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TPA becomes a fashion destination for Fashion Week Tampa Bay

Designers and industry veterans talk about challenges and successes at a special event in the Main Terminal on Sept. 24.

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Tampa International Airport was a high-fashion stop all its own for Fashion Week Tampa Bay’s Destination: Style event on Sept. 24.

With speaker panels and Q&A sessions for audience members looking to break into the industry, highlights at the invitation-only event included tips on self-promotion, being an influencer and building career satisfaction. There was also a lunch and prize raffle.

More than a dozen industry veterans presented at the event, including Robert Roubideaux, the multi-store brand experience manager for Neiman Marcus Group, and TBFW’s 2022 designers: Armeysheia Larry, Elizabeth Carson Racker, Erik Wise, Heidi Richard and Jony Enid.

The Airport’s iconic, 21-foot flamingo sculpture by Matthew Mazzotta, “Home,” served as inspiration for the FWTB designers. Some of their specially created items were being sold for a limited time only at The Shoppes at Bayshore store in the Main Terminal.

Images courtesy of Pezz Photo

See plenty of scenes from the day in the photo gallery below (click on a photo to enlarge it):