March 7, 2017

Alba Botanica NWA Fashion Week puts on a Spectacular Show!

NWA Fashion Week Runway held at the Record model featuring gown from Ashley Little of Material Concepts
Alba Botanica NWA Fashion Week hit the runway March 1st through the 4th.  It all started with a Gala to raise money for local designers followed by two nights of runways featuring local designers and boutiques.  

40/29 News Allison Wise, NWA Fashion Week CEO Robin Atkinson, 40/29 News Yuna Lee
Thursday night started of with grand gala with 40/29 anchors Yuna Lee and Allison Wise started the night off with introduction to CEO and Creative Director of the NWA Fashion Week Robin Atkinson.  

Local shoe designer Eric Jones
Also speaking that night was local shoe designer Eric Jones of Like Father Like Son LLC and local Fashion Designer Dallas Musick. 

NWA Fashion Week Gala held at 21c in Bentonville,AR
The gala was finished off with Jason Maek and Zaena performing during live photo shoots with models for the guest.

All proceeds from all events go to the support of local designers.

Models practicing for night events
The NWA Fashion Week workers were hard at work setting up for the two night runway event. We seen first hand look at the behind the scenes preparations. 


Model from Elizabeth Richardson Center featuring a gown from Aimz Design
Doors opened at 6pm with show starting at 7pm. 40/29 News Anchor Yuna Lee was the emcee for the evening. Local fashion designer's line up for the even went like this... Chloe Carter of Down Right Denim, Label Boutique, Aimz Design featuring special models from the Elizabeth Richardson Center (Elizabeth Richardson Center has been enhancing the lives of children and adults with special needs since 1963.)
Gown from G by Gavin
Shop for Mankind. A'Lyece Lenae, She Said Yes, G by Gavin, Vesta's Boutique, Rosie Rose Designer and RiftRaff completed Friday night's line up of local designers.  Check out Friday nights local designers in the below slide show.


Model featuring gown by Felix Bui Couture
Saturday night line up began with 40/29 Allison Wise jump starting the evening with an introduction to the night activities. The night line-ups went like this... Alberti&Co., Label Boutique, Ashley Little of Material Concepts, Elysian boutique, NA Martin, Chavon Shree.  During the Break Julie Marchant-Houle Vice President and General Manager, Personal Care The Hain Celestial Group from Alba Botanica spoke along with CEO and Creative Director of NWA Fashion Week Robin Atkinson. Then the show continued with Steamroller Blues, RC by Richard Cotto, Lola Boutique, The Independent Denim & Essentials and Fashion Designer Felix Bui Couture closed out the show. 


40/29 and The Arkansas CW were proud sponsors of the Alba Botanica NWA Fashion Week.   

The Arkansas CW Crew Member Shelby Osborne interviews fashion designer Felix Bui

We have released feature interviews with all the local fashion designers who participated in the fashion show along with pictures from their line.   You can check them all out by clicking here.