The team at Hartford Fashion Week is proud to announce that we will premier our first showcase under our new mission in spring of 2018! We will be working in close accord with our goals, most notably our aim to "challenge the community to reconsider the way we look at, talk about, and wear clothing. This includes everything from one's individual choices to dress using fashion as a form of self-expression to a larger understanding of our cumulative point in the longstanding history of fashion."

In respect of our efforts to highlight the fine art aspects of fashion, the application process for coming shows will require an artist statement along with a portfolio. This necessary element will help audiences understand how the designers make use of their creativity and talent to express their ideas.