Runway Tulsa struts across town

The rundown on Tulsa's most fashionable weekend




Clip, clop, clip, clop... what's that sound?

It's the sound of stilettos coming this way, bringing with them statuesque beauties in this season's hottest styles. That's right, Runway Tulsa is back.

"Runway Tulsa’s week of fashion events is a pretty huge undertaking but it’s a labor of love for our staff and volunteers," says Wade Bray, Associate Director of Oklahoma Fashion Initiative, Runway Tulsa’s parent organization. "We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated and talented group of people interested in fashion and contributing to Tulsa’s growth. I am very excited about bringing such high quality designers to town for this year’s show."

Included in the finale are local favorites and international phenoms alike, including a Project Runway winner.

"It’s not hard to make talent like this look good but, as we do every year, we have upped our production elements and are ready to give Tulsa a great show," says Bray.

So, what's coming down the catwalk for the weekend?



Fashion in the Square

Utica Square

This high-fashion weekend kicks off with a free event to celebrate and highlight Utica Square's reputation as a premier shopping district. The latest styles will take center stage at the Runway Show in the Square's Garden at 7 p.m. You'll have until then to get your passport stamped at all participating merchants. (You'll be entered into a prize drawing for each one you visit.) Then, gather in the Square's lot between Snow Goose and Walgreens (where Summer's Fifth Night is held) for prize drawing and the Merchants of Utica Square Runway Show.

Pick up your passport and get stamping between now and Thursday night at these participating merchants:

  • Athleta
  • Coach
  • The Dolphin Fine Linens
  • Ediblend Superfood Cafe
  • Hicks Brunson Eyewear
  • Ihloff
  • J. Spencer
  • Jos A Bank
  • Kendra Scott
  • Marmi
  • Muse Intimates
  • Pavilion
  • Pendleton
  • Salt Yoga
  • Stems



Runway Show Benefitting Martha’s Foundation

Cox Business Center Assembly Hall - 100 Civic Center

Ticketed runway show featuring local boutiques and specially selected emerging designers. All proceeds go to Martha’s Foundation, a local non profit organization providing pregnant teens with a safe residence and assisting them in becoming independent and productive community members. Buy tickets here.

Fashion Friday will feature these local boutiques:

  • Saks
  • Beau&Arrow
  • SoBo Co.
  • Kindred Clothing and Gifts
  • Donna's Fashion Tulsa
  • Little Black Dress
  • Twisted Soul Sisters
  • The Lolly Garden

And emerging local designers:

  • Ariel Lev
  • Olga Greenburg
  • Olivia Rose Kraft
  • Hattie Eubanks



2017 Runway Finale

Cox Business Center Assembly Hall - 100 Civic Center

The Finale will feature six designers including: Nigerian-born and Canadian transplant Esé Azénabor, Tulsa designer Nikki Warren, and current New York Fashion Institute of Technology student Raul Flores. Azénabor’s designs are daring, luxurious, extravagant, and show her artistic side through her beading and attention to detail. Warren’s Mocha Butterfly line thrilled Runway Tulsa’s audience last Fall and propelled her toward showing at New York Fashion Week. Flores won the 2015 Tulsa World sponsored competition in which designers worked exclusively with newspapers as their material.

"We have a Project Runway winner in Michelle Lesniak, an internationally recognized designer in Lisu Vega, a Denver fashion icon with Gino Velardi, a tremendous artisanal designer in Ese Azenabor, a Tulsa fashion star in Nikki Warren and an exceptionally talented Tulsa designer currently studying at FIT in NYC, Raul Flores," says Bray.

Buy tickets here.


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