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March Fashion Madness


Get in on the excitement as New Orleans Fashion Week amps up for 2016.

march2016madnessfashionFor guys, March Madness means one thing — and it has nothing to do with fashion. But for New Orleans fashionistas, it takes on a completely different definition. For the last six seasons for one week in March, New Orleans fashion aficionados have strapped on their stilettos to experience Southern fashion at its best during New Orleans Fashion Week. This year, NOFW rocks the runway March 13-19 with an amazing lineup of designers.

NOFW is not for the tame-hearted. It’s an opportunity to enjoy full access to some of the region’s (and beyond) most talented designers under one roof, as well as getting some serious retail therapy in the chic Style Lounge, a marketplace filled with jewelry, accessories, artisans and beauty experts. For one week, the city is filled with intense energy where everyone (from designers and models to glam teams and fashion photographers) is obsessed with fashion.

But it goes beyond that as NOFW introduces a business component to the lineup. The goal of the Designer2Boutique Expo is to grow the Southern apparel market by providing designers and artisans an opportunity to present their fashions to buyers and boutique owners. The objective is to forge relationships that lead to wholesale orders and that strengthen New Orleans’ retail economy.

Recognizing the common thread between designers and boutiques, NOFW has become the catalyst that unites fashion professionals by bringing a new level of creative consciousness to the regional industry. Fashion is an important contributor to the New Orleans culture, and it must be celebrated in conjunction with the city’s legendary cuisine, music, art and film. The growing strength of our regional fashion industry is becoming more evident, and New Orleans Fashion Week is a staple of what the industry has to offer.

With a jam-packed schedule planned, it is obvious why New Orleans Fashion Week has become to fashion enthusiasts what the final four is to basketball fans. It’s the ultimate fashion experience.

March 13 | Kid’s Runway Day | The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk
March 15 | Designer2Boutique Expo | The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk
March 15 | VIP Patron & Media Reception | Kendra Scott Store
March 16 | Round Table Luncheon | Antoine’s Restaurant
March 16 | Meet the Designers Kickoff Party | The Saint Hotel
March 17-19 | Runway Shows | New Orleans Board of Trade
March 17-19 | Style Lounge | New Orleans Board of Trade
March 18 | Fashion Career Day | Lakeside Shopping Center
March 19 | NOFW Wrap Party | Gravier Street Social