Villaraigosa Press Conference Today

Monday, October 5, 2009
By Jennifer Uner
City of LA Mayor at the LA Fashion Awards

City of LA Mayor at the LA Fashion Awards

You’re invited:

City of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has scheduled a press conference for Tuesday, October 6 at 10am on the steps of the California Market Center, the long time hub of downtown’s wholesale apparel marketplace and largest property in the Fashion District.

Scheduled to join him are LA-based designers Randolph Duke and Max Azria (who we are thrilled to see stepping out on behalf of the Los Angeles fashion community.) Omnipresent fashion angel Ilse Metchek, director of the California Fashion Association, will be on hand with vital statistics about the economic impact of the apparel industry on the local economy. (Which is huge.)

This season, the City of LA’s Department of Cultural Affairs has invested in honoring three Los Angeles based young designers with the “Fashion Angel Awards” and a runway showcase of selected styles as a part of the Downtown LA Fashion Week events at MOCA. Criteria include a Los Angeles headquarters, a degree from one of LA’s fashion design programs, a collection of at least 8 looks, and of course the ability to impress a panel of judges which included past LA Fashion Award winner Nony Tochterman and LA Fashion Award presenter Nick Verreos.

The press conference is free. Tickets for the Fashion Angel Awards are $15

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