Wright House of Fashion X Big Grove Brewery is preparing for one of the most exciting fashion experiences Iowa City has ever seen. This festival will help us build greater infrastructure for the fashion industry in Iowa City. The day festival will be family-friendly and host a variety of local talent and acts throughout the state. This will be an opportunity to dream of the world we want to live in. A day to eliminate obstacles or overcome any doubt and dream BIG!
Thanks to our sponsors: Think Iowa City, ICAD, Chomp, Revival, Hollywood Graphics, and Amidst.
Fashion Panel – Kick off the day with fashion and design experts. Moderated by André Wright, the morning panel will cover design, sustainable fashion techniques, the fashion future, and where we currently are in the fashion ecosystem. | Start Time: 11AM
Screen Printing Workshop – Learn how to print screen print shirts. Each participant will be able to print a shirt on-site with our Big Dream logo. This is a fun family-friendly event. | Start Time: 12PM
Vendor Market - Check out local vendors and their crafts on the lawn of Big Grove. Vendors include: Sole Street, A little Buzzed, Young and Filthy, Kay Lux Shoe Boutique, Chica Dalia, Dotlizhi, Revival, Chomp, Divine Rae, Amidst, Arabia Parkey, Vision, Bianchi Di Noir, and Great Plains Action Society. This is free to the public. | Start Time: 12PM
Poetry Slam – Hosted by Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey and Steven Willis, hear poetic words about the fashion industry as they eloquently describe fashion and its importance to all of us. | Start Time: 1PM
Hip-Hop Kitchen – Hear lyrics from the best MCs in Iowa. This event will cover the history of hip-hop and how hip-hop and fashion are related. Rap 8 bars or tell us who your top 5 artists are for a chance to get a special snack from the one and only Chef Chris. | Start Time: 2PM
Comedy Show – Be ready to be laughed out of your seat by Bernard Bell and Dante Powel as they poke fun at Iowa Fashion. These comedians are sure to bring joy to your day and will have tons of jokes to share. | Start Time: 4PM
Aztek Dancers – Watch Aztek dancers wow the crowd as they perform traditional dances to kick off entertainment for the evening. Performers: Las Divinas | Start Time: 5PM
Drag Show - Celebrate creativity, art, and a passion for fashion. Our drag show will be a one-of-a-kind show and sure to be electrified. Performers: Frizz, Myling Belle, Hazel Sanchez-Belle | Start Time: 6PM
Fashion Show - Produced and clothing designs by Andre Wright. The show will be an introduction to the first fashion house in Iowa City Wright House of Fashion. The fashion show will intel a dreamy theme that accents culture, a new technology, and embarks on a new fashionable journey.
Models: Ahji, Nori, Shermiah, Shelby, Arianna, Breanna, Lexi, Tayshauna, Yan, Zeff, JTB, Kenwon, Diggy, CJ, Derek, Courter | Start Time: 8PM
After Party - After it's all said and done, we want to close the night with a party and an opportunity for you to celebrate our resurged fashion community. Listen to some cool tunes from the one and only Malcolm Moore from Medicine Place. | Start Time: 10PM