NEW YORK, NY – (January 25, 2017): Carlton Jones is making moves like no one before him. His recent return from Harbin Fashion Week 2017 has placed him in the fashion books of firsts, as the first American to show at the Chinese fashion capitol. His show resort inspired trans-seasonal collection took the “Ice City by storm.
Harbin Fashion Week, which was held in Xicheng Red Square, is an expansive five-day fashion festival featuring over 100 designers held in China’s first fashion capitol. The stunningly produced event is considered one of Asia’s most international, and was held January 13-18th. Jones was even more elated to be awarded the Most Marketable Brand Award, assuring him that his international inspirations were well received on the other side of the globe.
Cedric Turk, the Executive Vice-President of a leading international luxury brand was delighted the blossoming designer was awarded such an esteemed title saying, “of all the designers showing during Harbin Fashion Week 2017, the refreshing spirit and curation of Carlton Jones’ collection totally deserved this award.”
“It’s an honor to be the first representative of the US among such world renowned talents. Sharing the stage with some of Asia’s fashion legends has been an honor I’ll never forget. The award was simply the icing on an already incredible experience,” stated Jones.
About Carlton Jones
A native of Wilmington, North Carolina; Carlton Jones relocated to New York in 1990, turning heads early in his career as a stylist, when he began to transform the image of hard rapper Queen Latifah into the beautiful songstress we know today.
Almost two decades later, Carlton Jones has served an image consultant a Fashion Editor, Style Director, and costume designer.
Most recently Carlton has combined his love of fashion and style with the elation received from traveling to some of the most breathtaking destinations imaginable. The genesis of his eponymous resort inspired collection utilizes his experience dressing an expansive range of clientele and body types ranging from Halle Barry and Erykah Badu to Aretha Franklin and Michele Obama.!
Carlton has incorporated his fondness for relaxed fluidity, sensual fabrics, color and print, with a seasoned ability to forgive and accentuate. Carlton Jones aesthetic behind his design philosophy is that “resort isn’t just a destination: it’s a feeling.”