Most of you know about the twice yearly international fashion shows in New York, London, Paris and Milan but do you know there may be fashion shows in your own home town. And the nice thing about them is that the fashions will be geared to your local community and they are available to wear NOW.
My case in point is Shepherd’s Fashion in Ottawa, Ontario. Canada who does Fashion Fridays and films the show for You Tube (which is how I found them). And you don’t need to worry about crowds or buying a ticket. See for yourself here
Shepherd’s FASHION FRIDAY is a weekly virtual fashion show featuring wearable trending styles for women of various body shapes and style personalities! They’ve styled up an array of day to evening looks to take you from day to play with pieces that are versatile and chic!
“In Grand Rapids, boutiques are so spread out, it would be hard to shop them all in one day,” said Liz Haan, owner of Marie La Mode Boutique, who dreamt of bringing stores together for a fashion show and shopping experience spotlighting independent styles with the help of talented women makeup artists and hair stylists.
Participating boutiques in the hour-long fashion show include DENYM, Gina’s Boutique, Marie La Mode, LA Miller Boutique, Ivy Castle, Lennon & Willow Boutique, Pink Lemonade GR, Feather and Birch, Duffield Lane and Adored Boutique. Each boutique showcases eight to 10 different looks for fall and winter with the opportunity to see the faces of the women behind each business as all owners take the runway at the end of the show.
Local Runway is a unique fashion show experience in Kansas City, showcasing only Kansas City based designers and boutiques. Directly following each Local Runway show, guests enjoy an after party & shopping event—where looks just presented on the runway are always up for grabs, or can be ordered in a specific size from the designers themselves! Each piece will be available for $200 and under! That’s right—affordable designer pieces, specially sized and fitted can be purchased by any guest following the show.
Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery is a fully operational winery, cidery, restaurant and event center in SE Minnesota offers a fall fashion show and pop up boutiques.
Or try San Antonio for the latest in fashion shows.
These are but a few examples of local efforts but there are many more small fashion shows around the globe. This concept has morphed into a Small Boutique Fashion Week in major cities like New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia and Houston. Check out the many cities around the world now doing a Fashion Week from this event calendar from Fashion Week Online
Here are a few of the more famous fashion designers you should know but attend these shows because they highlight many of the local and upcoming fashion designers in your area. To learn more about fashion in general, check out our general fashion section in the Library