Looking Forward to Fall 2020!

URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT

It is with deep regret that we must announce the cancellation of our Spring 2020 runway events. Given the current and rapidly developing situation with the coronavirus, we feel it is no longer possible to pursue our expected level of production while also being able to ensure the safety and well being of all of our participants. 

 

 

We anticipate rolling all content planned for this season into NWA Fashion Week Fall 2020, which has been scheduled for October 23-24 at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. 

 

 

While we are saddened by the need to take these steps, we feel reassured that we will continue to produce groundbreaking creative content under conditions that keep all of our beloved team members, creative producers, and volunteers safe. 

 

 

NWA Fashion Week Fall 2020 will be a record-breaking season, with more content than we have ever programmed, and we will be getting to work immediately to build out the most impressive set of fashion events our state has ever seen. 

 

 

Educational and workshop programming will continue throughout the Spring and Summer at the Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum. If you have any interest in getting involved in either NWA Fashion Week or the Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum, as always, please feel free to reach out to us to connect!

 

 

 

THE FUTURE OF FASHION | FEATURING GABRIELLE KORN, DENISE INCANDELA, DEANAH
BAKER, and JAYNE HARKNESS

Thursday, April 16th| Record, Bentonville

Doors Open at 6:00 PM/Showtime at 6:30 PM| Tickets Range in price from $35-$200

A one of a kind event encompassing The Future of Fashion, featuring 10 brilliant designers’ collections that were developed during this season’s NWAFW Designer Cohort Program. Guest speakers include: Gabrielle Korn, Director of Fashion and Style at Refinery29, Denise Incandela, SVP and Group General Manager of Fashion for Walmart e-commerce, a visionary retail executive who has delivered growth and transformation for brands and luxury and mass retailers for over 20 years, Deanah Baker, Senior VP, General Merchandise Manager Walmart Apparel US and Jayne Harkness, Business Mentor for the Council of Fashion Designers of America. These distinguished guests will speak to current trends in the global fashion conversation and regional impact of fashion on the culture and industry of NWA. This event is presented by The Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum.

 

Runway Shows:

Big Sister
Off the Record
AbVi SkEye
Puro Fantasmo
Marshallese Sewing Class*
Madame L
House of Colby
ETHWES
Exclusive Company
Asserraj Haus of Fashion
Rosie Rose Designer

 

*A Walmart Foundation grant supported AAFF’s work with student designers in the area. A number of these students are showcasing their designs in this evening’s show

 

 

TICKET INFO
** Front Row Seats | $200 | Includes limited edition NWAFW Swag, Exclusive Access to VIP Lounge provided by HOWSE and VIP Bar provided by High Society Party & Event Rentals, Three Free Drink Tickets Provided by Pink House Alchemy, Catered Bites, Best View in the House for Fall Fashion!

* Second Row Seats | $150 | Exclusive Access to VIP Lounge provided by HOWSE and VIP Bar provided by High Society Party & Event Rentals, Two Free Drink Tickets Provided by Pink House Alchemy, Catered Bites, Best View in the House for Fall Fashion!

* Third Row Seats | $75 | Reserved Seating, Access to All Runway Shows and General Admission Bar

* Fourth Row Seats | $50 | Reserved Seating, Access to All Runway Shows and General Admission Bar

* General Admission Standing Room Only | $35 | Access to All Runway Shows and General Admission Bar

NWAFW RUNWAY SHOW | READY TO WEAR

Friday, April 17th | Record, Bentonville

Doors Open at 6:00 PM | Showtime at 6:30 PM | Tickets Range in price from $35-$200

 

NWAFW Friday Shows kick will spotlight a collection of designers alongside some of the most sophisticated and fashion-forward boutiques in the area. This evening of shows will have a mix of Ready-to-Wear, Avant-Garde, and a blurring of the lines between Art and Fashion. This is the perfect evening for guests interested in shopping the runway and finding the very best in trends for the Spring and Summer Seasons.

 

 

Runway Shows:

Beautiful Lives Boutique
Krystal Bijoux Jewelry
lululemon
Walmart Private Label Brands: Scoop, Time and Tru, Terra and Sky
Maude
Masons
Top Gun Maverick
Aubrey Costello
ALyece Lenae

 

 

TICKET INFO
** Front Row Seats | $200 | Includes limited edition NWAFW Swag, Exclusive Access to VIP Lounge provided by HOWSE and VIP Bar provided by High Society Party & Event Rentals, Three Free Drink Tickets Provided by Pink House Alchemy, Catered Bites, Best View in the House for Fall Fashion!

* Second Row Seats | $150 | Exclusive Access to VIP Lounge provided by HOWSE and VIP Bar provided by High Society Party & Event Rentals, Two Free Drink Tickets Provided by Pink House Alchemy, Catered Bites, Best View in the House for Fall Fashion!

* Third Row Seats | $75 | Reserved Seating, Access to All Runway Shows and General Admission Bar

* Fourth Row Seats | $50 | Reserved Seating, Access to All Runway Shows and General Admission Bar

* General Admission Standing Room Only | $35 | Access to All Runway Shows and General Admission Bar

NWAFW RUNWAY SHOW | SATURDAY FEATURES BRITTANY ALLEN

Saturday, April 18th | Record, Bentonville

Doors Open at 6:00 PM | Showtime at 6:30 PM | Tickets Range in price from $35-$200

 

Bravo’s Project Runway Designer Brittany Allen will be featured as our headline collection on Saturday April 18th. She will premier her Fall 2020 collection for the first time outside of New York on our runway at NWA Fashion Week! Allen made a huge splash on Project Runway Season 18, winning the first competition as well as an amazing collaboration with Fashion Industry super star Ashley Longshore. Voted fan favorite, she has several looks that are currently available through 19th Amendment. Plus, witness a variety of couture and avant-garde designers from Arkansas and beyond. It’s a once in a lifetime event you don’t want to miss!

 

 

Runway Shows:

Designs By Linda
Ellen Elaine
22nd Element Clothing & Accessories
A. Brook’s Designs
Basana Chhetri
Hausofnaliz
KLOTHED:31
Elizabeth
Samantha’s Garden
Brittany Allen

 

 

TICKET INFO
** Front Row Seats | $200 | Includes limited edition NWAFW Swag, Exclusive Access to VIP Lounge provided by HOWSE and VIP Bar provided by High Society Party & Event Rentals, Three Free Drink Tickets Provided by Pink House Alchemy, Catered Bites, Best View in the House for Fall Fashion!

* Second Row Seats | $150 | Exclusive Access to VIP Lounge provided by HOWSE and VIP Bar provided by High Society Party & Event Rentals, Two Free Drink Tickets Provided by Pink House Alchemy, Catered Bites, Best View in the House for Fall Fashion!

* Third Row Seats | $75 | Reserved Seating, Access to All Runway Shows and General Admission Bar

* Fourth Row Seats | $50 | Reserved Seating, Access to All Runway Shows and General Admission Bar

* General Admission Standing Room Only | $35 | Access to All Runway Shows and General Admission Bar

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

Venue Partner: Record

Cosmetic Partner: COVERGIRL

VIP Lounge Partners: HOWSE

Production Partners: Rumwolf Video Productions, Brock EntertainmentGrand Dose

Beverage Partner: Coca-Cola

Diamond Sponsor: Citiscapes MagazineFabulous Hair, Infinity Headwear

Platinum Sponsor: Kendra Scott, Paul Mitchell-The School Arkansas, Visit Bentonville

Gold Sponsors: Danielson Law Firm, High Society Event Rentals, Ozark Dermatology, Uptown Eyes

Silver Sponsors:  The Blonde Kitchen

Bronze Sponsor: Nothing Bundt Cakes, Springwoods Behavioral Health, Special Lex Media Group

Friend of Fashion: Sequoyah Collective, Wright Lindsey Jennings

Media Partners:  3W Magazine, The Arkansas CW,  Fox 24, Hog Radio, KNWA 

If you are coming into town for NWA Fashion Week, be sure to check out Visit Bentonville for travel information! Please go to www.visitbentonville.com or call their toll-free number (800) 410-2535!

 

Please email katie@nwafw.com with press inquiries.


 

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.