August 21, 2017 VAFW Press Release

Waterside District Announces Partnership with Splash Model Management to host 2017 VA Fashion Week

World-class event will showcase emerging designers and models from up and down the East Coast
Norfolk, VA - Waterside District is pleased to announce a new partnership with Splash Model Management for VA Fashion Week 2017. The festivities, which span an entire week, will culminate with a runway show on Saturday, November 11th at Waterside District's Harbor Club.

"All of us involved with VA Fashion Week are absolutely thrilled to be working with Waterside District for our 2017 season," said Ann Ward Leister, owner of Splash Model Management. "Overlooking the Elizabeth River in downtown Norfolk, Waterside District and Harbor Club provide the perfect setting for our runway show this year."

VA Fashion Week was formed in 2007 with the purpose of showcasing emerging designers and models from up and down the East Coast to establish a world-class fashion event in Southeastern Virginia. This year's main event on November 11th will combine the scenic beauty of Harbor Club overlooking the Elizabeth River, with the latest fashion trends on the runway.

"We're excited to announce this new partnership with Splash Model Management to bring VA Fashion Week to Norfolk," said Glenn Sutch, president of Waterside District. "Since opening three months ago, we're proud to have hosted a great variety of events and welcomed thousands of visitors to Waterside District. VA Fashion Week will provide another unique event for the community to enjoy."

More details about the event, including participating designers and models, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Press from Past Seasons


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2013: Stars shine brightly over Williamsburg
2012: Fresh designers make Splash at Virginia Fashion Week
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