Year 5 of Baltimore Fashion Week is underway

Butterfly Productions has started the production phases for its annual event Baltimore Fashion Week. Baltimore Fashion Week 2012 will be a 3-day event instead of its normal 4 – 5 day event. Baltimore Fashion Week-end (BFWe) is scheduled for Friday, August 17, 2012 through Sunday, August 19, 2012.

In the past years, I have listened to the guests and participants of this event and have decided that Baltimore Fashion Week-end (BFWe) 2012 will be a 3 day event. This way guests can attend the event and still have time to spend time with family and friends. The shows will start at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 17, 2012 and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2012 and Sunday, August 19, 2012,” stated Nixon, President/CEO of Butterfly Productions.

The event schedule for the 2012 has been increased to include a black tie affair on behalf of the scholarship fund. Also added to the event schedule for 2012 is the Emerging Designer Competition which is open to middle, high school, and college students nationwide. Registration for the Emerging Designer Competition ends February 1, 2012.

Baltimore Fashion Week likes to express its commitment to implementing new and groundbreaking programs to encourage and facilitate creativity as it lives and breathes in the fashion industry,” stated Jaclynn Ashley – President of LuvHerStyle PR.

The designer participation level has also been redesigned to allow designers a level of creative expression for their collections. Designers will now have the option of providing models, and suggest hair and make-up looks for complement their collection.

In a move towards a more conducive and comprehensive fashion week production, we thought it would be a nice touch to finally allow designers an option to express their sense of creativity on our runway by providing his/her own models and also providing suggestive looks for hair and make-up. We think this will be a huge success and look forward to the creativity process,” stated Nixon.

In 2011, designer Laurie B. Allen presented her collection in BFW2011. Laurie was the first designer to represent the designer exchange program between BFW and Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW). This fashion initiative will continue in 2012, when one lucky designer from BFW2011 will showcase in LRFW2012.

Designers selected for panel review are: Parisa Keywanfard; Travis Wilcox; Rhonda Allen; Kim Dixon; Wyntress Hill; Cat Reinheimer; Richard Jones; Omoyeni Makinde; June Monteiro; and Charmaine Dyson Nious.

In September 2012, Butterfly Productions will submit a selection of designers for a single consideration for placement into Nolcha Fashion Week to participate in the “Collective Runway Show.” The chosen designer will have access to a state-of-the-art venue; professional lighting; professionally built catwalk; professional surround sound; and several other amenities to properly produce a runway event.

Since the birth of BFW, I have always wanted to sponsor a designer for Nolcha Fashion Week. After speaking with a dear friend he reminded me of my beginning wish and inspired me to bring my dream to reality. His words to me were what are you waiting for just do it! So, with that push it will be done in 2012 and will be each year after that,” stated Nixon.

The event schedule for this annual event is growing day by day, to keep up with the latest news and updates please text BFWE2012 to 22828 to add your email address.

More information about this event is located on the event website –

Learn more about Baltimore Fashion Week from the fashion events article on Apparel Search.


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