New York City, NY, USA – May 9, 2018 – Fifth anniversary celebrations of the iconic Rainbow Fashion Week (RFW) have been announced to take place in New York from June 17th to June 22nd, 2018. The official NYC Pre-Pride event will be held for the fifth consecutive year and the six-day event is full of many exciting happenings for the fashion enthusiasts from around the world. With a theme ‘Not Your Average Fashion Show’, tickets for all the exciting events of this year’s fashion week are now available online on Eventbrite.
“We are welcoming sponsors and partners to become a part of this year’s Rainbow Fashion Week, in order to celebrate the spirit of fashion and New York City as we know it,” said E. Jaguar Beckford, Founder and spokesperson of Rainbow Fashion Week, while introducing the six day extravaganza. “In June 2014, Rainbow Fashion Week, (RFW) received the highest form of recognition by New York City’s Mayor Bill DeBlasio, proclaiming it an annual New York City Pre-Pride Event and in 2015, RFW, made history as the first to feature 2 double mastectomy breast cancer survivors to hit our runway and received recognition by Huffington Post International News.” In 2016, we were the first to feature an 11 year old trans boy walk our runway and as a result of that exposure, he graced the cover of National Geographic Magazine January of 2017,” no one in the fashion industry is doing what we are doing. We are breaking down the walls of “exclusion” in this industry she added, while talking about the previous successful events.
In addition, each show of RFW delivers a cause such as trans-justice, child abuse, human trafficking, mental health and so forth. Moreover, each sponsor has several reasons to join this inspiring event because it has already successfully supported several great causes. Furthermore, the week gives a special focus and attention towards children and highlights them with many special events. This year, Queer Kids and Rainbow Kids events that will take place on June 17th will put a special emphasis on children.
Several major fashion brands will also be in attendance during this year’s Rainbow Fashion Week. Garner Sales Attendance is also one of the highlights of this year’s event and several leading personalities from fashion and entertainment industry will also be present to welcome guests. In 2016, The Advocate Magazine hailed RFW as the “Cleanest Catwalk™” recognized as the World’s First Carbon Neutral Fashion House, and the event aims at redefining the entire fashion industry through a wave of “inclusion,” of all body types representing our LGBTQ+ Community and their supporters.
For more information and to get tickets, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/rainbow-fashion-week-6359028775