As eye-popping and bootylicious as the shapely models at the Girls Rule! fashion show may be, it’s likely that some onlookers and photographers won’t be staring at the runway. They’ll be looking at ‘NSYNC’s Chris Kirkpatrick, who will be debuting his FuMan Skeeto spring and summer sportswear clothing lines at the February 11 event.
While Kirkpatrick has previously shown the garments on “TRL” and at Planet Hollywood in New York’s Times Square, this marks the first time the clothing will be modeled at a major fashion event.
Girls Rule!, a show sponsored by Teen magazine, will take place at 6 p.m. at the Puck Building in SoHo, and will mark the beginning of New York Fashion Week, an event where the world’s top designers flock to the Big Apple to showcase their latest lines.
Kirkpatrick will unveil his casual line of urban-inspired women’s streetwear with an Asian influence at the event. He’ll be on hand making sure all the clothes fit the models properly, and working with the principals of his fashion company to ensure the event runs smoothly, said deputy editor of Teen Matthew Dakotah, who’s helping to coordinate.
Last year, City High opened Girls Rule! with a live performance, and in the next week, Teen will announce the music act that will play this year’s event, Dakotah said.
Kirkpatrick launched FuMan Skeeto two years ago, and the line is now available in Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Eaton’s stores, in addition to many smaller specialty stores in North America. The company’s logo is a mosquito with a Fu Manchu mustache.