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Norwalk Fashion Week: Connecticut Keeps Pace with the Big Fashion Centers

by Elizabeth Armentor

Participating in Fashion Week in New York City and Los Angeles is a dream for many designers. You get to show your new line, meet buyers and potential customers and make valuable contacts. However, competition is fierce. Unless you're Michael Kors, Badgley Mischka or the latest winner of Project Runway, forget about getting a show, and tickets are practically impossible to come by. If you're a young designer who wants to get a foot in the door, consider attending Fashion Week in Norwalk, Connecticut first.

A Learning Experience
When it comes to getting the education you need to succeed in the fashion business, attending fashion week in Norwalk, Connecticut is a good way to enhance your fashion design degree. You can see the latest trends firsthand and attend professional seminars about forecasting trends, manufacturing and marketing your own fashions, and many other important topics.

Runway Glamour
At night, after you've crammed your head full of important business information, you can relax and take in the runway shows. Norwalk Fashion Week showcases all types of clothing, from juniors to menswear to formal fashions. There's also a design competition that recognizes emerging designers in different genres of fashion.

Students Have Status
If you attend Norwalk Fashion Week as a fashion design school student, you can buy tickets for each day at a significantly reduced price, about one-fifth the price of a regular ticket. You can also get discounted tickets to the awards gala held on the final evening. Fashion Week is held twice a year, in November and May.

Don't feel disconnected because you can't make it to New York or LA for Fashion Week. Develop yourself professionally and artistically in Connecticut at Norwalk Fashion Week.

Source:
New England Fashion + Design Association

About the Author
Elizabeth Armentor is a writer and editor who writes about education issues.