Flyover Fashion Fest Is Back! First Lineup Announcement

Iowa City, IA- Flyover Fashion Fest, a two-day fashion, music and art festival is returning to Downtown Iowa City on May 5th and 6th 2017. The festival will feature emerging fashion, design and creative talent through a unique mix of runway events, presentations,

Flyover Fashion Fest, a two-day fashion, music and art festival is returning to Downtown Iowa City on May 5th and 6th 2017. The festival will feature emerging fashion, design and creative talent through a unique mix of runway events, presentations, exhibitions and performances.

The first half of the 2017 lineup will feature: Nicole Leth -Designer/Founder of Sex + Ice Cream, Sarah Kissell – Former Senior Art Director for Nasty Gal,  Noor Tagouri – Journalist and Style Influencer, Grace Dunham: Model, Actress, Writer, Virgie Tovar: Author, Activist and Leading Expert on Body Image,  Jackie Lyden – Founder of The Seams Podcast, Marissa Mueller – Editor at Conde Nast, Alex O’Brien – Visual Artist and Brand Strategist, Jason Smith – Visual Artist, Lindsay Chastain – Designer: Sauvaged Jewelry, Alisabeth Von Presley – Creator of Tint, Nicole Lorenson, Founder of Preservation // DelveMIY, Jack Lion – Experimental Jazz and Electronic Band, Caleb Condit – Electronic Musician.

“It’s an understatement to say that we’re excited for the community to experience the second year of Flyover Fashion Fest”, commented Simeon Talley, Flyover Fashion Fest co-creator. “The lineup this year is exciting and the events will be more experiential”, he continued.

“This year we focused on building a festival that is meant to be experienced from start to finish and top to bottom,” added Amanda Lesmeister, Flyover Fashion Fest co-creator. “It’s much more industry focused and we are bringing in influencers that play a very important role in the fashion industry.”

The second lineup announcement and full schedule release will take place in late March. For the latest information follow Flyover Fashion Fest on Facebook and at www.flyoverfashionfest.com. Flyover Fashion Fest in its second year is now an official endeavor of The James Gang, a non-profit grassroots community building organization in Iowa City, IA. Community partners and sponsors include: MidWestOne Bank, Little Village Magazine, Iowa City Downtown District, Tuesday Agency, Hawkeye Hotels, Iowa City Area Development Group, City of Iowa City, Root (Iowa City), Beadology, Iowa Shrimp Farms, UICCU, Studio FiveEighteen, The James Gang #

-February 23, 2017

View the lineup here. And check back for lineup and schedule updates.

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