Asia-Pacific Fashion Week kicks off in Los Angeles, then heads to Las Vegas this summer —

APFW is more than a series of international fashion shows. Textiles, accessories and artistic objects are also exhibited. Photo by Instagram/@CITEM

The APFW strives to raise public awareness of sustainability issues and an emphasis on “ecological fashion”

PREPARE for two Saturdays of dazzling runway events, entertainment and fashion exhibitions in August 2022, when Asia Pacific Fashion Week (APFW) visits two legendary cities: Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

APFW is a global platform for up-and-coming designers showcasing their cultural identity and unique voice in the fashion world. APFW’s goal is to bring these designers to the global market to celebrate the ethnic diversity of the Asia-Pacific kingdom through fashion.

However, APFW is more than a series of international fashion shows. Textiles, accessories and artistic objects are also exhibited.

APFW chose Los Angeles as the launch location due to the city’s growing importance in the global fashion industry, with a steady stream of big-name designers putting down roots in the city. As a result, many fashion experts think LA is the place to be. After London, Milan, Paris and New York, Los Angeles is now the “fifth fashion capital of the world”.

In its first year, the APFW aims to raise awareness of sustainability issues while focusing on “green fashion”.

AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED. Asia-Pacific Fashion Week kicks off August 6 at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. AJPress Photo

An event “not to be missed”

On Saturday, August 6, at 4 p.m., the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, a historic landmark on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the heart of Los Angeles, will host APFW’s premier event, a “can’t miss” fashion presentation. featuring three designers.

The event will also include a trade exhibition organized by the International Trade Mission and Exhibition Center, the export promotion branch of the Department of Commerce and Industry of the Philippines.

After debuting in Los Angeles, APFW will be moving to Las Vegas on August 13, 2022 at the Decades Event Center.
Photo courtesy of Decades Event Center

Following its Los Angeles debut, APFW will move to Las Vegas on Saturday, August 13 at 4 p.m. and showcase more edgy styles from the same international designers at the Decades Event Center, located at Vegas Pointe Plaza, Unit 168, 9175 S Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas.

InterEdx, a company that offers educational and themed events, is in charge of the Las Vegas event.

The latest stylish designs for summer, evening and red carpet occasions will be showcased at these two events, which will, of course, be the main attraction at APFW.

According to Roger Oriel, CEO of One Global Management, the event organizer, APFW “promises to be among the highlights of the West Coast fashion season for many.”

The creators

NEO-ETHNIC FASHION. Up-and-coming Milanese designer Lionell Christian Lanuzo says APFW is the perfect opportunity to show his fashion collection to the world. | Photo courtesy of Sujata Photography

Lionell Christian Lanuzo, a young designer from Milan who is about to unveil his 2023 collection at APFW, said that “APFW is the perfect opportunity to show our collections to the public who come from all over the world”.

ECO MODE. MYET by Mayeth Codoy creates haute couture-like dresses made from the natural fibers of abaca and banana leaves. Photo courtesy of MYET

MYET by Mayeth Codoy, the up-and-coming Norwegian fashion house, will also showcase its latest collections at APFW. The designer recently launched her collection at Paris Fashion Week, which included haute couture-worthy ensembles created from the natural fibers of abaca and banana leaves.

NEVER TOO LATE. At 50, Genette Mujar decides to pursue her dream and creates her own fashion brand, Gnetz Designs.
Photo courtesy of Gnetz Designs

Genette Mujar, a rising fashion designer from Vancouver who won the Outstanding Women of Vancouver 2021 award, is another designer featured at APFW. She decided to pursue her ambition at the age of 50 and founded Gnetz Designs, a thriving fashion line. Her life story has gone viral, proving that dedication pays off, no matter how old we are.

Event Partners

This inaugural edition of APFW is presented by the Consulate General of the Philippines in Los Angeles, the DTI office in Los Angeles, the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

The Los Angeles APFW event is supported by Asian Journal Publications, Inc. Trending Beverages Inc., Napa Valley Distribution Inc., Montemaria Cellars, House of Pacquiao Wine, Individual Health Care, Lombard by the Bay, MTS Law Firm, Premier Asia Pacific Real Estate & Development, and Tina Modeling.

The Las Vegas event is co-produced by InterEdx, a dba of Dynasty Exchange Ltd. LLC., led by Dr. Lee Dedicatoria, in cooperation with Asia on Earth, Dynasty Ventures, Club Paradisia, World Edoption, Royal Blue Staffing and Lend with Love.

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