Coastal Fashion Week is an a affiliation of independent fashion designers, models, hair and makeup artists, photographers and philanthropic organizations. CFW, a Christian organization, was created to increase awareness of local charities, encourage development in the area of fashion design and modeling, and to enhance the visibility of the Gulf Coast as a center of Southern fashion as well as focusing on other parts of the United States including New York, Dallas, Oklahoma and Atlanta to name a few.
The Gulf Coast's first CFW event broke the barriers of the typical fashion weeks. With the addition of Coastal Kids + Teen Fashion Week Night and New Orleans added to the tour in 2014, Coastal Fashion Week changed the typical fashion week mold and became on of the most cutting-edge and high-style fashion weeks across the coast. Each night consisted of multiple runway shows and a close with a charity presentation Coats for a Cause, in which each model walked the runway in a fashionable coat he/she donated to the less fortunate in each city. The 2020 focus is on suicide awareness and prevention and we are proud to be opening the door for people to talk about something that has been taboo.
After years of fashion events, the launch of Coastal Fashion Week was one of the most anticipated events of 2013 and was SOLD out in every state. The overwhelming success of our debut year was truly a blessing and paved the wave for our show for CFW to tour with 11 shows in 7 cities and 4 states all in one week!