Celebrate Ruston Fashion Week

In Lola Shreveport by Lola Magazine

Ruston Fashion Week is back this Spring!

Ruston’s Fashion Week was created in the fall of 2015 when several local downtown businesses came together to coordinate a week-long experience centered on the impressive selection of products and brands that are represented in Ruston. What began as a grassroots effort to showcase Ruston’s thriving retail community has transformed into a celebration of our wealth of creativity, highlighting local designers, artists and boutiques, all while introducing upcoming trends to fashion enthusiasts.

2016 was an incredible year for Ruston Fashion Week. Following the inaugural event’s success, local merchants partnered with Ruston’s main street organization and the Ruston Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau to expand Fashion Week possibilities. Merchants and local businesses teamed up to host runway shows and cultural events. Local artists, university students, and even restaurants came on board to create excitement from residents and engagement from surrounding communities. The week ended with a sold-out finale event held in a vacant warehouse in downtown Ruston. The first public party of its kind, guests danced the night away to Los Angeles-style entertainment in an exclusive venue.

Now solely under the organization of Ruston’s Main Street Association, Ruston Fashion Week 2018 promises to be bigger and better than ever. Events throughout the week will showcase the unique and creative community that is Ruston. We’re excited to say even more diverse types of business are participating – emphasizing fashion trends in children’s clothing, home décor, and even in the culinary scene.

You can still look forward to the festive parties, extended shopping hours, designer trunk shows, and more that Ruston Fashion Week has offered in the past, but we have some new things in store as well. Over 20 businesses have signed on, most located in downtown Ruston’s shopping district, and formed partnerships to produce much larger, block party-style events. And Friday night’s street party is one not to be missed.

Twinkling lights, music, delicious food, flowing drinks… Imagine having all this in an entire block of Ruston’s thriving downtown district shut down for you to party with 500 of your closest friends. Well, that’s much like what’s happening Friday, April 13, on West Mississippi Avenue in downtown Ruston. The evening will begin with a Sip & Stroll from 6-8 p.m. Participating fashion week locations will be staying open late for you to browse while enjoying the festive downtown atmosphere. At 8 p.m., the sun is going down and the street dance is starting up. Food trucks and beverage vendors will be on site for your enjoyment. Be sure to bring your ID for the purchase of alcohol. Tickets for this event are only $5 but must be purchased in advance. You’ll find them at our sponsor Durrett Law & Title’s location during regular business hours.