NOLA Nite Life shares the March 2012 Fashion Week line up

Fashion Event:
NOLA Fashion Week 

Sat, 03/03/12

New Orleans City
New Orleans, LA

Week Continues to Focus on Growth of the Fashion Industry in New Orleans with Individual Designer Show Line Up


NOLA Fashion Week, produced by the NOLA Fashion Council, announces

its schedule of events for its Fall/Winter season taking place March 3-10 2012 which includes

seven days of fashion presentations, runway shows, networking events, educational workshops

and a fashion market. Building on the success of the past two seasons NOLA Fashion Week will

continue to further its mission of providing Southern born or based designers a platform to gain

exposure, increase sales and professional contacts.


Co-founders Nicholas Landry and Andi Eaton will continue to foster beneficial relationships

between Southern born or based designers and buyers, production facilities, industry experts and

the community by giving them a platform to show their designs. Each designer will present their

Fall/Winter or Resort 2012 collection which will be attended by local buyers and media.

In addition to industry insiders, a limited amount of this season’s tickets will be released to the

public. All proceeds collected during the week will go to the NOLA Fashion Council’s local

initiatives which include NOLA Fashion Week, year-long continuing education for the fashion

community and ultimately developing a fashion incubator to serve as a resource and launching

ground for designers and industry professionals in the region.


The educational workshops continue to be a primary focus of the week and will include new

subjects like branding, the in’s and out’s of running a fashion business and fashionable

organization. Taught by industry insiders and experts, workshops will range in cost from $25 to

$75 and give the next generation of designers and creatives in New Orleans the opportunity to

get hands-on experience on a wide range of topics.


“Last year we stimulated the dialogue between designers and buyers to put Southern fashion on

the map,” says co-founder Andi Eaton. “Our goal this year is to increase the viability and the

vitality of the fashion industry in New Orleans through a weeklong series of events that

showcase Southern talent.”


See below for a full list of designers and the week’s schedule.


Designers Showing at NOLA Fashion Week

• Jolie & Elizabeth by Jolie Bensen and Sarah Elizabeth Dewey, New Orleans, LA

• Amanda deLeon Clothing, New Orleans, LA

• dope Clothing, Baton Rouge, LA

• Cavortress by Julie Wheat, Charleston, SC

• BySMITH by Smith Sinrod, New York, NY

• Libellule, New Orleans, LA

• Matthew Arthur Apparel Architecture by Matthew Arthur, New Orleans, LA

• Andrea Loest, New Orleans, LA

• blackout. by Ashlie Ming, Jackson, MS

Full Schedule of Events and Information


Saturday, March 3rd

Photography w/ Robby Klein & Thom Bennett



Tickets through Skillshare

Suzanne Perrone Book Launch: “Designing in Ivory and White”

Martine Chaisson Gallery



Eventbrite Public Access: $5 suggested donation


The Elizabeth Chronicles Launch Party




Link to Tickets on Republic Website (15% of proceeds donated to NOLAFC)


Sunday, March 4th

NOLAFC Advisory Board, Designer, & Sponsor Brunch

Ste. Marie


Closed to the Public

Street Style Brunch possibly hosted Lindsay Calla? Or InvadeNOLA

Ste. Marie


Tickets: $30 prixe fixe ($5 of each meal donated to NOLAFC)


Monday, March 5th

EDU: Kids Fashion Day

Ogden Museum

Tickets through Skillshare or Day of at the Ogden

EDU: The Life Cycle of a Style w/ Lisa Locono



Tickets through Skillshare

EDU: Organizing Your Life Fashionably w/ Skye Truax


The Occasional Wife on Magazine


Tickets through Skillshare


Tuesday, March 6th

EDU: What 7th Ave Taught Me That I Did Not Learn in School w/ Suzanne Perrone



Tickets through Skillshare

Libellule Presentation

Martine Chaisson Gallery


Tickets (Eventbrite)

Public Access: $25 each

Multi Event (w/ By Smith): $40 each

By Smith Presentation

Martine Chaisson Gallery


Tickets (Eventbrite)

Public Access: $25 each

Multi Event (w/ Libellule): $40 each


Material Girl Lounge

The Saint | Burgundy Bar



Wednesday, March 7th

MASHUP: Vitamin Water Presents Where Fashion meets Music

Featuring Jolie & Elizabeth ft Royal Teeth; Blackout by Ashlie Ming ft Big History; Dope

Clothing ft Baby Bee

The Joy Theater


Tickets (Ticketmaster through Joy)

Advanced Public Access: $40

Door Tickets: $50


Material Girl Lounge

The Saint | Burgundy Bar



Thursday, March 8th

Fashion in the Arts District featuring:

Andrea Loest Presentation

Mallory Page Gallery, 6:00p

Amanda DeLeon Presentation

TBD, 7:00p

Mat Arthur Presentation

AIA, 8:00P


Cavortress Presentation

Le Mieux Gallery, 9:00P

Tickets (Eventbrite)– same for each Presentation

Public Viewing of Collections $10 each


Material Girl Lounge

The Saint | Burgundy Bar 10pm


Friday, March 9th

EDU: Branding w/ Julie Wheat of Cavortress

TBD, 3-5pm

Tickets through Skillshare

Fashion Market

French Market, 2-6pm

Open to Public


Green Gala

Eiffel Society , 7-11:30pm

Tickets (Eventbrite)


Saturday, March 10th

Fashion Market

French Market, 11-4pm

Open to Public

AVEDA’s Eco Fashion Day featuring shows by Hip Vintage, Stay by Mar, etc

Washington Artillery Park or French Market (weather backup)

Tickets (Eventbrite)

Public Access: $25 each

Eco Day + Green Gala Access: $50 each


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