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DSW Debuts At New York Fashion Week

September 11, 2015
By PRN NewsWire

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW) made its New York Fashion Week debut last night, sponsoring the Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion runway show, which took place at Pier 59 Studios.

Each of the designers in the Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion show featured their Spring 2016 collections with shoes from DSW. The three finalists Ada + Nick, House of Cannon by Annie Cannon-Brookes, and Daniel Silverstain selected from DSW’s vast in-store collections. Styles featured included DSW customer favorites: the white high top sneakers, steel toe work boots, and white platform sandals. In the DSW spirit of catering to their shoppers first, all styles on the runway will be available online and select retail locations across the country.

The Gen Art sponsorship is in the spirit of DSW’s current advertising campaign, which embraces authenticity by capturing individuals in their everyday lives. Starting with the launch of the spring campaign, fifteen talented photographers were tapped to travel across eight states where they photographed over two hundred people. Each person photographed has a story about what shoes mean to them and their story is meant to unfold in real time through DSW’s owned channels.

Camille Merkle, Director, Brand Engagement comments,”At DSW we believe in the power of shoes and understand that shoes bring out something great from within. The time was right for us to join the New York Fashion Week conversation and we welcome the opportunity to showcase DSW’s vast assortment on the runway. Gen Art introduces us to designers who are at the beginning of their career and we are excited to be a part of the organization’s 20(th) Anniversary event.”

About DSW Inc.: DSW Inc. is a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer that offers a wide selection of brand name and designer dress, casual and athletic footwear and accessories for women, men and kids. As of August 11, 2015, DSW operates 449 stores in 42 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and operates an e-commerce site,, and a mobile website, DSW also supplies footwear to 374 locations in the United States under the Affiliated Business Group. For store locations and additional information about DSW, visit

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