6 Chic Fashion Week Events

Fashion weeks aren't just for gawking at people on a runway: they're also crucial opportunities for the advancement of artists' careers, from designers and photographers to the models who strut their stuff for the audience. If you're into high style and eye-catching garments, check out the events listed here, which prove that fashion is thriving in all parts of the world. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

6 Sophisticated Fashion Week Programs to Know

Name Location
RVA Fashion Week Richmond, Virginia
Fashion Week Columbus Columbus, Ohio
Fashion Week Minnesota Twin Cities, Minnesota
New Zealand Fashion Week Auckland, New Zealand
Omaha Fashion Week Omaha, Nebraska
LA Fashion Week Los Angeles, California

Highlights from Fashion Week Columbus, Featuring Christian Cowan

Progressive Fashion Designers & Brands

Name About
Ikiré Jones A collaboration between Walé Oyéjidé and tailor Sam Hubler, it uses design as a vehicle to tell stories that illuminate the nuanced lives of marginalized people
Terry Fox Couture fashion and wedding dress designer, author, and sewing expert with a successful career spanning over 45 years
Anu Raina Canadian designer of chic clothing and scarves in fine silk and wool blends
Stephan Caras Operates the CARAS brand, which creates feminine collections with well-tailored silhouettes and luxurious Italian and French fabrics
Limor Rosen Head of the Bridal Couture studio, offering comfortable and meticulous patterns and uncompromising sewing
Whitney Manney Under her independent label, she translates the aesthetics of street art and the effects of cultural movements on the current urban landscape into ready-to-wear wearable art and textile design

Omaha Fashion Week's Spring 2019 Sizzle Reel

In Depth

Most people are familiar with fashion shows in major metropolises such as Paris or New York, but across the world organizations are putting on events that aim to debut the talent of emerging designers, models, photographers, and artists. Not only do these occasions put a spotlight on up-and-coming creatives, they also support local communities. Here, in no particular order, are groups hosting glamorous fashion events.

First, at #1, is RVA Fashion Week. Founded in 2008 by a group of VCU students, RVA Fashion Week showcases Richmond, Virginia's top models, leading designers, producers, choreographers, and stylists. This group's goal is to raise awareness of the arts culture hidden in Richmond by promoting independent boutiques and designers through support from local businesses, sponsors, vendors, participants, and guests.

Every year, RVA Fashion Week commits itself to collaborating with local businesses and designers to display Richmond's style, creativity, street culture, and arts by virtue of design. This event, and the team behind it, works to boost the local economy and uplift small businesses and boutiques. On a national level, RVA Fashion Week has garnered attention from some of the top agencies and publications.

On a national level, RVA Fashion Week has garnered attention from some of the top agencies and publications.

For #2 we have Fashion Week Columbus, which debuted in 2010 to feature up-and-coming Ohio designers and models. This project is the flagship endeavor of the Columbus Fashion Council, which produces a full week of shows to expose local talent to media, buyers, and agencies, while also providing students in the industry with funding for their schooling.

The Columbus Fashion Council, which pioneered this event, is a non-profit organization seeking to expand the fashion economy in Central Ohio through a combination of industry growth initiatives, community organizer support, funding access opportunities and creative program development. The offered programs help to enable the success of emerging designers and engage the community.

Next on the list, at #3, is Fashion Week MN: a bi-annual event of runway shows, presentations, panels, and shopping affairs used to highlight the current collections of Minnesota-based designers, brands, and retailers. The event is organized by volunteers and is a community-oriented, not-for-profit organization.

The event is organized by volunteers and is a community-oriented, not-for-profit organization.

The mission of Fashion Week MN is to cultivate an interconnected fashion economy of the North that drives and supports creativity while breeding opportunity in a global market. The team centers education, movement toward diversity, sustainability, support for small businesses, and investment into the community as components of the event's philosophy.

At #4 is New Zealand Fashion Week, a platform that enables local and international designers to showcase and promote their collections and brand. Its goal is to provide a launching pad for artists to grow their business both nationally and internationally. The event not only drives awareness for the designers involved, but for a range of other fashion and lifestyle companies.

New Zealand Fashion Weekend kicks off the main event to showcase what is in store for the rest of the week. This weekend bash features the best the industry has to offer with in-season shows and seminars offering an early glimpse at key spring and summer trends and the latest ranges from New Zealand's most beloved brands.

This weekend bash features the best the industry has to offer with in-season shows and seminars offering an early glimpse at key spring and summer trends and the latest ranges from New Zealand's most beloved brands.

For #5, we have Omaha Fashion Week, which began in 2008 with only 12 designers, 20 models, and 2,000 attendees. It has since grown to become the fourth largest organized fashion week event in the country. This event centralizes the emerging talent of young Omaha designers. The crew partners with other groups in the area to help support the community.

Behind the glamorous red carpet event, there is a commitment to education and support for local culture, creativity, and innovation as drivers of economic stability and growth. Not only does this event showcase young designers, it also fosters creativity in children through the Omaha Fashion Camp, where kids can learn about a variety of careers in the fashion industry, as well as basic sewing, sketching, modeling, and photography skills.

Lastly, at #6 is LA Fashion Week, an organization dedicated to raising the profile of fashion in the United States with a focus on the emergence of Los Angeles as one of the most important cultural cities in the world. The event aims to support a growing community of artists and designers in the City of Angels.

The event aims to support a growing community of artists and designers in the City of Angels.

The goal of the event is to produce unique and immersive fashion experiences to showcase the newest collections of LA-based and international designers. The team is dedicated to supporting apparel, design, and art communities through a variety of initiatives, partners, organizations and charities in addition to showcasing the best local innovators in food, art, and music.