Los Angeles Fire Department Calls off LA Fashion Week

Monday October 18, 2010 late in the afternoon, two days before Los Angeles Fashion Week is to commence The LA Fire Department, notified LA Production Studios that they would not provide an event permit for the event, with no explanation given, except that the building had some sort of a citation given in March. There has been 8 event permits given by the LA Fire Dept. within the past 7 months, to this same building. The building was completely renovated and on October 5, 2010 the city issued an increase of occupancy for this location and this event. The city of Los Angeles Department of building and safety also issued a permit for this event on 9 /30 / 10

Los Angeles Fire Department Calls off LA Fashion Week

LA Fashion week has designers scheduled to show form all over the world. There are two designers that have come from Hungry one designer from Africa and one from Mexico City, Mexico. As well as The Art Institute of Hollywood that has sponsored a show for 6 of their top students. Local Los Angeles Designers have been working on the presentation of their collections for months.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (quoted from the Los Angeles Times )
Villaraigosa points to those LAEDC statistics. "[Fashion week] makes so much sense," he said. "But it's not something the city is going to drive. Once it exists we'll be right here, doing whatever we can as far as permits and venues and that sort of thing." Asked what it would take for the city to get involved, Villaraigosa had two words: "critical mass." "It won't work if it's a small group. It needs to be a critical mass - with all of the industry leaders involved."
October 10, 2010|By Adam Tschorn | Los Angeles Times
Does this mean that the only way they will let LAFW happen is if, all of the industry leaders are involved and a big company is benefitting. Because this is not a "Critical Mass" trying to make local designers dreams come true, Los Angeles City will stop them.
Los Angeles Fashion Week Oct 20th to 25th Has 18 designers scheduled to show!
Please contact Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and ask for this show to continue!
Mayors office 213-922-9730 Mayors Assistant Jessica 213-399-2122

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