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North America Fashion Week returns to Renton to celebrate fashion and diversity, featuring designers from India, Asia, and locals from Washington State.

Founders of NAFW Menka and Ashish Soni are very excited to produce this event in person after a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. North America Fashion Week will take place in grand ballroom at Hyatt Regency Lake Washington, Renton on September 16 -19.


Here is what Menka has to say: "Although 2020’s fashion week was held entirely online, this season promises to provide a unique experience, as we see a return to physical catwalk shows. As we are slowly opening and getting back to normal, there are still few who prefer online and digital experience. So along with physical catwalk, many brands will be allowed a purely digital presentation meaning you can have front row access to North America fashion week from the comfort of your own home. We are now accepting applications from designers to participate either in person or virtual. Please register at or email at info@northamericafashionweek. com.”

This is a fundraising event from 501c(3) non-profit AmPowering with the purpose to raise funds for their humanitarian projects to benefit homeless neighbors. Visit for more details on the projects.

NAFW is produced and in partnership with the City of Renton to encourage multicultural fashion for our community as well as to create awareness for the mission of AMpowering  a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for their humanitarian projects to benefit homeless neighbors.

NAFW has also partnered with Swedish Medical as the models will be healthcare professionals to commemorate their heroic efforts in supporting our community during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

NAFW has also partnered with the minority owned and women owned business, Maritza’s Beauty College and Ena Vative Studio to provide all of the hair and makeup stylists. These professionals are men and women from the BIPOC community who are very excited to be a part of North America Fashion Week!


Schedule of events:

  • All looks confirmed - 08/31
  • Model Casting - 08 / 22
  • Models shortlisted and notified - 8/28
  • Social Media Shout out - 08/20 to 09/15
  • Panel Discussion - 09/16
  • Media Night – 09/17
  • Dinner Night with Virtual Screening at French Creek Manor – 09/18
  • NAFW Grand Runway Show at Hyatt Regency Lake Washington - 09/19

North America Fashion Week Agenda:

Thursday- September 16th:  Fashion Panel Discussion and Social Hour (Equity in the Fashion Industry) 

Where: French Creek Manor: 9931 167th Ave SE, Snohomish, WA 98290
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Friday – September 17th:  Media Night (VIP ticket holders, Sponsors, & Community Partners) 

Where: Columbia Tower Club: 701 5th Ave, 75th Floor, Seattle
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

  • VIP Preview of Designers

Saturday – September 18th: City of Renton Multicultural Festival / Fashion is Art Segment and live concert performance

Where: French Creek Manor
Time: 4:00pm – 10:00pm

  • Live Runway Fashion Show with artists collaboration
  • Live concert with Andy Stokes and Friends
  • VIP Ticket holder dinner

Sunday – September 19th: North America Runway Fashion Show

Where: Hyatt Regency Lake Washington – 1053 Lake Washington Blvd. N, Renton, WA 98056
Time: 3:00pm – 10:00pm

  • Fashion show will include three different segments:

            *   3:00pm – 4:30pm: Awakening  - Retail Fashion Designers

            *   5:00pm – 6:30pm: Emergence- New emerging designers

            *   7:00pm – 8:30pm: Revive – Established Independent Designers

 In-house fashion boutique at the Hyatt: Shop & Mingle with the various fashion boutiques that will be on-site at the Hyatt







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