HOBOKEN – Get ready to strut your stuff, Hudson County, because the second annual New Jersey Fashion Week will be held at Hoboken’s W Hotel from Oct. 9 to Oct. 13.
The event was founded last year by Donnella Tilery, who was on hand at the W Hotel on Tuesday with sponsors and celebrities such as famous hair designer and Hoboken native Eric “Alt” Altomare, Chris Nirschel of Next Food Network Star, and Olympic boxer Eric Kelly.
“Alt” reflected on when he was a child, playing near the waterfront when the now-developed Sinatra Drive had piers and shipyards.
He added that he will also host a runway show on Oct. 9 at 9 p.m. that is “carnival themed” and will have many celebrities taking part in the event.
The events will be held at the W Hotel in Hoboken (225 River St.).
Mayor Dawn Zimmer said that she and some other elected officials will be walking during one of the fashion show events.
Ticket sales will benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure North Jersey Affiliate, described on their web site as “ the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists.”
New Jersey Fashion Week “provides international designers and trend-setting brands the opportunity to showcase their seasonal collections at upscale venues in the state of New Jersey,” according to a release.
For more information, visit http://newjerseyfashionweek.yolasite.com/.
Check out some photos from the event on Tuesday above. -- Ray Smith