Magic City Fashion Week cordially invites you and a guest to an open dialogue about the problems that we as creatives face here in Birmingham and how we begin to uproot those. Let's come together and discuss how we, as a creative community, can come together to move the city forward.
Brunch will be provided and complimentary wine from our sponsor Corbin Farms Winery will be served.
Read an excerpt from our open letter below and the full version here.
"This is a call to action. A plea to the City of Birmingham and the communities that form it to support our artists. No longer can we as creatives stand idly by, watching as our city grows in every way imaginable except in the realm of art, specifically fashion. We believe that there exists a misconception that fashion is merely self-serving. We also understand that some may say or feel that we have more important things to worry about. To those notions we submit Magic City Fashion Week, an organization founded in 2017 with the specific purpose of utilizing the platform that fashion presents to spread messaging and awareness about issues that affect our community, but often go under the radar. Issues like the increasing rate of HIV transmission that ranked Jefferson county 12th in the nation in 2016 for new cases of infection. No longer should the creative voice be dismissed as simply being for entertainment. We submit that it is a viable means of not only addressing tough issues, but stimulating local economies and building a sense of community. Fashion is a connector of people, industries, and commerce; But at the end of the day, we as the individuals who work to produce it, are artists who need the support and recognition of the community and city that we serve."
Is there a dress code for the event? Yes! Category is: Stripes and Polka Dots
Can I bring a plus one?
Is there a cost associated with this event? We are hosting this event at no cost to you, but we would greatly appreciate a donation. You can make that as you are RSVP'ing above.
What do I need to bring? A positive attitude, desire for change, and your voice! We want for this event to be very interactive and for everyone to leave having felt heard and energized to go back into the community and shake things up!
How do I enter the Phoenix Building?
Where do I park? Parking is self-service. Street Meters are available on the day of the event at no cost.