FUTURE OF FASHION
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3RD | JETT AIRCRAFT AT DRAKE FIELD
The Future of Fashion was the Opening Night of NWA Fashion Week | Fall 2019 with runway shows benefitting Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum
A one of a kind event encompassing The Future of Fashion, featured 7 brilliant designers’ collections that were developed during the first-ever NWAFW Designer Cohort Program. This was the first runway show that is a COMPETITION between designers and a fundraising event for Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum.
Deanah Baker- Senior Vice President of Walmart Apparel US, Jayne Harkness- President of J.H.G & Partners and Business Mentor for the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and Gabrielle Korn- Fashion Writer, Editor and former Editor in Chief of Nylon Magazine, are set to be GUEST PANEL JUDGES at the event.
Deanah Baker and Gabrielle Korn also spoke on the impact of fashion on the culture and industry of the heartland, the current state of fashion, and more.
The winning designer of the event, Brandy Lee of Big Sister Studio will have their most commercially viable garment produced in limited quantity for retail in the NWA area. She and Accessories winner, Markia Herron of Herron Hats will also have the educational opportunity of a lifetime by receiving a mentorship with Jayne Harkness.