Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Industry Night Saint John...

A week ago, another Industry Night for New Brunswick Fashion Week (NBFW) was hosted by Shadow Lawn Inn in Rothesay. Shadow Lawn, a sponsor of NBFW, was the second meeting with Buchanan & Co. to share their insight for a potential budding fashion industry in Atlantic Canada and to release the agenda for NBFW.

The exact schedule still needs some refinement, but as mentioned before, New Brunswick Fashion Week will be hosted for the first time from September 30 to October 7 this fall in Moncton, Saint John, and Fredericton. I have to say, it has been the people of Saint John showing the most interest in the event, having by far the greatest number of attendees at each Industry Night to date!

Last week's gathering brought together a few notable names: Tracy Hanson (Uptown Saint John), Brandi Cooper (Brunswick Square Centre), Kiera Fraser (Je Suis Prest Boutique), Norman Hector-Chiasson (NWH Modelling & Fashion Shows), Cathy Hutchinson & Natalie Allaby (Manchester Shoe Salon), Sandy Teed (Baubles), Kelly Lawson (Lawson Photography), Dominique Leger (Red Hot Events), among others! 

Since Moncton is the city that initiated the event, they will kick of NBFW with events Friday through Tuesday. NBFW will come to KV Wednesday, followed by night of dressing up, drinks, and shopping in Saint John on Thursday (think Fashion's Night Out). Friday will be a big day at the Delta with a tradeshadow, Fantasy Night competition for certified hairstylists and make-up artists, and various fashion shows which will feature both retailer merchandise and local designer lines. When the time draws closer, tickets for various events will be available from Ticket Atlantic.

There seem to be many more details to iron out and finalize, but I will be sure to keep you up to date as I hear more. Be sure to be following New Brunswick Fashion Week via Facebook and Twitter for more details. Hopefully we will be seeing that new logo by the very beginning of Septemeber!

Also, for those of you interested in a taste of the real New York Fashion Week: Buchanan & Co. is hosting a bus trip to NYC from Sept 6-13. There has also been word that they are also coordinating a bus trip for Toronto's Fashion Week later in October (Oct 17-23).

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