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DESIGNERS

The Arkansas Arts and Fashion Forum was founded in 2017 with the hope of providing a central location for creative producers in Arkansas to find professional development resources, creative inspiration, and a community of support.

The mission of the Arkansas Arts and Fashion Forum is to provide educational opportunities and professional support for aspiring avant-garde fashion designers, artists, and other creative professionals who are committed to building a vibrant and inspired creative fashion community in Arkansas.

Each season AAFF dedicates its time and resources to ensuring that designers based in the state of Arkansas are able to participate in NWA Fashion Week, ensuring visibility to their brands and professional development opportunities toward the goal of establishing a thriving fashion industry in our state.

Interested in showcasing your work on the runway or in an editorial? Complete the application below by July 1, 2019 to be reviewed by Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum’s Selection Committee that chooses designers to present a runway collection.

 

Designer Application Fall 2019

 

contact@arkansasfashion.org

MODELS

NWAFW relies on locally based individuals with a unique look to help us showcase fashion trends on the runway and in editorial photography. We strive to be inclusive and conscious of promoting body diversity and body positive images. Fashion is aspirational, but also believe it should be achievable. Uniqueness, style, and personality are elements we seek out in our models. 

Interested in participating on the runway or in editorials? Send us a few images from your portfolio along with a short statement about yourself. Please include your height, weight, dress/pant size, shoe size and eye color. Let us know what kind of opportunities you are interested in and what your availability is like. Please include “Model Info” and either “Runway”, “Editorial”, or both in the subject line of your email.

modelnwafw@gmail.com 

PHOTOGRAPHERS

NWAFW is always looking for emerging or established talent interested in fashion photography. We hope to work with innovative and artistic individuals with a deep interest in, and knowledge of, the latest fashion trends, as well as the history of fashion, art and fashion photography.

Photographers interested in collaborating with NWAFW should reach out to us with a set of images showcasing your work either in fashion or portrait photography. Include a statement about your vision and what kind of projects you are interested in. Let us know your typical rate – though we are currently only working on a pro-bono basis – it is important for us to keep records of donated time. Please include “Photographer Info” in the subject line of the email. You can reach out to our Creative Director of Photography directly at photo.nwafw@gmail.com

Videographers interested in working with NWA Fashion Week should contact our Creative Director of Videography, Jessica Whalen, at video.nwafw@gmail.com

BOUTIQUES

The fashion community of NWA is made so much better by our unique and creative local boutiques. NWAFW is committed to supporting the businesses located in our backyard by shopping local and showcasing local retailers in our creative endeavors. We offer runway and editorial opportunities to local boutiques that partner local talent with local products to highlight the fashion and style trends of our area.

Boutiques interested in working with the NWAFW team should send us an email with a little bit of info about your store. Please include a short statement about your personal style vision and some information on what kinds of projects you would like to pursue. Please contact our Creative Director directly at robin@nwafw.com – please list “Boutique Info” in the subject line of the email.

Boutique Fall 2019 Entry Packet

HAIR AND MAKE UP ARTISTS

NWAFW is always looking for emerging or established Hair and Make Up talent. We hope to work with innovative and artistic individuals with a deep interest in, and knowledge of, the latest fashion trends, as well as the history of fashion, art and fashion photography.

Hair and Make Up Artists interested in collaborating with NWAFW should reach out to us with a set of images showcasing your work either in fashion or photography styling. Include a statement about your vision and what kind of projects you are interested in. Let us know your typical rate – though we are currently only working on a pro-bono basis – it is important for us to keep records of donated time. Please include “HMU Info” in the subject line of the email.

Make Up Artists: contact makeup.nwafw@gmail.com 

Hair Stylists: contact hair.nwafw@gmail.com

VOLUNTEERS

Don’t fit into any of the above categories? Perfect – we are always in need of people to help facilitate our events. Bloggers, movers, shakers. Whatever your interest, just let us know how you want to help!

Send us an email telling us what you want to do. Let us know your area of interest, experience or expertise. Please include “Volunteer Info” in the subject line of the email.

volunteer.nwafw@gmail.com 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Interested in supporting all the hard work that goes into building NWAFW? Jump over to our Sponsorship Opportunities page to find out how.

our community

Northwest Arkansas is an extremely generous community, and we are excited to build opportunities for local designers, brands and boutiques.