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Events: Cincinnati Fashion Week

By Ashley Elizabeth Thomas · April 12th, 2010 · CityBeat Recommends

The time has finally come for Cincinnati fashion-aficionados to both dress and suit up. Cincinnati Fashion Week (CFW) officially kicks off Monday!

Swing downtown April 21, when CFW will show support at "Future Blooms Bazaar," a recycled fashion, crafts and clothing sale at Future Blooms Studio as well as Inspired by Annie, an art opening of Shillito’s long-time fashion illustrator Annie Wainscott, hosted at downtown’s Landor design firm.

Things really start to get fired up on April 22 with "Fixed on Fashion," where many local and out of town up-and-coming designers will celebrate their work, including a high fashion hair presentation by Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa at Suite at Blackfinn.

Doors open at 7 p.m. with a $20 admission.

April 23 is truly showtime with the "Fashion Finale" featuring Cincinnati native and top designer David Meister as well as local designers Rosie Kovacs, Lynda Lucas, Ashley Bowman, Amy Longo and Amy Kirchen. Expect other designers from the UK, New York City, New Jersey, California, St. Louis and Michigan. The "Fashion Finale" will be held at the Hyatt Regency’s Grand Ballroom.

General admission is $60, VIP $100 and all-week VIP pass $130.

April 24 is the final day of CFW, which will be dedicated to taking clothing donations for local charities and is a great way to help celebrate Earth Day weekend. Donations are welcomed with a 25 percent discount on any level ticket in return.

Read Ashley Elizabeth Thomas' interview with Cincinnati Fashion Week organizer Nathan Hurst and find links to daily details here.



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