Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is a fashion and shopping extravaganza event that was first launched in New York three years ago and has since expanded to include: Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Milan, Paris, London, Lisbon and now historic downtown Riverside joins the list of participating cities.
FNO is a collaboration between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York, and participating cities. It is intended to restore consumer confidence, boost the industry’s economy and put the ‘fun’ back in shopping.
We covered last year’s Fashion’s Night Out and thoroughly enjoyed the event, with plenty of activities, shopping, and cutting edge fashion.
Downtown Riverside’s event is expected to draw thousands of fashionistas from all over the Inland region to celebrate the art of fashion and enjoy the unique shopping experience of Downtown Riverside. An array of various activities will include: specials at local businesses, in-store retail promotions, entertainment, meet and greet of local fashion designers, product sampling, demonstrations, drawings, special guest appearances and more. Pop in and out of downtown boutiques, salons, and spas for exciting specials, beauty makeovers, how-to’s and photo ops with models from 4 – 9 p.m.
From 6 – 7 p.m., the Main Street Fashion Show, produced by The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire, will take place in the Civic Plaza block on Main between University and Mission Inn showcasing the latest fashion trends. Also, check out Fashion Alley in the Culver ArtsBlock on Main Street at Ninth and browse vendors with fashion merchandise such as handmade jewelry, artisan items, apparel, shoes and more.
FNO Downtown Riverside is hosted by Riverside Downtown Partnership, a non-profit organization that manages and promotes Downtown Riverside, in partnership with The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire.
4 – 9 p.m. *Shopping and Cultural Extravaganza* — Downtown Retailers (participant list to come)
5 – 6 p.m. *Press Conference / Kick-off*
7 – 8 p.m. *Main Street Fashion Show*
9 – 11 p.m. *Official After-Parties* — Phood on Main (3700 Main St.) and Crescent Jewell (3597 Main St.)
Live entertainment along the Main Street Pedestrian Mall
“Fashion Alley” on Main at Ninth Street — Select Vendors featuring fashion merchandise (i.e. handmade jewelry, artisan items, apparel, shoes and more)
For more information call Natasha Ferguson (951) 341-6550 or Phyllis Clark at (951) 288-4375.
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