LA Fashion Council Debuts
After several seasons of fashion malaise in Los Angeles following the Great Recession, we are pleased to see business perk up. The ground is once again fertile for a paradigm shift to elevate the visibility and reputation of Los Angeles as home base for quality fashion design and production, and as a destination for emerging and established brands from around the world to connect with fashion followers, celebrity endorsers, retail store buyers and press. This change of mood is not lost on fashion media entrepreneur Kelsi Smith, who is helping to propel the renaissance under the aegis of the Los Angeles Fashion Council, a newly formed organization and prospective non-profit that has captured the attention and imagination of an expanding list of key industry influencers and accomplished global fashion veterans.
The Los Angeles Fashion Council will produce for LA Fashion Week this season a series of events at the handsome Carondelet House on the outskirts of the downtown LA core. These include runway and presentations plus an onsite showroom for both apparel and accessories, a daily luncheon and an evening “Digital Influencer” cocktail party in association with Two Point Oh! LA, the blogger organization also founded by Kelsi which is now in its sixth season hosting pre-events for Fashion Week in Los Angeles. Events culminate with an after party hosted by W Los Angeles where we can look forward to some key announcements for the future of the LA Fashion Council and Fashion Week LA.
Designers selected for the debut presentations on October 10th & 11th include AGAIN, Korovilas, The Bohemian Society, Jen Awad, ISM Mode, White Sycamore, Shallow Fashion, Kittinhawk, Bijou Van Ness and Pop Molly. Those interested in attending may register here: http://losangelesfashioncouncil.org/register/