Design + Education + Retail
Fashion Week Cleveland (FWC) exists to inform consumers and industry leaders about the
cultural importance and economic importance of fashion design, manufacturing, marketing and merchandising.


Saturday, April 30 / GlamJam: Music & Fashion / The Vault @ The 9 / 9:00 pm

Monday, May 2 / Runway Rehearsal & Exhibition / The Arcade / 6:00 pm
Tuesday, May 3 / Fashion on Film / Crocker Park / At dusk
Wednesday, May 4 / Retail Showcase / Tre Sorelle / 5:00 pm

Friday, May 6 / Night at the Museum / Halle Costume Museum / 5:00 pm
Friday, May 6 / Retail's Night Out! / Halle Costume Museum / 6:00 pm

Saturday, May 7 / FWC Speaker Series / The Arcade / 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 7 / Black-tie Reception / The Arcade / 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 7 / Designer Runway Shows / The Arcade / 9:00 pm

Saturday, May 7 / Official After-Party 2016​ / The Vault @ The 9 / 9:00 pm

GlamJam: Music & Fashion / The Vault / Saturday, April 30 / 9:pm
Party.  House DJs and a crowd dressed to the 9’s come together for music, dancing, fashion contests and more.  The Official FWC Kick-off Party. 
​Dress Code is Hot / FREE EVENT.

Fashion on Film / Crocker Park / Tuesday, May 3 / At dusk
Education.  Join us for an annual favorite "Fashion on Film" under the stars at Crocker Park.  One of FWC’s many educational programs;
​this year’s feature film is the documentary Valentino; The Last Emperor, follows the designer until the sale of his company to a luxury conglomerate.  

Fashion Week Cleveland is proud to be showing the film outdoors in the West Park of Crocker Park (behind GameStop).  Running time is 1 hour 36 minutes.  Rated PG13.  Make sure to bring a blanket, a picnic if you like, and come early to get a good seat.  The movie begins at dusk.  Enjoy the movie!

Retail Showcase / Tre Sorelle / Wednesday, May 4 / 5:pm
Retail.  Fashion Week Cleveland places a spotlight on local boutique Tre Sorelle.  Join us and owner Christina Cavotta at this one-of-a-kind boutique...

in the heart of Little Italy!


Night at the Museum / Halle Costume Museum @ WRHS / Friday, May 6 / 5:pm
Education.  The most stylish night at the museum that you have ever seen.  Join Pattie Edmonson, WRHS MAC Curator of Costume and Textiles, for an evening of elegance and style as Cleveland History Center and Fashion Week Cleveland team up for A Night at the Museum.  Take a walk down Cleveland's Millionaire's Row.... Euclid Avenue.  Enter the Bingham-Hanna Mansion and see the clothing worn by many a well-to-do Clevelander of the early 1900's. From here the Curator will take you to the Ohio Knitting Mill of the 1950's and ‘60's.  She will show you the once secret surviving inventory of original sweaters and other knit garments. These items, in nearly pristine condition, will captivate you and remind you that “fashion revisits fashion”.  Some of these magnificent sweaters will be available for purchase throughout the event.   And don't forget to visit our "pop-up" Vintage Clothing Sale during your memorable Night at the Museum.  Halle Costume Wing admission, cash bar, cocktail party, exclusive tour and brief presentation.  Friday, May 6, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM  / Halle Costume Museum at the Western Reserve Historical Society / 10825 East Boulevard / University Circle / Cleveland, Ohio / 44106 / Dress is After-work Business or Cocktail Party Attire / ADMISSION: $10 / $15 at the door / EVENT INCLUDES RETAIL'S NIGHT OUT! / $10 for both events / $15 at the door

Retail’s Night Out! / Halle Costume Museum @ WRHS / Friday, May 6 / 5:pm
Retail.  Pop-up boutiques, trunk shows, sidewalk sales.  Retail meets happy hour meets museum party / Halle Costume Museum at the Western Reserve Historical Society / 10825 East Boulevard / University Circle / Cleveland, Ohio / 44106
ADMISSION $10 / $15 at the door / EVENT INCLUDES THE MUSEUM PARTY! / $10 for both events / $15 at the door

Designer Runway Shows / The Arcade / Saturday, May 7 / Various Admission Times / 7:pm, 8:pm, 9:pm
Design.  Twelve designers from across the United States show their creations in twelve separate runway shows.  As your car pulls up to the valet service on Superior Avenue...  you see the paparazzi lined-up along the red carpet.  You walk down the red carpet, toward the doorman, as he opens large brass doors.  You enter the doors and into the labyrinth that is The Arcade; with a high vaulted glass ceiling, brass railed balconies, and a Romanesque Revival design. 
You begin your immersion into an evening ​of fashion and style.  Colored lights, fashionable people, and stylish appetizers; is the new normal. 
Music fills your ears as the party begins, your eyes are drawn to the runway in anticipation of the evening's events.  As the cocktail party begins and comes to a quick end, the butler-passed appetizers all but gone, you scurry to your seat. Members of the Joffrey Ballet fill the runway.   The music changes, as do the lights.  Then, quite suddenly, colors and patterns flash by you, as fashion models strut like peacocks in the sun, much to the delight and applause of the audience.  Hello Cleveland...  it's time to show fashion a little love! / Dress is Black-tie Tuxedo REQIURED for $125 - $275 / Optional for Balcony Admission  
​ADMISSION: $55, $125. $175, and $275

Official FWC After-Party / The Vault @ The 9 / Saturday, May 7 / 9:pm
Party.  Models, designers, staff and guests converge for an evening of celebration, dancing and looking toward Fashion Week Cleveland 2017. 
Dress Code is HOT / FREE EVENT.

FWC Speaker Series / Hyatt Regency Cleveland / Saturday, May 7 / 7:pm
Education.  Enjoy dinner, a meet & greet book-signing with Ms. Fern Mallis; and a complimentary autographed copy of her new book Fashion Lives: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis.  The fashion industry leader will be our keynote speaker at our FWC Speaker Series.   All VIPs will get a complimentary; autographed copy of the book!  ​Fashion Industry Leader Fern Mallis; whose credits and accomplishments have included; Executive Director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Senior VP of IMG Fashion, creator of 7th on Sixth and the event known as New York Fashion Week; will be the special guest at this exclusive dinner, speaker series and book signing.  All-Inclusive; dinner, keynote speaker, book signing  and front-row seating for the designer runway shows.

Dress is Black-tie / ​​Tuxedo REQUIRED / ADMISSION:  $275.

1991: Fern Mallis becomes Executive Director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and serves there for 10 years.
1993: Fern Mallis is credited as the creator of Fashion Week in New York City.
2001: Fern Mallis becomes Senior VP of IMG Fashion.
2010: Fern Mallis leaves IMG to become President of her own international fashion and design consultancy; Fern Mallis LLC.
2012: In January 2012, she made her theatre stage debut in the Off-Broadway production of "Nora & Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore".
2012: Launches jewelry firm; FERN FINDS.

2103: Fern Mallis coins the phrase "Regional Fashion Week" to describe the Fashion Week Cleveland model of a "consumer-driven" event held outside of NYC.
2016: Fern Mallis is Keynote at the Fashion Week Cleveland Speaker Series and presides over a book signing of her new book  
​          Fashion Lives: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis.

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