Official ​#INDFW19 Schedule

June 18 & 19, 2019

INDFW Youth Designer Challenge

We have partnered with Goodwill Industries to host a challenge that features six (6) high school students who aspire to be a part of the fashion industry. The Twist? These students have little-to-no experience designing. During this two-day challenge, students will design looks made entirely from materials they pulled during a shopping spree at a local Goodwill store.

June 18, 2019
​Shopping Challenge ​& Ideation

Start Time: 11:00am
End Time: ​4:00pm

Undisclosed​ (​Accredited media only)

June 1​9, 2019
​Design Challenge

Start Time: ​​10:00am
End Time: ​5:00pm


Indianapolis Metropolitan High School

1635 W Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46222


Design Challenge


Lunch Break


Design Challenge

June 20, 2019

​Press Preview Party

​We have partnered with Saks Fifth Avenue at the Fashion Mall to host an invitation-only soirée that will give press & media outlets an up-close look at Indiana Fashion Week, special guests, and key participants.

​Start Time: 6:30pm
​End Time: 8:30pm 

​Saks Fifth Avenue at The Fashion Mall
8725 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240

​(Accredited media only)

Conference Schedule




Welcome & Overview of INDFW​

Denisha “Dlang” Ferguson

Creator & Executive Director, INDFW


Words from Fern Mallis

Creator of New York Fashion Week



June 21, 2019

Making it IN Fashion Industry Day Conference

Making it IN Fashion is an initiative of the Indiana Fashion Foundation designed to educate, inspire, and equip Indiana-based fashion professionals. This initiative consists of a year-round conversation series & an annual conference during Indiana Fashion Week The Making it IN Fashion Industry Day Conference includes interviews, panel discussions, and presentations with fashion industry experts who provide attendees with information and resources to aid in elevating their operation and influence within the fashion industry at large.​

Start Time: 2:00pm
End Time: 8:00pm 

Saks Fifth Avenue at The Fashion Mall

8725 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240

​Conference Schedule


​From Indy to Industry: A Fashion Story

In conversation with Tyrie Rudolph
International Fashion Model

​​Moderated by ​Temara Payton​
​Event Director, INDFW


Indiana ​Arts Commission
​Anna Tragesser, Artist & Community Services Manager​​


Indiana Industry Panel: "Our INdustry: Maximizing & Expanding in Indiana"

Anj Blanchard-Carter
​Stylist & Creative Director

Meghan Smith
​Indiana State Museum

Madison Hromadka
​Fashion ​Arts Society

​Aicha Balde
​Tales & Turbans

Polina Osherov
​PATTERN Magazine



Industry Panel: “This is Fashion!: The Evolution of the Industry”

Elliot Carlyle
​Industry Consultant & Coach

​Sarah Chiwaya
​Fashion Blogger & Consultant

Chris Lavish
​Fashion Week Online

Channing Hargrove

​OnPoint Manufacturing

​David Prentice, Sr. VP of Sales & Marketing​​​

Style of Greatness Interview with Fern Mallis
Creator of New York Fashion Week

Presentation of INDFW Legendary Trailblazers of Fashion Award

​Award Recipient: Fern Mallis

​Presented by First Lady Janet Holcomb

June 22, 2019

INDFW The Runway Shows

​featuring the
INDFW Emerging Designer Competition

​The INDFW Emerging Designer Competition was designed to provide both Indiana-based as well as national emerging designers with the opportunity to be educated, to entertain, and to exhibit their work. Semifinalists will showcase  their collections during Indiana Fashion Week, which will give them access to mentoring & critiques with international fashion industry experts, high quality runway production, recognition on both local and national media platforms, as well as business planning and implementation training.

Lounges Open: 5:00pm
Runway Doors Open: 6:​00pm 

Show Starts: 7:​00pm 

​The Crane Bay
​551 W Merrill St, Indianapolis, IN 46225

Run of Show

Show Opener​
Performance by Eddie Dean

Welcome & Acknowledgements
Ashley Brown, ​Wish-TV 8 Chief Meteorologist

Emerging Designer
​Dontae & Chey of Unfollowed Creator

Emerging Designer
Yemi Sanni of Stylenspire

Emerging Designer​
Jennifer Felts of Tokyo Twiggy

Emerging Designer
Codi Banks of Witty by Codi

​IN Vogue Designer

Barbara Riordan of Pariah


Didda Joe

Ashley Brown, ​Wish-TV 8 Chief Meteorologist

Emerging Designer
Misty Dodson of Bond Girl No. 9

Emerging Designer
Monique Burts of Mo Gio

Emerging Designer
Maria Mauro of Mau et Cie

Emerging Designer
Chloe Greenwell of ​Chleen

Youth Designer Show

Shyliah Reed- Harris

Zairion Lester

​Sikia Ewing

Sarah Villines

​Don'Ajha Carter

Ella Kistler

Featured Designer
Larry Underwood of Underwood NY

Annoucement of Winners
​​Fern Mallis, Creator of New York Fashion Week

Denisha "Dlang" Ferguson, Creator of Indiana Fashion Week​​​

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