Second Annual Brownsville Fashion Week kicks off via ZOOM!

Second Annual Brownsville Fashion Week kicks off via ZOOM!

Breaking news! We bet you didn’t know that fashion extends south of Corpus Christi, Texas. You heard that right, happening Sunday, May 24th- Saturday, May 30th, Brownsville Fashion Week will kick off its Annual week-long festivities via Zoom and this year’s theme is “Isolation.” The fashion-filled week-long event will include workshops, runway shows, and parties, all in the comfort of your own home. Pandemic or not, we’re still living our fashion lives one virtual experience at a time.

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Brownsville Fashion Week photo by Kayla Castlle 

Led by Directors Fish Fiorucci, 22, and Victor Hugo Jaramillo, 20, BFW is an official event of the Rio Grande Valley, and supported by Brownsville City Commissioner Nurith Galonsky. BFW will air their five runway presentations on BTV local Brownsville network, Spectrum Cable Channel 1300, Digital TV Channel 12—without a cable box.  Along with the runway shows will be five different workshops throughout the week presented by the local fashion community members. These community members have volunteered to give back to the arts community by sharing their fashion insight at a reasonable donation. We know you’re eager to see the emerging talent this city offers, so we’ve gathered the dates, times, and event details below.

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Official Brownsville Fashion Week Lineup via ZOOM

Sunday, May 24th
8:oopm ZOOM Party and opening ceremony with guest DJ’s, Fish Fiorucci, @Italia182 and @VirgoDix

Monday, May 25th: Modeling 101

Modeling 101: How to Break into The Industry ft. Professional Non-Binary Model Fish Fiorucci followed by an 8:00 pm runway presentation by designer Victor Lomas

Tuesday, May 26th: Photography 101

Photography 101: Shooting Editorials ft. Professional Photographer Brenda Baz followed by an 8:00 pm runway presentation from designer and stylist Virgo Martinez ft. Valley Thrift

Wednesday, May 27th: Tie-Dye 101

Tie-Dye 101: Don’t Buy, DIY spiral dye tutorial with special guest Tex Jimenez followed by an 8:00 pm runway presentation from designer and stylist Tex Jimenez

Thursday, May 28th: Makeup 101

Makeup 101: Editorial Master Mini Class by special guest Luis Alejandro followed by an 8:00 pm runway presentation from costume designer Maximiliano Montezuma

Friday, May 29th: Fashion 101

Fashion 101: Fashion Entrepreneurship with special guest Ashley Vasquez followed by an 8:00 pm runway presentation from stylist Dorely Perez ft. Backdoor Modern Vintage and a live stream recap interview and open line with Fish Fiorucci and Pablo De La Rosa

Saturday May 30th
8:oopm ZOOM Party and closing ceremony with guest DJ’s @kweenbeatrix and @flo

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Photo by Nolan Navarro (Fish Fiorucci) Facebook Page

Brownsville Fashion Week is organized by the Brownsville Fashion Week Collective, a group of designers, stylists, models, and other City of Brownsville and independent organizers and volunteers, which aims to empower local designers and was created by Fish (they/them pronouns), who has walked numerous New York Fashion Week shows as well as runway shows abroad, such as in London, U.K and Paris. Official sponsors for this event are Backdoor Modern Vintage, Valley Family Thrift, and Brownsville on the Border by the Sea. For more information, be sure to tune in next week, check Eventbrite for event tickets and ZOOM links. If possible, please remember to show your support by donating any amount that’s comfortable within your budget.

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Kaia Dublin
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Kaia is a Trendsetter Member of the Texas Fashion Industry Initiative currently learning about online fashion media and content creation through its mentorship opportunity. A fashion and music entrepreneur who is local at heart with an international outlook, Kaia Dublin is a Texas digital influencer, and fashion blogger who enjoys expressing herself with trendy-chic looks for the women on the go! Kaia also has a background in behavior health, working with children and families with special needs. Most recently she has been modeling and styling campaigns for her local fashion community and enjoys her position with Style Lush TV as their Fashion Services Coordinator.