The Top 5 Fashion Events In Columbus During 2016
Columbus is a new capital of fashion and every year it hosts events and themed exhibitions that are definitely worth checking out. I've selected 5 must-attend shows for this year.
Alternative Fashion Week (Vue Columbus, 95 Liberty Street). From June 4th to June 12, 2016. This annual event is the ultimate underground Columbus fashion week featuring artist collaborations, up-and-coming designers, couture, ready-to-wear and everything in between. The week also concludes with the Finale Runway Show, featuring a runway-side view of 12 breathtaking collections from some of Columbus' most fabulous designers.
CCAD Spring Fashion Show (Columbus College of Art & Design). Mid-May every year. A select group of CCAD seniors showcase their talents at this show. The event is a whirlwind of glamour, great music and beautiful people, all whipped up to support student scholarships.
Fashion Meets Music Festival (The Columbus Arena District). Labor Day weekend. If you love music or you just want a great soundtrack to go with your fashion, this festival show is for you! Featuring a variety of the best acts in live music as well as some of the most talented designers in the country, this 2-day event fuses two loves into one celebration. Come out and jam out!
Fashion Week Columbus (Location TBA). From October 9th 2016 until Ocober 15th 2016. I could not avoid including the most well-known fashion event here in Columbus: Fashion Week Columbus! For one week in October, local and emerging designers showcase their work. Some of the lineup includes a drag show, a bridal runway show and more, concluding with the Finale Runway Show that causes nearly 1,200 guests to "ooh" and "aah". An interesting show, even just to get introduced to the fashion scene here.
HighBall (Short North Arts District). From October 21st until October 22nd, 2016. The coolest and most fashionable costume party. A couture and top runway fashion show, some of which may be described as shocking. At HighBall, you are what you wear.