Fashion week is coming to Fargo. SKA DI Enterprises LLC is bringing to you the hottest and largest runway fashion show. If you’ve always dreamed of attending the very well known fashion shows in the great cities of — New York, Paris, Milan and London — but have yet to attend like myself, we’ve got one right in our Fargo-Moorhead area happening Sept. 5-8 at the Avalon Events Center. Now, though it will probably be hard to spot the many great “fashionistas” and famous models of today, this is still a great opportunity to show your great sense of style, see works of local designers, and meet and connect with others who also enjoy fashion. Not forgetting the fact that it’ll be runway fashion shows for days!
I was able to get in contact with the CEO of SKA DI Enterprises LLC and President/Director of Fargo Fashion Week, Jani Skala. I was curious to hear from her on this project, and she was kind enough to take a few minutes of her time to talk with me.
How did this project all start?
“I was watching Project Runway of all things … I have always loved fashion and it has always been a goal of mine to attend NY Fashion week, so I looked into going … it is super expensive … which led me to see if Fargo has some sort of Fashion Week. Well, we didn’t, which brings me to where we are now. I have met some incredible people along the way that have made FFW a huge success. I could not have done it without my team.”
Who has sponsored you in making this possible?
“The Avalon has been amazing with everything; they are the best venue in Fargo I am convinced. Livewire is another — Kent Kolstad and Chelsea Brown have been absolutely wonderful to work with, being this is the first year of an event of this magnitude, there was a lot of learning, trial and error. Livewire has been very understanding of that. Ultimate Image Model and Talent Management, I wouldn’t have been steered in the right direction without them. Cote Creative, Kayla Cote is such an amazing woman! She is named the Branding Director of FFW — she has done almost all graphics from the logo to Facebook cover photos.”
Who will be showcasing their work or brands on the runway?
“This year we have quite a few local boutiques and a few designers from the area. One, from the Minneapolis area, Devise Rise Apparel will be showcased on Urban Chic RAW night (Wednesday). I am super excited for that. I absolutely love her aesthetic.”
Apart from the show, what other things will be going on at the event?
“Performances by Fargo North Spartacas Dance team, Zero Gravity Alternative Fitness, Multiple performances from local musicians — OThaDon (originally from Miami) SPG Da General (who recently signed a deal with a recording agency), Jake Nelson (just debuted on the radio in the Minneapolis area) and Toggo, a Scandinavian artist that is huge in the UK right now. Also, we have FFW’s Fashion Club that gives our little ladies the chance to build their confidence, learn proper etiquette and walk down the main runway themselves.”
What can your attendees expect to see?
“Expect to see the best of Fargo in the totality of four nights. We have vendors from local businesses to art, music, photography. Fargo Fashion Week will be the one main event to annually showcase everything wonderful Fargo has to offer!”
Will this continue on forward? What do you hope to plan for the future shows?
“Fargo Fashion Week 2018 is already in the making. Expect to see more mini-events this coming year. Battle of the Bands, Project Fargo Fashion Week, extended version of the girls Fashion Club and more!”
So, are you convinced? Because I sure am. It was so great to hear from Jani Skala on this spectacular project. I cannot wait to go and experience Fargo Fashion Week.
For more information, send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, call 701-809-1367 or visit www.fargofashionweek.com or www.facebook.com/fargofashionweek.
Sept. 5-7 from 6-9 p.m.
Finale Sept. 8 from 6-10 p.m.
Doors open at 5 p.m. for VIP tickets and 6 p.m. for General Admission.
Avalon Events Center, 2525 9th Ave. South
Online tickets sold until Sept. 4 and range from $10-$100.