Macon Fashion Week: Fashion in the Streets

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Fashion Week begins Sep. 17.

Taylor Drake, Contributing Writer

With New York Fashion Week in swing and new fall trends on the way, Mercer fashion enthusiasts may be itching for a fashion week of their very own.

Have no fear fashionistas, Macon-Bibb county’s first ever fashion week is here, along with the annual Fashion in the Streets Festival.

“We feature fashion designers from all over and showcase aspiring and established models, “said Shrisma Hardge, cofounder of the fashion week. “We are creating another vehicle of social and economic development for Macon-Bibb County.”

According to Hardge, she founded the Macon-Bibb Fashion Week with her husband, Seandel Hardge, in an effort to “revitalize art and fashion in the community.” The couple plans on making the fashion show an annual event for Macon-Bibb county.

The festival will have shopping, food vendors, live music, dance groups, a car show and a designer competition where “one of our model participants will be crowned Miss Macon-Bibb Fashion Week 2017,” said Hardge.

Mercer University organizations are invited to set up booths at the festival and volunteers are needed to help run food stands, help set up and clean up the event.

Hardge is also looking for models and judges for the fashion show. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, Hardge can be contacted at 770-681-7808 or [email protected]

The Fashion in the Streets Festival is partnering with many local businesses including the Joshua Wish Foundation, Games on Wheels, Beautifully Blended Photography and Kevin Chelton Photography.

The festival and fashion week will be fun for people of all ages and proceeds from the festivities will go to Child Cancer Research.

General admission tickets for the festival will cost $5 and VIP seating for the fashion show will cost $30. Both events will kick off on Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. on Mulberry Street in downtown Macon.