After receiving international attention for their first annual event in 2013, Christian Fashion Week returns with a full week of festivities and fashion shows, starting today with the International Day of Prayer for Art and Fashion. Over 8,000 supporters from all around the world are encouraged to pray for the fashion and art communities as a whole -that inspiration and success would follow them into a new year. The day is also a day of prayer for the continued success of the world's fashion weeks, starting with New York Fashion Week, starting next week.
"We felt compelled to set a day aside to bless the people from all over the world who are involved in creating the beautiful, creative things we see all around us," said Christian Fashion Week's Executive Director, Jose Gomez. "The industry is not as dark and sinful as some people believe. There are people of faith in every aspect of it - from the designers to the retailers to the consumers. Why not pray for the inspiration and success of an industry that influences our everyday outward expression? What better what to kick off Christian Fashion Week?"
On the Christian Fashion Week website, some of the most recent prayers have been posted. Parallel to the prayers of the founders of Christian Fashion Week, supporter Kalisa Maxwell writes, "I am praying for reform in worldwide textile manufacturing practices that promote child and slave labor, success of talented up-and-coming fashion designers and industry professionals; Our local designers in Tampa Bay and in other major cities; For modest fashion consumers to become a recognized market segment for the fashion industry; For the success of the other fashion weeks of the world Continued innovation by the world's major fashion brands"
Christian Fashion Week will continue with the full schedule of events.
- February 3: The Launch of ChristianRunway.Com
- February 4: Righteous Fashionista Workshop
- February 5: Divine Shopping Date: An All-Day Shopping Spree
- February 6: Christian Fashion Week VIP Party
- February 7: Christian Fashion Week 2014 Day One: Designer Showcase
- February 8: Christian Fashion Week 2014 Night Two: Designer Showcase