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CFAE Fiscal Year 2020 Report


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Commission on Fashion, Arts and Events Activities Report FY20


OCTOBER 2019
Regular Monthly Meeting
October 18, 2019, The Wilson Building

NOVEMBER 2019
Regular Monthly Meeting
November 11, 2019, The Wilson Building

Mayor’s Arts Awards
November 6, 2019, Dock 5 at Union Market
CFAE presented the Emerging Creative Award at the 34th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards. The Mayor's Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the city on individual creatives, artists, teachers, nonprofit organizations, and patrons of the arts.

DECEMBER 2019
2020 Planning Session
December 10, 2019, The Wilson Building

JANUARY 2020
2020 Inaugural Fashion Event
January 14, 2020, Provost
The CFAE hosted an event opening the new year to Fashion and Beauty business owners and makers, executive leaders of mayoral agencies, and DMV area students. Commissioners accepted entrepreneurial questions and queries and served constituents as industry experts. RSVP count of 222.

FEBRUARY 2020
Regular Monthly Meeting
February 11, 2020 via Conference Line

Robust Retail Grant Info Session
February 24, 2020,6pm at The Museum DC
The CFAE hosted an info session in Ward 5 of more than 20 attendees, Commissioners Mariessa Terrell and Legreg Harrison, and a DSLBD grant representative regarding the Robust Retail Grant opportunity for small retail businesses. This session was purposed for demystifying the application process, providing an open forum for questions, and streamlining this funding opportunity for fashion and beauty retailers.

MARCH 2020
Regular Monthly Meeting
March 10, 2020 via Conference Line

March 2020
SXSW WeDC House: Cancelled-COVID

See March 2019 Review:
DC Fashion and Design Panel at SXSW “WeDC” House
March 10, 2019, Austin, TX
CFAE curated a panel at the “WeDC House” during the South by Southwest Festival where DC creatives and local designers joined us for a conversation about how they are elevating the District's fashion scene. Local entrepreneurs and creatives discussed what they are doing to innovate DC retail, scale their brands, and shape a more fashion-forward future for the city. Speakers included CFAE Commissioners Deidre Jefferies and Brandon Andrews, Marcia Dyson- President of M and M Dyson LLC, and Timur Tugberk- Founder.

APRIL 2020
Regular Monthly Meeting
April 14, 2020 via Conference Line

Emancipation Day participation: TBD: Cancelled-COVID

MAY 2020
Retail Summit- Fashion Retail Owners and Makers Panel: TBD: Cancelled-COVID

See May 2019 Review:
The CFAE hosted a session during the DMPED Retail Summit event at The Line Hotel for DC’s fashion retail leaders to discuss navigating resources for success as an e-commerce or brick-and-mortar business while developing their brand in the DC fashion industry’s rapidly changing retail environment. The session included an audience of more than 50 stakeholders and expert discussion from Bill McLeod, then Executive Director of Dupont Circle Main Street; Ron David, founder of RON DAVID clothing and accessories; Carolyn A. Thomas, Founder of The C.A.T.Walk Boutique; Muhammad Hill, Co-owner of The Museum DC; Javier Sanchez, Creative/Fashion E-Commerce Expert and Small Business Coach then with the Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC); and CFAE Commissioners: Kristopher Johnson-Hoyle, L. Jackson, LeGreg Harrison, Deidre Jefferies, Mariessa Terrell, Brandon Andrews and Jason Anthony.

MAY-AUGUST 2020
Summer Recess: COVID

SEPTEMBER 2020
Regular Monthly Meeting
September 8, 2020 via Microsoft Teams

202 Creates Partner Event: TBD: Cancelled- COVID

Mayor’s Arts Awards
September 30, 2020: Proposal Deferred until 2021
35th Mayor’s Arts Awards Presentation: “Excellence in Fashion and Beauty”. The CFAE will present this award to a DC fashion and beauty industry creative. Selection components will honor COVID-19 challenges and perseverance, mask and preventative merchandise business model pivot, community safety and mutual aid initiatives, and efforts in continuing to pave the pathway in DC for future fashion and beauty creatives. The Mayor's Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the city on individual creatives, artists, teachers, nonprofit organizations and patrons of the arts.