's producers, Berny Martin
and Sola Adelowo are passionate about giving back; whether it's through one-on-one support of emerging designers or by helping non-profits like Dress for Success of Indianapolis - MFW is about more than fashion.
Berny Martin, Founder of Midwest Fashion Week, LLC.
In 2006, Berny Martin founded the Midwest Fashion Week, to create a solid foundation from which new and established fashion designers, photographers, models, and stylists could build their lines.
knew many people believed the best talent was only to be found in major metropolitan cities; he
also knew many people were mistaken.
Born in Haiti , Berny's father was very supportive and often encouraged him to create his
Little did he or Berny know that while he was completing a Computer Engineering degree at Purdue University, a one-time opportunity to create an entire collection for a fashion show would be the spark that later developed into the Midwest Fashion Week, and launched his Catou clothing line.
With the MFW Berny's vision is to invite the world to discover a city full of talented fashion industry professionals, a city that just happens to be in the Midwest . Like diamonds in the rough he
sets out twice a year to help artists and designers shine!
Today the MFW
attracts attention and interest from around the globe.
With emerging talent shaping the future of fashion and established marquees furthering their passion and creativity, there is no better fashion event in the Midwest than the MFW
What makes the MFW
so special is Berny's unique commitment to both sides of the fashion industry - from the creative process to the business imperatives that makes a successful line possible.
Inspired by his
grandparent's charity and giving, Berny
is focused on education for young designers to discover how to take their creative energy and turn it into creative success.