Do Hair Do Good is a charity fashion show put on by Mark Pardo SalonSpa and partnered with United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM) to stand together against domestic violence. Last year they raised over $11,000 but plan to raise 50k this year to support domestic violence programs though UWCNM’s Community Fund.
Learn more at http://www.dohairdogood.com/
Images by Abq-live photographer Gia Henley
New Mexico Fashion Week both supports and promotes Fashion Designers and Producers of apparel and accessory related items.
NMFW also supports and promotes “Behind The Scenes Creative’s” such as Models, Stylists, Dressers, Make-Up Artists, Hair Stylists, Music and Lighting Production, Fashion Photographers, Set Builders, Writers, and more.
NewMexicoFashionWeek.com is the location of producing and promoting fashion shows throughout New Mexico. They only advertise highlighted designers and other artists currently taking part in their fashion shows on the site.
New Mexico Fashion Week provides opportunities to volunteer or intern. If you would like to volunteer or intern, please contact event producers directly.
New Mexico Fashion Week Albuquerque 2016 will include the following:
Trunk Shows & Guest Speakers
Two locations in Nob Hill. Zacatecas Tacos + Tequila (3423 Central NE) and Matanza Craft Beer Kitchen (3225 Central NE) are only two blocks apart, making it easy to walk from one to the other, and in whichever order you wish. Our designers will be split evenly between them. Plenty of time to visit both locations, peruse (and buy) designers’ wares before they hit the runway, enjoy cocktails, and listen to guest speakers Heather Petrey (LA Fashion Snob), and Dr. Nick Gerlich (social media consultant).
Industry Meet & Greet Mixer
(Thursday evening, April 14th)
Meet the movers and shakers in the industry. Mingle with the designers, vendors, sponsors, celebrities, and the New Mexico Fashion Week Team. Location: Albuquerque Apparel Center.
Runway Photography Workshop
(Friday April 15th)
Open to any photographer who is interested in honing skill of capturing a model in motion. Public is welcome to experience the behind the scenes magic when models and photographers come together on the runway.
This will be a more casual setting lasting throughout Friday and Saturday afternoon. Location and Time: TBA.
(Friday April 15th and Saturday April 16th)
All eyes converge on the runway inside the elegant, newly remodeled grand ballroom as NMFWQ presents a variety of styles from local, regional, and national fashion designers. Be the first to experience their latest lines. Doll yourself up, put on your most stylish outfit, breeze across the red carpet for your photo op (and selfie too!) and be a part of the excitement! Location: ABQ Convention Center Ballrooms A&B.
(Friday April 15th and Saturday April 16th)
Your inner shopping maven will love this part of NMFWQ! Local and regional vendors, as well as selected designers, will be set up to showcase their products and services to the general public as well as to wholesale buyers. The Expo thus benefits everyone! Everything from clothing to accessories, jewelry, hair, and nails will be included. It’s all about YOU and providing the opportunity for you to create that special look. Make new friends, and discover vendors you may never have known about. Come prepared to shop! Location: ABQ Convention Center Ballrooms A&B.
(Friday April 15th and Saturday April 16th 9:30-11:00pm)
Hang around after the Runway Shows for a great opportunity to mingle with friends new and old. Eat dinner. Enjoy your favorite beverage. Time: 9:30-11:00pm. Location: Hyatt Downtown.
(Sunday April 17th)
Join Abq Apparel Center’s meetup.com group “Stepping Out In style, Albuquerque” for their NMFWQ2016 Sunday Brunch Social at Hyatt Regency’s FORQUE Kitchen. It will be one last chance to have fun with other fashion devotees. Albuquerque’s premier culinary destination, FORQUE features a tastefully constructed selection of regionally infused menu concepts. Each presentation reflects subtle flavors from the unique and distinctive seasoning profile of New Mexico and the southwest.Stepping Out In Style members meet 1-3 times per month at various locations around the city, having fun while promoting personal style through NMFW guest speakers, designers, and other fashion-related activities.
SEE MORE IMAGES FROM THE SHOW HERE
ABQ-Live caught up with the Santa Fe Fashion week right here in ABQ. Q bar hosted a networking event that coincided with the beautiful fashions of Crystal Heart Glamour Lingerie – handcrafted custom corsets, panties and bra sets from local Lingerie Fashion Designer Di-anna Rael. Images from ABQ-Live staff photographer, Gia Henley.
Want to see more Fashion check out the Santa Fe Street Fashion Show here
Santa Fe Street Fashion Week introduced “The Show”, an international fashion presentation on August 28th, 2015 inside the historic La Fonda Hotel Rooftop and Ballroom La Terazza in Santa Fe. The Show featured some of the world’s top designers, whose collections are now for sale in Santa Fe’s fashion community. These collections were shown for the first time in a professional runway show in Santa Fe. Enjoy images from ABQ-Live Staff photographer, Gia Henley.
For More info or to find out how to get involved with ABQ-Live contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What do you get when East and West collide in the desert? Runway Apparel.
A spring switch up on the traditional looks for women, marrying classic Audrey Hepburn with edgy Sex Pistols. Look for midi skirts, crop tops, and novelty denim, but it’s all found in the details: asymmetrical cuts, a flash of sparkle, flowy shark bite cuts, and tailored fit.
Colors this season include indigo, blush and, of course, more of the black and white, but what makes the monochrome stand out is in the splash of metal on the neckline or in the details throughout the outfit. For the men, the looks are more laid back. Looking like you’re not trying to stand out.
Plaid is continuing to reign outside of winter looks and details like burnout and colors to stand out are supreme. Spring threads are more modern fit and guys are paying attention to what they wear, how it fits and feels. Colored mirrored sunglasses are still on point this season and are the perfect accessory.
By Dara Ambriz, Owner of Runway Apparel
Runway Apparel is located in the North Town Plaza, 5901 Wyoming Blvd NE # D, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Runway Apparel #: (505) 797-7087
Photos by Kori Kobayashi