INTERFORM presents, Fall Fashion Week 2022. November 12th, 2022. 


(Bentonville, AR) – November 12th, 2022 INTERFORM is proud to announce the Model Citizen campaign for Fall 2022. In the lead up to our Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week Fall 2022, we have chosen to use our platform to promote civic engagement while also promoting our upcoming events. Model Citizen will highlight information and opportunities around voter registration and education. As an organization dedicated to community activation, INTERFORM believes this is a fabulous way to bring attention to the importance of democratic engagement, while also creating awareness for our one day event upcoming at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.


What: NWAFW Fall Events: An All Day, One Day Only Event:

Join us on November 12th at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. INTERFORM and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will be collaborating for a one-day only event featuring fashion designers from the EMERGE Designer Residency program alongside curators and scholars as they discuss social and environmental issues related to fashion and its connections to arts and culture. 

Panel 1: 1:00PM – 1:45PM

Changing Assumptions on Color’s Relationship to Gender with Dr. Lisa Corrigan and Aubrey Costello; moderated by Xuxa Rodriguez

Crystal Bridges – Great Hall

Blue for boys, pink for girls… ever wonder when we started assigning specific colors of clothing based on gender? Or why? This discussion centers on the history of color-coding by sex and the economic, political, and cultural impacts that have prompted change in how color plays a role in gender expression.


Panel 2: 1:15PM – 2:00PM

The Influence of Costume Design on Fashion with Joyce Modglin and Israel Rios; moderated by Stace Treat

Location: Crystal Bridges – Lower Lobby

From concept to reality, designs and trends have long been inspired by the world around us. Whether it’s in our everyday lives or in theater and movies, fashion plays a huge role in our society . Join us for an in-depth discussion on the influence of costume design in fashion and its impact on modern day culture.


Panel 3: 2:00PM – 2:45PM

Religious Architecture as Fashion Inspiration with Stephanie Hubert and Lilli Martin; moderated by Xuxa Rodriguez

Location: Crystal Bridges – Great Hall

Fashion is often seen as ‘wearable art’ while architecture is viewed as ‘inhabitable art.’ Religious architecture and fashion inspire each other to embrace the beauty of the human form, reflections of the past, and the pursuit of something greater than oneself. This panel explores the parallels between these creative fields and how they serve as sources of inspiration.


Panel 4: 2:15PM – 3:00PM

Diverse Cultures and Their Influence on American Fashion with Basana Chhetri, Lyna Ninkham of Canopy, Abwe Abedi, Zawadi Lukoko, Faida Deborah, Merely Mack, and Terry Takamura; moderated by Stace Treat

Location: Crystal Bridges – Lower Lobby

Fashion is powerful in the sense that it often serves as a reflection of the unique cultures and identities of the people that both make and wear the clothing. It also represents a range of geographies, histories, and tastes. This presentation will highlight the uniqueness of diverse cultures and the influential role that community integration plays in promoting inclusivity. 


Panel 5: 3:00PM – 3:45PM

Conventional Standards of Beauty in the Fashion and Cosmetics Industries with Sonia Spinks of Walmart Beauty, Jess Whalen, and Natalie Cruz; moderated by Xuxa Rodriguez

Location: Crystal Bridges – The Great Hall

Whether we realize it or not, we are constantly bombarded with imagery in marketing and in media that influences our own perceptions of what it means to be considered beautiful. In this presentation, we will explore how the pursuit of an arbitrary and ever-shifting ‘beauty standard’ has negatively impacted our minds 


and bodies. Additionally, we will hear from local industry professionals, learning how we can collectively work towards better celebrating all shapes, colors, and sizes.


PANEL 6: 3:15PM – 4:00PM

Fashion and Sustainability…Can the two truly co-exist? with Abby Hollis, Dr. Lance Cheramie, and Darcy Harris; moderated by Stace Treat

Location: Crystal Bridges-Lower Lobby

Sustainable fashion: what is it and why should every day consumers even care? Did you know that fashion is a leading cause of global pollution? This presentation will unpack the issues that derive from living in a society where profits outweigh sustainability and fashion trends are fast shifting, excessively wasteful, and largely driven by consumer demand.


VIP Experience

In addition to a day of panels and an evening of runway shows, guests have the option to purchase access to the VIP experience that will take place in the Great Hall from 5PM to 7PM. Enjoy a preview of the 22nd Element BLOOM collection from INTERFORM’s first EMERGE Designer in Residence, Bruce Davis. Mingle with designers, artists and friends and enjoy complimentary cocktails and cuisine prior to the start of the show. A complimentary swag bag will be available for all VIP Experience ticket holders. 


Exclusive evening of runways showcasing the collections of EMERGE Designers in Residency: 

  • Alyssa B. Ibos of A. Brooks Designs 
  • Brandy Lee of Big Sister Studio 
  • Elizabeth Koerner of Elizabeth Collection 
  • Kerrie Aaron of Klothed 31 
  • Oliver Michael Fitzpatrick of N-Deed Regime 
  • Ruby Moore of Ruby Ru Designs


Doors open at 6PM. Shows begin at 7:30PM. 

When and Where: 

  •  Nov 12, 2022 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR 72712


About INTERFORM: INTERFORM is a 501c3 Non-profit organization at the forefront of creative growth and change in our community. We envision a self-sustaining design-led fashion and art industry in Northwest Arkansas and we build robust programs to directly support that vision. We foster greater levels of creativity and provide the right education and resources needed to grow our designers and artists. We uplift and center the creative works of those who are underrepresented and use our platform to encourage others to do the same. We are here to propel creatives forward and aid in their professional journey.