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EVENT DETAILS | Fall Open House 

 

Monday, November 18th 
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
203 E Emma Ave, Ste A, Springdale, AR 72764  

JOIN US on Monday, November 18th at our Downtown Springdale headquarters to learn more about our non-profit organization and our new educational programming open to the public such as:

-Modeling Workshops 
-Sewing Courses 
-Hair and Makeup Workshops 

Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum works closely with local creatives and designers to provide the tools, resources, and support needed to educate and empower our community. Our mission is to create a self-sustaining fashion industry right here in Arkansas. We are also work directly with community members to train them for Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week.

ALL ARE WELCOME! 
Light food and drinks will be provided.

Link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/727493351053470/  

 
 
 
 
EVENT DETAILS | Production Basics

 

Tuesday, November 18th 
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
203 E Emma Ave, Ste A, Springdale, AR 72764 

If you love the fast paced nature of event production but don’t know exactly where to start, this course is for you! 

This workshop is an introduction into production, taking NWA Fashion Week as a case study and dissecting what makes an event work, and what can lead to disaster!  This is a great opportunity to professionalize those who may already be involved in events but have never formalized their training process. 

Join us for a presentation by Christopher Smith of Rumwolf Video Production, the Production Director behind NWA Fashion Week, and learn along members of the Fashion Week team as we do a deep dive into the apparatus of production!

Link: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2409938369224748/

 
 
 
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE | Spring Designer Cohort 
NOW – December 15th, 2019, 5:00 PM 
 
Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum will be accepting applications for our next round of Designer Cohort Workshops NOW through December 15th.

 

Designers selected to compete in the cohort will work directly with the AAFF Team as well as professionals from the fashion industry to develop the strongest collection possible for the NWA Fashion Week Spring shows. 

Designers will meet with Refinery29Director of Fashion and Culture, Gabrielle Korn as well as other industry experts to receive feedback on their progress.

Cohort Workshop Dates are mandatory for all designers and are scheduled for March 14 and 15, 2020. Collections will show on Thursday, April 16th 2020 in Downtown Bentonville and compete against each other for a cash prize to be given to the winner.  

 
APPLY HERE:
 
 
 
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE | NWA Fashion Week Designer
NOW – January 5th, 2020, 5:00 PM
 
Each season the Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum supports up to 20 designers to participate in the NWA Fashion Week runway shows.

 

A select group of designers will be granted the opportunity for runway presentation during the NWA Fashion Week Spring Shows. Eligibility for Show Grants is limited to designers based in Arkansas and designers originally from Arkansas. Applicants who pursue creativity, diversity, and inclusion will be given preference. Applications will be judged by the selection committee of Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum. Any awards given will be subject to revocation if deadlines are not met.

To apply for acceptance into the NWA Fashion Week Spring 2020 Shows, held April 16-18 in Downtown Bentonville, please visit our online application: 

 
APPLY HERE: 
 
 
 
 
EVENT DETAILS | Spring NWA Fashion Week 2020
 
April 16th – April 18th
 
Be sure to save these dates for our highly anticipated Spring 2020 NWA Fashion Week Shows!
 

OUR MISSION

Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum exists to provide educational opportunities and professional support for aspiring avant-garde fashion designers, artists, and other creative professionals who are committed to building a vibrant and inspired creative fashion community in Arkansas. 

  • Student designer showcases
  • Educational and professional development workshops
  • Public speaker series
  • Small batch manufacturing projects

Our goal is to create a self-sustaining fashion industry here in Arkansas and to provide job and creative opportunities to members of our creative community.

Through educational and workshop opportunities, we strive to develop and enhance professional skills and knowledge by working with aspiring designers,  photographers, models, hair stylists, makeup artists, videographers and other creative professionals. 

Designer: Basana Chhetri, Photographer: Sadie Rucker

 


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Whether you want to support a local designer or become a local designer, we want to hear from you!

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