Fashion Meets Music Festival (FMMF) have announced the full schedule for the inaugural festival – which will be taking place over Labor Day Weekend (Friday, August 29th through Sunday, August 31st) in Columbus, OH’s Arena District. In addition to a diverse music and fashion lineup, FMMF has also enlisted the support of Columbus’ own, Olympic snowboarder Louie Vito – who will be partaking in the festivities. For the full schedule, please visit: http://www.fmmf.us/schedule/.
Recently announced headlining acts include R. Kelly, Michelle Williams (of Destiny’s Child), O.A.R., Rusko, Paper Diamond, and Destructo, as well as additional After Party acts including Future Islands, The Menzingers, and Maps & Atlases. Fans can now purchase tickets to R. Kelly’s August 29th performance at Nationwide Arena through ticketmaster: http://bit.ly/1mDtQI0. For up-to-date information, please visit: http://fmmf.us/lineup/music/.
FMMF is also thrilled to announce the involvement of Althea Harper, a fashion designer and entrepreneur who owns and operates the very successful ALTHEA HARPER fashion line. With a cutting edge style that combines both tailoring and draping to make silhouettes appear strong and beautiful, Althea Harper is one of the breakthrough fashion designers in today’s industry. Althea’s style reflects her experience working alongside numerous renowned designers, including Anna Sui, Zac Posen, Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood. Celebrities including Heidi Klum, Eva Longoria, and Kerry Washington have all expressed a strong interest in her designs. The Kardashians, as well as Angela Simmons, are all regularly featured in ALTHEA HARPER.
Other designers and fashion brands on site include Kaolacore, Rox & Royalty, Alternative Fashion Mob, Lubna Designs, Arlo Menswear, Celeste Malvar Stewart, Blingwear UK, Aleah Leigh Designs, Dirty Rich Apparel, The Faraway Tree Collection, Made By Lizzy, Luv Dog and more! For the entire list of confirmed brands and designers, head to: http://www.fmmf.us/fashion/
FMMF will also see representation on site from the Columbus College of Art and Design. The school, founded in 1879, is one of the oldest and largest private art and design colleges in the United States with 1,350 undergraduate and graduate students. CCAD offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Fine Arts. Undergraduate students choose from nine majors: photography, industrial design, advertising and graphic design, animation, illustration, fine arts, fashion design, interior design and cinematic arts.
Many exciting events will take place over the course of the festival, including a Gala, featuring Michelle Williams as the MC, panels and spotlights on designers and artists on the Lexus Runway Stage, a model competition, after party performances, and more! For more information, please visit http://fmmf.us/.
While the majority of performances are completely free and open to the public, special packages providing additional perks are available for purchase – including the After Party Badge, Retail Market Place Tickets, and the Access To Excess (A2E) Pass. Details on ticket packages can be found at: http://fmmf.us/tickets.
In addition to music and fashion, Nationwide Boulevard from High Street to Neil Avenue will be transformed into a streetscape of various cuisine and beverage selections; complete with gourmet food trucks, aerial zip lines, and one of North America’s largest Gondolas, towering 100 feet tall. For out-of-towners planning a destination weekend to attend FMMF over Labor Day Weekend, the festival will be providing an Urban Camping option – located within walking distance from the festival. For additional information on the Urban Camping experience, please visit: http://fmmf.us/experience/urban-camping/.
The first collaborative music and fashion fusion festival, FMMF will provide a unified, live entertainment experience under the brand mantra, “3 days, 2 loves, 1 place – Unboxed in Columbus, Ohio, Labor Day Weekend 2014.” See you there!
Press submissions for FMMF are now open. Please apply for press credentials here: http://fmmf.us/connect/press-media/
Created by music and fashion insiders, FMMF hopes to help brand Columbus as the Midwest’s music and retail fashion leader, much like Austin has been crowned an emerging music mecca and showcase for new talent development, due to its 27 year run with their popular SXSW Festival.
Fashion Meets Music UK (FMM), which is currently on its European Tour, will be teaming up with Fashion Meets Music Festival (FMMF). FMM was established in Los Angeles, California in 2006 to showcase emerging designers, artists and talent; followed by the UK in 2009 to provide a platform for creatives in the form of Events, Pop Up Shops and Workshops.
FMM UK will import its experience and expertise to the United States with an array of music and designer talent, bringing an international flavor to the FMMF marketplace, which will showcase local, regional, national and now international brands.
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