NWA Fashion Week | September 20 – 22 | 2018

THURSDAY 9.20.18 |   THE IDLE CLASS BLACK APPLE AWARDS

                                         AAFF STUDENT DESIGNER SHOWCASE

NWA Fashion Week kicks off with a new addition to the line up! To announce a new partnership, NWA Fashion Week is hosting The Idle Class Magazine’s Black Apple Awards as the opening night of Fashion Week, along with a new addition, the Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum Student Designer Showcase.

 

The Black Apple awards is an annual online voting competition that honors Arkansas artists in 15 categories including maker, fashion designer, cocktail, chef, brewery, musical group, 2D and 3D artist, and more. We’ll be announcing the winners during the opening night of NWA Fashion Week this Fall.

 

To open the evening we’ll be hosting the first ever Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum Student Designer Showcase. This program brings student designers from across the state of Arkansas to participate the NWA Fashion Week runway shows. This program is brought to the runway through the AAFF Educational Pilot Program, a series of student opportunities and educational programs made possible by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation.

 

EVENT LINE UP:

Events Emcee’d by Sunshine Broder and Branden Lee from 104.9

Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum | Student Designer Showcase

Dasia Rose (Arkansas Fashion School)
Robbie’s Era (Arkansas Fashion School)
SkyBlue by Abby Alba (Arkansas Fashion School)
Sara Wilson (University of Arkansas AMPD)
Jam (University of Arkansas AMPD)
Cottonistas (University of Arkansas AMPD)

The Idle Class | Black Apple Awards

Featuring: 2017 Black Apple Award Winning Fashion Designer, Rosie Rose Designer (Prairie Grove)

Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese Designer Runway Show

Musical Guests

Of.Faces, Rhae Rhae, Dazz & Brie

Special Performances

Sawlah Tepes

FRIDAY 9.21.18 | NWA FASHION WEEK RUNWAY SHOWS

NWAFW – THE SHOWS will be a night of Designer and Boutique Runway Showcases. Bringing in talent from across the state, this year’s line up is not to be missed!

RUNWAY LINE UP:

Exclusive Company (Fayetteville)
MarleyMack Unique Boutique and Gifts (Fayetteville)
Felix Bui (Austin)
Don Morphy (Dallas)
Elizabeth Koerner (Bentonville)
Fox Trot Boutique (Fayetteville)
Damned 2 Divine (Fayetteville)
Hubbard Clothing Co. (Fayetteville / Bentonville)
Houndstooth Press (Fayetteville)
Posh Boutique (Fayetteville)
INKJNK ft. Gean Lee (Bentonville)

 

 

SATURDAY 9.22.18 | NWA FASHION WEEK RUNWAY SHOWS

 

NWAFW – THE SHOWS will be a night of Designer and Boutique Runway Showcases. Bringing in talent from across the state, this year’s line up is not to be missed!

RUNWAY LINE UP:

A. Brook’s Designs and Apparel (Fayetteville)
Richie Clark Clothing (Little Rock)
Style Invy (Fayetteville)
christianMICHAEL (Kansas City)
Herron Hats (Little Rock)
A’Lyece Lenae Designs (Little Rock)
Hubbard Clothing Co. (Fayetteville / Bentonville)
RGene featuring O’Faolain (Little Rock)
Ellen Elaine (Fayetteville)
22nd Element Clothing & Accessories (Little Rock)

NWA FASHION WEEK is dedicated to showcasing the creativity and talent in the fashion and design community from NWA Arkansas and across the state. Ticket sales from this event help fund the development and production of opportunities for creative producers in fashion and design in Northwest Arkansas.

A huge thank you to our sponsors for helping us bring fashion in Arkansas to a whole new level!

 

Sponsors

Cosmetics Partner: COVERGIRL
Venue Partner: Jett Aircraft
Production Partner: JTH Productions
Live Music Partner: Bike Rack Records
Ticketing Partner: Stubs.net
Media Sponsors: KNWA, Fox 24, Power 105.7, 94.9 Radio Jon/Deek, KXNA- 104.9 The X
Diamond Sponsors: Citiscapes Magazine, KFB Events, Bike Rack Brewing
Platinum Sponsors: 3W Magazine, BLK BOX
Gold Sponsors: Danielson Law Firm, Swetnam Cosmetic Surgery, Norman Forestry, LLC
Silver Sponsors: AMP Sign & Banner/NWA Sign Factory, Star 101.5, 96.7 Coyote, Janelle’s Apothetique, Leisurlist, Nothing Bundt Cakes
Bronze Sponsors: Uptown Eyes, Springwoods Center for Women, KUAF, Secondhand Smoke BBQ, Salon Service Group, McDonald Eye Associates, Mount Sequoyah
Friend of Fashion: Blake Joseph Sandridge Agency- Farmers Insurance


 

Proceeds from NWA Fashion Week Support The Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum, a non-profit organization  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 & 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 community in Arkansas. Within this mission, the Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum pursues three main areas of programming:

  • ●  Providing educational workshops, classes and panel discussions for both fashion professionals and the public to increase understanding of the art of fashion.

  • ●  Providing educational scholarships and production grants to aspiring fashion designers.

  • ●  Providing educational mentorship opportunities for aspiring photographers, models, hair stylists, makeup artists, videographers and other aspiring professionals to work with established professionals in an educational environment for the development and enhancement of professional skills and knowledge.

Each season the Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum dedicates 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.