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Styles of Imagination fashion show set for NBA All-Star Weekend

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Styles of Imagination fashion show is scheduled to take place during NBA All-Star Weekend.

The event is 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19. NBA All-Star events take place Feb. 18-20, with the game on Sunday, Feb. 20.

The show – hosted by veteran Cleveland fashion designer Diane Linston – is set to take place at Embassy Suites, 3775 Park East Dr., Beachwood.

Emcee is scheduled to be radio personality Rickey Smiley.

Linston – who owns boutiques in Cleveland and Beachwood – is bringing in more than a dozen designers from all over the world to showcase their collections. From Atlanta to Africa and many from Cleveland, designers cover a range of locations and styles, including:

• Jonathan Anderson, Puerto Rico

• Hiari Strong, Atlanta

• Willette Battle, Huntsville, Alabama

• Theresa Jones, Milwaukee

• Kayla Wright, Visions of Drama

• Natural Roots Collection

• Luther Parker, Haberdashery by Lue

• Adia Love (Rahamel Hughes)

• Porshia Banks, Porshia Designs Collection Sweet Nothing’s Boutique

• Ashton Hall Collection (James Moss)

To end the show, Linston will showcase N.G.U. Designs by Diane Linston.

Cost is $65 via Eventbrite and includes hors d’oeuvres and more than two dozen vendors. The $100 VIP tickets, which include a meet-and-greet with Smiley, have sold out.

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