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Event: 'Fashion Week New Orleans'

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Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 At 01:00 PM
Duration: 5 Days
Contact Info:
www.fashionweeknola.com
Location: http://The Sugar Mill

FASHION WEEK NEW ORLEANS RETURNS WITH NEW EXCITING COMPONENTS
Series of Runway Shows Spotlight Growth of Local Fashion Industry

NEW ORLEANS –
Grab your stilettos and get ready to experience Southern fashion as its best; Fashion Week New Orleans returns for its third season to rock the runway March 20th-24th at the Sugar Mill! Fashion Week New Orleans (FWNOLA) unites fashion professionals in a series of more than 50 high-end runway shows, pop-up boutiques, networking opportunities and chic parties, bringing a new level of creative consciousness to the regional industry.
Recognizing the common thread between designers and boutiques, FWNOLA 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 is quickly becoming an important contributor to the New Orleans culture and must be celebrated in conjunction with the city’s legendary cuisine, music, art, and film.
Fashion Week New Orleans mission is to increase awareness for Gulf Coast and Southern designers, building a synergy between designers and retailers. The event 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 its signature event – Top Design Competition, a Fashion Industry Career Day, and support of local nonprofits, FWNOLA promotes awareness, creates opportunities, and gives back to the Gulf Coast in style. To date, 40% of participating designers increased local retail presence following FWNOLA. Nonprofit partners are NO AIDS Task Force, Dress for Success & Creative Alliance of New Orleans.
Featured designer included in lineup include local favorites Jolie & Elizabeth, Xiomara del Carmen, and Lisa Iacono. Also showing on the runway for the first time in New Orleans are two designers (Ross Bennett and Amber Perley) that were casting in the NBC TV Show Fashion Star. And, a bridal runway show will be Sunday, March 24, featuring bridal designer LulaKate.