Many things come to mind when south Louisiana is mentioned, Mardi Gras, Creole cuisine, Spanish moss, Voodoo and their world-famous laid-back attitude top the list. Fashion is not generally one’s first thought, but Julie Branden and her dedicated team of fashion professionals are making fashion week a reality in Lake Charles, Louisiana, April 13-17. In true Louisiana style, FWLC is packed with a gumbo of events such as a design competition, two days of runway shows and a variety of parties to keep you on your sartorial toes.
There will be appearances by special guests Saints hall of famer Tyrone Hughes and American Horror Story (season 4) actress Ania Spiering at the launch party on Thursday, April 14. Ms. Spiering is wearing a few hats during FWLC, serving as a judge and a model coach on top of hosting duties.
Amongst the featured designers: Lake Charles-based clothing line Quad Clothing by Indrea Gordon, Nigerian designer of head-turning fascinators Iniziobella, Koko Shantal, purveyor of funky accessories and unique apparel, and many more. You do not want to miss the wrap party on Sunday, April 17 where local designer James Porter will delight attendees with a fashion show of his gorgeous swimwear.
The mission of FWLC is two-fold, to highlight special talent in the fashion industry and to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF). Thus, in this case, fashion is much more than skin deep. Come one and come all to southwest Louisiana, for this smashing inaugural fashion extravaganza that is sure to light your fashion fire and leave you with a heaping helping of creative inspiration. Buy your tickets today!