UNM to host NYFW runway show

by / Friday, 01 December 2017 / Published in General, National Royalty Spotlight, Nationals, News, UNM Lifestyle

USA National Miss is excited to announce that Society Fashion Week is bringing UNM into their New York Fashion Week line up. USA National Miss is proud to bring positive pageantry to the runway by empowering young women from ALL pageant systems to fulfill their dreams of walking in New York Fashion Week (NYFW). As an industry leader, UNM is excited to be the only pageant to have an official NYFW runway show to highlight the latest in evening gown, runway attire and appearance wear. Various designers, who will be announced soon, will showcase their designs in the show that has been dubbed Pageant Runway. UNM will be hosting model casting calls to include young women from any pageant system, in order to continue promoting their positive pageantry philosophy. While most pageant systems would utilize the opportunity to make it an exclusive event solely for those who participate in their program, UNM prides itself on doing things differently.

“We are excited to provide this opportunity to not only UNM girls, but pageant titleholders from any system,” said Jackie Watson, UNM Founder and CEO. “We fully believe in putting in action our philosophy of positive pageantry and are excited to invite the entire pageant world as a whole to be involved in this monumentous event. Positive pageantry is about inclusivity, about being one big community, about coming together, and it just felt right to open this opportunity up to the pageant community as a whole.”

Model casting calls will be released soon. In addition, the new 2018 national queens, which will be crowned this summer, are guaranteed a slot on the 64 foot long runway as part of their national prize package. UNM will also award a guaranteed spot for the overall Supermodel winner at UNM Nationals this summer.

Merging the pageant and fashion industries is something that Jackie finds is a natural progression for the UNM brand, and pageantry as a whole.  “Pageantry and fashion go hand in hand, really,” she said. “I am honored that USA National Miss is being included in the NYFW line up next fall, and am excited to work with Society Fashion Week to make this one of the most unique shows in the NYFW line up.”

Working with Society Fashion Week , one of the largest producers of fashion week runway shows in the country, the pageant community will now be officially represented during NYFW. The show will feature a 64 foot long runway with 20 foot tall video walls, and will have national media coverage by many news and fashion outlets.

For more information on the NYFW Pageant Runway show, or inquiries regarding designer opportunities, model castings, and vendor and sponsor opportunities, please contact info@usanationalmiss.com.

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