The Chattanooga Fashion Expo hits the runway for a third year

The Scenic City will welcome local and regional artists and their designs during the third edition of this fashion exposé. Learn more about the celebration and its weekend of events.

NOOGAtoday | A dancer model on the runway wearing a tie-dyed garment

Get ready for a local version of Project Runway.

Photo by David Tedder via Chattanooga Fashion Expo

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The runway is being laid out in the Scenic City as the third annual Chattanooga Fashion Expo returns Friday, Nov. 17 + Saturday, Nov. 18.

Since its debut in 2021, this fashion-focused weekend has come back for a new show about “The Journey” and will feature local and regional designers from Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia. Get ready for two days on the catwalk.

Friday’s schedule

  • Educational Program | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | The Edney Innovation Center | Creatives, designers, models, and hair + makeup artists can learn skills from industry professionals.
  • Opening Night Industry Panel & Networking | 5:30-9 p.m. | Sleepyhead Coffee Main + Dodds | Network and listen to a panel of established fashion leaders discuss their creative journeys.

Note: Both Friday events are free to attend — RSVP for quick entry.

NOOGAtoday | Model wearing a white ruffle skirt and silver tassel garment design on the runway.

See 10 back-to-back runway shows featuring local models.

Photo by David Tedder via Chattanooga Fashion Expo

Main Expo

The main event will take place at the Mac Avenue event space, located at 1304 McCallie Ave. Your ticket includes entry to 10 shows, curated shopping, photo-ops, and food + drinks.

  • 3-3:30 p.m. | Registration + doors open
  • 3:45 p.m. | Show open, Gem Stone Drippin + Inkandycence
  • 4:45 p.m. | 2 Handsome 2 Cute + Morrello & Co.
  • 5:45 p.m. | Pamoja na, Elle Stovall + Sokana Rose
  • 6:45-8 p.m. | Special performance, Lo Design Art, Knot me Jewels + final carousel and competition winner announcements

Bonus: An after party will be held at Walden Peak Farm from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. This 18+ ticketed event will feature live performances and food curated by Chef Jaguar Rotan of Dancing Chef Events.

Get tickets to the main event and after party.

“For the past few years, we’ve been intent on setting fire to the fashion industry in the Southeast through CFE. Runway is only a part of what we’re doing.” — CFE Founder + Creative Producer Shanna Forrestall

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