What to expect from the sixth annual event

CMH Fashion Week is now Fashion Week Columbus, but that's not the only change. Founded six years ago to celebrate Columbus' incredible creative spirit, Fashion Week 2015 will be more daring than ever before, says founder Thomas McClure. Expect a bigger finale show (with nine designers) and more opportunities to get in on the action. Read on for our guide to the event.fashionweekcolumbus.org

The Lineup

While eveningwear genius David Tupaz will close the show, seven local designers will get things started. Here are the faces you'll see on the runway.

Joan Madison
What to expect: Unconventional, elaborately designed gowns

Kelley Plas
What to expect: Inventive, forward-thinking silhouettes and hand-painted details

Kevin Black
What to expect: Sexy, curve-hugging ready-to-wear; bodycon in anything-but-basic hues and prints

Lubna Najjar
What to expect: Refined-yet-fun dresses for your next girls' night out

Stephanie Foster
What to expect: Sophisticated "going out" pieces-think something Rihanna would wear-in bold colors

Tamara Holder
What to expect: Gorgeously printed scarves and wraps that give off an upscale (but still laid-back) island vibe

Genoveva Christoff
What to expect: 1950s silhoeuttes in dark colors and leather and floral brocadewith Art Deco-inspired laser cutting

The Schedule

Sunday, Oct. 4
High Fashion Tea
Columbus Museum of Art, Noon

Monday, Oct. 5
HRC Federal Club Drag Fashion Show
Wall Street Nightclub, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 7
Philanthropy Meets Fashion Event
CCAD Mind Market, 6-8 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 8
A Bridal Affair: Bridal Runway Show
The Columbus Athenaeum, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 9
Fashion Industry Mixer & Accessories Presentation
The Social Room, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 10
6th Annual Finale Runway Show
The Columbus Athenaeum, 8 p.m.