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Announcing Our Advisory Board and LA Show Case

Announcing Our Advisory Board and LA Show Case

The Los Angeles Fashion Council is proud to announce our initial Advisory Board. Our advisory board is made up of passionate individuals from all walks of the fashion industry, and each will serve as a mentor to our designers and advise our executive team on key issues facing the industry in their individual fields.

Our Advisory Board Members:

Joining us from the British Fashion Council is Richard Johnson, former buying head at Harvey Nichols, who has just relocated to the US to become the Chief Operating Officer at Horiyoshi The Third, a Tokyo & LA based luxury fashion label. Richard will use his expertise and experience on the British Fashion Council to mentor our designers in the commercial and retail space.

Joining him are some of the most powerful women in fashion media on the West Coast; Marlien Rentmeester, West Coast Editor of Lucky Magazine, Jen Weinberg, West Coast Editor of Glamour magazine, N. Jayne Seward, Fashion Editor at California Apparel News, Brenna Egan, West Coast Editor of mega-site Refinery 29 and Erin Weinger, Founder and Editor of local site, Style Section L.A.

Additional advisors joining our board are Elaine Pow, best known for her visual merchandising work with Apple, currently the PR and Marketing Director at Seychelles and BC Shoes , Megyn Bell of Merchant Factors who will act as a Business Finance mentor and Sarah Pollack of Simply Stylist.

For more information on our Advisory Board and to view their full bios, please visit this page:

October Presentations:

With the announcement of our board we are also able to announce the first leg of our plans for presentation on a local level. This October we will host a two day show case of the best in Los Angeles fashion design. Our show case will include runway shows, a show room and presentations from both apparel and accessory designer members of the Los Angeles Fashion Council.

Our presentation aims to be a low cost and high return opportunity for local designers who will show based on merit rather than available funds. Show case packages will cost no more than $1,000 and will include all production and marketing costs.

Designers wishing to be considered for the Council and our two day show case may apply here.

Sponsors, patrons and press interested in learning more about the Los Angeles Fashion Council and our upcoming initiatives may contact our Director with questions or to request our full deck:

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