NWA Fashion Week runway shows kick off Thursday, March 14

For the second straight year, some attractive people wearing extremely fashionable clothing will be walking the runway for some great local causes in Fayetteville.

Of course, we’re talking about NWA Fashion Week.

The event, which began last year when several local clothing boutiques decided to combine efforts in hopes to get more milage out of their annual charitable fashion shows, will feature three nights of runway shows beginning on Thursday, March 14.

“We really wanted to bring all the fashion shows together under one format of ‘Fashion for Philanthropy,” NWA Fashion Week co-founder Jade Terminella told us last year. “Fayetteville is a great place for fashion, our community offers so much specialty shopping. The scene is already here, we’re just bringing it all together for a week packed full of fashion and beauty.”

Last year’s event resulted in over $33,000 raised for local non-profits.

This year, that number looks to get even larger. The event is already totally sold out.

Organizations that will benefit from the event in 2013 include Single Parent Scholarship Fund, Restore Humanity, Ozark Guidance, Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter, Junior League of Northwest Arkansas, The Miller McNeil Woodruff Foundation, Art Amiss, The American Cancer Society, 7 Hills Homeless Center, and Spay Arkansas.

The fashion shows begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Chancellor Hotel with the local designer showcase, followed by a UA Designer show at 8 p.m., and an Art Amiss show at 9 p.m. Friday’s shows begin at 7 p.m., and feature local clothing boutiques. There’s a kids show on Saturday at 11 a.m., and more local boutiques will showcase their wares on the runway at 7 p.m. Saturday night.

For a full schedule of NWA Fashion Week events, visit nwafw.com.