The finale event for Midwest Fashion Week 2015 featured a runway show of designers from across the region as well as a local footwear designer and also a student designer, showcasing their offerings in an elegant and modern space at 502 East Event Centre in Carmel. Title sponsor, Elán Furs closed out the evening with a vast array of garments in a variety of colors and styles for both men and women. The founder of Black Models Matter was also present and utterly pleased with the diversity found in the models working the catwalk. Students, bloggers, editors, retailers, media and the most fashion forward of Indianapolis comprised the audience of the closing night of Midwest Fashion Week 2015 and are all looking forward to the next fashion week in spring of 2016.

To see the designs from all angles and hear from the designers, themselves, as well as what 2016 holds for Midwest Fashion Week, check out the video below! Be sure to tune in every Sunday night at 11:30 on WISH-TV 8 to see me, Erica Stikeleather, along with all the other Loopers as we show you the very best of Indianapolis! We love keeping you IN The Loop!

Written by Erica Stikeleather

Erica Stikeleather was born and raised in Indiana. Her studies brought her to Ohio where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Media from Cedarville University. She then interned in Washington, D.C. as a communications assistant with the civic education non-profit, Presidential Classroom, and also at Heartland Truly Moving Pictures, right here in Indianapolis. Erica has spent the last 3 years in Los Angeles, working in the entertainment industry, both in front of and behind the camera. While in LA, she walked in several fashion shows during LA Fashion week, for Macy’s on the RMS Queen Mary, and also in the Powertec Model & Fitness Competition for Elisabetta Rogiani at the W Hotel, Hollywood. She is a SAG-AFTRA actress with a passion for independent filmmaking. Some of her independent film work, Freerunner and Proxy, can be found on Netflix. She has acted in music videos with Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Chris Brown as well as in numerous television commercials. She can also be seen in the film, Gangster Squad, with Sean Penn. Erica’s studies have brought her back to her home state where she is currently enrolled at IUPUI as she prepares for veterinary school. She plans to combine her experience in filmmaking with veterinary medicine to create interactive documentaries about veterinary medicine around the world. Erica is thrilled to join IN The Loop and to show the world what the great city of Indianapolis has to offer. She loves fall in Indiana, farmer’s markets in the summer, horse-back riding, and seeing as many sporting events, live music, and museums as possible. If you see her out and about, come say hello, and let her know what you love about Indianapolis!

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