QUESTION: Is Orange County Fashion Week® the same as Style WeekOC®?
ANSWER: No, Orange County Fashion Week® is an "independently" run organization not run or produced by a retail island shopping mall or single fashion designer. To sustain the integrity of Orange County Fashion Week®'s "bias-free" support for emerging designer talent, the buyer communities in retail, and the fashion designer industry at-large, OCFW produce fashion shows in support of all creative designer talent regardless of school or educational background. We do activate sponsorships to promote advocates that support our endeavors which may include some shopping destinations.
QUESTION: Who is the OC Fashion Council and What is Their Role?
ANSWER: As part of the founder's (The Elephant Man Foundation's 2005) mission to sustain inner beauty awareness and charitable giving, OC Fashion Week® has developed a non-profit division in which "components" of Orange County Fashion Week® are exclusively dedicated to "fashionably responsible initiatives and charitable giving." The OC Fashion Council is a luxury market member-based advisory board of local retail buyers and luxury boutique owners that meets monthly in ways to support local emerging talent while endorsing bias-free programs in both our local economy and towards the growth of globalization through international exchange. The OC Fashion Council is also dedicated to support all local education not exclusive to one fashion school and is currently in the process of attaining tax-exemption.
QUESTION: What is the OC Fashion Council's (OCFC) Mission?
ANSWER: OCFC's mission is to inspire fashion designers and other professionals in the field to embrace charitable ideals and to be “fashionably responsible” by giving back to the communities and public base which supports them. The Council’s Advisory Board includes several recognized international frontrunners in fashion design and the fashion industry. Orange County has become one of the fashion powerhouse locations in the world, and the enormity of its retail transactions in fashion has brought company representatives and designers of the top caliber to maintain a presence here. As the creator of Orange County Fashion Week®, OCFC provides opportunities for emerging designers to work alongside many of the most talented and accomplished designers and brands in the world.
The OC Fashion Council continually strive to broaden the scope of our activities, so that the public as well as professionals in the business are able to discover more about fashion design and how it can be a positive force in our communities.