This weekend, the highly anticipated Christian Fashion Week 2013 promises to deliver a stylish, high profile event that is sure to set the standard for modest fashion. The weekend begins with a VIP reception on Friday night and builds up to the main events starting at 5pm on Saturday. The weekend designer lineup includes celebrity designers such as Carmelita Couture as well as debut collections from the prodigious Julia Chew and an exclusive swimwear segment by Renee Scarborough of Two Coconuts Swimwear.
"We've definitely hit a nerve," said Jose Gomez, co-founder of the event and president of the Fashion Industry Association. "We are so proud of our designers and overwhelmed by the response we've received from both the Christian and secular community. Zondervan Publishing has played such a critical role in our momentum and we cannot be more thankful for their partnership. We love the fact that our VIPs will be receiving a new StyleLine Bible in the swag bags. You won't see that at New York Fashion Week!"
The VIP reception, which is limited to VIP ticketholders and event participants, begins at 7pm on Friday, February 8. The event will be held at the Bayanihan Arts and Events Center located at 14301 Nine Eagles Drive, Tampa, FL 33626.
Doors for the main event open at 5pm on Saturday, February 9. The first show of the night, an interactive women-only swimwear segment, will begin at 6pm. At 7:30pm, Christian Fashion Week's main show will begin. Eight world-class designers - Alma Vidovic, Carmelita Couture, Evelyn Lambert, Franco Montoro, Julia Chew, Pat McGhee, Sandra Hagan, and Sumita Bhojwani - will showcase their new collections. From bridal to evening wear, the night promises to deliver non-stop fashion with a modest yet stylish flair.
About Christian Fashion Week
The vision of Christian Fashion Week is to create the world's first series of fashion shows and events around the idea of fashion with a Christian worldview, considering Christian values such as modesty, boldness, and true style. We aim to create a viable forum for fashion designers and industry professionals to network and increase awareness of a values-based fashion industry that has always taken a back seat to the world's more risqué sense of style. Christian Fashion Week is a mission to stand for dignity on behalf of communities, families, and fashion consumers.