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California Dreaming: A Fashion Celebration for a Cause
California Dreaming: A Fashion Celebration for a Cause, took place on Thursday, October 20th at the historic Vibiana in Downtown Los Angeles. This fashion event showcased the collections of 10 California-based designers and was hosted by Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Taylor Armstrong and Comedian Brett Walkow.
The event also honored fashion line “Nally and Millie” with the iconic Moss Adams Fashion Innovator Award (MAFI). This event marked the return of the MAFI award which honors an up and coming California designer who have shown exemplary innovation and has significantly impacted the national marketplace in the past year through excellence in manufacturing, marketing and creativity of design. The event was hosted by non-profit Fashion Business Inc. Several celebrities attended and walked the red carpet on behalf of California Dreaming.
Nally & Millie, Rhapsody Clothing, Inc., The Continuous Line, Angelino, International Citizen Design House - i.CTZN. Odina Surf, Robert Joseph, Unspoken, CoCo Johnsen, Marisa Kensen
Taylor Armstrong (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), Cassie Scerbo (Make It or Break It), Matt Nordgren (Most Eligible Dallas), Vik Sahay (Chuck), Charlotte Ross (Drive Angry 3D), Fernanda Rocha (Real Housewives of Orange County), Stefan Richter (Top Chef), Melody Thomas Scott (The Young and the Restless), Michael Costello (Project Runway), Mila Hermanovski (Project Runway), Nicolina Royale (Project Accessory), Rich Sandomeno (Project Accessory), Shea Curry (Project Accessory), David Greico (Project Accessory), Lauren Mayhew (ECW on SyFy), Rainbeau Mars (TV/Fitness/Yoga Expert), Amanda Russell (YouTube Fitness Sensation), Laurel House (Author of Quickie Chick), Phoebe Price (Good Samaritan), Julia Ling (Chuck), Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, and many more….
Taylor Armstrong walked the runway
Moss Adams LLP
Additional sponsors include:
Rhapsody Apparel, Woodbury University, Venable LLC, CIT, FTC Commercial Corp., The New Mart, Ezra Brutzkus Gubner LLP, Merchant, Factors, Rosenthal & Rosenthal, Rock Revival, Buchalter Nemer, Platform LLC, AIMS, VEDC and Bubblefish Media
The Fashion Business, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides the fashion industry with entrepreneurial development, resources and training, to support its growth and profitability. The Fashion Business Inc. (FBI) offers targeted business education, sourcing, networking opportunities, marketing and consulting services through its resource center and business partnerships. FBI exists to ensure the ongoing vibrancy of the American fashion industry. http://fashionbizinc.org/
Moss Adams Fashion Innovator (MAFI) award salutes a California based company that has, in the past twelve months, significantly impacted the national marketplace by exemplifying creativity and innovation through unique and compelling designs, manufacturing and/or marketing. The award is bestowed by Moss Adams, LLP, one of the Nations’ leading accounting firms, serving over 300 apparel clients, from start-ups to very large middle market private and public companies. The award includes $5,000 of Moss Adams professional services. http://www.mossadams.com/Home