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Area Designers Are The Focus Of 2015 New Mexico Fashion Week

Mar 12, 2015

One of the 2014 New Mexico Fashion Week designers on the runway with his models.
Credit www.newmexicofashionweek.com/

Designer and educator Melissa Lea Beasley wants to build a fashion industry here in New Mexico.  Melissa and the organization she founded, the Albuquerque Apparel Center, have invited designers and fashion professionals from around the state, and around the country, to the Albuquerque Convention Center on March 25-29 for the second annual New Mexico Fashion Week.  One of the goals of Fashion Week, Melissa says, is to bring area designers together with the public and potential buyers.

In this longer version of the conversation, Melissa talks about some of the public events planned for Fashion Week, including a fashion expo, a runway show featuring ten designers, and a collaborative exhibit, "Fashion as Art."