Birmingham Fashion Week was founded on the ideals of bringing unity to our community through fashion. Two childhood best friends, Heidi Elnora (an internationally known fashion designer) and Jeana Lee Thompson (a successful retail business owner and Birmingham’s own fashionista) created Birmingham Fashion Week (BFW) in April 2011. After attending numerous fashion weeks across the country, they decided to create BFW for other fashion enthusiasts in Alabama. After 6 years of hard work, countless hours of brainstorming, and nit-picking every detail, they have grown BFW to be one of the TOP fashion events. BFW is recognized by local, regional, and national press for bringing in acclaimed designers like Tibi, Show Me Your MuMu, W3 Bespoke, Rebecca Taylor, What Goes Around Comes Around, Project Runway all-stars, and many many more. Not only has BFW hosted a handful of top designers they also support local boutiques, local designers, and the up-and-coming fashion designers in our community. Each year Birmingham Fashion Week showcases the talents of our local make-up artists and hair salons, photographers, models, and artists. Now, with over 700 volunteers working behind the scenes to support not only the dream of two childhood best friends but the future of Southern fashion. BFW has now become the hub for fashion, encouraging locals and visitors alike to explore the creative talents of Birmingham, Alabama.