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Albuquerque Apparel Center Newsletter
January Features
NMFW Returns to the Convention Center
March 25-29
'Fashion As Art' Contest

Through February 14

Calling Designers, Vendors, and Sponsors
See what the AAC and NMFWQ do for you!

NMFW Returns to the Convention Center
New Mexico Fashion Week Albuquerque is pleased to announce its return to the Albuquerque Convention Center for its March 2015 event. Fashion expo, design conference, Fashion as Art competition, Runway Show, and more will be held in Grand Ballrooms A&B. "The City of Albuquerque has shown its support of New Mexico Fashion Week Albuquerque by underwriting our venue space two years in a row. Their vote of confidence demonstrates its faith in us as a premier event for Albuquerque," said Melissa Lea Beasley, Executive Director and Founder of NMFWQ. The Convention Center recently underwent extensive renovations to bring both wings up to 2014 standards. Its location downtown amid restaurants, bars, and abundant parking ensures both attendees and participants alike an easily navigated event. New Mexico Fashion Week Albuquerque is produced by Albuquerque Apparel Center, whose mission includes establishing and supporting an apparel industry in the City, and helping apparel-related entrepreneurs at all levels of design, manufacture, and distribution succeed.
'Fashion As Art' Contest

New Mexico Fashion Week Albuquerque is proud to  announce its first Fashion As Art Contest in conjunction  with the second annual event March 25-29. "We're  inviting artists and designers to think beyond normal.  Design a dress using non-traditional materials, and have  fun," said Meredith Lockhart, Celebrity Designer and  Contest Co-Coordinator. The contest runs through  February 14, with finalists announced on February 19.  The winning piece will be announced the evening of  March 28. "I am excited for this addition to New Mexico  Fashion Week Albuquerque's list of activities. Our goal is  to create the ultimate fashion week event in the  southwest," said Melissa Lea Beasley, Executive  Director and Founder. Click here for all the details.
Are you a designer or business owner? If so, the Albuquerque Apparel Center and New Mexico Fashion Week Albuquerque offers many ways to assist in the success of you business! 

New Mexico is also home to contemporary, cutting edge fashion and accessory designs. It is also quickly being woven into the next fashion industry powerhouse because of minimal competition serving a rapidly expanding market of consumers who crave

professional, high-fashion retail. Combine this with the state's low cost of living and you find a designer's and fashion related business's paradise!


As a result of this economic advantage, New Mexico Fashion Week Albuquerque is able to provide low-cost designer and vendor packages loaded with great benefits. Citywide fashion events earlier in the week add to the building excitement, providing for a large number of participants by week's end. Last year's event brought in 700 attendees, created 500,000+ media impressions (TV, Radio, Print), and over a million social media exposures throughout the year. New Mexico Fashion Week's website had 24,256 web visitors/year with 49,280 annual page views. This year's fashion week is expected to reach 600,000 people, with a runway and fashion expo attendance of 1000-1500.

NMFWQ spotlights designers in a one night runway show, ensuring all buyers and clients are present to see every designer's lines on the runway.  *Featured Designer Packages include exclusive television interviews, various media exposure, and representation in NMFWQ Program.  Additional opportunities include production of a 60 second video embodying your line, Fashion Expo vendor spot, Lookbook photo shoot, and more! 
A *Vendor Package with NMFWQ enables you to reach buyers and clients in one place, build brand awareness for your products & services, announce and demonstrate your newest products, keep up on industry trends, gain a competitive edge, and open doors for immediate and future sales for you and your retailers.  
*Become a Sponsor for NMFWQ, and put your company in front of potential customers, with your name in the event program, on our website, and through various media outlets and social media posts! Are you the buyer for, or owner of, your store?

Attend this year's event as our Guest, or put an Ad in our program.

*All designer, vendor, and sponsor packages continue working for you throughout the year with NMFWQ's exclusive 1-year listing in NMFashionInfo.com, AAC's online directory serving the NM Fashion Industry, which includes a link to your website and/or online store.  Packages also include contact list of registered attendees and participants.

Stepping Out In Style
'Advanced Style' at the Guild!


 AAC's Meetup.com group, Stepping Out In Style, now with over 100 members (referred to as Well Dressers), is excited to announce its January event! Put on your best fashions and join us at the Guild Cinema for a screening of the documentary, Advanced Style. For more information about Stepping Out In Style Albuquerque, and to create an account and be part of future events, visit our Meetup Page.

Featured Service from the AAC
Design&Sew 1on1
Classes1 Melissa and student
This month's Featured Service from the AAC is the Design&Sew 1on1 program. Do you have a favorite garment you want to sew? Are there parts of patternmaking, altering, or sewing you don't understand or need help with? Award-winning designer and Executive Director of the AAC, Melissa Lea will teach you how to accomplish your design dreams. For more information, visit our Learning Center.
Upcoming Events
SOIS: 'Advanced Style' at the Guild!
January 29, 2015
7:30 p.m. at the Guild Cinema in Nob Hill
New Mexico Fashion Week Albuquerque
March 25-29, 2015
Daily events at the Albuquerque Convention Center
Your Ad Here

The Albuquerque Apparel Center and New Mexico Fashion Week Albuquerque are now accepting advertisements to be included in this monthly newsletter, seen by its almost 1,000 recipients! Email to put your ad here, or in the event program at the highly anticipated second annual New Mexico Fashion Week Albuquerque!

Upcoming Deadlines
Fashion As Art
Deadline: Midnight, February 14, 2015
Submit online
Hot Off the Press
Albuquerque Apparel Center in the News
The AAC and NMFWQ are thrilled to be featured in two local magazines this month: Albuquerque Business First and New Mexico Market Place! Read the New Mexico Market Place article here on Page 4, and check out the article in Albuquerque Business First here.
NMFWQ Event Details
A First Look at the Exciting Lineup of Events at NMFWQ2015
Wednesday, March 25: City Wide Events
Thursday, March 26: City Wide Events
Friday, March 27: City Wide Events; Designer Meet & Greet
Saturday, March 28: Fashion Expo; Fashion Conference; Fashion as Art, the Dress Sculpture exhibit opening; Runway Show
Sunday, March 29: Fashion Expo, Fashion Conference; Stepping Out In Style Brunch; Designer Lookbook & Advertisement Photo Sessions, Photography & Model Workshop 
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