The first ever Fashion Week Lake Charles (FWLC) will take place this Spring at the Isle of Capri Casino Hotel, Wednesday – Sunday, April 13-17, 2016.  In preparation for the big week, Saturday, January 9 the first Model Call will be held.  If you think you've got what it takes to rip the runway, come out to the Prien Lake Mall between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and bring your portfolio (if you have one), winning smile and your "A" game.

FWLC will help a good cause by benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF). Join the fight to stamp-out Type 1 diabetes (T1D,) an autoimmune disease that can strike both children and adults, for which there is no cure.  Show-up and show-out to help raise funds for research, so the JDRF community can get closer to achieving the ultimate goal of turning “Type One into Type None.”

FWLC will also bring together emerging models, designers and style vendors from across the country. Certified image consultant Julie Branden, founder of Vivid Image Consulting, is the driving force behind this event. The vision for FWLC is to not only to highlight fashion industry professionals and trendsetters, but give some shine to the local fashion elite as well.

FWLC organizers are is looking for area designers, models, vendors, production specialists and volunteers.  If your interested in participating, contact Julie Branden at (337) 912-7463 for more details.  The inaugural event will include several red carpet  moments, VIP parties, designer competition runway shows, even an award ceremony.

Go to for more info and to get a list of all the FWLC scheduled events.

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