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Fashion designers can apply for Little Rock Fashion Week 2012
Fashion designers can apply for Little Rock Fashion Week 2012

Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is accepting applications from fashion designers wanting to showcase their clothing lines at the fourth annual Little Rock Fashion Week, scheduled for July 16-21, 2012 at various locations in downtown Little Rock. The early application postmark deadline is October 17, 2011.

LRFW highlights the best fashions by local, national and student designers at its Posh Expression and Young & Fabulous fashion shows. Participating clothing lines compete to win the distinction of LRFW’s “2012 Clothing Line of the Year.” The winner receives several prizes and perks for up to one year.

The 2011 winner, Laurella by Pittsburgh resident Laurie B. Allen is receiving 1 year of promotion at LittleRockFashionWeek.com, fee wavier for LRFW 2012, VIP-goodie bag, photos of her LRFW presentation, and a high fashion photo shoot, featuring LRFW’s professional agency models.

Last month, as part of a designer exchange agreement between LRFW and Baltimore Fashion Week (BFW), Allen attended and presented Laurella at BFW 2011. BFW 2011’s “Designer of the Year” will show his or her line at LRFW 2012.

LRFW 2011 was hosted by NBC Miami Nitecap’s Peter Bailey, KTHV’s Ashley Blackstone and BJ Steed at sold out fashion events at the Statehouse Convention Center. Executives from E! Entertainment and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising attended the festivities. Sixteen different fashion labels by local, national and student designers were showcased.

To request an application for LRFW 2012 send an email to joinus@littlerockfashionweek.com. Go to LittleRockFashionWeek.com to learn more.