A look back at July 31st 2021

We are proud to present our first ever runway show with elegance, diversity and inclusion.


To a State-of-the-Art High Fashion Runway Experience! 

The Runway
Presented by Fashion Talks
Saturday, July 31, 2021
6:00pm | The Madison

Fashion Talks is proud to present The Runway: Cleveland, Ohio’s first ever high fashion runway show production curated with elegance, diversity, and inclusion.

A State-of-the-Art High Fashion Runway Experience
Prepare to experience an evening of elevated fashion! The Runway will showcase emerging fashion designers, local established designers, international designers, models, and Cleveland Ladies of Influence with opportunities to shop the runway, network with designers, industry professionals, and fashion influencers.

Tickets include: live entertainment and performances, shopping opportunities, appetizers, non-alcoholic beverages, and more—with surprises in store all evening long!

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Choose how you experience The Runway

All guests will receive the first issue of the Fashion Talks mini-magazine highlighting fashion show participants, entertainers, media, and event sponsors.

Front Row Guests will have the best seats in the house for the runway show and receive a specially curated gift bag including products and vendor discounts.

VIP Guests will have an elevated experience with access to valet parking, front row seats, The Runaway’s VIP lounge, an Instagram-worthy photo area, extra snacks + drinks, and an exclusive gift bag. Plus, VIP guests will enjoy private networking opportunities with Cleveland’s Ladies of Influence, as well as media and event sponsors. 

Are your expectations as high as our fashion? Good. They should be. The Runway is more than just a fashion show. Here’s what to expect on event day:

Before the Show
Prepare to be whisked away into a high fashion wonderland—the perks of this event begin as soon as you arrive! Enjoy an inspirational stroll through our professionally designed entrance. You and your friends are welcome to take photos or get your photos taken in our specially curated (not to mention Instagram-worthy) photography area before the show. Then, make your way to your seat for showtime!

During the Show
Your jaw will drop as local, national, and international fashion designers present their exclusive collections on our elegantly designed runway. During the show, Cleveland singer and songwriter, Siena, will take the stage with local ballerinas to entertain the crowd with her new single, Carousel. The Runway will conclude with an epic finale featuring Cleveland’s Ladies of Influence: women who have dedicated their lives to making a difference in the city of Cleveland.

After the Show
The Runway begins and ends with fashion. Stroll through our specially curated pop-up shop where you’ll be able to purchase looks straight off of the runway as well as products from local vendors. Designers, models, and vendors will be available for meet and greets so that you can get to know the fashion brands and the humans behind them. Then, make your way to the outdoor patio space and grab a bite from Cocky’s Bagels food truck and refreshments from our sponsors. Vendors will also be set up on the patio for an elegant night of shopping under the stars. 

VIP guests are invited to connect with the Ladies of Influence, sponsors, entertainers, influencers, and members of the media for exclusive interviews in the media lounge after the show.  

The Runway is made possible by our sponsors:
KDP Company - (Keurig Dr Pepper) official drinks sponsors
Mehron Makeup - official makeup sponsor
Intercontinental Hotels Group - official Hotel Sponsor
The Madison
Accounting Babes
Zuzu Chocolates
Marquee magic
Lorena Photography & Design
Daydream Co.
XO Lindy
Lavender & Lace Event Rentals

Sponsorship and Media Opportunities are Available.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please email for more information.

Media outlets, news channels, photographers and videographers are invited to cover the event. Please email for more information on obtaining a media pass.

A big thank you to our designers, Cleveland Ladies of Influence, and entertainment:

Liv by Olivia Grandis
Mixd Fashion
Victoria Cohen
Luxe Redux Bridal Boutique Beachwood
Bohanon and Co.
Fetch and Co.
Apricot Lane Boutique Crocker Park
More to be announced  

Emily Roggenburk: Founder + Chief Designer, Emily Roggenburk Studios +Creator of Cleveland AF.
Jasmine Santana: The first Latina elected to serve on Cleveland City Council Ward 14, representing Cleveland’s most diverse community.
Mary Verdi-Fletchers: Founder and Artistic Director of America’s first physically integrated dance company, Dancing Wheels.
Natalie Bata: Co-Owner of Cocky’s Bagels and The Workshop Cle.
Nike Olabisi Green: Chief Movement Leader at Nola Movement

NO ALCOHOL. Soda, water, sparkling water, appetizers, desserts, and Cocky’s Bagel food truck will be available during the event. The Runway will be following safety guidelines.

See you on The Runway! 


Originally built in the early 1900s for luxury faucet manufacturing, the 22,000 square foot warehouse sat empty for decades. The creative potential of the location caught our eye and was the perfect spot for a runway show! Get ready as we transform The Madison into high fashion!


Learn more about the team. A mix of amazing individuals from different walks of life. Coming together to create some magic in the Cleveland fashion industry.