SOURCE: Define My Style

Define My Style

June 01, 2012 09:29 ET

Isaac Mizrahi to Serve as Master of Design, Inspire Teens During 2012 Summer of Style Program

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jun 1, 2012) - Define My Style and Isaac Mizrahi New York are partnering to launch the 2012 Summer of Style program for fashion-loving teens and young women.

The six-week Summer of Style program presents participants with the opportunity to learn more about the fashion industry by engaging in structured creative activities and collaborating with others in a mix of virtual, social, and traditional projects. The progressive self-discovery activities will lead toward the creation of the participants' individual fall look. A variety of high-profile fashion professionals will help to lead the programming.

Inspired by the talent of the Define My Style community, this virtual series invites even more young women across the country to participate in programming in the format and at the times that best suit their active and connected lifestyles. With the growing teen interest in fashion, some cities offer weeklong local fashion camps. Summer of Style is free, six times longer and extremely interactive, with all of the resources of the Internet behind it, including access to one of America's top designers, Isaac Mizrahi.

In the tradition of a master class, Isaac Mizrahi himself will serve as Summer of Style's Master of Design, leading the girls through weekly inspirational videos and providing feedback to some lucky participants.

"I have always believed in the power and confidence of women," said Mizrahi. "Summer of Style gives me the opportunity to help instill confidence in young women who are just beginning to understand their personal style and power."

Kristine Sturgeon, CEO, Define My Style, says, "I am thrilled that Isaac Mizrahi is lending his time and expertise to the program. Isaac is an international fashion icon; he combines timeless high style with approachability. Today's aspiring young women intuitively embrace the styles that Isaac has so seamlessly integrated."

This is the second annual Summer of Style fashion program presented by Define My Style. Registration is live at http://www.definemystyle.com/summer_of_style. The program begins June 11 and will run through July 27.

About Isaac Mizrahi New York
Designing his first collection in 1987, Isaac's designs have become synonymous with New York Fashion and timeless, cosmopolitan style. He has been awarded four CFDA awards, including a special award in 1996 for the groundbreaking documentary "Unzipped." He has dressed some of the most influential women in the world, including Oprah Winfrey, Audrey Hepburn, Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep and Hillary Clinton. After a groundbreaking partnership with Target, Isaac has gone on to launch a lifestyle collection on QVC, the television shopping channel followed by the launch of Isaac Mizrahi New York in fall 2012. In addition to his design background, audiences have come to know Isaac through his numerous media appearances and his role as head judge on Lifetime's "Project Runway: All Stars."

About Define My Style
Define My Style's mission is to inspire creativity, collaboration and courage in the next generation of designers, fashionistas and entrepreneurs. Members are able to choose the role they want to engage in social commerce, including buyer, designer, marketer, critic, and influencer of products. With a growing and robust community of more than 50,000 young women and a strong network of industry partners, Define My Style offers the tools and connections to bring ideas to life.

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