NWA Fashion Week – The Spring Shows

April 3 – 6 | Downtown Bentonville

For the third year, NWAFW will present their Spring Shows from April 3 to 6 in downtown Bentonville. The mission of NWAFW is to provide an outlet to showcase designers, highlight fashion trends and local brands as well as celebrate the ever-growing culture of NWA. Through this effort to feature local talent, NWAFW hopes to develop a trend of offering experience and leadership to the local creatives in fashion and style in NWA.

The NWAFW seeks to spotlight the visual arts and culture of fashion. According to the NWAFW press release, the shows are held semi-annually and will take place in Bentonville this spring and next fall in Fayetteville. All proceeds from the shows will support the Arkansas Arts and Fashion Forum, a non-profit organization.

Contact rachelfox@nwafw.com for more information or press inquiries.

Full Schedule

Educational Programming:

NWAFW x Pecha Kucha

Wednesday, April 3 | 7-9 p.m. | Crystal Bridges

  • NWAFW will feature designers, stylists, and industry professionals in a pecha kucha-style presentation on the Walker Landing at Crystal Bridges. This event is free and open to the public.

In Conversation: Gabrielle Korn

Saturday, April 6 | 2-4 p.m. | Haxton Road Studios

  • Gabrielle Korn, editor-in-chief at NYLON media will discuss the current state of fashion, how the midwest and coastal fashion scenes can connect, and the logistics of running a famous pop culture and fashion magazine. This event is presented by the Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum.

NWAFW – The Shows: Three nights of runway shows divided into thematic showcases

NWAFW x Bridal

Thursday, April 4 | 7-9:30 p.m. |  21c Museum Hotel

Doors at 6:30 p.m.  / Show at 7:15 p.m.

  • NWAFW x Bridal, the fashion week’s first bridal event, features both designers and commercial vendors at the 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Bentonville. The show showcases multiple bridal boutiques as well as a range of photography companies and PIGMINT Floral Studio. Tickets for the event range from $35 – $50.

NWAFW x Active

Thursday, April 4 | 6:30-10.p.m. | Record

Doors at 6:30 p.m. / Show at 7:15 p.m.

  • NWAFW x Active is the fashion week’s first activewear event and partnered with local companies, regional designers, and global brands to showcase athletic clothing on the runway. Included in the runway presentations are multiple companies including Bearded Goat Apparel, 22nd Element, and many others. Tickets for this event range from $45 – $120.

NWAFW x DBI After Party

Thursday, April 4 | 10 p.m. – midnight | 21c Museum Hotel

Doors open at 10 p.m.

  • In partnership with Downtown Bentonville Inc., NWAFW hosts their first official party in honor of the spring shows. The event features Brock Entertainment and is the kick-off for celebrating NWA fashion events. Tickets for this event are $25.

NWAFW x Ready To Wear

Friday, April 5 | 6:30pm-10:00 p.m. | Record

Doors at 6:30 p.m. / Show at 7:00 p.m.

  • NWAFW x Ready to Wear is the first show that features a runway that allows guests to purchase items and spotlights trendy commercial companies that have a local presence as well as designers that focus on everyday apparel. Tickets for this event range from $50- $200.

NWAFW x Avant Garde

Saturday, April 6 | 6:30-10:00 p.m. | Record

Doors at 6:30 p.m. / Show at 7:00 p.m.

  • NWAFW x Avant Garde features cutting edge designers exclusively from Arkansas and Oklahoma whose designs experiment boldly and creatively. Tickets for this event range from $50 – $200.

More information about NWA Fashion Week and ticket purchase is available at www.nwafw.com

For press inquiries email rachelfox@nwafw.com

NWA Fashion Week Sponsors:

  • ● 21c Museum Hotel
  • ● Allied Cycle
  • ● Amanda Reed Weddings
  • ● Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum
  • ● Arvest
  • ● Avad3
  • ● Brock Entertainment
  • ● Citiscapes Magazine
  • ● Color Beauty Bar
  • ● Covergirl
  • ● Crystal Bridges Museum
  • ● Dave and a Camera
  • ● Downtown Bentonville Inc.
  • ● Dustin Slaughter Photography
  • ● Eventures
  • ● Farm Studios
  • ● Fortune Horse
  • ● Fox 24
  • ● Grit Studios
  • ● Jessica Robinson Photography
  • ● Jessica Whalen Films
  • ● Jes Summersett Photography
  • ● JTH Productions
  • ● KNWA
  • ● Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • ● Paul Mitchell School
  • ● Pigmint
  • ● Rapha
  • ● Record
  • ● Rich’s
  • ● Ropeswing
  • ● Rumwolf Video
  • ● Salon Service Group
  • ● Samantha T Photography
  • ● Secondhand Smoke BBQ
  • ● Springwoods Behavioral Health
  • ● Swetnam Cosmetic Surgery
  • ● The Arkansas CW
  • ● The Idle Class Magazine
  • ● The Looking Glass NWA
  • ● The Nines Bentonville
  • ● Uptown Eyes
  • ● Visit Bentonville
  • ● Walmart Private Label Apparel
  • ● Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP
  • ● Yeyo’s Mexican Grill