Look out Alaskans — the catwalk is coming to the Last Frontier, representing 14 fashion designers from around the state.

The first-ever Trend Fashion Show is happening Sept. 27 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Bill Sheffield Alaska Railroad Depot at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, according to a release promoting the event.

The event is being organized by the Alaska Travel Industry Association in support of the Tourism Works for Alaska campaign, which promotes the importance of tourism within the state. It includes a one-hour cocktail reception followed by a two-part fashion show, silent and live auctions as well as a reception to meet the designers.

Confirmed designers for the inaugural fashion show include:

•     57 Peaks – Sitka, AK
•     Alaska PerSe – Anchorage, AK
•     Bobby Itta Designs – Juneau, AK
•     Christy Ruby Designs – Ketchikan, AK
•     Claimjumper AK – Anchorage, AK
•     Cynthia Gibson (wearable art) – Sitka, AK
•     David Green Master Furrier – Anchorage, AK
•     FisheWear – Anchorage, AK
•     KD Roope (wearable art) – Juneau, AK
•     Lois Verbaan (wearable art) – Sitka, AK
•     Nataaq Gear – Nome, AK
•     Opal Heart – Juneau, AK
•     Trickster – Juneau, AK
•     Twinkle Toes/Wild Outdoor Wear – Palmer, AK

"Alaska tourism is a major economic force in the state – more than 52,000 Alaskans depend on it," said ATIA Board Chair Elizabeth Hall. "Our industry supports and honors Alaska's culture and our unique way of life. Trend Fashion Show is a celebration of local artists and designers and the communities where they live and create."

People who purchase tickets will have a limited-edition VIP swag bag and more. Find out more about the fashion show, including how to purchase tickets, on the show's website.

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