few of those events include a partner event with Zappos Couture to benefit Dress for Success, a partnership with Cintas Uniforms in “Fashion Fridays” at The Linq that engaged students from the Art Institute, and “Fashion for Autism” where we presented the collections of emerging local designers to benefit Grant a Gift for Autism. Upcoming events include the “Little Black Dress,” which takes place December 1 and has students and emerging artists creating their version of the perfect little black dress. Their creations will be judged live and on social media. In 2015, LVFC will partner with both The Modern Art Museum for artLIVE! (a creative collaboration of art and fashion taking place on January 29) as well as with Springs Preserve for an EcoFashion presentation on the day following Earth Day in April. The Las Vegas Fashion Council is a nonprofit organization that is funded by memberships and sponsorships of the organization as well as through the various events that raise funds for operations in addition to grants and scholarships for students and emerging artists. What we envision for Las Vegas in the very near future is to bring a wellknown fashion educational institute into the city, increase local manufacturing, create a televised fashion program, and present many more events that will gain worldwide exposure. Our grand vision is that Las Vegas is an established leader in the global fashion industry. None of this would be possible without a group of passionate and committed individuals who want more for our community. Why not have it be fun and fashion focused! Stay tuned for more to come in the very near future.
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