WASHINGTON, DC (April 07, 2011) – Plastics Make it Possible® has partnered with celebrity fashion stylist, writer and television personality George Kotsiopoulos to launch a year-long series of videos and exclusive online content which showcases the innovative uses of plastics in fashion design and accessories currently found in retail stores and on the runway.
The first video of the George’s “Stylist Corner” series can be viewed today on PlasticsMakeitPossible.com/stylistscorner. This first video highlights the latest spring and summer trends from teeny bikinis and dazzling day-to-night looks, to rain coats and wellies that keep you dry and fashionable. In addition to the video, George has written about his favorite looks and designers of the season.
“I’ve worked with designers and clothes for years, and even I was amazed at how plastics truly make many of today’s fashion trends better, from improving fit and durability, to lending flexibility and form to just about any creative look designers can come up with,” said Kotsiopoulos. “I’m excited to work with Plastics Make it Possible® to talk about how plastics encourage designers’ creativity and allow stylists, like me, to create looks that are trend-setting, chic, affordable and even eco-friendly.”
George began his career in the Style department at The New York Times Magazine where he worked for over eight years as a fashion associate and then moved on to become the market editor and producer for photo shoots all over the world with celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Salma Hayek and Gwen Stefani among many others. Soon after, George expanded his career with a styling business for celebrities including: Kristen Stewart, Katy Perry, Julianne Moore, Heidi Klum, Eva Longoria and Anne Hathaway. George is currently the co-host of E! Entertainment’s hit weekly television series “Fashion Police” with Joan Rivers. Additionally, George serves as the style editor at large at C Magazine and a frequent contributor to The Hollywood Reporter.
“We’re delighted to partner with George Kotsiopoulos and to showcase plastic’s prominent role in a wide variety of this season’s hottest looks,” said Steve Russell, vice president, plastics, for the American Chemistry Council. “With George’s expertise and influence, the video series and one-of-a-kind content will give consumers an inside look at the fashions that plastics make possible every season.”
Plastics are used to make a wide variety of fashionable wear, from undergarments to accessories; from shoes, jewelry, and club-ready tees to red carpet-ready dresses. These innovative materials and fashion-forward looks will be showcased regularly on PlasticsMakeitPossible.com/stylistscorner throughout 2011.
About Plastics Make it Possible®
Plastics Make it Possible® highlights the many ways plastics inspire innovations that improve our lives, solve big problems and help us design a safer, more promising future. This initiative is sponsored by the plastics industries of the American Chemistry Council. For more information, visit www.plasticsmakeitpossible.com and follow us @plasticpossible on Twitter at www.twitter.com/plasticpossible.
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