Alternative Fashion Mob Hosting Alternative Fashion Week

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Join 10  insanely creative designers in Columbus during the first week of June in Columbus for their very first Alternate Fashion Week.  This event is being coordinated by the Alternative Fashion Mob.

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Events begin this Saturday at the Short North Gallery Hop.  A Progressive Fashion Show with models dressed in clothing from local boutiques will use High Street as their runway, ending up at the Garden Theatre for a “Meet the Designers”  Cocktail Party. The runway show starts at 7 p.m. and the cocktail party at 9 p.m.

Monday, June 3, Brothers Drake Meadery is hosting a free screen-printing workshop at 6 p.m. Come learn screen printing from Kelli Martin, pattern making techniques and other fashion-focused workshops as well as enjoying a fancy beverage while you learn!

Wednesday, June 5, the Alternative Fashion Mob will head to Via Vecchia Winery for a painting class.
Colors & Bottles will run an official event of Columbus’ inaugural Alternative Fashion Week. Customers will paint from a live model outfitted with a ornate gown and headpiece created by one of the city’s most up-and-coming avant-garde fashion designers, Aaron James. Under the direction of Rachel Murdock (Alternative Fashion Mobster and artist), the class will enjoy this interactive experience, while mixing and mingling with the Alternative Fashion Mob, including Kelli Martin of Anti-Label.
This event is NOT BYOB
Wine and appetizers will be available to purchase. Each ticket sale will help raise funds for Alternative Fashion Week 2013. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to CHA Animal Shelter.

Thursday, June 6, is the Alternative Fashion Show at Circus Club & Grub, starting at 6 p.m. Eat pizza and dance to music from DJ Charles Erickson of The Clampdown afterward.  Alternative Fashion Night features a fashion show of tattoos,avant-garde hairstyles, accessories, costumes, and more.

Will include a gallery of unique accessories vendors, and more “weird” stuff!

A $5 donation at the door is suggested.

Vendors include:
Alternative Fashion Mob (merch & art sale)
What The Rock?!
Tammy Irwin

Saturday, June 8, is the Grand Finale show from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Warehouse at 421 West State Street. $25 for VIP seating and $10 for general admission.  Hosted by Suede of SUEDEsays (TM), fabulous fashion industry celebrity and fellow Project Runway contestant of Kelli Martin.
Ten unique Columbus designers will show ten breathtaking collections:
Anti.Label by Kelli Martin
Ruby Hill by Aaron James
Torn Angel by Esther Myong Hall
Phyllis & Hazel by Maddie E
Label Yourself by Crys Darling
Jacquar Jean-Jacques
Jody Krevens
Neon Nancy by Lyndsey Merryman
Elisabeth Ashleigh Designs by Betsy Stevenson
Katelyn Mary McClain

Guests will enjoy live music from local band, The Girls!, and DJs George Brazil and Dave Espionage!
Have your photo snapped on the red carpet by We Are Glitterati.
Enjoy dancing, a full bar, amazing views and a party like none other!
After party is out back, LITERALLY, at REHAB with DJ.

Including all the fashion and fun anyone can squeeze into a giant warehouse, the finale show promises to be Columbus’ fashion event of the year!

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Sunday, June 9, you’ll be able to buy the looks you saw the night before, as well as others, at a trunk show at the Short North Stage and Garden Theatre from 12 to 5 p.m.

This is your opportunity to purchase original wears from local designers, including:

Anti.Label by Kelli Martin
Ruby Hill by Aaron James
Torn Angel by Esther Myong Hall
Phyllis & Hazel by Maddie E
Label Yourself by Crys Darling
Jacquar Jean-Jacques
Jody Krevens
Neon Nancy by Lyndsey Merryman
Elisabeth Ashleigh Designs by Betsy Stevenson
Katelyn Mary McClain

Accessories & more:
Poor Sparrow
Artzymorena Designs
Lisa Scott of funkilovely
Re-Tee Scarves

More details and links to ticket sales can be found at:

http://www.alternativefashionmob.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/AlternativeFashionMob/events

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