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File #: 0290X-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/10/2019 In control: Favor
On agenda: 10/14/2019 Final action: 10/16/2019
Title: To recognize October 13, 2019 to October 19, 2019 as Fashion Week Columbus
Sponsors: Shayla Favor, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Emmanuel V. Remy, Priscilla Tyson, Shannon G. Hardin


To recognize October 13, 2019 to October 19, 2019 as Fashion Week Columbus



WHEREAS, Fashion Week Columbus is the flagship program under the Columbus Fashion Council, which produces a week long showcase of emerging fashion designers to media, buyers, and the incredible fashion community in Central Ohio.


WHEREAS, the week-long event takes place annually and consists of fashion shows, entertainment, programming, and educational opportunities including the awarding of a scholarship to a fashion design student; and


WHEREAS, this year, Fashion Week Columbus is celebrating its 10 year anniversary where local and emerging designers will showcase their collections during the 10th Annual High Fashion Tea Runway Show and conclude with the Finale Runway Show.


WHEREAS, since its debut in 2010, Fashion Week Columbus has impacted the Central Ohio community by selecting more than 100 emerging fashion designers for participation, providing more than 1000 models exposure to big name agencies, awarding over $25k in scholarships to fashion design students and producing more than 100 fashion shows.


WHEREAS, with the support of Columbus Fashion Council Executive Director Thomas McClure, the Board of Directors, and its sponsors, Fashion Week Columbus is committed to demonstrating and improving the City of Columbus’ presence in the fashion industry by showcasing that it is worthy of recognition in the competitive fashion industry; now, therefore


BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS: That this Council does hereby recognize October 13, 2019, through October 19, 2019, as Fashion Week Columbus and encourages residents to participate in available activities throughout the week and to learn more about the fashion industry in Columbus.