The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development supports the DC Arts agency and the Commission on Fashion Arts and Events.
The Washington, DC Commission on Fashion Arts and Events (CFAE) was established in May 2013, to promote the fashion and beauty industry as a viable economic resource in the nation's capital. The Commission provides recommendations and advises the government on initiative that support the cultivation and growth of the industry. Our vision is to develop a group of fashion and beauty leaders who can support the development of the creative economy and position Washington, DC as a competitive market for the fashion and beauty industry.
Goal: CFAE will position Washington, DC as an emerging market for the fashion and beauty industry through effective stakeholder engagement, strong partnerships and growing economic vitality.
- Engage and educate the fashion community on the benefits, opportunities, and talent in the DC market
- Facilitate business growth as a means of growing the larger DC fashion industry
- Cultivate government backing for the CFAE mission and vision, and specific initiatives
- Enlighten stakeholders on the growing fashion and beauty industry, including professional paths, and the impact it has on the economic and cultural development
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March 9, 2017
Underneath It All: An Underground Fashion and Arts Showcase
Saturday, April 15, 2017 7:00PM – 9:30PM at Dupont Underground 1500 19th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Dupont Underground and The Commission on Fashion Arts & Events (CFAE) in partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival will hold Underneath It All: An Underground Fashion Showcase featuring acclaimed local designers from across the Washington, D.C. area.
"The fashion industry in Washington, D.C. has significantly grown in the past few years, and we are elated to feature the outstanding work of our local designers," said Christine Brooks-Cropper, CEO Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce & CFAE chair. "We are excited and honored to be a part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, an event that attracts visitors from all over the nation and world to Washington, D.C."
"Not only are we proud to host some of Washington D.C.'s finest creatives here at Dupont Underground through such a dynamic event," said David Ross, Managing Director and Board Member of Dupont Underground, "but to be a part of a tradition as prominent as the National Cherry Blossom Festival is a sincere honor."
"The National Cherry Blossom Festival prides itself on showcasing the creativity and culture of Washington, D.C., and we are excited to work with the Commission of Fashion Arts and Events to include this unique fashion experience as part of our four-week-long springtime celebration," said Diana Mayhew, President of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
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Commission on Fashion Arts & Events