Greensboro Fashion Week kicked off on Sunday, Sept. 17, with a Meet and Greet at Elizabella’s Bridal & Boutique, 2915 J Battleground Ave., Greensboro. This year’s theme was “Paint the Town Red.”
Wednesday is Jeansboro Day, and everyone is invited to wear jeans in Greensboro. Greensboro Fashion Week will host a small fashion show from 4 to 7 p.m. at LeBauer Park to gear up for Wrangler Night the next day.
The remaining events — all black-tie — take place at the Elm Street Center, 203 S. Elm St. in downtown Greensboro.
The Wrangler Day, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, will focus the brand’s 70th anniversary this year, and the theme of this day will be 1970. The show brings back — and remakes — a line of Wrangler created by ’70s designer Peter Max. Along with the Peter Max segment, guests will see Wrangler Western wear, Wrangler traditional wear and Retro Glory by Wrangler. This colorful, eclectic night will take guests back to the ’70s in a high-fashion way.
The Emerging Designer Competition, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, will spotlight 11 designers, chosen from among more than 50 applicants from around the country. A “People’s Choice” winner will receive $1,000 in the competition. The designers are Kyler Arnold, Keon Brown, Tygerian Burke, Emily Costlow, Isaiah Davis, Terrence Henderson, Amber Kapas, Savannah Lloyd Martin, Jasmine Rhodes, Caitlin Rhyne and Andre Thornton.
The National Brands Showcase, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 23, will underline the “What’s In Trend” for the season’s ready to wear — aimed at keeping everyone “in the know” on what’s in style. This night will consist of local boutiques and high-end retailers throughout the area. The lineup includes Wrangler, Altar’d State, Talbots, Serendipity, Saks Off 5th, Mack and Mack, Kriegsman Luxury Outerwear, Old Navy kids and Charming Charlie.
The Kriegsman Luxury Outerwear and Mack and Mack Private Showcase is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Kriegsman Furs will host the event, along with Mack and Mack. All proceeds benefit the Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro, founded in 1995 to promote the self-reliance of women in Greensboro.
Tickets range from $75 to $150 and can be purchased at greensboro- fashionweek.com.