NEW ORLEANS (press release) –
New Orleans Fashion Week (NOFW) announces its 2021 schedule of events with Taste of Fashion Week, a 3-day fashion fête of events showcasing the talent & creative spirit of New Orleans & Southern based designers.
The glamorous weekend kicks off on Thursday, November 4 with a vintage fashion presentation with a modern twist in collaboration with The National World War II Museum. The evening will include a fashion viewing of rarely-seen pieces from the Museum’s collection that highlight wartime fashions and a hair and makeup demonstrations by Paul Mitchell School of Cosmetology. On Friday, November 5, NOFW and local jeweler, Diamonds Direct, teamed up to present an unforgettable evening of fashion, diamonds, and most of all- community giving. This night will feature NOFW alumni and Project Runway Season 19 designer Aaron Michael, whose original designs will be auctioned off to benefit three local sectors of the philanthropic community in the city — Dress for Success, Second Harvest Food Bank and Son of a Saint. The fashion fête in partnership with The City of New Orleans Embrace the Culture will culminate with a designer showcase featuring designers from the Gulf Coast Region. The runway show will take place Saturday, November 6, at Gallier Hall. Each evening following the featured event, the fashion experience continues with After the Runway Affair; an opportunity for local fashionistas to enjoy more fashion and music.
Since its inception in 2011, NOFW has been setting the stage for style along the Gulf Coast by ushering in the Southern region’s premier fashion tastemakers. This year’s modified programming aims to establish a strong awareness of local designers, models, and beauty artisans, as well as to increase economic growth by creating a sustainable fashion community. Additionally, as the city is in recovery, NOFW will add an element of community giving to support the people & culture that allow the ingenious spirit of New Orleans to thrive.
“Just like other industries have experienced a loss due to COVID-19, the same is true for our local designers. Now more than ever it is important for our fashion industry to come together to remind everyone of the abundant creative spirit of New Orleans! Taste of Fashion Week aims to usher in not only a fashion renaissance, but also a renaissance of the artistic culture of the city of New Orleans as a whole.” Tracee Dundas, Founder & Executive Producer of New Orleans Fashion Week.
Each year, NOFW strives to bring attention to the Southern fashion community using this event as the catalyst of brand exposure, industry education and resource sharing. NOFW attendees can expect to see a diverse range of fashion from local and internationally known designers including Project Runway Season 19 Designer, Aaron Michael.
Taste of Fashion Week Schedule of Events
Thursday, November 4: WARdrobe – Fashion on the Rations
FOLLOWED BY: After the Runway Affair: Pose- An 80s/90s Throwback After- Party Fashions by Bambi de Ville at The NOPSI Hotel
Friday, November 5: Giving Back with Style
FOLLOWED BY: After the Runway Affair: Glamours Life Fashions by Designer Candace Cullen | Gerald Michelle at Ace Hotel
Saturday, November 6: Taste of Fashion Week – DESIGNER SHOWCASE
FOLLOWED BY: After the Runway Affair: A Sel-fē Indulgence Experience at ARTmazing Selfie Gallery
More information about NOFW and events is available on www.neworleansfashionweek.com.