Christian Fashion Week

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Christian Fashion Week
StatusInactive
GenreFashion
FrequencyAnnual
Location(s)Tampa, Florida
CountryUnited States
Inaugurated2013
FoundersJose Gomez, Mayra Gomez, Wil Lugo, and Tamy Lugo
Most recent2015

Christian Fashion Week was an annual fashion show that celebrated fashion from a Christian worldview. It is the first fashion week to claim faith as a basis. The organization and event was founded by entrepreneurs Jose Gomez, Mayra Gomez, Wil Lugo, and Tamy Lugo,[1] all from Tampa, Florida.[2] The first annual event, Christian Fashion Week 2013, was held on February 8, 2013, and featured 8 designers from around the US.[3] The event attracted over 300 attendees and over 2,000 online viewers.

The event attracted an international audience after a syndicated story by the Associated Press was published on February 7, 2013.[4] The article cast a spotlight on designers debuting at the show such as Julia Chew and Alma Vidovic. Executive Director, Jose Gomez, stated: "Modesty is the right thing to do.... The fashion industry operates under certain assumptions, but there is an alternative." Author and speaker Shari Braendel was a featured guest and speaker.

Expansion[edit]

In 2014, the organization expanded the event from two days to an entire week.[5] The event started with the first International Day of Prayer for Art and Fashion.[6] The week continued with various workshops and shopping days, culminating in two days of fashion shows in Tampa, Florida.

The event was covered by over 40 media outlets, including:

The event attracted over 10,000 online viewers and, according to the organization's Facebook page, led to a retail edition of the show in Atlanta during the 2014 International Christian Retail Show, held by the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) [11] in partnership with Christians In Fashion.[12] In 2015, the fashion event was covered by the New York Times.[13] At the time, Christian Fashion Week issued a statement saying that 2015 would be its last season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jacobs, Alexandra (2015-04-01). "At Christian Fashion Week, Modesty Is One Policy". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-06-08.
  2. ^ "About Christian Fashion Week". Christianfashionweek.com. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Christian Fashion Week 2013". Christianfashionweek.com. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Christian fashion show to be held in Tampa". Archived from the original on 2014-03-28. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
  5. ^ "Christian Fashion Week 2014". Christianfashionweek.com. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  6. ^ "International Day of Prayer for Art and Fashion". Christianfashionweek.com. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  7. ^ "61 Things I Saw At Christian Fashion Week". Buzzfeed.com. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  8. ^ "If You Didn't Know Christian Fashion Week Was A Thing, You Do Now! - Perez Hilton". Perezhilton.com. 26 February 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Christian Fashion Week 2014 Kicks Off in Tampa; A Celebration of Modesty and Christ (LIVE STREAM)". Christianpost.com. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Christian Fashion Week returns". Tbo.com. 2 February 2014. Archived from the original on 4 December 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  11. ^ "Christian Fashion Week". Facebook.com. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-28. Retrieved 2014-03-28.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ Jacobs, Alexandra (2015-04-01). "At Christian Fashion Week, Modesty Is One Policy". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-06-08.