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LA Fashion Week Names Head of Designer Relations and Changes Location

  • July 21, 2023

Ever since new owners took over last year, LA Fashion Week has been going through an evolution.

Last October, a host of fashion shows, engaging seminars, educational talks, high-tech happenings and parties took place in Hollywood, whose geographic location lent a glamorous vibe to the events.

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But LAFW did not take place this past spring. Instead, the event’s organizers have been busy making sure the fall show is on track to be bigger and better.

Ciarra Pardo, president of LAFW and cofounder and chief creative officer of N4XT Experiences, which bought LAFW last year, said that Noah Kozlowski has been named vice president, head of designer relations. He will be responsible for securing designers for partnerships with LAFW, which will take place Oct. 19-22. Most recently, he was director, global designer relations and development at IMG, where he worked for seven years.

“Noah brings a strong vision, strategy, unparalleled résumé of experience and deep relationships in the designer community,” Pardo said.

Kozlowski said he is eager to roll up his sleeves and start work. “We’re having many exciting conversations about LAFW with designers and brands across all categories from around the world. We really see this as a fun opportunity for them to show what they like and give them a platform to launch it on,” he said. “We are addressing all categories. We are speaking with menswear brands, womenswear designers and with gender-fluid brands. We are also speaking with accessories brands, jewelry designers and then some non-traditional fashion brands.”

Noah Kozlowski.

Noah Kozlowski

Last fall, the new owners of LAFW reimagined the runway shows and added seminars on beauty, business and creativity. The fashion shows were held at the Lighthouse ArtSpace on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood that used to hold an Amoeba record store before the building

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