Urban Gypsy Productions announces the launch of Fashionably Social - an Industry Networking Group

Fashionably Social serves as an industry networking forum for professionals working in fashion, beauty, photography and related lifestyle industries.

Online PR News – 08-January-2013 – New York, NY – Urban Gypsy Productions has been making waves in the fashion industry for the past year and has worked with a number of industry professionals including fashion designers, photographers, bloggers, models, hair stylists and makeup artists. Barbara Koning, aka Urban Gypsy, decided that for 2013, the time is right to create a networking group for those in the industry to meet, socialize and collaborate on upcoming projects as well as attend educational workshops and seminars related to fashion. Using Meetup.com as a platform, the group “Fashionably Social” was born and to date has over 50 members ranging from a pattern maker/textile designer to the founder of a fashion-based Public Relations firm to a social media strategist that specializes in fashion brands, and everything in between.

The first event for the group is an Icebreaker/Meet and Greet that will take place on Monday January 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Fashion 40 Lounge located in the heart of New York’s garment district. “I am very excited about the potential of this group. My vision is to nurture a strong bond between members where we can collaborate on projects, share fashion industry knowledge and get together to socialize in a fun and supportive environment” said Barbara Koning, founder of Urban Gypsy Productions and Group Organizer for Fashionably Social.

Membership for the group is limited to those in the fashion industry. There is no membership fee and interested professionals can sign up at www.meetup.com/fashionably-social.

About Urban Gypsy Productions - Urban Gypsy Productions is a fashion event marketing, production and promotions firm located in New York City. Founder Barbara Koning has over 10 years of marketing and event promotion experience and works with fashion designers to promote runway shows at top nightlife venues in Manhattan. She is also the New York Fashion Events writer for Examiner.com.