NWA Fashion Week – THE GALA – March 2nd @ 21c Hotel Museum

The gala at 21C was the official kickoff of the new & improved NWA Fashion Week. Guests dressed to the nines and mingled in the beautiful event space of the Bentonville hotel.

At first, the crowd enjoyed specialty cocktails and funky sounds from DJ Matthew Boles. Then the second room was opened to reveal various pop-up photoshoots, hair & makeup stations and models upon models. 40/29’s Allison Wise and Yuna Lee hosted the evening and introduced the evening’s performances. The first was a special set of classical works performed by Sophia-Odelia Bauer and Christian David Serrano-Torres set to the backdrop of a never-before-seen 25 minute video from the NWAFW Marie Antoinette photo editorial, put together by videographer Jessica Whalen.

Robin Atkinson, NWAFW’s CEO & creative director spoke and introduced a few up and coming designers to the crowd and detailed the mission, vison, and values of NWA Fahsion Week moving forward.

Then Chicago based duo Jason Maek and Zaena performed their newest album ‘Fashion Week’ with a backdrop of glitched images created by a local artist. The night was brought to a close by the guests joining the in the photoshoots, mixing, mingling and dancing with the models, stylists and photographers.