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Local teen fashion designer makes New York debut
Local teen fashion designer makes New York debut

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Aaliyah Fisher, of Little Rock, has reached a milestone in her young fashion career.

On February 10 Fisher, 14, presented her Grafetti Couture clothing line at PLITZS New York City Fashion Week. Twice a year, PLITZS showcases 36 emerging fashion designers during New York Fashion Week. This season 1,300 designers applied.

15 looks from Grafetti’s spring collection was seen by media, fashionistas and buyers inside NYC’s historical Warwick Hotel. At the show, Fisher was interviewed by ChannelTV and Fashion World Magazine. Afterwards, some attendees purchased Grafetti clothes.

“I wasn’t nervous. I was excited that I was given this opportunity. Ever since I’ve been designing it has been my dream to come to New York to present my clothes during New York Fashion Week,” says Fisher, an 8th grader at Bryant Middle School. “The models were easy to work with. It was a big experience. I heard whispers ‘that's that 14 year old fashion designer’ when I walked into the room. That and the fact they loved my clothes made me feel good.”

Last year, Fisher garnered national recognition as the youngest fashion designer, at age 13, to ever show at a fashion week when she debuted Grafetti at Little Rock Fashion Week 2011. Since LRFW 2011, Fisher’s designs have been featured in numerous fashion shows and fashion weeks. PLITZS producers researched Fisher, located her Grafetti brand at LittleRockFashionWeek.com and contacted Fisher about its opportunity. This summer, Fisher’s fall/winter Grafetti Couture collection, along with the brands by several top local, national and international fashion designers will be featured at Little Rock Fashion Week 2012, which will be held July 16-21.

To learn more about Fisher and Grafetti visit Grafetti03.com. To find out more about LRFW or how you can be involved, visit LittleRockFashionWeek.com or send an e-mail to info@littlerockfashionweek.com.