Welcome to the Harrisburg Fashion Week: The Blog.
HFW began as a 2-day event that is known for its focus on “ready to wear” street wear and high fashion couture garments coupled with an industry VIP soiree. As the year 2020 was approaching, the founder of HFW, Tracie Carroll sought the need to grow the HFW brand. The plan for 2020 was to expand the brand and begin the process of making HFW a full week of fashion in the Capital of PA and include models, fashion designers, brands and bloggers from surrounding areas. Tours of the venue space, connecting with vendors and sponsors, and model castings began. This was sure to make a great spring 2020 event!
As the HFW team got settled into place and the year 2020 arrived, so did COVID-19. Not only did the coronavirus cancel HFW and many other events, it shutdown our country and created a new normal for businesses and gatherings of any kind. What became the new normal for HFW? Well for starters, primarily phone and email communication (as face-to-face interactions have been limited), Virtual model castings and designer selections and moving the spring event to Fall 2020: November 27 & 28.
It was imperative for HFW to pivot to the social/ virtual way of doing business because things are constantly changing and we still aim to create a platform that brings together the areas top creatives in the realm of fashion; models, designers, photographers, boutiques, makeup artists, stylists, bloggers and more!
While we await the very anticipated HFW main event, the Fall 2020 season, this blog and the Fashion Hub of Central PA will be the home of fashion news, interviews, upcoming fashion events near you and the central place to keep up with the HFW team.
If you are a creative in the fashion industry, we invite you to join The Fashion Hub of Central PA. Tell us about yourself, your business/craft, upcoming events, appearances, opportunities or just share something positive to bring light to your fellow industry cohorts. We look forward to connecting with you!
The HFW Team