock Fashion Week enjoyed. I expect remarkable things to come Kelvin’s way and I look forward to see the new collection in 2013.”

Daniel, of Mabelvale, Ark., was selected as the LRFW 2012 Model of the Year. “At first I didn't believe it. I honestly didn't think I would get the award because there were so many talented good looking people in Little Rock Fashion Week 2012. When I saw that I had received this honor it felt like I was in a dream.”

Daniel received a cash prize, a modeling contract with Oneofakind Talent Inc., a webpage at LittleRockFashionWeek.com and will be the featured model at LRFW 2013, among other prizes.

“I look forward to the opportunity and privilege to represent LRFW 2012 through 2013 and Mr. Brandon Campbell at Oneofakind Talent Inc. Thank you so much,” said Daniel, a 17 year student in her senior year at Central High School.

This was the first year that the selected LRFW “Model of the Year” wore the clothes of the fashion label chosen as LRFW “Clothing Line of the Year.” Hannah was selected from the 85 models that walked the runway this year. Over 430 models auditioned this past May to earn a spot in LRFW 2012.

Campbell is ecstatic for Daniel. He stated, "Hannah has a great deal of potential and has the opportunity to become a very special model. She stood out among all the other talented and beautiful models due to her unique look and tenacity. I’m happy that we discovered her at our model search and were able to provide her first high fashion modeling experience. I think she is a great role model for our community, which is extremely important to us.”  

Haydon and Daniel were selected by a panel of judges that consisted of fashion journalists, bloggers, store buyers, LRFW sponsors, Fashion Designer Rosemary Brantley Woodcock, who’s the chairperson of Otis College of Fashion in Los Angeles, and LRFW 2012 Fashion Icon Honoree Jamileh Kamran.

LRFW celebrates its five year anniversary when it kicks off July 15-20, 2013. All interested designers, potential models, and community volunteers should visit littlerockfashionweek.com for more information on how to be involved with LRFW 2013.

See LRFW 2012 photos at http://littlerockfashionweek.com/photos.php