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6 Fashion Events You Don’t Want To Miss This Spring/ Summer In New Mexico!

1. Locker 505 Fashion Show (March 3rd):

Kicking off the fashion season, Locker 505 Clothing Bank hosts their 11th annual fashion show to raise money for their non-profit. Locker 505 aims to provide school appropriate clothing to children in need in the Albuquerque area. This show takes place in the Sheraton uptown and showcases local talent as well as some of our favorite out of state designers. The models range from actors, pageant stars, and a few experienced runway veterans. Dress to impress and mingle with the NM fashion industry while supporting a cause we all love!

2. The Dive Vintage X Differential Brewing Patio Market (March 16th):

Hosted by Differential Brewing and The Dive Vintage, this patio market is the perfect place to grab a drink and shop different eras of vintage clothing for the evening. 13+ vendors, artists, and local designers are setting up shop and curating racks of clothing for your new spring/ summer wardrobe. This event starts at 2:00 pm and runs until 6:00pm. Dress with intention and come meet like-minded fashion babes. 

3. Cottonwood Mall Fashion Week  (April 6th):

Experience the pulse of the fashion industry as top designers and retailers unveil their latest collections, showcasing bold trends and innovative designs. This is your chance to witness the future of Southwest fashion firsthand. Join us for a spectacular week of creativity, inspiration, and unparalleled elegance.

Location: Lower Center Court

Time: 2:00pm

Dress Code: Summer Chic

Casting for models: March 17th @ 12:00 pm inside  DME talent agency.

4. Buffalo Exchange $1 Earth Day Event (April 22nd):

Everything is $1 at Buffalo Exchange's Earth Day event! You seriously can’t beat those prices. This is honestly one of the funnest thrifting experiences of the year, all of the clothing is in boxes and piles throughout the store's back parking lot and starting at 11:00 am it’s everyone for themselves. This event raises money for a variety of local charities as well as environmental causes. Here are some tips to help you navigate the chaos:

  • Arrive early, stock is limited  and once they run out, the event is over. You may need to wait in line but that's a great opportunity to chat with other thrifty fashionistas. 

  • Stop at an ATM before you go, this specific event is CASH ONLY!

  • Bring your reusable totes because Buffalo Exchange is a bag-less company, Also you need a way to stash your finds so no one else swoops them away.

  • Dress cute and comfortable- you will most likely be sitting on the ground  sorting through endless piles so wear the Carhart and not the Anthropology.

5. Swaia Launches First Ever Native Fashion Week (May 2nd-5th):

Swaia announces Native Fashion Week will take place in Santa Fe NM. SNFW is a four-day event showcasing the diversity of Indigenous designers. 

Below is the show itinerary: 

  • May 2 - Media Event and VIP cocktail at the Governor’s Mansion, 4-7PM

  • Friday, May 3 – All About Indigenous Fashion Symposium, 1-5PM (Museum of Indian Arts & Culture )

  • Native American Art Magazine VIP Fashion Launch Party at La Fonda,

  • Lumpkins Ballroom, 6:30-10PM

  • Saturday, May 4 - Fashion Shows with Fashion Pop-Shops & Activation Spaces

  • Santa Fe Convention Center (doors open at noon)

  • Fashion Shows start at 3PM – 6PM

  • Sunday, May 5 - Fashion Shows with fashion showroom & activation spaces

  • Santa Fe Convention Center (doors open at 11AM)

  • Fashion Shows start at 2PM – 5PM

6. Absolute Rubbish- A Trash Fashion Show at Meow Wolf (June 13th):

Meow Wolf Santa Fe is hosting their first ever trash fashion show focusing on 20 local designers and artists creating fashion completely out of trash and re-purposed, unconventional objects. After the success of the Absolute Rubbish show in Denver CO, we decided to bring it to New Mexico. Produced by MadVan Designs, you know the show will be eclectic and inspiring. Each designer presents one look with their own performance included. Come join us for the trashiest night of the summer! 

Address: 1352 Rufina Cir Santa Fe, NM 87507

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