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Southern Design Week

  • New Orleans , LA
  • New Orleans , LA

  • New Orleans , LA
  • Recurrence Recurring every January 1st

Who says Fashion Week has to only be in New York? Fashion and  design in the South is a rapidly growing industry, and some of the most  up-and-coming talents in the region present their work every spring and fall at  the biannual Southern Design Week in New Orleans.

The Event

Previously known as “Nola Fashion Week,” Southern Design Week is  hosted biannually by the Southern  Coalition of Fashion & Design to provide Southern based apparel  designers with the opportunity to show off their work.

With its new branding, Southern Design Week continues to blow  viewers away with both local talent and big names in the fashion industry.  Past talent has included Project Runway  alumni Matthew  Arthur, Anne Cassidy of New Orleans lifestyle brand C.Major, and  New York based designer Lela Orr.

Throughout the weeks several events are held at various hand  picked locations around the city to showcase Southern designers, as well as the  history and charm of New Orleans. Special events usually include runway shows,  presentations, cocktail parties and more!

The History

Founded  by Andi  Eaton, the Southern Coalition of Fashion & Design is an organization  supporting the apparel design community in the South. The mission of Southern  Design Week is to create fashion shows that are designer focused, and provide  market and educational opportunities all year long. As New Orleans’ fashion week expands across  the South with a new name and brand, there remains an emphasis on both the  individual as a designer and the process of creation. The primary goal of  Southern Design Week is to support southern makers and the design community in  growing sustainable roots.                         

You can also get the latest  updates and insider looks on the event’s Facebook, Twitter, or blog.