The first-annual CSMA Summer Showcase will be HOT HOT HOT with a runway presentation and auction of ES Collection‘s swim and active wear. We sat down with this year’s host and one of our favorite fashion-savvy Dallasites, Steve Kemble, about the event. Read on for the scoop!
The Cedar Springs Merchant Association (CSMA) hosts an event every year to fundraise for community causes. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, June 19 at Round-Up Saloon from 8 to 10 p.m. and funds have been earmarked to add lighting and security to The Strip on Cedar Springs for safety reasons. ES Collection Dallas owner and CSMA member, Chris Lynch has a passion for his community that Steve Kemble admires and takes seriously. For this year’s CSMA Showcase, nearly every merchant on the Cedar Springs strip will be bringing something to the table! Runway designs and auction items will be provided by ES Collection Dallas, Outlines, and Skivvies, with our favorite runway coach/producer Willie Johnson behind the scenes. Legendary Dallas floral designer Shane Walker of Shane Walker Designs has also generously donated a table arrangement to be auctioned off for the beneficiary. Chris tells us that he would also love to paint a rainbow crosswalk in the area, we’re hoping his technicolor dreams will come true!
“I have so much respect for his passion to make the neighborhood better and, more importantly, safer. I just couldn’t say no when [he] contacted me!” Kemble shared with us in regards to being a part of the showcase this year
The sassy lifestyle guru and radio personality on 103.7 KVIL described the event as fun, energetic, and the place to be seen, and ES Collection’s fun and tastefully sexy aesthetic definitely fits the bill. If he could say anything about the luxury menswear brand, “LOVE!” is what comes to mind for Kemble.
“Skivvies, Outlines, and ES Collection Dallas will show the hottest summer styles on the runway,” said Chris. “Outlines and ES Collection will focus on the casual styles with Skivvies bringing out more fun and outrageous items!”
ES Collection is a brand that prides itself on customer service and quality goods; the luxury brand’s presentation can be expected to deliver that same philosophy. Sexy swimwear, speedos, and interesting active wear designs amidst a head-turning lineup of models can be expected for the runway show, where the looks will be presented and, later, auctioned off. While a great attraction, the runway show, and auction will help raise funds to benefit the Cedar Springs neighborhood. A wonderful cause to keep this Dallas neighborhood safe and beautiful, the CSMA showcase feeds ES Collection Dallas owner and Cedar Springs Merchant Association member, Chris’ passion for his community.
There are more of surprises in store, and the runway show and auction are just a teaser. We can look forward to seeing ES Collection and many other sights at this year’s showcase. This year’s CSMA Showcase is free and open to the public. To purchase a VIP table, which includes four seats, food, and first dibs on auction items, call (214) 522-9611. VIP Tables are $150 each and more information about the event can be found here.
Image 1 courtesy of Steve Kemble. All other images courtesy of ES Collection Dallas.