alternative fashion week 2017
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5
NEXT GEN DESIGNERS: Youth FAIR | Carlisle Building - 445 N. High Street, 10 am – 4 pm
Bring your young fashionistas and let’s have some fun! We've got participatory activities for kids, teens, adults, and up & coming designers of all levels! Separate activities for young kids through teenagers.
FREE ADMISSION with free and ticketed events & activities.
Upcycle Design Contest: Kids' version of "Project Runway" -- we'll give the kids some garments to restyle, and let them model their creations in a walk-off to determine the winner. Kids can enter into little kids or young adults categories. Construction starts at 11:30. First walk-off is at 12:30
Button Making: Kickstart your inner design talent by making your own buttons (super fun for the kids -- parents dig it, too!).
Tattoos: Express your personal style by getting inked in our tattoo booth (temporary, of course).
Teen room: Older kids can explore sewing techniques and learn from a professional designer how to use a machine.
Collaborative Art Project: Be a part of a collaborative art-fashion project and paint on a dress created by one of our local fashion designers, which will be displayed in town.
Fashion Show: Kids' fashions by local designers.
Hair Tutorials: Parents, man up! Learn how to help your darlings look even MORE adorable with our kids' hairstyles tutorials.
Art Project: Kids (and their parents) can try their hand at design with fashion plate.
Snacks! Food & drink vendors on hand. No one likes a hangry toddler. (Or a hangry adult -- let's face it.)
Free stuff! Hourly giveaways for activity tickets and goods.
Sorry you missed the fun -- be sure to join us next year!
SATURDAY, JULY 8
Elliot James Studio, Anti.Label by Kelli Martin
Tony Bentivenga Photography, Jessica Driscoll Designs
Tony Bentivenga Photography, Raw Steele by Jefferey Steele
Sen Bai, Arlo Menswear by Horatio Nieto
RUNWAY NO. 5 | Newport Music Hall, Doors 7p – Show 8 p – Dance Party 10 p – After Party midnight
It’s our fifth anniversary and our signature fashion show is going to be bigger than ever! 17 designers, 8 artists, a DJ, and a drag queen. After Party at The Big Bar.
Update: This show was AWESOME. We'll be posting pics soon!
TUESDAY JULY 11
THE ART OF FASHION: TEXTILE TECHNIQUES Blockfort, 6-8 p
Join us and Columbus’ coolest screen print artist, Alison Rose, for a multi-project class in textile art.
THURSDAY JULY 13
Grass Skirt Tiki Room, 5:30-8 p
Dress for a luau and join us for a drink! Fashion movie, specialty shots, and
tons o’ fun await.
SUNDAY JULY 16
DESIGNER POP-UP SHOP
Sunlight Market on Gay Street, 11 am – 4 p
Shop your favorite looks from our runway, along with all of Columbus’ best vendors.
SUNDAY JULY 23
LITTLE BLACK DRESS BRUNCH & AUCTION
Bleu & Fig,
11:30 a – 2:30 p
Enjoy brunch & mimosa. See a fashion show of interpretations of the LBD. Auction benefits Fabric Columbus Design Resource Center.