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New Orleans Fashion Week Welcomes Fall with High Fashion Premier Events
Season 9 features diverse programs culminating with weekend of runway shows
NEW ORLEANS, La. (Sept. 4, 2019) – Today, New Orleans Fashion Week (NOFW) officially announces its 2019 fall schedule of events. The exclusive affair is slated to deliver its audience an exciting program with authentic New Orleans flairthat artistically connects fashion, culture and more.
Throughout the years, NOFW has seamlessly elevated the brands of Gulf Coast designers with runway shows, special presentations and exclusive features infused with local culture. In its ninth year, the event will continue to deliver world-class couture and impress attendees with fashion-forward designs, while paying homage to a city renowned and celebrated for itseclectic style. The weeklong schedule will showcase the region’s fashion elite and continue to establish a strong awareness oflocal designers, runway models and beauty artisans, whileincreasing economic growth by creating a sustainable fashion community.
New Orleans Fashion Week founder Tracee Dundas said, “Each year, we aim to add more dimension to the legacy of Fashion Week, which complements the rich character of our unique city. As with so many other worldwide traditions and industries, fashion is deeply woven into the fabric of New Orleans and I’m extremely proud to give fashion leaders and aspiring talent along the Gulf Coast a platform to shine and continue evolving.”
In addition to bringing attention to the Southern fashion community, Fashion Week serves as the catalyst of brand exposure and industry leadership by bridging the gap between international style and local culture. This year, guests will be treated to a featured event in collaboration with New Orleans’ sister city, Orléans, France. International fashion will take center stage at the historic Degas House with Orléans couture presented by renowned designer, and the Honorary OrléansFrench Fashion Ambassador, Tina Blanche. The city of Orléanshas expressed excitement for this special partnership intended to showcase the French fashion identity to a city with similar influences.
Béatrice Odunlami, Deputy Mayor of Orléans, France said,“This is a great opportunity that reflects the cultural commitment of the sister cities agreement while promoting the links and love of fashion between our two countries and the world of fashion aficionados.”
NOFW has consistently grown since its inception in 2011 by establishing a high standard for regional fashion and designers. For the first time ever, NOFW is moving it’s show from spring to fall, ushering in style along the Gulf Coast. The renowned event will continue to unite fashion professionals with a series of runway shows, presentations, networking opportunities and social experiences. A complete schedule of events can be found below:
New Orleans Fashion Week Schedule of Events
Sunday, September 22: Model Moves
Sunday, September 22: NOFW Kick-Off Party
Monday, September 23: Grand Glam: The Artistry of Carnival in Fashion
Tuesday, September 24: ShoesDay Tuesday Sip and Shop
Wednesday, September 25: Orléans originale X Orleansnouvelle
Thursday, September 26 – Saturday, September 28: New Orleans Fashion Week Runway Shows
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 fashion 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.