On the heels of its success, Oneofakind Baton Rouge Fashion Week will return to downtown Baton Rouge for another year of local fashion and entertainment. The fashion week will take place during Feb. 23-28, and will feature new and returning designers, including Louisiana State University Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising students.

“The response received in 2014 was phenomenal,” said OBRFW founder Brandon Campbell, who also executive produces the Little Rock Fashion Week, in Little Rock, Ark. The events expose art and entertainment to the state, plus promotes talented individuals and businesses.

Arkansans and LRFW fashion designer alumni Lacie Cupani (Cupani Fashion – LRFW 2014 Clothing Line of the Year), Treva “DivaStyl” Burns (MEROCKI), Jennifer Smith (Ms Smitty), Chris Young (Christopher Youngstar) and Campbell (iME Clothing) will present their designs.

OBRFW 2015 will also feature additional events as well as the returning kids fashion show, For Kids By Kids (FKBK). Fashion events will be ongoing throughout the week leading up to the “Big Night” on Feb. 28 at the Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. 4th Street.

“The audience can expect another great atmosphere,” he said. “We will continue to build off of what we started last year.”

OBRFW is partnering with Capitol Park Museum to raise funds for an exhibit that features the work of carnival costume designers, Helen Clark Warren and John C. Scheffler. The “From the Big Apple to the Big Easy: Two Carnival Artists in New York” will feature approximately 75 framed examples from the artists' costume illustrations. The exhibit is scheduled to open March 21, 2015 at the Louisiana State Museum’s Presbytere, Bill Stark, Capitol Park Museum director, said.

“We are excited to be a part of developing piece of Baton Rouge’s arts and social calendar as we partner with [Oneofakind] Baton Rouge Fashion Week for the second year in a row,” said Stark. “The dramatic backdrop featuring the State Capitol is the perfect place to highlight Baton Rouge designers’ contemporary fashion.” OBRFW 2014 donated $1,500 to the Louisiana Museum Foundation to restore a rare military uniform worn during the War of 1812. The Louisiana State Museum’s exhibit, featuring the uniform, marking the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans is scheduled to be unveiled in early 2015.

In addition, OBRFW has also joined together with the LSU Museum of Art, who is set to host fashion week’s FKBK at its Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St. A portion of the proceeds from FKBK will benefit the center. Other OBRFW 2015 partners and sponsors include Oneofakind Talent, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza, Kendra Scott jewelry and Visit Baton Rouge. Local businesses are encouraged to contact OBRFW for sponsor opportunities.

For aspiring and established models, OBRFW will have a model search Jan. 30 and is set for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Capitol Park Museum. The model search will continue at the museum on Jan 31, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Models are asked to wear heels, jeans and a plain white, fitted top and no make-up. Models will be chosen by fashion, media and entertainment professionals in the Baton Rouge community.

OBRFW is looking for fashion enthusiasts who would like to get involved. Volunteers have the opportunity to work in an area of interest, including public relations, fashion department, social media, hair and make-up and more. Interested sponsors, vendors, volunteers and fashion designers may contact OBRFW via [email protected] for more information.