Our Guide to Fashion Week Columbus

Jenny Rogers

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

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.