April 3 - 6, 2014


    Wilmington Fashion Weekend


    Wilmington Fashion Weekend will begin on April, 3rd 2014. This four day event will highlight emerging designers, local talent, accessory ateliers, and local boutiques. We have a series of special access events lined up including an opening night Cirque Du Soleil Social, a Block Party at Lumina and a host of community-focused events, with fashion at the pulse. We plan on attracting hundreds of visitors to Downtown Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, helping our industry grow and continue to develop.


    7pm   Opening Night VIP Cirque du Soleil Social at Bakery 105

    7pm   The Emerging Designers Show at Wilmington Convention Center

    2pm   Tickled Pink presents The Block Party at Lumina Station
    2pm   WFW Trunk Show sponsored by Bijuju at The River Room
    3pm   The Swimsuit Issue Live on Stage (Swim/Resort) at Wilmington Convention Center
    7pm   Night Life Couture Show at Wilmington Convention Center
                  Love Local

    3pm  The Grand Finale S/S 2014 Live Look Book & Awards Ceremony at Wilmington Convention Center

    Title Sponsor


    Presenting Sponsor

    Tickled Pink


    TJ Dunn
    Good Life
    Wilmington Mag

    Charity Partner

    Event Shuttle
    Coast 97.3
    Bakery 105
    River Room
    Wilma Mag
    Sun Tan City
    A Boxed Event
    Etc Party
    Lumina Station
    Luna Ad
    Beauty Bar
    Salon Fringe

    Emerging Designers

    Casey Crespo

    Casey Crespo - Designer Pic (2)

    Casey Crespo is on Facebook and Instagram

    Amanda Vaughn-Redmon

    Bio photo

    Connect with Formation Design Studio on Instagram and its blog

    Laura Venters

    Laura Venters

    OuiSi is on Facebook, and Instagram

    Caroline Castles

     Caroline Castles

    CastlesCouture is on FacebookInstagram, and has a blog.

    Lesley Tameav 

    photo (3)Connect with Just Like Honey Clothing
    on InstagramFacebook, and on its blog.

    Barton Strawn


    Connect with Lumina Clothing  Company
    FacebookInstagram, and its blog







    About Us

    Wilmington Fashion Weekend Mission & Goal:

    We want to put Wilmington, NC on the map as a leader in fashion. Our event will highlight emerging designers, local talent, accessories ateliers, and local boutiques. We plan on bringing hundreds of visitors to the region, helping our industry grow and continue to develop.

    • We want to make #WFW an annual event that brings the fashion community together.
    • We want to bring visitors to the region to contribute to our local economy, helping our industry grow and continue to develop.
    • We want to provide a regional platform for local designers, models and local retailers.
    TJ Dunn
    TJ Dunn
    Executive Director / Founder

    TJ is a style consultant from Atlanta, GA who regularly contributes to Coast 97.3 and Men, Ink. Magazine. He has helped numerous local boutiques and ateliers with style strategy and guidance. Visit tjdunnsc.com to learn more.

    Khalilah Olokunola
    Khalilah Olokunola
    Event Stylist / Co-Founder

    Khalilah is the lead Stylist at A Boxed Event, an event design firm with offices in Wilmington N.C. & New York City. She brings 10+ years of event experience to the industry. Visit aboxedevent.com to learn more.

    Alicia MacDonald
    Alicia MacDonald
    Press Secretary

    Alicia is a High School student and recently hosted her first fashion show as her senior project. She is very determined when it comes to learning and gaining experience before heading off to NYC for college next fall.

    Chelsea Sule
    Chelsea Sule
    Team Manager

     Chelsea is a Makeup Artist and Eyebrow Perfectionist with a heart for the fashion industry. A brilliant business woman and avid social media entrepreneur, she brings an exciting and innovative networking structure to the team. 

    JJ Knight
    JJ Knight
    Marketing Coordinator

    JJ Knight is a writer and editor who has covered fashion and retail in southeastern North Carolina for three years. For WFW, she has coordinated media outreach, social media campaigns, email marketing, and the WFW blog. 


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    Fashion is all about making a statement. WFW has made a fashionable splash in southeastern North Carolina. We’ve set tongues wagging around the area. Here are a few things that have been said (we’ll own up to most of it) about WFW and the amazing team of people who are making it happen.

    WWAY: Explore With George

    StarNews: Swimsuit Issue Live on Stage

    StarNews: Emerging Designer Show

    Carolina Style: Wilmington’s Inaugural Fashion Weekend

    Raleigh News & Observer: Raleigh Designer Competes

    Encore: Inaugural Fashion Weekend Hosts a Slew of Runway Shows, Designers, and More

    Lumina News: Inaugural Weekend to Showcase Fashionable Talent

    Wilmington Magazine: The Inaugural Wilmington Fashion Weekend

    The Seahawk: UNCW’s Style & Modeling Company Partners with Wilmington Fashion Weekend

    HerCampus: Wilmington Fashion Week

    IHeartRetail.com: {You’re Invited} Wilmington Fashion Weekend

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    The Event

    To produce an event of this magnitude we are searching for sponsors who are interested in partnering with us to bring an annual event to Wilmington, NC. We will be heavily marketing Wilmington Fashion Weekend and plan on bringing in hundreds of visitors to the area.

    Some of our sponsorship benefits include:

    • Special access to VIP events & all weekend shows.
    • Inclusion on all promotional materials (web, social, print, and broadcast).
    • Company or product displayed at events.
    • Product or promotional items included in gift bags distributed during the finale.

    If you are interested in being a part of #WFW contact us today.






    Fashion is more than a sense of style; it’s a way of life.

    Be a part of the action and participate in the 2014 Wilmington Fashion Weekend. We are looking for designers, hair & makeup artists, models, and volunteers. If you are interested in being a part of #WFW register by February 7, 2014.

    Emerging Designers

    Are you an emerging designer in Southeast NC? This show is all about showcasing your creativity and passion to residents, visitors, and local businesses.  We will need you to prepare the following:


    As an emerging designer your registration fee is $125.00 and includes:

    • Spotlight in the #WFW guide that will be distributed throughout the event.
    • Social shout outs on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
    • Getting your line in front of buyers (Consumer, Retail).
    • Showcasing your line on a spread in a local magazine.
    • A chance to win the #WFW Emerging Designer of the Year award.





    Hair & Makeup

    Want to Provide Hair & Makeup Services?

    We are looking to partner with phenomenal, local hair stylists and makeup artists who want to showcase their skills to Wilmington’s fashion industry. All participating stylists and artists will have their names featured in the #WFW guide that will be distributed throughout the event.

    If you or your salon would like to create high fashion looks for the #WFW runways then fill out the form on the right and we will follow up with you to set up a meeting.

    We will need you to prepare the following:

    1. A portfolio showcasing your best work.
    2. A short blurb about who you are and what your salon represents.
    3. Any accolades you’ve received (awards, press, honors).






    Want to Model For #WFW?

    Join Wilmington’s inaugural Fashion Weekend as a runway model! Models of all experience levels are welcome to apply. Please fill out the form to the right and we will follow up with you.








    Want to Get Involved?

    Do you love fashion and want to find a way to get involved? We are currently taking applications for volunteers! Please fill out the form on the right to register, we will contact you with further details.






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    Download the WFW2014 Mobile App

    wfw coverGet the latest updates and news from WFW2014 with the mobile app! Buy tickets, view the schedule, check out sponsors, photos, videos, boutiques, designers, and much more! Visit my.yapp.us/WFW2014 to download the app today!

    Promote #WFW2014

    Spread the word about #WFW with one of our flyers! Print one of these out, hang them in your boutique, give them to your friends, send a paper airplane to a co-worker! We don’t care how you tell the world, we just ask that you do! The QR code will link directly to the WFW mobile app.

    WFW Flyer