In partnership with the Mask Task Force powered by the Las Vegas Fashion Council, Fashion Show Las Vegas today announced a donation of 400 handcrafted masks to The Valley Health System, including Summerlin, Centennial Hills, Desert Springs, Henderson, Spring Valley and Valley Medical Centers. Crafted by local designer Larissa Navarro, owner of Tailor Shop by Larissa, the Las Vegas Fashion Council and Fashion Show Las Vegas together provided support to both local aid workers and medical personnel in need of face masks and face coverings.
“Our thoughts are with all those in Southern Nevada dealing with the health impacts related to the coronavirus, especially our first responders and front-line workers,” said Brent Gardner, general manager of Fashion Show Las Vegas. “Through our donation, in partnership with the Las Vegas Fashion Council and local designer Larissa Navarro, we hope that our donation can help the local Las Vegas community in the fight against the pandemic.”
Navarro has provided nearly 5000 face masks and face coverings to date, producing from 150 up to 300 masks per day. Each mask is made of 100% woven cotton and are machine washable, as well as CDC approved.
The Mask Task Force powered by Las Vegas Fashion Council was assembled due to the dire news of the mask shortage, amongst other items, to fight the COVID-19 crisis and support our front line medical and health workers, senior centers, food banks, CCSD food distribution volunteers and more. The Mask Task Force has donated over 4000 masks to the Las Vegas community due to generous support of volunteers and sponsors similar to Fashion Show Las Vegas. To learn more information for the #masktaskforce, please visit the website at http://www.lasvegasfashioncouncil.com/mask-task-force.
In February 2020, Fashion Show Las Vegas kicked off its partnership with the Las Vegas Fashion Council during its inaugural Week of Fashion event. Guests were treated to its signature ‘Little Black Dress Design Competition’ that featured local designers, students and established brands, as well as a week-long event filled with unique catwalk-inspired shows such as models walking on water, drones flying down the runway, and more.
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About Fashion Show Las Vegas
At 2 million square feet, Fashion Show is the largest shopping, dining and entertainment destination on the Las Vegas Strip and one of the largest shopping centers in the USA. Anchored by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Macy’s Men’s, Dillard’s, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Nordstrom and Forever 21, Fashion Show houses an eclectic mix of more than 250 retail boutiques and over two dozen restaurants. For more information, visit https://www.thefashionshow.com.
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About Las Vegas Fashion Council
The Las Vegas Fashion Council (LVFC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit entity 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. LVFC supports fashion industry students and emerging artists with scholarships, grants, educational presentations, internships, mentoring and opportunities to showcase and compete in fashion shows throughout the valley. LVFC partners with numerous non-profit entities in raising funds and awareness for a variety of causes that incorporate a fashion element into their fundraising efforts. LVFC utilizes the Public Education Foundation to assist in awarding annual scholarships to fashion students through the Las Vegas Fashion Council-Fashion Industry Scholarship program. For more information about LVFC please visit lasvegasfashioncouncil.com.