From the Editor: Viva Las Vegas!

Western Runway 2017

After months of scouring our favorite boutiques and preparing our closets accordingly, the time has finally come to throw it all in a suitcase, or six, and make our way to the bright lights of Las Vegas, for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR). Any western enthusiast can tell you that these next ten days are the most exciting and fashionable days of the year, a cross between the Super Bowl of Rodeo and Western Fashion Week. What a better time than now to celebrate and shop together?!

Writing you this note comes from a place of deep excitement and gratitude from our publication team. Last year, in 2016, you helped us launch the inaugural edition of the Ultimate WNFR Style Guide, the western fashion industry’s only grassroots-led publication that brought together boutiques, indie brands, and fashion influencers under one, print-meets-digital roof. The response from our first publication knocked our socks off, so thank you!

This year, we are back for our sophomore go and now with a new name, one that truly speaks to our purpose and to our readers–Western Runway: Western Fashion Style Guide.

This year’s issue of Western Runway features a variety of content that celebrates all aspects of western fashion, including an in-depth interview with one of the western world’s most influential women, Kadee Coffman. Online, we have even more content, including a first-ever extension of our Best of the West, featuring the top 15 western brands, voted on by the industry’s most fashionable influencers. We have also partnered with some top-notch advertisers who you can shop both at home, and while in Las Vegas. 

A true collective of many parties, our mission at Western Runway is to let YOU be the leader in the next western fashion movement, as we all celebrate the unique tastes and takes on today’s western looks. 

We hope you enjoy the new magazine and all of our exciting contests, online style stories and social media coverage from Las Vegas. Thank you for supporting this grassroots movement and publication across both print and social media. We are here for YOU and the collective good of western fashion enthusiasts. 

Western fashion is going places, and we cannot wait to see it all, with you along for the ride! Thanks for joining us!

-The Western Runway Team

Want to see more from Western Runway? Then come join our Facebook community, All Things Western, a place for those who have a love of the western industry. In addition to an empowering place you can call home, this group will also give you a first look at Western Runway content, access to special giveaways with our partners, and a whole lot more!