LIM College Returns for 2024 Fashion Show

Approaching nearly eight decades of student fashion shows, LIM College has announced its fashion show is set to take place at The Glasshouse in Chelsea, New York on April 19.

The LIM Fashion Show, planned, produced and executed exclusively by students, looks to uplift emerging New York designers and will benefit the Verma Foundation — a nonprofit charity committed to giving cancer patients with hair loss high-quality wigs. The runway also will offer an opportunity for the fashion industry to connect with the next generation of students studying the business of fashion.

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This year, LIM College also has decided to open the show to local New York designers and amplify underrepresented talent in the industry who design for people of all races, sizes and gender representations.

“While the students are elevating the experience this year, we are also creating exclusive opportunities for leading brands and organizations within fashion and retail to meet emerging talent within the business,” said Ron Marshall, president at LIM College. “This includes not only top students in the business of fashion at LIM College, but also emerging local design talent in New York.”

Notable LIM alumni industry mentors who have helped guide and support LIM College students are Joshua Danforth, senior director of visual merchandising capabilities at Walmart; Gina Mercatili, visual production supervisor-windows and special store projects at Bloomingdale’s; Lulu Palmer, founder of creative agency, Haus Eleven; Kevin Schmidt, founder of K&L Events; Brandon Smithwrick, head of content at Kickstarter and Aubriana Sweet, founder and head creative for A Sweet Production.

Honorary event chairs for the runway show include Kirsten Ferguson, running instructor at Peloton; Emme, American supermodel, body advocate and founder of the True Beauty Foundation; Elliot Carlyle, fashion and jewelry consultant and founder of Current.Ly Global and Natasha Verma, news anchor at Fox5NY News Anchor and founder of the Verma Foundation.

“The 2024 LIM Fashion Show will be unlike any event our students have produced in nearly eight decades,” said Marshall. “The college is transforming every aspect of the production and giving students an incredible opportunity to deliver a world-class event while learning alongside industry leaders, advisors, designers and partners in the process.”

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