Inspired by Fashion Week New York and Louisiana’s richly diverse culture, New Orleans Fashion Week's goal is to showcase the talents and collections of established and emerging fashion designers, brand houses, boutiques and retailers in a series of runway shows, fashion events & exhibitions. New Orleans and the Gulf Coast are recognized globally for the authentic cuisine, musical talent, budding film and celebrity presence, and distinctive culture. It is only fitting that the unique talents of fashion designers, boutique owners, make-up artists, hair stylists, models, and fashion enthusiasts are included in the region’s repertoire of artistic talent.
NOLAFW presents over 50 incredible runway shows featuring retailers, boutiques, established and emerging designers. Up and coming designers have the opportunity to participate their collection in NOLAFW's signature event - The Top Design Competition.
NOLAFW's goal is to redefine what it means to be fashionable while giving back to the community through charitable partnerships, scholarships, and a fashion industry career day. Charitable recipients include NO/AIDS Task Force, Dress for Success, The Fashion Institute of New Orleans, New Orleans Firefighters, and Creative Alliance of New Orleans.
Fashion has a major impact on the economy. NOLAFW's objective is to have a positive impact on the local economy, set new standards in the fashion community, and bring awareness to New Orleans as a top destination for fashion aficionados and professionals. Slightly different from Fashion Week New York, NOLAFW presents both an industry-driven and consumer-friendly event; featuring renowned regional and Southern designers, emerging designers, and prêt-a-porter fashion.
DESIGNERS ~ Anthony Ryan / Project Runway All-Star Winner - Jolie & Elizabeth - Lisa Iacono - Hilton Hollis - Harold Clarke -Kano Branon - Ross Bennett - Stephanie Young - Alicia Zenobia - Jerk and Jon - Dolce Cabo - Amber Perley/ NBC TVFashion Star - Ross Bennett / NBC Fashion Star - Chelsea Stumo - Traci Clausen - Libellule - Pedram Taheri
RETAILERS ~ Saks Fifth Avenue - Dillard's - Hemline - Rubenstein's - Perlis - Elizabeth's - Angelique - Hattie Sparks - Raffaele Furs - B Boutique - Fraques - Haute Boutique - Luca Falcone - Neiman Marcus Last Call Studio