Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week was co-founded by Jade Terminella, owner of Lola Boutique in Fayetteville, and Danielle Vaughan. NWAFW became an LLC in 2012 before the first Fashion Week, the two said. Their goal for funds raised this fashion week is $100,000, which would more than double that from last year — $35,000 — with 100 percent of profits after costs going to nonprofits such as Artamiss and Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas. For a full schedule and tickets, visit www.NWAFW.com.
Thinking about the upcoming NWA Fashion Week 2013, I’m super grateful for the artist community in Fayetteville. There are so many talented people dedicated to the local fashion industry — encompassing designers, stylist, hair stylists/makeup artists, boutique owners, bloggers and the models themselves; to the artist galleries/studios, musicians (DJ’s), florists, baristas and social mediaists.
As fashion director of Artamiss — a nonprofit supporting Arkansas artists — and designer committee chair for NWAFW, I’d like to say cheers to all the creative creatures involved in Artamiss/NWAFW in years past, this year’s event and years to come!
Be sure and check out the “Artist Appreciation” event (free admission) at Arsaga’s at the Depot, the week of NWAFW 2013, on Mon., March 11, from 7-11 p.m.
This event is presented by Arsaga’s and Artamiss, created to celebrate the local Artists involved in NWAFW/Artamiss 2013, and to get a sneak peek of what’s to come for designer night, Thurs., March 14, of NWAFW 2013!
In this spread are some of the favorites of our fashion projects from the past, present, and a tiny sneak peak of what lies in store for this year’s runway. See you at next month’s events!
— Melissa Arens, Mayapple Salon and Boutique