Get ready to feast your eyes on the amazing designs from Indiana Fashion Week 2022! I've been photographing for Indiana Fashion Week (INDFW) since their first year in 2019. It's always so great to combine my love of photography with my love of fashion! I was the lead photographer again this year and it was a blast getting to document the whole week and getting to work with my amazing photography team! (Check out previous years HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE.)
Below is a selection of images from the week. Be sure to check out each of the designers and the team behind the scenes that makes the show happen (credits at the end of blog)!
Day one was the Youth Designer Challenge. This day, several youth designers got 45 minutes and $30 to shop the Salvation Army to find clothing that they could turn into new designs! After the shopped, they got to work on their sketches for their designs.
Day two was the second day of the Youth Designer Challenge. On this day, the designers got to work on their creations at Stitchworks and got some guidance by some great mentors. You will see their completed designs below in the Runway Show!
Day three was the Selfie WRLD Content Party and photography contest! On this day, 5 photographers got to photograph a model in Selfie WRLD and have their final photo judged and the winner got some great prizes from Roberts Camera! After the contest, Selfie WRLD was opened up for INDFW guests to hang out and get some fun photos!
Day four was Fashionable Travels. The day started out with a quick runway show on an IndyGo bus then the models took a Handlebar to Monument Circle for a fashion show along the circle!
Day five was a Cruella themed fashion show at Newfields. I had another event that day so I wasn't able to photograph that one.
Day six was the finale and the Runway Shows! All of the amazing designers and youth designers got to show off their creations! The Runway Shows took place at the amazing Dallara IndyCar Factory!
So many people come together to make fashion week a success and there was a great hair and makeup team!
Before the runway shows started, guests were able to show the marketplace for some fun clothing to take home!
The VIP guests were treated to some fun drinks and some amazing appetizers.
There was also a flash mob type fashion show that happened with the Display Models!
While guests waited for the Runway Shows to start, they also got to partake in a ride in an Indy Car! (I did this and it was a lot of fun!)
It's almost showtime!
The show started off with the Designer Model Showcase and featured designs from House of Xiong, Katie Newton, Nikki Blaine Couture, Beth Bennett, and Tyne Neal.
The show hosts for the evening were Jalea Brooks and Felicia Lawrence of WTHR.
The first designer was Wazeil & Uazit with Wazuaz by Stalph!
Then it was time for Micah Horne with asymclothing!
Next up is Peggy Latta with textile hARvesT!
Now it's time for the Youth Designers! These are the designers from Day 1 and Day 2! Mya Weddle, Mayzie Melchiors, Gianna McCrary, Breanna Knight, Vivienne Smith, and Cydney Smith!
Daniel Yeakey performed while the models for Denisha Ferguson's Dlang Designs walked the runway!
Denisha is the founder of Indiana Fashion Week!