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Ex-Viking Ray Edward launches 1050 Modeling

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Photos: Lana SpencerA fresh take on what's new was shown in high style at the 1050 Modeling Launch and Fashion Event.

Pictured: Ray Edwards, founder of ‘1050 Modeling’, wearing his own clothing line, ‘True Ink

Ray Edwards, creator of the True Ink clothing line, gathered collections from a variety of designers such as Jones Select Custom Clothiers, Studiiyo 23, Sina Y. Design Collection and Moon Daisy Vintage, and showcased their pieces on beautiful models wearing the latest designs for every season.


The models' hair was done by Diondre Wallace of Tangled Salons.

The "Dare to B Different" contest among designers at the end of the evening charged the already electrifying evening to a new level of fun. The music, food and complete ambiance of the event held at the upscale Le Meridian Chambers Hotel in downtown Minneapolis was a place for socializing, networking and an exciting show. This red carpet event, produced by The Fashion Connect and filmed by Mind of the Peeps featuring AT Productions, launched the 1050 Modeling campaign to the nation in a very classy way.

Other designers showcased within the evening were Taking Flight and K Lynn's with jewelry by Premium Divas & Co.

Edwards, a former Minnesota Viking (now an Atlanta Falcon), said he went into fashion design because he wanted to wear progressive clothing, not always retro gear. His clothing line, True Ink is an athletic apparel line that is stylish and comfortable. His designs also feature inspirational sayings to help refocus the values of the consumer.

One of Edwards' own core valuesPhotos: Lana Spenceris to help others.

Through 1050 Modeling, a community-based web portal (http://www.rayedwardsjr.com/), Edwards wants to provide a platform where stylists, designers, models and others in the fashion world can meet and discuss the latest trends, bounce around ideas and share their latest creations with others in the industry.
 

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