LAS VEGAS – Local leaders from fashion, business and the arts have joined together to form the Las Vegas Fashion Council, a not-for-profit trade association that welcomes members ranging from fashion professionals, students, community leaders, philanthropists and organizations that have a common desire to diversify and expand the Las Vegas economy through the efforts of the fashion industry. The council will create and deliver a series of events and educational programs that cultivate relationships among key groups and organizations while working to establish Las Vegas as an international player in the fashion industry. Founded by Carrie Carter-Henderson, Las Vegas native and founder/president of BESTAgency, along with a collective of leaders representing an array of local industries, the council embodies a passion for fashion, philanthropy and community.
Las Vegas is rapidly expanding its fashion offerings through various leading fashion houses with flagship locations that represent the highest revenue generating stores worldwide. The city currently hosts some of the largest fashion conferences in the world due to the destination’s unrivaled meeting offerings. The local fashion industry is evolving and could become a significant player on the international fashion stage given the opportunity to grow and continue developing. By supporting designers and attracting manufacturers, other fashion professionals and fashion related industries to the city, the Las Vegas economy could benefit significantly.
The events, initiatives and collaborations the council is working to deliver are currently underway and the council is already supporting the community through participation in events such as Downtown’s Fashion Speaker Series, a Partner Event with Dillard’s opening at Downtown Summerlin, the Fashion for Autism event benefiting Grant a Gift for Autism and many others. The Las Vegas Fashion Council is also partnering with The Modern Art Museum to host an annual signature event that celebrates the collision of fashion and art that will debut in January 2015.
“As a participant in the fashion industry for many years, I have observed the need to create a stronger identity for Las Vegas as a real player on fashion’s international stage. We have a vast amount of talent, creativity and passion in this community, supported by the presence of major fashion brands through retail locations and a groundswell of emerging designers and artists,” says Carrie Carter-Henderson, founder of the Las Vegas Fashion Council. “The time and opportunity are right to pursue growth and recognition in this sector of our economy and I am so pleased with the interest and participation of the individuals who have joined me in this endeavor. We expect to build a significant presence over the next three years.”
Las Vegas Fashion Council welcomes additional individual and corporate members. For information and application, please visit www.lasvegasfashioncouncil.com/membership.
Current Board and Executive Committee members are:
Founder/President, Carrie Carter-Henderson
Vice President, Meghan Mossler
Secretary, Puoy Premsrirut
Treasurer, Joyce Smith
Development Chair, Sabrina Orque
Education Chair, Mary Thomas
Events Chair, Joey Galon
Marketing Chair, Michele Madole
Membership Chair, Alisia Pulella
Outreach Chair, CrystalAnne Ghanem
Parliamentarian, Mary Thomas
Intern – Social Media, Savannah Prenger
Website Design, Jessie Gibson
About Las Vegas Fashion Council:
The Las Vegas Fashion Council is a not-for-profit trade association whose membership consists of fashion professionals, students, community leaders, philanthropists and organizations that have a desire to diversify and expand the Las Vegas economy through the efforts of the fashion industry. The council’s vision is to elevate Las Vegas to an established leader in the global fashion industry while cultivating relationships between fashion professionals, students, community leaders and organizations.
For more information, visit www.lasvegasfashioncouncil.com or connect with Las Vegas Fashion Council on social media: