From vintage and designer fashions, to emerging local designers and Project Runway finalists — learn about the local event that’s bringing all of this and more to a runway near you.
As the curtains close on New York Fashion Week, a sartorially savvy event heats up right here in Cincinnati.
The Cincinnati Fashion Event will take place on Saturday, March 7 at the Bertke Electric Warehouse located at 1645 Blue Rock St. in Cincinnati.
“We are looking at an attendance of around 500 people – which is very exciting,” says Andrew Salzbrun, managing partner at AGAR. “The biggest thing that we are hoping to achieve is a blending of people varying in both age and cultural backgrounds.”
Evolution Studio will present the event in partnership with Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa, AMY KIRCHEN Boutique, AGAR and Navarro Photography. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with the fashion show starting at 8 p.m. and an after party to follow at the Evolution Fashion Studio.
Lines from major designers including two finalists from Tim Gunn’s “Under the Gunn”, Asha Daniels and Sam Donovan and designer collections from fashion historian, stylist and collector, Tony Tiemeyer’s Evolution Fashion Studio will be showcased. Rising designer, Amy Kirchen, will also be featured along with a Spring 2015 line of local men’s fashion styled by Ivy Costa.
“I hope this event sheds light on local talent and that Cincinnati can be a city known for fashion,” says Amy Kirchen, designer of her self-titled label. “I love that this city is rich with talent and we have created a platform to showcase it. This event will impact the city with style, talent and design.”
In addition, Shayna Jordan Arnold, a graduate from the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP program, will get the opportunity of a lifetime as her collection shares the runway with some of fashion’s biggest names.
Event pricing is $30 for general admission and $100 for front row VIP tickets. Proceeds from the Front Row VIP tickets will benefit Cincinnati Opera’s world premier production of the new American opera “Morning Star,” which will be presented June 30 through July 19, 2015.
The Cincinnati Fashion Event has come a long way since its debut two years ago. “The event was formally known as ‘Chaser’ and was held at the Masonic Temple,” says Salzbrun. “The name change from Chaser to the Cincinnati Fashion Event was ultimately inspired by New York Fashion Week. We wanted to be able to showcase the talent and local designers right here in Cincinnati – so this was a great way to do that.”
“For us, it’s all about continuing to develop program level support and focusing on local talent,” Salzbrun continues. “I’m sure that Cincinnati will see a series of events popping up after this one is over.”
For more information about The Cincinnati Fashion Event or to purchase tickets, visit www.cincinnatifashionevent.com.