Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014
Co-Produced by: Neiman Marcus Union Square
Venue: The Fairmont San Francisco
Time: Cocktail Reception at 11am, followed by a Runway Show and Luncheon with a live auction and raffle.
Runway Show: Spring 2014 Collection Curated by Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing
2014 Fashion Show Chair
Patricia M. Rock
Photo: Courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Ken Downing is fashion director and senior vice president of American luxury specialty store Neiman Marcus. He oversees women’s and men’s trends, managing a team of fashion editors in the company’s New York office, and directing 200 merchants in Dallas on what is fashionable and what to buy for each season. He represents Neiman Marcus in the media and at major fashion events, and is the definitive tastemaker, stylist, and arbiter of fashion for Neiman Marcus. He resides in Dallas and is a connoisseur of 20th century contemporary furniture and art.
Downing began his career with luxury retailer I. Magnin and held various creative positions in visual planning and fashion. He joined Neiman Marcus in October 1989 as the fashion coordinator at the Los Angeles store. His overall challenge was to create a distinctive fashion image for Neiman Marcus. With Downing's direction, the design of windows, the interior design of the store and special events were re-invented as he created the luxurious L.A. style for Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills. Through various roles in corporate visual and corporate public relations, he has helped direct the overall creative look and public image of Neiman Marcus stores and products.
Over the course of his career, Downing has appeared as a fashion industry expert on many local and nationally televised programs, including the Oprah Winfrey Show, E! Entertainment, Fox News, The Rachel Zoe Project, and Project Runway All Stars.
Meet Ken Downing immediately following the fashion show at Neiman Marcus Union Square and view their Spring 2014 Collections.
Fashion Show ticket prices start at $350. To purchase tickets, download the RSVP form.