Christian Fashion Week

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Christian Fashion Week(R) (USPTO Registration Numbers 4456872 & 4494390)[1] is an annual fashion show that celebrates 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, 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, was stated:

"Modesty is the right thing to do," he said. "The fashion industry operates under certain assumptions, but there is an alternative."

Author and Speaker, Shari Braendel, was a featured quest and speaker.


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, has 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]