2019 Launching A Fashion Line Conference and Breaking Barriers Awards Gala

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To accommodate the overwhelming response, the 2019 Launching A Fashion Line Conference and Breaking Barriers Awards Gala will now be held on Saturday, August 3, 2019 and Sunday, August 4, 2019 at The Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015, it was announced today by Fashion Designer, Conference Founder, and Host, Stormyweather Banks. This event is open to the public. 

On Saturday, August 3rd, attendees will enjoy workshops and interact and network with industry experts in business, fashion design, garment manufacturing, suppliers, and buyers from major department stores from across the country. They will also gain advice and guidance from industry leaders and experts on ‘How to Launch A Fashion Line.’ “This conference is for fashion, jewelry, handbags, footwear, accessories, and costume designers,” said Banks. 

Workshops include top-notch panelists from fashion, business, finance, and law. This year’s panelists include Attorney Irene Y. Lee (Law Office of Russ August & Kabat), Randy Trig (Small Business Marketing Specialist & Best Selling Author), TJ Walker (Cross Colours Clothing, TJ Walker Enterprises & Black Design Collective), Jonathon Santos & Medin Gebrezgier (The Santos Media Group, LLC.), and Joseph Park (ABC Sewing). 

Following the conference, American Rapper and Choreographer, Sharaya J who is known from season 2 of “The Four: Battle for Stardom on the FOX Network,” as well as for being signed to Missy Elliott’s label The Goldmind Inc. will perform live for the conference after-party. Additional featured artists scheduled to perform include Rapper Bumpman from the Lifetime show “Little Women: Atlanta,” Rapper Active The Great, Recording Artist Lil Debbie, Rapper Maserati Jay, and many others. 

On Sunday, August 4th, the Breaking Barriers Awards Gala will highlight the achievements and present awards to those who have broken barriers in the fashion industry, hosted by Obba Babatunde’ (Actor, Producer, Director). The honorees include Ruth Carter (Academy Award Winning Costume Designer “Black Panther”), Beverly Johnson (Supermodel, Actress, & Businesswoman), and Carl Jones & TJ Walker (Founders of Cross Colours Clothing Line). 

Immediately following the awards gala, LA’s emerging fashion designers will showcase their ready-to-wear pieces to a crowd of fashion goers and enthusiast during the gala’s fashion show, hosted by Adai Lamar, Radio Personality of 102.3 KJLH. 

This year’s event sponsors include ABC Sewing Machine, D-Zyn Elements, SewVac Ltd., and Stormyweather Banks. Additional sponsors to be announced. 

** 2019 Launching A Fashion Line Conference and Breaking Barriers Awards Gala was originally slated for July 19, 2019 at the Carson Community Center. ** 


Launching A Fashion Line Conference Details & Pricing: 

8:00 am – Registration | 10:00 am – Conference | 7:30 pm – After Party Concert 

$100 – Conference Weekend Pass includes access to the Conference, After Party, Awards Gala, and Fashion Show

$60 – Conference Weekend Student Pass with school ID includes access to the Conference, After Party, Awards Gala, and Fashion Show. 

$40 – After Party Access Only 

FREE Access Only to Suppliers and Designer Products 


Breaking Barriers Awards Gala Details & Pricing: 

10:00 am – Red Carpet Arrivals | 12:00 pm – Awards Gala | 2:00 pm – Fashion Show 

$40 – Awards Gala & Fashion Show 

$30 – Fashion Show Access Only 

Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.StormyweatherBanks.com/Registration or at Eventbrite.

Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/launching-a-fashion-line-tickets-63826708403?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 

VENDOR BOOTHS, EXHIBITOR & DESIGNER SHOWCASE CONTACT: sales@stormyweatherbanks.com or call 562-461-8555. 

SPONSORSHIP CONTACT: Please email sponsorship@stormyweatherbanks.com. 

FOR ALL MEDIA RELATED REQUESTS CONTACT: Deborah Griffin, Publicist by email at deborahmckj@yahoo.com




For over 20 years, Stormyweather Banks has been a respected award-winning wedding dress designer, fashion designer, business owner, and educator based out of Los Angeles, California. She has been a fashion design instructor at Cerritos College, Omaha Metropolitan Junior College, and Bellevue Junior College. Stormyweather currently operates a small boutique in the City of Bellflower. The 1400-square-foot boutique carries a beautiful blend of high fashion items, jewelry, handbags, accessories, footwear, jackets, and edgy apparel. In addition, the boutique provides alteration services as well as custom designs and consultation on making the perfect prom dress and wedding dress. For more information, visit http://www.stormyweatherbanks.com

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1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015


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