Talented in the Midwest
An event most big and popular cities are afforded, Midwest Fashion Week provided a red carpet fashion experience that a lot of people in the midwest do not get to experience as often. Because of this lack of exposure, there are potential talented people who are not able to learn about the industry, unless they move to the more popular cities that encourage and nurture the learning of fashion. MFW comes to the rescue to empower limitless creativity, and team MEGDSiE had the opportunity to attend this event in Indianapolis on April 20-22.
The week kickstarted at the Epic Ultra Lounge, with a networking cocktail event and a show that consisted of a showcase from various boutiques: Mentor Apparel, 28 Boutique, Pretty Little Greek, So Vintage Clothing, Runway Boutique, and others. Each boutique showcased their upcoming collections with their own individual flavor. The crowd was allowed to interact with the designers’ pieces as the models stood on their own platform. The crowd posed with the models in all angles, touching the clothing to analyze what the designer was working with and each designer gave a presentation of where they got their inspiration and how they were moving forward.
The following night, the event was held at a beautiful spot in downtown called Bella Marcia. The ambiance of the venue is very chill, upscale and sophisticated. Highly recommended for any event that wants to display class and sophistication. The night showcased various students and designers including Street player, Aubrey Lane, House of Chevon and many more. They all displayed an impeccable attention to details. Each designer was to display 5-6 designs with the same interactive method that was showcased the night before.
The final night was held at the Arts Garden in downtown. These designers are known nation-wide as well as internationally. They displayed about 15-16 pieces from their collection, and not a single one of them failed to disappoint the audience. In attendance were various bloggers and social media enthusiasts including Eclectic Kurves.
In comparison to fashion week from Paris, New York and even Chicago, Indianapolis did seem a big lighter in attendance. The crowd were a bit on the shy side in terms of interacting with each other, but once they warmed up, they completely showed out. Experiencing Midwest Fashion Week gave us a renewed sense of linking with other creators around the area who are trying to make their mark to better the community through fashion.
Some fun facts about MFW: The birthplace is actually in Indianapolis coordinated by Berny Martin, an international recognized tailor/designer of Catou. His mission is to not only expose the midwest crowd fashion around the world, but to showcase to the world fashion influenced by the Midwest. He also contributes to many foundations that benefit the education of the community, and has showcased as many as 300 designers of different backgrounds during fashion week in the midwest in the past.
We appreciated that there were various black owned businesses that were involved in the whole event.We look forward for the future events during MFW that will feature more work from our community.
For your viewing pleasure, please enjoy the gallery of our experience during the week.