Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative originally created in 2009 to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, and boost the industry’s economy during the recession. On Thursday, September 6, 2012, in response to overwhelming demand, Fashion’s Night out will return to New York City and cities across the country, including Downtown Riverside, to highlight fashion and support retail with exciting events that include designer appearances, celebrity guests, fashion shows and musical performances.
Downtown Riverside Celebrates Fashion’s Night Out kicks off at 4 pm with downtown businesses offering in-store specials, meet and greet of local fashion designers, product sampling, demonstrations, and more. At 6 pm the Main Street Fashion Show produced in partnership with The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire will feature fashions from local retailers and Art Institute design students, as well as the first RDP Fashion Star Award design competition. The FNO Hairstyling Competition for professional and student hairstylists will also take place at 6 pm at the Riverside Auditorium and Events Center. Then at 7 pm, it’s the launch of Aurea Vista, a Shopping Mecca, with a catwalk, performances and more at University and Lemon. At 9 pm, downtown hospitality establishments will offer specials at after-parties for weary fashionistas who have shopped until they dropped.
Downtown Riverside Celebrates Fashion’s Night Out will also collaborate with the September Riverside Arts Walk to feature wearable art and fashion exhibits from various downtown galleries and fashion film features and performances at the Culver Center of the Arts.
Downtown Riverside Celebrates Fashion’s Night Out is hosted by the Riverside Downtown Partnership. For more information visit www.RiversideDowntown.org or www.facebook.com/fashionsnightoutdowntownriverside for updates on the event.