Baltimore Fashion Week Starts August 3
Calling all Baltimore fashionistas:
Baltimore Fashion Week takes over the town for its twelfth year in a row this August. From August 3-11, the city will come alive with events showcasing the creations of the best and brightest members of the Baltimore fashion industry.
Over the course of its history, Baltimore Fashion Week has put the spotlight on the
work of hundreds of local designers, plus the hair and makeup professionals and
production teams that support their showings.
Baltimore Fashion Week was launched in 2008 with the mission of providing local
designers and artists with a strong venue to share and sell their creations. It is also
a fundraiser for the Fashion Umbrella Foundation, a local non-profit that encourages individuals interested in fashion, the arts and business.
Baltimore Fashion Week schedule overview
During Baltimore Fashion Week, local venues will host a variety of events, including a Fogo de Chao-sponsored industry party on August 8, an August 6 luncheon with Jenna Blaha of Elle at Citron in Quarry Lake, a meet and greet in Canton on August 9 and runway shows on August 10 and 11, held right downtown at Columbus Center.
Tickets are available for individual events and should be purchased ahead of time:
On the runway
The two runway shows – Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11 – are the
highlight of the week.
Both days, the shows take place at Columbus Center, located at 701. East Pratt
Street in downtown Baltimore. Both nights, general admission guests can enter the
venue starting at 7:30 p.m. and the shows start promptly at 8:05 p.m. There is a
cash bar available and all seats are reserved; you may select your seat when you
purchase your ticket.
On Saturday, a VIP reception will be held before the first show. The reception starts
at 5 p.m. and is admissible with a VIP ticket to the show. VIP tickets also include
front-row seating, entry into a gifting lounge, an open bar and catered culinary
spread, a gift bag, and Baltimore Fashion Week memorabilia.
Where to park for Baltimore Fashion Week runway shows
If you’re headed downtown for runway shows on August 10 or 11, park where the
models and crews will start and end their evenings: Harbor Park Garage.
Located at 55 Market Place in downtown Baltimore, Harbor Park is an easy walk to
and from Columbus Center and is easily accessible from I-83 and other major routes in and out of the city. Plus, with its prime location between Power Plant Live! and Harbor East and Little Italy, it’s just a short walk from local hotspots where you may want to start or finish your stylish night.
The garage is safe and well-lit and is staffed 24/7 by a friendly, knowledgeable crew
who will be more than happy to answer questions or point you in the right direction, no matter what your destination.