Orlando Rocks LA Design Competition

Four local artists including a musician, designer and two hair and makeup pros, want to share their journey to Los Angeles, California for a 10 day tour beginning with the rock star studded NAMM music industry tradeshow on Jan 16th and ending with their exclusive attendance of a Major Music Awards show and After Party on Jan 26, 2020.
Their goal is to represent the Orlando Rock and Fashion scene, while they film their journey as a Rockumentary.

Read their Go Fund Me story here: gf.me/znyn8

Gf.Me/znyn8

Shop their Bidr fundraiser auction here:

https://bidr.co/events/rockumentary/Orlando_Rocks_LA_Fashion_Journey_%40_THE_MIX

Orlando Fashion District is looking for 10 days of rock fashion looks for 4 people from local designers and stylists including 3 high profile red carpet and after party looks from the First Place winning designers.
Second Place Winning Looks will be worn to NAMM. Runner up looks will be worn for several other events, excursions, tours and adventures between the two main events.

Designers / Stylists must submit sketches or existing design photos to dress:
1. Ms Meka Nism / Meka Kyoto, vocal shaman of the band Meka Nism, Florida Region Grammy Governor representing the Rock Scene @msmekanism @mekanismband
2. Gina Vincenza Van Epps, President of Orlando Fashion District @PsychoSeamstress @OrlandoFashionDistrict
3. Nikki Scandalous, Hair and Makeup Artist @nikkiscandalous
4. Landon Bourland, Special FX Makeup Artist @landofakesstudiosllc
(get a sneak peak at them and their style and approximate size on their social media links on Instagram or Facebook)

Designs will be reviewed and winners will be announced at Orlando Fashion District’s “The Mix” Event on December 17, 2019.

Https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-mix-tickets-75484493151?ref=eios

Final clothing designs for Orlando Rocks LA must be ready by January 10, 2020.

In addition to the opportunity to have your designs worn on to Major Music Events in LA and related parties, you’ll be featured in our Orlando Rocks LA Rockumentary and shown off at our THE MIX event in February 2020!

Https://www.eventbrite.com/e/orlando-fashion-battle-5-kids-edition-tickets-75480416959?ref=eios

To have your designs considered for this competition please enter your design sketches or existing garment images here:

Orlando Rocks LA Design Competition

Two formal designs will be chosen on 12/17 for Meka and Gina to wear the next evening in Miami at the Grammy Holiday Party for the Florida Region Governors on December 18, 2019.

Orlando Fashion District is a nonprofit organization who’s mission is to make Orlando a Fashion Destination with a Garment District.

3 Things I Learned About Goodwill

Goodwill Logo

Goodwill Logo

As a huge advocate of giving fashion a second wind beyond its original owner, I must say I was thrilled when Orlando’s Woman Of The Year and Goodwill Of Central Florida’s COO, Karla Radke contacted me about putting Goodwill Fashions into Runway Shows of Orlando, FL.

What I learned on their “WOW Tour” of the behind the scenes operations, was truly impressive.

  1. I had no idea Goodwill received so many Luxury Brand items, they have an entire department dedicated to authenticating each item and posting it for sale on their auction site!! See for yourself at http://goodfindscfl.com
  2. Goodwill has a boutique on Orange Avenue in Winter Park, FL where many brand new high end items end up with the tags still attached!!
  3. I learned funding from items we donate to Goodwill is used to help people find jobs. Goodwill employs many who have a harder time than the rest of us in finding jobs including people with disabilities, who are homeless or who’ve been in prison. They help them in many ways including providing job interview clothing and other basic needs.

On the tour I attended I met with workers from Orange County Corrections who asked me about coming up with programs for inmates who want to learn how to design, pattern and sew. At Orlando Fashion District we’re working on those solutions.

As a result of meeting with Goodwill, I am excited to say Orlando Fashion District is working with Adrienne G at Goodwill on producing their first Runway Show!  They’ve entered their “Little Black Dress” collection into the Fashion Events of the Southern Women’s Show!

There will be 3 opportunities to see some of the amazing and trendy designs in this collection, most being first time modeled by their own employees!!

This collection will debut at the Southern Women’s Show on Friday 10/26 at 3:30 pm and again on Saturday 10/27 at 3:30 pm in the Orange County Convention Center’s North Concourse, Hall B.

If you’d like to see more of the “Little Black Dress Collection” you’re invited to shop it at Goodwill’s Pop Up Shop on Tuesday 10/30 from 6-9 pm.

Come join us for a kid friendly Halloween Party and Pop Up Shopping Event at Studio One Orlando’s exciting new soundstage location at KDS One Studios, 3601 Vineland Rd, Suite 10, Orlando, FL 32811

We will have food, fun, magic, tricks and treats at a benefit event for Orlando Fashion District!

Admission is free, but space is limited so reserve your tickets today!

Https://www.eventbrite.com/e/halloween-party-and-pop-up-shopping-tickets-50428974420

If you’d like to donate, sponsor, volunteer or otherwise be involved in these or other fun fashion opportunities please feel free to contact me!!

Stay Tuned for more on how things went!

Gina Vincenza,
Founder,
Orlando Fashion District
Gina@OrlandoFashionDistrict.com

Orlando Fashion District’s Nonprofit Mission is to Unite, Support and Educate in the Fashion, Costume and Beauty Industries.

Our goal is to make Orlando a Fashion Destination and build a Garment District here.