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Oklahoma Fashion Week brings state designers to red carpet

The first Oklahoma Fashion Week runs April 14-20 with events all week, culminating in a red carpet fashion show. A portion of proceeds from the events will benefit Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma City Police Athletic League.
by Heather Warlick Modified: April 10, 2013 at 3:18 pm •  Published: April 10, 2013

/articleid/3781816/1/pictures/2007718">Photo - Models display creations by Portuguese designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista during the Portugal Fashion Fall/Winter 2013-2014 week Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Porto, Portugal.(AP Photo/Paulo Duarte) ORG XMIT: XPD130
Models display creations by Portuguese designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista during the Portugal Fashion Fall/Winter 2013-2014 week Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Porto, Portugal.(AP Photo/Paulo Duarte) ORG XMIT: XPD130

“They're the future of Oklahoma fashion,” said Virginia Boyles, part of the Oklahoma Fashion Week planning team. “We wanted to promote OSU and their design program and really congratulate the progress they have made for the state.”

On April 18, a meet the designer event will feature designer Maria Chaverri. Chaverri's presentation will center on “Designing Beyond the Cure,” a theme she's adopted. Chaverri designs for — and all the women modeling her fashions are — cancer survivors, mostly breast cancer. The presentation is at 6 p.m. at Whole Foods, 6001 N Western Ave.

Whole Foods will offer a “Designer Dishes” food fashion demonstration from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, in conjunction with Fashion Week.

Red carpet details

The week's events will culminate with a Red Carpet Fashion Event at Cotter Ranch Tower (aka The Chase Tower), 100 N Broadway.

“We've got about three hours' worth of designers to put in front of you,” Edwards said.

General seating is $45, and VIP tickets are $75. Receive a $5 discount with a Keep It Local card. Tickets are sold online at http://okfashionweek.eventbrite.com. For more information, go to www.oklahomafashionweek.com.

Established designers showing are Orlando Dugi, Joanne Hong, Meredith Lockhart, Danny Nguyen, Sheila Scott, Paul Sisti, and Danh Ta.

Emerging designers who are showing include Charles Brame, Tina Campbell, Maria Chaverri, Sylvia D. Cox, Raul Flores, Kim Jarman, Jo Anne Kotlowski and Tracy Smith.

by Heather Warlick
Life & Style Editor
Since graduating from University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Staff Writer Heather Warlick has written stories for The Oklahoman's Life section. Her beats have included science, health, home and garden, family,...
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