It’s the single largest fashion event in the Midwest – FASHION WEEK COLUMBUS!
Columbus, Ohio is the 3rd largest fashion city in the United States. Thomas aka “Tommy” McClure is the founder of Fashion Week Columbus. He and his board spared no expense to make the 7th Annual Fashion Week more spectacular than its previous 6 years and we were privileged to be there for all of it!
So let’s talk about the hotness!
First, they had the nerve to bring in one of the hottest designers on the West Coast – Adolfo Sanchez. We had the chance to talk to Adolfo during Fashion Week. He said –
“Columbus is the new Hollywood. There’s so much talent here that you don’t have to go anywhere. People are coming here from places like LA, New York, Chicago, and Miami. All designers have to do is be ready to showcase their art when opportunities present themselves. Take advantage of every opportunity big or small. Before you know it, the calls will come for you to showcase your work around the country and world”.
And the Fashion Week Columbus line-up of designers were ready to do just that.
Joan Madison, Kevin Black, Gerardo Encinas, Juan Jose Seanz-Ferreyros, Stephanie Foster, Kelley Plas, Ashley Wills, Melissa Koch, Zuri Greer, and Nuha Gebremedhin rocked runways all week with their new designs.
Secondly, what’s Fashion Week without the models?!
Karen Labra, Al’Tee Harris Lowe, Tonja Scott, Dierra Deboe, Karina Sauder, Kristin Hartsman, Yolanda McCall, Nehal Patwa, Akilah West, and the UPM Cover Model Erica Fitzgerald were just a few of Columbus Ohio models displaying fashion masterpieces.
Thirdly, the Brewmasters Gate was the perfect venue. Ideally placed in the brewery district just south of the Columbus Downtown area, the Brewmasters Gate was magically transformed into a 1st class fashion experience. The brick created the edgy, urban ambiance. The stage captured the contemporary visual. The people brought the energy. The models brought the performance and the paparazzi brought the flash!
If you weren’t there….this would be the time to slap yourself!
Charles Penzone Hair Salon owners, Chuck and Debra Penzone were the title sponsors. Newly elected Mayor Andrew J. Ginther gave opening remarks at the finale. Television and radio personalities like Karen Nova, Nia Noelle and Angela Ann were scene all week. Fashion Week Columbus was the place to be. Hands Down!
Shout out to Scott Schweitzer, Whitney Kaczor, Whitney Smith, Seraphim Koulabdara, Erica Lee, Lubna Najjar, Neil Tenzer, and Nia Noelle