Purina ONE® showed the world how to really work the runway, turning heads at the 2013 FALL/WINTER NEW YORK FASHION WEEK at New York City’s LINCOLN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS with cats on leashes during the 2013 FALL/WINTER TRACY REESE Collection Show this past Sunday.
As part of the PURINA ONE brand cat food’s TRUE NATURE™ OF CATS MOVEMENT and the launch of PURINA ONE® SMARTBLEND® HEALTHY METABOLISM™ WET AND DRY FORMULAS, Purina ONE joined forces with cat (and animal) lover, TRACY REESE, in challenging misconceptions about cats, beginning with the idea they can’t be leash-trained.
Since the dawn of time, cats were domesticated against their will and, even now, it still can be hard for them to live according to their true nature while living in our world. So Purina ONE is examining how to awaken your cat’s true nature and enrich their life at home every day. By studying African wildcats, believed to be the closest ancestor to the domestic cat, Purina ONE identified several ways to help your cat be who she was born to be, including the right activity and proper nutrition. This was the inspiration behind the new HEALTHY METABOLISM WET AND DRY FORMULAS, which are specially formulated for the changing nutritional needs of spayed and neutered cats.
All PURINA ONE® SMARTBLEND® HEALTHY METABOLISM™ formulas contain real meat, fish or poultry, along with dual defense antioxidants and Omega-6 fatty acids. The products are formulated to give cats the taste they love and the nutrition they need, with Targeted nutrition formulas optimized for your cat’s lifestyle, providing balanced nutrition for each life stage.
“The True Nature of Cats movement is about letting our cats be who they were born to be by providing proper nutrition and enriching experiences,” said NIDA BOCKERT, Purina ONE spokesperson. “For example, leash training is a great way to incorporate activity into your cat’s life and give them an enriched experience, and we showed that in a big way at Fashion Week.”
TRACY REESE, one of the industry’s most talented designers, is the perfect partner for this unique event. With clients like FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA and partnerships with some of the biggest brands, Miss Reese is a mainstay in America’s fashion industry. Along with her flagship store in New York, you can find her lines at retailers including BERGDORF GOODMAN, BLOOMINGDALE’S and NORDSTROM.
Even better, her 2013 fall/winter collection, from where I was sitting in the venue, was a critical success with the fashion critics and an even bigger success with the other members of the audience at the show. The fashion industry bible, Women’s Wear Daily, wrote that she “deliver[ed] lots of great effortless looks that veered more edgy that past collections…Also appealing were the loose sweatshirts and sweaters paired with little flippy skirts, while her sequined frocks added a bit of nighttime glam.”
“As a designer, I draw inspiration from everything around me, including cats,” she said. “I loved the idea of incorporating cats into the runway show; cats have a lot of energy, which was the perfect complement to the models and my new line.”