When you think of Indy, what’s the first thing to come to your mind? Probably not a hip fashion scene, right? Our city isn’t exactly known for its fashion community, but much like the Unicorn Frappuccino, it does exist!

One example is Midwest Fashion Week (MFW). Established in 2006, MFW is dedicated to “empowering the creative efforts of the clothing design community while discovering new ways to express individuality and confidence through fashion.” While bringing Midwest fashion to the rest of the world, MFW helped showcase over 300 designers while encouraging expression, talent, and entrepreneurship. Runway shows are hosted every year in Paris, New York, Chicago, and Indianapolis. MFW works with many designers, buyers, and sponsors to maintain its success. Find out more about the background and efforts here.

Midwest Fashion Week Events

Ready to get more involved with the Indy fashion scene? Start with tonight’s event:

Source: Midwest Fashion Week
Industry Insiders: Fashion
Thursday, April 20, 2017
6:00-9:00 p.m.

Meet Indianapolis influential fashion stylists and boutiques in an evening of fashion presentations. Discover the latest style while networking and enjoying food, fashion and music.

Learn more

Even if you’re not able to make it to this free event, I encourage you to check out the showcased boutiques listed below, with links to their websites. The MFW Facebook page also has brief bios on the boutiques so you can learn more about their products and owners. Let’s continue to support local businesses and shop local!

Find more upcoming MFW events in Indy here. I’m excited to get more involved and attend some events myself!

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