Tag Archives: Local Designers

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The Root: Alternative Fashion Showcase

Deemed by the Dallas Observer as the best festival of 2015, Oaktopia explores the nature of Denton through art, music and culture. This year, Oaktopia will add a fashion showcase to it’s lineup. Inspired by Denton’s eclectic style, the show will mix fashion, music, and projections with a diverse group of local boutiques and designers.

Show producer Ashley Nicole Whitby recently told DFW Style Daily that you can expect “vintage clothing, recycled headpieces, edgy menswear, plus-sized designs, and androgynous looks.” Read the full interview here.

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10th Annual Fashion CITED “Spy on Fashion” Show

Agents have been briefed and surveillance is complete. Come “spy” some fashion and have a little fun as eighteen of Dallas’ brightest designers create a “spy”tastic show for the 10th anniversary celebration of FashionCITED!

The FashionCITED fundraiser started as a “thank you” to LHT from one of its clients. Ten years later, FashionCITED has become the “BIGGEST little fashion show” in Dallas!

All proceeds benefit the clients of Legal Hospice of Texas. Legal Hospice is a nonprofit law firm that provides timely, compassionate legal services, at no cost, to those who are terminally ill or living with HIV disease in the DFW area.

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Take the glitz and glamour of New York Fashion Week, the fanfare of Bravo’s Project Runway, mix it together with the nostalgia of MTV’s Fashionably Loud and “KVIL RUNWAY 1037” is born! CBS Radio is bringing a classic high fashion event to one of the country’s biggest metro areas where it belongs – Dallas Texas!

Complete with the best of DFW’s local designers, runway show, cocktails, gourmet bites and special musical guests, “KVIL Runway 1037” will usher in a new era in high fashion and will put the Dallas Metroplex on display as the high fashion capital that it has become.

Must Be 21+

KVIL Runway 2016 Featured Designers

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The Pin Show 2016

The Pin Show aims to provide seasoned, independent and emerging designers, photographers, artists, stylists and retail buyers a profound launching platform for independent work in the fashion industry – all while providing the public with a unique fashion experience that is generally reserved for high end designers and their clientele.

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MAY 13 | A Night To Bloom

A Night to Bloom A Women's Empowerment Event and Fashion Show
Women’s Empowerment Event & Fashion Show

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

Join Genesis Women’s Shelter for shopping, champagne, music, and a fashion show presenting Lucy Dang’s Spring collection. You’ll also get to hear the amazing life coach Christine Boudreau speak on how to empower your life and live it to the fullest. Lots of prizes, giveaways, photo booth and more!

With over 40 vendors you won’t want to miss out on some of Dallas’s hottest items. Come mingle and make friends. The event is FREE so please tell all your girlfriends!

In Honor of Genesis Women’s Shelter – spreading awareness on domestic violence – guests are asked to at least bring one item from the list below:

Genesis Women's Shelter needs list

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OCT 3 | Mila Hermanovski Trunk Show

Mila Hermanovski Trunk ShowDallas native and graduate of Greenhill School, Mila Hermanovski will be at Piermarini with apparel from her fall collection, which is driven by art, design, and architecture. She reflects a modernist approach throughout her collection while remaining contemporary, timeless, and wearable by a large demographic. Come enjoy an evening with Mila, her beautiful collection, champagne, and lite bites.
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OCT 1-31 | The Pin Show: Call for Designers

the pin show call for designersThe Pin Show is Texas’ Premier Event for the Independent Fashion Industry. Take this opportunity to showcase your Independent line on a runway before your target market, including industry buyers, reps, retailers & clientele. The Pin Show will produce the perfect environment to introduce your line for 2015. Designers will be hand selected by our committee of producers and fashion industry professionals.

The Pin Show is seeking independent designers in slow artisinal fashion, this indicates to us that you are either creating the product yourself or using local sew / design houses that pay an above average wage to produce your products. We are not seeking lines made overseas at this time. Designers must be producing in their local economies, so if you are based in Chicago, you need to be producing in Chicago in order to qualify. We are seeking both seasoned artisinal designers, as well as those who are just getting started.

This Year, The Pin Show is taking Independent Artisanal Fashion to the next level. Here are just a few things they are looking for:

  • Designers creating their own lines using in house or local contractors
  • Domestic Fair Wage working conditions
  • Exceptional Fit
  • Innovative Design
  • Quality Fabrics (mostly natural fibers!)
  • All forms of Fashion are sought, including accessories, shoes, handbags, jewelry, men’s wear, evening, sportswear, etc.
  • All Accepted designers will produce 6-10 full looks for the runway show, these designs must be new for the 2015 Pin Show event.
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AUG 14 | Art Meets Art Fashion Show

Art Meets Art Fashion ShowArt Meets Art is an event benefiting NLAT’s 2nd Annual “We Love Teachers!” Supply Drive.

Every year our teacher dip into their own pockets to buy school supply for those students who are in need. Help us show them how much we appreciate them by donating school supplies or making a donation to buy school supplies. Tickets are $5.

  • Live Performance by Dr. Mike Bogle
  • MC Spil Spoken Word
  • Fashion Show at 8pm Featuring: Audrie Austin,Purpuz & Urban Poetry
  • Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres.
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AUG 9-10 | Dallas Plush Size Fashion Weekend

1st Annual Dallas Plush Size Fashion WeekendJoin us for the 1st Annual Dallas Plush Size Fashion Weekend at Swayz Event Venue in N. Dallas. This event is being produced to bring Plus Size Brands, Designers and Consumers to the for front of Dallas’s growing fashion industry. DPSFW’s mission is to also empower Plush Size Women to embrace the beautiful skin that their in by showcasing some of Dallas’s leading plus size retailers and fashion designers.

Check website or Facebook for full schedule.