With shows like "America’s Next Top Model," "Project Runway," and "The Fashion Show" spamming television these days, it’s no wonder everyone thinks they’re the kings and queens of fashion. In Richmond, the time has come once again for those people to show off their talents.
Events for the Third Annual RVA Fashion Week will take place this year from March 31 through April 9, with the last night being the grand finale. Nightlife Promos Inc. is spearheading the event.
Local models, designers, production staffers, choreographers and stylists will showcase their abilities through numerous events and shows. RVA Fashion Week allows businesses and designers to represent Richmond’s fashion and culture. Many charities and businesses benefit from the week’s events.
Some of the biggest players during the week are the designers. This year’s list includes Kearsten Feggans, Derrick Lewis, Leilani Littlefield, Erin Brennan, Courtney Culbreath, Daurent Granger, Jimmy Budd, Randianne Brochu, Jason Primrose, Joey McCullough, Justin Seal, Perri Young, Jennifer Whitehead, Mitchell Warnecke, Moe Medina, Lindsay Ess and David Lee.
There are also numerous charities and sponsors involved with making the week a success.
Here is a brief list of events:
April 2 – Virginia Commonwealth University Strut
VCU’s annual fashion show will be at the Siegel Center on April 2. The show starts at 7 p.m. General admission is $15. Doors open at 6 p.m.
April 3 – Fashion Show Benefiting the Richmond Animal League
"Uncrated/Recreated" will be held at Studio 8 West. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for seniors and students with valid ID. Doors open at 3 p.m., and the show starts at 3:30 p.m.
April 5 – Uncorked Fashion and Jewelry Show
This free event will be held at the Wine Loft in Glen Allen. The show starts at 7 p.m.
April 6 – Designer Showcase and Model Competition
Richmond’s local designers and models compete to be showcased in the Grand Finale, happening April 9. The event will be at CenterStage Rhythm Hall downtown. General admission is $10. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.
April 8 – Catwalk for Kids Fashion Show
The fundraiser will be held at Rocketts Landing. There will be a luncheon, a Tibi fashion show, entertainment and a live auction. Tickets are $125 per person, and if you want to get a group together for a table, which seats 10, the price is $1250. Seating starts at 11 a.m. and the fashion show and luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
April 9 – Richmond Fashion Week 2011 Grand Finale
The RVA Fashion Week Grand Finale will be at Rocketts Landing on April 9. James River is hosting along with Rocketts Landing. Performances and fashion will be on display. Winners of the Designer and Model Competition will also be revealed. Tickets start at $10. Seating starts at 6:45 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.
You don’t have to be a designer or model to be involved. RVA Fashion Week is currently looking for volunteers and street team members. To sign up or to find out more about Fashion Week, just visit www.rvafashionweek.com.