LUXE The Ultimate Fashion Event

You are invited to Orlando premier fashion/style party/event. Join us on Saturday April 20, 2019 for another fun-filled night of high fashion and style on the red carpet as we celebrate art fashion.

This is a night for fashion lovers, stylish party goers, and those looking for an exquisite evening where they can dress their fashionable best, mingle, connect and have fun in a relaxed atmosphere with great ambiance.

Cocktails, music, shopping will tantalize and grace your evening before, during and after our special Fashion Showcase hosted by Mattine G ( T.A.M.E Your Style) Featuring Miami designer @eidoswimwear @atmos

Mingle with Central Florida’s Fashion elite. Guests will have a opportunity to purchase all looks presented that evening.
Gents, get those stylish suits and head on out. Ladies dress their fashionable best, accessorized with the famous clutch of course..SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!!

Sponsor: Studio One Orlando, Simply Creative Designs, Africans in Orlando

10 Questions To Ask Before You Join A Fashion Event

There are a lot of people calling themselves “promoters” of fashion shows and events these days looking for the talent they need to put on a successful event. How do you tell the good ones from the not so good?


There are many “for profit” organizations charging top dollar in entry fees to use your fashion designs, who don’t even provide you with a garment rack or any promotional posts before, during or after their show. That’s not giving a designer much value for their dollar, not to mention time and talent.

Some companies call themselves “entertainment management” and hold casting calls with fees to choose a handful of models, but because they aren’t a licensed agency…. they can’t legally represent or book you for anything other than their own events. See this link to know what’s required by your state.

Some events recruit volunteers to do hair and makeup under the guise of “exposure and experience” while offering very little exposing, in return for your hard work.

There’s a fine line between needing you to work for free so they can make money and giving you an opportunity that’s actually worth it.

Here are 10 questions to ask in order to help you sort out their intentions and what’s in your own best interest.

  1. Is this a person or organization trying to make a quick buck or do they have an actual production or event company? If in doubt, ask for more details on their credentials, check in Florida, other state agency for the company they say they represent to verify they actually exist. 
  2. Have they actually booked the venue where this event is slated to take place? In the last year I’ve know 3 people who spent thousands of dollars in entry fees, designing and sewing clothes, travel expenses and one even traveled from the USA to France to show at a venue that was being promoted, but was never actually booked for the event. Verify these details before you agree to participate or spend large amounts of money for being featured in a fashion event. 
  3. Is this their first fashion event? If so make sure they’ve got everything organized and can answer the rest of these questions. If not, find out how their other events went. Check their social media and ask past participants how things went for them.
  4. Is this a “For Profit” or Nonprofit event? Nonprofit organizations have to show you where the money goes. For profit organizations don’t. If it’s a nonprofit, charity or fundraiser, volunteering your time is no big deal, but if you’re working for free so they can make money, what’s in it for you?
  5. How many meetings or rehearsals will you be required to attend before the event?  How much of your time will this take?
  6. Will they be feeding you? (Providing basic food and beverages to quarantined talent, who can’t leave the venue or won’t have access to any other food or beverages without inconvenience or expense, is the least they can do in exchange for your free time and talent)
  7. Will you have free access to the “exposure and experience” photos and/or videos or will that be an additional expense? If they want you to work for free or are charging you to enter their event, they should be providing you with a basic package of photos documenting your participation in exchange for the fees you paid or to compensate you for not being paid
  8. How exactly will they promoting you before, during or after the event? “Experience and Exposure HOW?” Will they be posting photos of you on their social media or will there be a web page of the event? How many followers do they have? 10,000 followers is an influencer level. If they are not there yet or you have more followers than they do, maybe you should be the one getting paid and promoting that you are in their show? These things can be negotiated.
  9. Who are they selling tickets to? Is this strictly an entertainment event or will there be any actual buyers, bloggers, news media or anyone else in the audience who could be beneficial to you? Fashion as Entertainment doesn’t usually have much to offer in return to anyone other than the promoter.
  10. Will you have access to the list of attendees, models, hair, makeup, photographers involved so you can follow up and network with them? 

Asking basic questions before you commit to participating in any fashion event and verifying information before you volunteer your time or pay to participate is the best way to sort out what’s worth your time from who wants you to work for free, so they can make money.

Most Fashion Events have sponsors, sell vendor booth space and event tickets so they can make a profit and cover expenses. Fashion Events need talent to make the event happen. In most industries the talent gets paid because you’re the main attraction. Giving you something in return for your fees and /or skills participation should include promotion, logos, advertising, being properly introduced, photo and video documentation along with a comfortable, organized, enjoyable, experience that has the potential of making you some money selling your designs or getting booked for paying work in the future.

Orlando Fashion Battle

Orlando Fashion District

Orlando Fashion Battle


Sponsor Orlando’s ONLY Fashion Event that rewards its talent with prizes and influencer level recognition!

5 Designer, 25 Models, 5 Hair Stylists, 5 Makeup Artists and 5 Photographers with 2 hours to compete and win the BEST IN SHOW titles.

This event is being filmed on a closed set, will be live streamed, edited to video and evaluated for further development into a possible television show, PPV and ongoing competition to recognize talent in the fashion, costume and beauty industries.

Prizes, Titles, Interviews, footage and Influencer Level Social Media Recognition will be given to the winners of each catagory including: Best Male and Female Outfit, Best Male and Female Model, Best Male and Female Hair Style, Best Makeup and Best Photos.

Winners and contestants will be interviewed, photographed, video taped and featured in multiple influencer level social media posts along with their personal fashion journey story. Winners will become eligible to compete in future battles and have their profiles permanently featured on Orlando Fashion District‘s website as the recognized winners of this competition.

This is a nonprofit event, proceeds from fees and sponsors, will be shared with the winners and donated to Orlando Fashion District‘s Mission to make Orlando a Fashion Destination!

The Venue is KDS One Studio’s new 21,000 sf facility with 5 recording studio spaces, a 6,000 sf soundstage, daylight photography studio, prop photo ops, dance and band reheasal space and current home of Orlando Fashion District.

So Here’s The Deal:

All designers, models, hair and makeup artists and photographers must arrive between 3:30-4pm to qualify. There will be a waiting list for replacements to step in.

Freelance and unsigned Models must bring the following minimum modeling gig bag items Hair and Makeup services will be included in your entry fee. Nail services will be provided by Color Street! (If you’re signed to an agency you’ll need their permission to compete)

Fashion or Costume Designers enter 5 outfits designed, styled and fabricated by the designer. The last designer to arrive is the first one on the runway.

Hair and Makeup Artists will each be assigned 5 models to work on to finish by 6pm. Hair stylists may pre cut, color, add extension, wigs or other hair related treatments prior to show and touch up the day of

We will be matching everyone up ahead of time with weeks to prepare as a team.

Photographers may begin shooting behind the scenes and through out the event. Competition photos must be submitted to Facebook and/or Instagram @OrlandoFashionDistrict, @KDSOneStudios and #orlandofashion by midnight on Friday 1/18/19. Judges will decide on the top photo based on the tags And submissions by email.

Designers, Models, Hair and MUA’s may enter as a team as long as there are enough entry tickets available in each catagory. The tickets can be purchased by one person, but we need to be updated on each entrants name and contact info within 24 hours. If one of the catagories is sold out, the unregistered team member can be placed on a waiting list and take the place of anyone who gets disqualified or drops out.

There will be a dressed rehearsal and on camera run through from 6-7pm.

Replacement entrants must be present and on standby, ready to step in. They can help as volunteers.

Judges will be revealed at a later date.

This Competition event is NOT open to the public. Doors Open to Media and VIP guests at 6:30pm for a 7pm competition, show begins at 7pm and runs until 9pm.

Event Sponsors Include Orlando Fashion District, KDS One Studios, VMS The Brand, K. Nichole Artistry, Modish Bold Squad, Willium Sterling Designs, Color Street, South Beach Tanning Co, Runway Shoes and More TBA. Contact us to sponsor this event.

Please use this form to get on our waiting list, sponsor or receive more information about this event. This is not the entry form! To enter this event, you must buy a ticket!.

Prizes include an hour coaching session with Judge Ilka Tamar of Modish Bold Squad to the top models. All Winners will be invited back to KDS One Studios for a promotional group photo by pro photographer Ehsan Zarrin. Designers win 4 hours of consulting from House Of Vincenza. Media interviews will be conducted before, during and after this event.

Video, audio and photo releases will need to be signed by everyone participating in this event. You images may be used before, during and after.