Growth includes the addition of events, awarding more scholarship funds, becoming a member of the CFDA Connects program and collaborating with other nonprofit organizations
The LVFC held its annual Little Black Dress event, transforming the Porsche dealership and raised $25,000 to benefit the LVFC scholarship fund.
Guests enjoyed a live fashion show by local designers and established brands, as well as student, emerging and established design competitions. The Fashion show featured designs from local boutiques, Vasari and pop-up shops included Maceoo, Dee Berkley Jewelry, and Leonne Collection.
Sponsors included: Las Vegas Fashion Council, Nevada Arts Council, Gaudin Porsche of Las Vegas, BESTAgency, Vasari, Breakthrough Beverage, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Austin Sherwood, JB Public Relations, Louis Voisine and numerous donations from local businesses.
The LVFC is proud to support local fashion industry students. They present numerous opportunities for students to participate in design competitions, educational presentations, internships, and mentoring opportunities.
The LVFC partners with The Public Education Foundation to award up to 10 annual scholarships to fashion industry students. The 2023 scholarship application is open until Jan. 31, and students can apply at thepef.academicworks.com.
Additionally, The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has welcomed the Las Vegas Fashion Council (LVFC) as a member of the CFDA Connects program. The CFDA is a not-for-profit trade association whose membership consists of 477 of America’s
foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry, and accessory designers. The mission of the CFDA is to strengthen the impact of American fashion in the global economy. “We created CFDA Connects to champion and elevate American fashion talent in cities
across the country. We all know Las Vegas as a destination for entertainment and hospitality, and through our efforts with LVFC, fashion will also define the city’s culture,” says Steven Kolb, president of CFDA.
For more information or to become a Las Vegas Fashion Council member, visit www.lasvegasfashioncouncil.com and stay up to date on upcoming events by following LVFC on Twitter @LVFC_NV, Instagram @LVFC_NV, and facebook.com/LasVegasFashionCouncil.
About Las Vegas Fashion Council
The Las Vegas Fashion Council (LVFC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit entity whose membership consists of fashion professionals, students, community leaders, philanthropists, and organizations that desire to diversify and expand the Las Vegas economy through the efforts of the fashion industry.
LVFC supports fashion industry students and emerging artists with scholarships, grants, educational presentations, internships, mentoring, and opportunities to showcase and compete in fashion shows throughout the valley. LVFC partners with numerous non-profit entities in raising funds and awareness for a variety of causes that incorporate a fashion element into their fundraising efforts.
LVFC utilizes the Public Education Foundation to assist in awarding annual scholarships to fashion students through the Las Vegas Fashion Council-Fashion Industry Scholarship program.
For more information about LVFC, visit lasvegasfashioncouncil.com.