Recognizing the common thread between designers and boutiques, Fashion Week New Orleans is the catalyst and driving force that unites fashion professionals in a series of high-end runway shows, pop-up boutiques, networking opportunities and chic parties. Fashion has quickly becoming an important contributor to the New Orleans culture and is celebrated in conjunction with the city’s legendary cuisine, music, art, and film.
FWNOLA raises attention and encourages economic growth by combining fashion and beauty on the runway and fusing it with the creative spirit of New Orleans. Through a Top Design Competition, Fashion Industry Career Day, and support of local non-profits, FWNOLA promotes awareness, creates opportunities, and gives back to the Gulf Coast in style.
FWNOLA will advance the careers of two promising models with the “Model Walk-Off", a competition awarding a scouting trip to Los Angeles, compliments of John Robert Powers New Orleans. Since its inception in 2011, FWNOLA has advanced many careers. Top Design Competitor Anthony Ryan Auld joined the cast of Project Runway and was named winner Project Runway All-Stars (Season 2); two-time FWNOLA model, Victoria Henley, placed in the top 5 of America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 19; Skylar McCartney signed with agencies and walked in fashion weeks in both Paris and New York; Taylor Hamric, was discovered on the FWNOLA runway and signed with Wilhelmina Models New York.
In only three short years FWNOLA has become the most impressive and comprehensive fashion event on the Gulf Coast. Embraced by fashion professionals, enthusiasts, and the media alike, FWNOLA receives coverage from internationally recognized media outlets, including Women's Wear Daily, Elle Magazine Quebec, and the Oxygen Network.
Over 50 runway shows during the five-day event serve as a platform for Southern designers, makeup artists, hair stylists and models to bring a new level of creative consciousness to the regional industry. FWNOLA’s commitment to all members of the fashion industry is vibrant and unwavering, and continues to produce and support fashion event throughout the year.
FASHION WEEK NEW ORLEANS
MARCH 18 – 22, 2014
FASHION. CONNECT. IMPRESS.