March 22nd, 2013 - 3:14 pm

Fashion Events You Should Pencil In

Photo: (Courtesy of MICA.)

Being in Baltimore, we are fortunate enough that we don't need to travel far to get our fashion fix. Here's a handy round-up of upcoming goings-on in our own backyards!

The MICA Fashion Shows

…They’re coming up just around the corner. The first is in its 20th year as a benefit show for the school. Ex Tempore, will be showing the ways that different generations can affect designs. The event takes place on April 13th at 8 p.m. and is in the Brown Center at 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.

Proceeds from the event are going to the Office of Diversity and Intercultural Development and tickets are available here or at the MICA store on 1200 W. Mount Royal Ave.

The second show is their R.I.P. V.I.P. show. The whole purpose is to try and tear down those barriers between the “elite” and the general public when it comes to fashion. The designers will be showing pieces geared towards a larger audiences’ accessibility. There will be a showing at 6 p.m. and 9p.m. on April 20th at St. John’s Church, 2640 St. Paul St. You can get those tickets here or at the MICA store on 1200 W. Mount Royal Ave.

The 5th Annual Charm City Fashion Show

Taking place at Mother’s Federal Hill Grille, the show will be featuring original designers and local boutiques such as Brightside Boutique and Art Studio, Christopher Schafer Clothier, Mackr, In the Details, Sixteen Tons, and South Moon Under. Keep an ear out for DJ’s Benny Stixx and James Nasty. Ticket prices vary, and you can buy them here.

A portion of the proceeds for the event will be going to the Believe in Music Foundation and the Woman of the Year Nominee Stephanie Clarkson for Leukemia and Lymphoma. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event will go on until 1:30 a.m. 

Stevenson University’s Fashion Design Program Annual Student Fashion Show

The Fashion Design program at Stevenson University challenges its students to practice design as well as production. The annual fashion show is a chance for the students to showcase their hard work and to get recognized by others in the local fashion community.

The 2013 show, Raw Concepts, is sure to keep the momentum going after just having an installation at New York Fashion Week. That installation was inspired by sustainable clothing and showed at the Manex-France Display Company in the Garment District.

Raw Concepts will begin at 7 p.m. on April 27th in the Inscape Theater on the Greenspring Campus.

Harbor East FashionEASTa Fashion Show

The FashionEASTa fashion show was such a hit last year; it’s back for its second annual showcase. The event begins at 1 p.m. on April 27th between South Exeter and South President Streets. There will be live music by Starcrush until 3 p.m. From 3-6p.m., DJ Jon Boesche of Mix 106.5 will be spinning. From 1-6 p.m., attendees can sample cocktails and lite fare from Harbor East restaurants in a type of fashionable street market on Aliceanna Street. Harbor East retailers will be featuring special promotions and sales throughout the day, so be sure to stop in each of your favorite stores.  Retailers and restaurants that will be participating include Handbags in the City, Amaryllis, City Sports, Urban Chic, Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, James Joyce Irish Pub & Restaurant, Taco Fiesta, Talara, and Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant. The actual fashion show will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital’s Fashion Fever

The Fashion Fever event includes a fashion show and retail opportunities from local vendors. The styles for the show will be provided by A Style Studio and Wee Chic. There will be food and also a silent auction. Fashion Fever will take place on May 5th from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley and ALL of the proceeds go to the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital—what better reason to go out and see a fashion show?

Fashion Awards Maryland

Since its creation in the Spring of 2011, the Fashion Awards Maryland has drawn hundreds of attendees in support of statewide talent. The categories are vast, ranging from makeup to photographers. Nominees were chosen for each category from a pool of 11,000 nominees. The general public has the power to vote on who will win each category, so use your voice! 

You can find tickets here and check here for a detailed listing of voting specifications.

Awards for the emerging nominees will be announced on May 8th at the Tremont Plaza, located at 225 N. Charles St. A networking portion will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the fashion show and awards ceremony at 8 p.m.

The main category awards will be announced at the Brown Center at MICA, 1301 W. Mt Royal Ave. on June 15th. There will be a Red Carpet Hour beginning at 6 p.m. with VIP arrivals and media interviews. The awards show begins at 7:30 p.m.

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