(April 17, 2012, NY, NY) - The Fashion Reporter, online magazine for all things fashion, and parent company, Fashion and Football, will produce an unforgettable fashion show during NFL Draft Week. Professional as well as college football players including Nick Folk (NY Jets), Justin Tryon (NY Giants), Ramses Barden (NY Giants), Aaron Maybin (NY Jets), Matthew Rice (NFL vet), Akwasi Owosu-Ansah (Jaguars), Josh Norman (Top 10 NFL Draft candidate), Kashif Moore (UCONN Draft Candidate), Evan Rodriguez (Temple NFL Draft Candidate), fashion socialite, Karim Ramos and notable fashion editors, will all model suits by Eredi Pisano, an Italian clothing company specializing in fine garments as well as made to measure suits. “We are excited about our partnership with Fashion and Football and look forward to this highly anticipated annual event”, says Kenny Frimpong, Brand and Lifestyle Consultant at Eredi Pisano. The Grammy Award winning stylist, Eric Santiago along with The Glam Squad will outfit participating players in some of the most impressive pieces from Pisano's collection including wool suits done with suede elbow patches to tomato red oxford style shoes along with an array of vivid roped belts done in Italian leather finished off with silk pocket squares and must-have ties.
The event will take place on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 from 7pm-10pm at Audi Forum New York City located at 250 Park Avenue at 47th Street. The space itself is a multi-function showroom designed to educate customers on Audi products (more information at During this highly anticipated gala, the 6,400 square foot space will be transformed into a sports and fashion mecca filled with professional athletes who will model suits from Eredi Pisano’s Spring Summer 2012 collection which is now available at their store located at 520 Madison Avenue, in the heart of retail luxury. “It is such a pleasure to work with such exclusive, top tier brands such as Pisano who is a member of the Italian Trade Commission as well as Audi of America and via this relationship, we hope to spread brand awareness and capture the attention of ballplayers who are required to wear suits after their games and be seen in the hottest cars” says Priscilla Monteiro, producer for Fashion and Football and founder of The Fashion Reporter.
Audi Forum will provide the perfect space for this annual event in showcasing their line of exciting automobiles from the R8, A8, A7 and A6 models. Guests can also look forward to fine cuisine provided by Contornos Restaurant in midtown Manhattan offering a five-star menu that embodies an Italian Sunday family dinner. Their signature Italian dishes include lasagna, Buccatini, Macherroni, Pesca di Mare, and Organic chicken, not to mention a heavenly brunch menu selection. In addition, Peroni Nastro Azzurro – the world’s number one premium Italian beer – will offer crisp, stylish, Italian refreshments. In essence, a taste of Italy will meet Football Game Day in a stylish, yet unconventional manner in one of the fashion capitols of the world.
VIP guests will join The Fashion Reporter backstage with an action packed gifting lounge sponsored by Rugby USA, Princess London Shoes, Katy Richards Jewels, Staff Arm Candy, and Miss Jessie's who will also be providing grooming essentials for professional athletes to walk in the show. "It is important for us to also educate men about our products as well as sharing products for them to upkeep their own hair in between barber visits which is why we felt a need to partner on this event for the second year in a row" says Miko Branch, co-founder of Miss Jessie's.
As we congratulate the incoming draftees, we would like to balance out the festivities by spotlighting and supporting former NFL player, Matthew Rice and his partner in art, Aaron Maybin of the NY Jets for using their position in the NFL to make a difference and give back to those in need via the Blu Art Foundation and the Aaron Maybin Foundation. Artist, Matthew Rice's incredulous ability to overcome life's obstacles has transcended onto canvas through subtly blended, yet intense oil and watercolor brush strokes. Matthew and Aaron are committed to bringing a greater appreciation to the arts through their individual and collective art efforts. To learn more on what Matthew and Aaron are doing to transcend and empower the arts, visit and
About Fashion and Football - A subsidiary company of The Fashion Reporter, intended to be an online magazine providing the most relevant, quality content for admirers of fashion and football, including latest news, trends, and inside scoop. Fashion and Football acts as a lifestyle source, dedicated to highlighting and helping to mold the expanding culture of gentleman that appreciate and live between both cultures of traditional American football and men’s fashion. Bridging the gap between two previously opposing worlds, F&F is positioning itself to be the leading lifestyle brand in its category.
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