Commission on Fashion Arts & Events

Commission on Fashion Arts & Events We promote and grow DC's creatives, designers, and makers in the fashion and beauty industries The Commission on Fashion Arts and Events was established in 2007 by then-Mayor Adrian Fenty to promote and support Washington, DC as an emerging market for the fashion and beauty industries.

The commission is led by eight City Council-appointed commissioners. Our vision is to develop a brain trust of fashion and beauty leaders who can support the development of the creative economy and position Washington, DC as a competitive market. Our focus areas:
1. Fashion and beauty events
2. Fashion education and workforce development
3. Fashion retail development
4. Marketing and partnerships

The commission is led by eight City Council-appointed commissioners. Our vision is to develop a brain trust of fashion and beauty leaders who can support the development of the creative economy and position Washington, DC as a competitive market. Our focus areas:
1. Fashion and beauty events
2. Fashion education and workforce development
3. Fashion retail development
4. Marketing and partnerships

Operating as usual

Every September, @202creates highlights the creatives, makers, doers and entrepreneurs who make up DC’s thriving creativ...
09/02/2020

Every September, @202creates highlights the creatives, makers, doers and entrepreneurs who make up DC’s thriving creative economy.

Don’t miss our upcoming kick-off, podcast lab, masterclasses and innovation fireside chat with Steve Case! You won’t want to miss out!
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#DowntownDC #DistrictofFashion #makeup #dmvartist #dmvstylist#dmvmakeupartist #dcmakeupartist #dcnightlife #dcevents #DCmonc #dcartists #202creates #smallbizdc #dcgrants #entrepreneurlife #dcfashion #fashiontips #prtips #shopmadeindc #dcretail #retailDMV #dcstreetstyle #dcluxuryfashion #madeindc

August is #NationalBlackBusinessMonth! Tag a Black-owned fashion/ beauty business in the comments. ⬇️⬇️⬇️#DCisFashion
08/10/2020

August is #NationalBlackBusinessMonth! Tag a Black-owned fashion/ beauty business in the comments. ⬇️⬇️⬇️

#DCisFashion

Black Lives Matter and Black Lives Count — which is why the #2020Census is important for Black communities. The census i...
08/06/2020

Black Lives Matter and Black Lives Count — which is why the #2020Census is important for Black communities. The census is about money, power, and respect, and it is time that our communities get our fair share of all three.

#getcounteddc

2020census.gov

Join @dmped and @smallbizdc Tuesday (July 21) at the DERT Weekly Check-in to learn about applying for the Paycheck Prote...
07/20/2020

Join @dmped and @smallbizdc Tuesday (July 21) at the DERT Weekly Check-in to learn about applying for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) from the @SBAgov and business recovery resources from local CDFIs.

📝 RSVP at bit.ly/DERTCall721
View live at mayor.dc.gov/live 📺📱

06/05/2020

Today @mayor_bowser announced that 16th St, in front of the White House, is now “Black Lives Matter Plaza”.

Thank you, Madam Mayor!
📸 @mayor_bowser
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#blacklivesmatter✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

HOWARD Law is currently accepting applications for its FASHION DESIGN CLINIC. Selected applications pay only for USPTO f...
05/31/2020

HOWARD Law is currently accepting applications for its FASHION DESIGN CLINIC. Selected applications pay only for USPTO filing fees and drafting fees ($500). DEADLINE IS JUNE 1, 2020. 💪🏾 #wecan 🚫 fashion-piracy
EMAIL PROF. Darrell Mottley to apply: [email protected]

The Small Business Administration (@sbagov) has EXPANDED TWO PROGRAMS to help your business or nonprofit. This program e...
04/29/2020

The Small Business Administration (@sbagov) has EXPANDED TWO PROGRAMS to help your business or nonprofit. This program expansion adds $310B to (PPP) and $60B to (EIDL).

To learn how to apply visit:

On today’s to-do list: fill out the Census for #CensusDay. It’ll take 10 minutes or less!Respond online 🖥️, over the pho...
04/01/2020

On today’s to-do list: fill out the Census for #CensusDay. It’ll take 10 minutes or less!

Respond online 🖥️, over the phone 📞, or by mail ✉️.
If you misplaced your unique Census ID, use your address instead!

Visit 2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020 to #GetCountedDC

To mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), @mayor_bowser has ordered the temporary closure of the on-site ope...
03/25/2020

To mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), @mayor_bowser has ordered the temporary closure of the on-site operation of all non-essential businesses and prohibited gatherings of 10 or more people.

Stay safe.
Stay healthy.
Stay updated.

Visit coronavirus.dc.gov/page/whats-open

We are depending on you. Be a good neighbor. Stay home. At 8 p.m., we'll send out an alert reminding residents that we m...
03/25/2020

We are depending on you. Be a good neighbor. Stay home.

At 8 p.m., we'll send out an alert reminding residents that we must all do our part and #StayHomeDC.

coronavirus.dc.gov

Know your symptoms! If you've been in an affected area or have come in contact with a confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) c...
03/09/2020

Know your symptoms! If you've been in an affected area or have come in contact with a confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) case, call your doctor before going to a healthcare facility and self-quarantine.

For more information visit coronavirus.dc.gov

The dream is free, but the hustle is sold separately📷@EspionAtelier @deidrejefferies
02/21/2020

The dream is free, but the hustle is sold separately

📷@EspionAtelier @deidrejefferies

@SmallBizDC's Robust Retail Citywide Grant is awarding nearly 40 business owners up to $10,000 for their brick+mortar. J...
02/20/2020

@SmallBizDC's Robust Retail Citywide Grant is awarding nearly 40 business owners up to $10,000 for their brick+mortar. Join us at @themuseumdc, alongside the @ThisIsMadeinDC and DSLBD, to learn more about the grant and how you can apply.
🗓 Mon., Feb. 24
⏰ 6:00- 7:30 pm
🔗 bit.ly/cfaeretail

Happy New Year, DC Creatives! Thank you all for coming out to our first event of the new year. We are #DCproud to contin...
01/15/2020

Happy New Year, DC Creatives! Thank you all for coming out to our first event of the new year. We are #DCproud to continue our work in supporting the District's fashion and beauty creatives and connecting you all to resources to help your business thrive.

#DCisFashion

Last month, we joined the Women of Color FashTech Summit for an intimate conversation exploring the impact of technology...
01/10/2020

Last month, we joined the Women of Color FashTech Summit for an intimate conversation exploring the impact of technology in fashion and diversity across the industry. Thank you, Women of Color FashTech Brunch, for bringing this much-needed discussion to the District.

#DCisFashion

2019 has been a phenomenal year for us all, individually and collectively. How are you preparing for 2020? In what way w...
12/31/2019

2019 has been a phenomenal year for us all, individually and collectively. How are you preparing for 2020? In what way would you want us to support you and your brand in the new year? Share below in the comments.

12/30/2019
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The District of Fashion Runway Show is a platform that highlights the District's Fashion and Beauty Professionals. To learn more visit @DowntownDCBID.

Stay tuned for show recap by @entertain_dc.

#DCisFashion

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season.In celebration of the holiday season, Dist...
12/25/2019

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season.

In celebration of the holiday season, District Government offices and service centers will be closed on Christmas Day and will reopen Thurs. Dec. 26.

Read More: bit.ly/holidaysindc

Calling all creatives!Join us, Friday 13, for an intimate conversation exploring the impact of technology in fashion and...
12/09/2019

Calling all creatives!
Join us, Friday 13, for an intimate conversation exploring the impact of technology in fashion and diversity across the industry during the Women of Color Fashion Technology Summit.

RSVP 🔗 bit.ly/wocft

10/19/2019

Tune in tonight for the season premiere of #DCisFashion, hosted by commissioner Mariessa Terrell!

#DCisFashion was created to showcase the most innovative independent fashion artisans in the District.

📺DCN 16
🕔8 pm

Commission on Fashion Arts & Events's cover photo
09/03/2019

Commission on Fashion Arts & Events's cover photo

Fashion entrepreneur, media personality, and author of Careers in the Fashion Industry Tamiko White will join the DC Com...
08/31/2019
Demystifying Fashion Career Pathways with Tamiko White

Fashion entrepreneur, media personality, and author of Careers in the Fashion Industry Tamiko White will join the DC Commission on Fashion, Arts & Events to host an interactive dialogue on navigating the fashion and retail industry as a professional career path.

In this workshop, Tamiko will share her experience in the fashion industry and discuss her new book "Careers in the Fashion Industry: How to Get Into the Fashion Business".

Thursday, September 12, 2019, at 6 p.m.
Inclusive Innovation Incubator at Howard University, 2301 Georgia Ave., NW.
RSVP ⬇️

Fashion entrepreneur, media personality, and author of Careers in the Fashion Industry Tamiko White will join CFAE commissioners for an interactive discussion on navigating your career path in the fashion and retail industry. Unlike other careers, the pathway to success in the fashion business is no...

Join CFAE and @DowntownDCBID for the Sept. 5 District of Fashion Runway Show!Event capacity is limited. Request your inv...
08/23/2019

Join CFAE and @DowntownDCBID for the Sept. 5 District of Fashion Runway Show!
Event capacity is limited. Request your invitation by Friday, Aug. 23.
Get on the list ➡️ http://bit.ly/dcfashion
📸Phelan Marc

08/19/2019

Are You on the List?

Request your invitation to join CFAE and @DowntownDCBID for the Sept. 5 District of Fashion Runway Show, today!
Get on the list ➡️ http://bit.ly/dcfashion

Event capacity is limited. Request your invitation by Friday, Aug. 23.

08/14/2019

District of Fashion is back on September 5! Sign up now to get on the list ➡️http://bit.ly/dcfashion

08/12/2019
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It’s the most fashionable time of the year!
Request your invitation to join CFAE and DowntownDC bid for the District of Fashion Runway Show on Sep. 5!

Get on the list by August 23 ➡️ http://bit.ly/dcfashion

Event capacity is limited.

08/06/2019
Mayor Bowser

Have a question about doing business in DC? DC's Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development can help with that! Check out our new and improved #ObviouslyDC website for more info. obviouslydc.com

Where do entrepreneurs thrive and small businesses get a fair shot? #ObviouslyDC! Visit the redesigned ObviouslyDC.com for valuable information and resources on starting and growing a business in Washington DC.

07/29/2019

DowntownDC and CFAE are seeking local hair and makeup artists to feature at the S/S 2020 District of Fashion Runway Show! Volunteers interested must apply by Thursday, Aug 1, 2019.

Sign Up ➡️ http://bit.ly/dchairmua

Join 202Creates this Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., during their monthly Community Building Day as they discuss ways ...
07/23/2019

Join 202Creates this Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., during their monthly Community Building Day as they discuss ways to access new markets and expand your reach.

🔗http://ow.ly/IdNV50v8qcl

#BeautySpotlight | @TiyanaRobinsonBeauty is a D.C. based Makeup Artist and International beauty educator. As the CEO of ...
07/22/2019

#BeautySpotlight | @TiyanaRobinsonBeauty is a D.C. based Makeup Artist and International beauty educator. As the CEO of Makeup Mogul University, the first business school exclusively for makeup artists, Tiyana is supporting #MUA's as they build a thriving business in the beauty industry. #DCisFashion

Learn more: http://ow.ly/Cn3x50uXTDv

Join The Cursive Curator in an intimate #CursiveConversation with Project Runway Allstar, Korto Momolu, as they discuss ...
07/17/2019
KORTO MOMOLU at The Cursive Curator for A CURSIVE CONVERSATION

Join The Cursive Curator in an intimate #CursiveConversation with Project Runway Allstar, Korto Momolu, as they discuss lessons learned as a celebrated Fashion Designer.
🗓️July 20
🕡10 a.m.

http://ow.ly/YnUM50uXLlb

A Cursive Conversation Event Korto Momolu, womens apparel Designer and Project Runway Allstar, sits with us at The Cursive Curator for a live interview revealing lessons learned as a celebrated Fashion Designer, producing runway diamonds under pressure, infusing her Liberian heritage into her fashio...

#BeautySpotlight | @marjanibeautyco is an independent beauty retailer located in DuPont Circle. Founded by Kimberly Smit...
07/11/2019

#BeautySpotlight | @marjanibeautyco is an independent beauty retailer located in DuPont Circle. Founded by Kimberly Smith, an Ivy League-educated Attorney, Marjani is a curated beauty store dedicated to women of color. #DCisFashion

Learn more: https://www.marjanibeauty.com/

Not too late to join! Tomorrow #202Creates at @makeoffices Wharf for the June Community Building Day. Each month, the 20...
06/26/2019

Not too late to join! Tomorrow #202Creates at @makeoffices Wharf for the June Community Building Day.
Each month, the 202Creates team invites the District's creatives and entrepreneurs to come together to spend a day with like-minded souls building new skills, meeting fellow creatives and growing their networks, sharing thoughts & experiences during round tables, and more! https://202createsjune2019.splashthat.com

Model Call! 📣CFAE and the @downtowndcBID are looking for models to participate in the next #DistrictofFashion Runway Sho...
06/14/2019

Model Call! 📣
CFAE and the @downtowndcBID are looking for models to participate in the next #DistrictofFashion Runway Show.
#DCisFashion
🗓️June 24
🕡6-9 p.m.

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