|WILBUR with MODELS DEE DEE, SAFIYAH, AND SAM|
|WILBUR, VLADA, ASHANTI, & ALEXANDRE GERTSMAN|
|THE BEAUTIFUL CROWD AT THE SUPERWOMAN LAUNCH|
|KYM HAMPTON (FORMER WNBA STAR) & DAUGHTER ARIELLE, WILBUR|
|GWEN DEVOE (FULL-FIGURED FASHION WEEK FOUNDER), WILBUR|
|SAFIYAH & SAM MODEL WILBUR|
|ALLIE McG, CHRISTINA, TASHA, AND DEE DEE MODEL WILBUR|
I could share ALL the background details involved with putting together my launch event during New York Fashion Week. Pulling all nighters, loading up the SUV, and picking up all the supplies are commonplace. And those tidbits are just plain dull. But I am always humbled by the obstacles and validated by the smallest victories. Being able to hold the presentation at such a grand space with about 100 people attending was surreal. Because you don't know if anyone is really going to show up. And if it's only your family in attendance, that can be a little disheartening. Now it's on to the next phase and that means getting the collection into stores. I've been casting my net and because of our price point we are reaching out to many of the department stores that carry clothing for the curvy woman. I am not going to disclose who we've targeted just yet, but having the dresses accesible to the consumer is one of the most important components of the business. There simply is no rest for the weary. And I've already begun conceptualizing and sketching the followup collection for Fall 2011. That being said, I still look at the photos from the event and smile as I realize that I think I am finally on the right track. And it feels good.
Peace & Fashion!
ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF HUBERT WILLIAMS AT IMAGESZ OF US.