Last night I went to dinner with Nathan Hurst, the mastermind behind Cincinnati Fashion Week. When I got home, I found this press release in my inbox announcing the new look, programs and 2011 dates for Cincinnati Fashion Week! I love the new logo that Landor created (by the way don’t forget to check out the display they have in the Landor windows downtown! It’s tres cool!).
I’m very excited about this year’s Cincinnati Fashion Week and all that’s in store for it. Nathan really seems to have a great team helping him, it seems very well-planned out this year, and the programming is dynamite! There will be male focused events, a showing of a private collection of Japanese fashion, and art history programming (few people know about the important role Cincinnati had in the fashion industry decades ago).
Nathan said he’s dedicated to making CFW just as prestigious as the “big four” fashion weeks. From all I learned about CFW 2011, he’s going to be well on his way. I highly recommend marking your calendar for all of this year’s CFW activities – use a week of vaca if you need to – it’s going to be amazing.
Cincinnati Fashion Week 2011
New Look, New Programs, and More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CINCINNATI – January 31, 2010 – CINCINNATI FASHION WEEK 2011 announces the second annual celebration of art, fashion and design to be held in the city of Cincinnati. Scheduled dates are Monday May 9 – Sunday May 15, 2011. Founded in 2009, the industry driven platform offers a unique opportunity to nurture the next wave of major design talent by establishing an on-going presence of global fashion in communities across the Midwest.
Now in its second year, the movement holds true to its promise to bring fashion, retail, and philanthropy to the Midwestern forefront of style. To build upon its early success, Cincinnati Fashion Week has fine-tuned the official event programming to include an even higher level of national and international talent, higher learning opportunities, and deeper connections with Midwest retailers.
In addition to the new programming, a new logo and branding has been created on behalf of Landor Associates Cincinnati, a leading strategic branding consulting and design firm. “The support of the inspirational team at Landor amongst a young fashion movement, has demonstrated a common wealth in the artistic community that reaches beyond success, beyond politics, talent, and beyond mediums; in fact, it catches creativity right at the spark of inspiration, when the best use of our talents is to share them and inspire others to do the same,” commented Cincinnati Fashion Week founder Nathan Hurst.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
“Fashion is a lifestyle which adapts on a personal level, and reflecting this message for 2011 was most significant. To truly bring fashion to the Midwest, we must continue to have a dialogue about how we view fashion in our lives,” commented Nathan Hurst, Founder & CEO of Cincinnati Fashion Week.
In 2011, Cincinnati Fashion Week will evolve with the community it helped to establish by delivering what may be the largest fashion industry driven production seen within the Central Midwest.
Guests of official events at Cincinnati Fashion Week will be guided through a week of fashion inspired events led by national & international figures in the fashion community, including couture collectors, media personnel, fashion designers, retail historians, and much more.
Complete itinerary to be released within the coming weeks.
In addition to the new programming, a new logo and branding has been created on behalf of Landor Associates Cincinnati, a leading strategic branding consulting and design firm.
A full list of events will be released in the coming weeks. For more information about Cincinnati Fashion Week please go to www.cincinnatifashionweek.com
A FASHION MOVEMENT:
Cincinnati Fashion Week is a socio-economic campaign, designed to boost Cincinnati retail revenue, to support and retain young and professional talent, and to continuously raise awareness for Cincinnati’s prospering quality of life.
Cincinnati-based Independent Bridal & Evening Wear designer Lindsey Lusignolo is just one example of success in Midwest fashion.
After making her debut at Cincinnati Fashion Week 2010. Lindsey’s ability to infuse design elements from the roaring 20’s and glamorous 30’s, with cutting edge modernism and unconventional chic wearability, has made her a reoccurring name amongst socialites and brides across Greater Cincinnati. Lindsey’s production and showroom is scheduled for a Grand Opening in Spring 2011.
HOW IT BEGAN:
Cincinnati native, Nathan Hurst, created Cincinnati Fashion Week after making his national debut as an emerging fashion designer at San Francisco’s City Hall. Showcasing his then third collection, he realized the lack of a centrally based platform for professional talent and further, a lack of overall cultural awareness for fashion in the Central Midwest. Inspired by the opportunity to create a catalyst to deliver the excitement and thrill of fashion, design and retail, as noted by Cincinnati Mayor, Mark Mallory, Hurst launched the very first Cincinnati Fashion Week.
The excitement of fashion in the heartland of the Midwest went viral and soon a true “grass-roots movement” was born. Cincinnati Fashion Week produced a weeklong itinerary that drew attendance from over 2,500 fashion enthusiasts, gained 5,500 social-media followers and swept every corner of radio, television, print publications and online blog-sites featuring Midwest fashion & nightlife. The first year success established Cincinnati as a widely acclaimed fashion and lifestyle destination, paving the way for a Midwest Fashion Movement.