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New Orleans Fashion Week Featuring Stevie Boi, Kids Runway Spotlight, and The Evolution of Fashion 300 Tricentennial Event

Today, New Orleans Fashion Week (NOFW) announces its 2018 schedule of events. The exclusive affair is slated to deliver its audience an exciting program with authentic New Orleans flair that artistically connects fashion, culture, art, history and more.

Since its inception in 2011, NOFW has been setting the stage for style along the Gulf Coast by ushering in the Southern region’s premier fashion tastemakers. The weeklong event aims to establish a strong awareness of local designers, models and beauty artisans, as well as to increase economic growth by creating a sustainable fashion community. This year, as the city celebrates its Tricentennial, NOFW will add an element of history to its body of work by presenting “300 Years of Fashion in New Orleans,” an event dedicated to highlighting the evolution of fashion in the region.

“In New Orleans we take great pride in our diverse culture and heritage, and that plays such a big part in the fashion scene,” said NOFW founder Tracee Dundas. “The fashion industry is inspired and motivated by the unique cultural attributes of our city. We are so excited to incorporate select iconic traditions that lend to the evolution of fashion, not only in New Orleans, but around the world.”

Each year, NOFW strives to bring attention to the Southern fashion community using this event as the catalyst of brand exposure, industry education, and resource sharing. NOFW attendees can expect to see a diverse range of fashion from local and internationally known designers including the accomplished talent, Stevie Boi.
New Orleans Fashion Week Schedule of Events:
Sunday, March 18: Let’s Talk Fashion
Monday, March 19: Beauty and the Ritz ft. Stevie Boi
Tuesday, March 20: The Evolution of Fashion, an official NOLA 300 Tricentennial event
Wednesday, March 21: Kids Runway Spotlight
Thursday, March 22 – Saturday, March 24: New Orleans Fashion Week Runway Shows
Friday, March 23: Career Day at the New Orleans Museum of Art

Mimi Holaday, Designer and Milliner at Halo Mimi said, “New Orleans Fashion Week is a great networking experience and tool for anyone in the fashion and beauty world. The event is the culmination of emerging and existing Southern talent – from designers of all types and hair and makeup artists to amazing photographers and young aspiring models.”

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This year, New Orleans Fashion Week is partnering with New Orleans Entrepreneur Week to add a fashion pitch component to the Top Design Competition. “Fashion designers are creative individuals with a natural entrepreneurial spirit,” said Dundas. “The ten Top Design Competition finalists will have the opportunity to compete their collections on the NOFW runway, as well as further their business goals by taking their concept from the runway to retail.”

NOFW has seamlessly elevated the brands of Gulf Coast designers with runway shows, presentations, and events infused with New Orleans culture. In its eighth year, NOFW promises to deliver world-class couture, connect designers with opportunities and impress event attendees with fashion-forward designs, while paying homage to a city renowned and celebrated for its unique, eclectic style.

More information about NOFW can be found on www.neworleansfashionweek.com.

About New Orleans Fashion Week
New Orleans Fashion Week launched in 2011 with the objective of providing a platform for Louisiana and Southern-based designers to showcase their fashions to global tastemakers. Over the years, the Southern Region’s fashion and apparel industry has consistently received national exposure and sustainable growth. New Orleans Fashion Week has provided a viable platform for more than 250 members of the fashion industry, and even more impressive is the continuum of retailers that have acknowledged the talents of the New Orleans design community by including such brands in their store inventory strategies.