“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.