Contact: Reggie Rucker
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Inaugural Modesto Fashion Week Runs September 14-18
Modesto, CA [07/28/16] - Modesto Fashion Week: an affirmation of the possibilities that exist here, if we take up the challenge to create them. It is an opportunity to connect those who are looking for a purpose in this community, to inspire and support, and uplift one another.
Cloaked in a series of fashion themed events, Modesto Fashion Week will highlight the film, art, clothing, beauty, and lifestyle/entertainment features of Downtown Modesto, and Modesto at large, September 14-18, 2016.
The purpose of this event came from a desire to not only raise the fashion/beauty consciousness of the 209, but to eradicate what we believe is the crippling root issue – the "I have these big dreams but I'm stuck in the Central Valley so they won't happen for me here," mentality.
The week begins on Wednesday, September 14th, with Fashion on Film. The State Theatre will screen Funny Face; This 1957 classic film features Fred Astaire as a fashion photographer who finds a model in bookish Jo Stockton (Audrey Hepburn). Following the film will be a mixer in the lobby to look ahead to rest of the week’s events. The movie begins at 7pm. Tickets are $8.
Thursday, September 15th The Art of Fashion will be on display, as art galleries and boutique shops will showcase the interdependent relationship of art and fashion during this special edition of the 3rd Thursday Art Walk in Downtown Modesto. Featured locations will be The Chartreuse Muse, Mistlin Gallery, and Intrinsic Elements. The event runs from 5-9pm and is free to the public
Friday, September 16th is the Color Your Canvas fashion show at The Century in Downtown Modesto. This event will feature boutique apparel and jewelry designers that reflect the spirit of Modesto and our fashion week. Modesto Fashion Week started as a challenge to embrace the opportunity that is inherent in a vacuum. Where there is nothing, there is the potential for everything. We’ll use Fashion to highlight the truth that the most masterful of works began with a blank canvas. The event runs from 7-10pm and tickets start at $50.
Saturday, September 17th is the Modesto Style beauty and fashion forum. Whether interested in a career in fashion, or just curious about the people behind the trends, attendees will get an inside look at the fashion industry from the curators and creators of today’s styles. These professionals will share their stories and answer questions in intimate settings of 10-20 people. A panel luncheon will start the day from 11am-1pm. Breakout sessions will continue thereafter until 6pm featuring professional models, photographers, stylist, designers, hair & makeup artists, and more at Greens on Tenth. Tickets start at $25.
Sunday, September 18th will be the finale of Modesto Fashion Week as we invite the community to Ralston’s Goat in Downtown Modesto for a Mixer Over Mimosas. Attendees will have the opportunity to reconnect and network around the ideas and conversations started during the week, as well as make plans to continue the mission of Modesto Fashion Week into 2017. The mixer will be held from 11am-2pm and is open to the public.
For more information about Modesto Fashion Week, please contact Reggie Rucker at 209.505.9766 or Email at EngageReggie@gmail.com