Fashion Meets Music Festival Recap

The Fashion Meets Music Festival bolstered more than 60 talents in two days packed with fashion shows and live musical performances in theamag2 – Medium Arena District of downtown Columbus, Ohio September 5 and 6.

This festival is exactly what its title infers: a celebration of visual and audible arts and the creative correlation they share.

The musical acts were continuous, with vocal headliners ranging from Young the Giant and St. Vincent to AWOLNATION and Ludacris. A plethora of regional bands played in between, each taking their turn up on one of four stages situated throughout.

At the same time, looks from the collections of nationally recognized designers, such as Michael Drummond, Joshua Christensen, Modcloth, and many more walked the runway in the fashion tent.

Boutique booths and food trucks lined the space in between, fulfilling both the hunger and shopping desires of wandering guests.

The range of experiences offered at the FMMF are endless. Ella Zurawski, a fashion merchandising student at Kent State, considers herself honored to have received a press pass on behalf of the festival. With this, she had the opportunity to set up interviews with a handful of bands and designers for her co-hosted radio show, Ella-Mode, through Black Squirrel Radio.

“It was a crazy awesome experience,” Zurawski says. “Concerts all day and hanging out with cute boy bands for free? Heck yeah.”

Although this year marks just the second year of FMMF fun, this annual festival holds promising intentions for years to come.

“Its an up-and-coming thing,” Zurawski says. “It’s nice that it’s still young. There are a lot of opportunities to come face-to-face with the artists and designers.”