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September 08, 2010 17:00 ET

Technology Is the New Black: Designer Simon Spurr and Cisco to Showcase Latest Trends Marrying Fashion and Technology at New York Fashion Week

Simon Spurr Hosting Runway Show Preview via Free Video WebEx Event on Sept. 9

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - September 8, 2010) -  Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO)

WHAT:
Luxury menswear fashion designer Simon Spurr and Cisco will demonstrate the latest trends at the intersection of fashion and technology during New York Fashion Week, Sept. 9-16.

Simon Spurr will host a discussion with fans about his upcoming clothing line prior to its debut at Fashion Week during a free, live Web event via Cisco WebEx™. He will discuss the role that technology has played during the development of his forthcoming line, and will answer questions posed by attendees during a live Q&A session. This event is open to the public, including media and industry followers.

Simon Spurr is leveraging Cisco collaboration technologies to support his growing brand and transform the fashion design process from concept creation to supplier discussions. Creative uses of video include a digital sign in a Saks Fifth Avenue window display that offers passersby a view into his design process and runway footage, and other solutions including Cisco TelePresence™, WebEx® and Flip Video® camcorders that enable Simon Spurr to engage directly with customers and help accelerate his line's time to market. In addition, these tools allow Simon to immerse consumers in his brand as well as provide uncommon access to the designer himself. A post-Fashion Week "week in the life" video will illustrate Simon's design process and preparations for New York Fashion Week.

WHO:

  • Simon Spurr, luxury menswear fashion designer for the SIMON SPURR and SPURR brands, (www.spurr.tv).

WHEN:

  • The live video discussion and Q&A will take place on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m. EDT / 10 a.m. PDT.

WHERE:

  • Fans, reporters, analysts and bloggers are invited to attend the event from the convenience of their PCs via WebEx, Cisco's Web-based video conferencing tool. Attendees must register ahead of the event at: www.webex.com/go/spurr_ma.

  • Those not able to attend live can view a replay online approximately one business day after the event by visiting www.passtheball.com.

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