We’ve all heard of New York Fashion Week. Fashion week in Paris, London, and Milan. They’re the most well-known fashion weeks in the world.
Add Fort Worth to the mix?
It’s the first of its kind in Cowtown.
"I think it's really cohesive and relevant with the music and arts scene," Fort Worth Fashion Week Creative Director Phillip Maximilian said. "It's creative. It's a form of art. So I think it fits right in."
The inaugural Fort Worth Fashion Week kicked off Monday night. It features seven days of events spread all across the city. Event organizers say there is something for everyone, showcasing different styles in different areas of the city. From the Cultural District to Sundance Square, they hope it will be a week to remember.
"I was asked the other day what fashion in Fort Worth looks like, and my answer was it's about as eclectic as the people and the culture here," Laura Simmons, owner of Studio 74 Vintage said. "It's where cowboys and culture mix."
The big launch party was held in October at Seven Lounge off W. 7th Street.
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Fort Worth Fashion Week includes fashion events as well as pop-ups across the city, such as art galleries and boutiques, event venues, and retail stores throughout Fort Worth, each day of the week.
The unique week of events was all started by a local designer who wanted to showcase Fort Worth fashion, on a whole other level.
“I wanted to create a platform for upcoming designers. Students who had just graduated from fashion designing that need a voice, and that needs just a little push in the industry,” said Maximilian. “Not like a shortcut, but more of a head start. So that’s how Fort Worth Fashion Week was created.”
Fort Worth Fashion Week goes through Sunday, Feb. 27.