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April 6, 2017 – Fashion Challenge at BDWest – This BDwest signature event is the culmination of an utterly unique, annual design competition benefiting NEWH. In this year’s finale, 15 leading design-firm teams unveiled couture fashions crafted from scraps of tile, carpet and other reusable design elements donated by BDwest exhibitors.
Attendees mixed, mingled and cheered for their favorite “garments” to victory as they were modeled, runway style, then judged and auctioned on the former trading floor of L.A.’s Pacific Coast Stock Exchange—now a Historic Cultural Landmark Building, a spectacular nightclub, which was the perfect venue for this celebration of creativity and ingenuity.
March 2016 – NEWH Orange Counties Regional Group and NEWH Los Angeles Founding Chapter held a Hospitality Fashion Challenge @BD West. Friends of NEWH and members enjoyed an exciting evening of fashion and fun in support of NEWH Scholarship and programs for Orange County and Los Angeles. click here to see pictures!
December 1, 2015 – NEWH/Orange County Region held its 2015 Scholarship Awards event at the Shorebreak Hotel with guest speaker Larry Broughton – founder and CEO of broughtonHOTELS. Congratulations to the three scholarship recipients: Samantha Renee Gallo-Nowlin – Orange Coast College; Jinhee Kim – San Diego State University; and Megan Eastman – New School of Architecture.
April 8-9, 2015 – 2015 – NEWH Orange & San Diego Counties Regional Groups Hospitality Fashion Challenge: “Design in a Box” @BD West. Our third Runway was SOLD OUT! Friends of NEWH and members enjoyed an exciting evening of fashion and fun in support of NEWH Scholarship and programs for the Orange County and San Diego Regions. 18 Design teams fabricated garments and accessories using products donated by over 60 Industry Suppliers. The competition and event was a collaboration of Boutique Design, Hospitality Media Group and volunteers from the NEWH Orange County Region. For photos – click here!
March 20-21, 2014 – The NEWH Fashion Challenge design teams unveiled their entries at BDwest on Thursday, March 20th at the San Diego Convention Center. Courture fashions crafted from scraps of tile, carpet samples and other reusable design elements were donated by BDwest exhibitors. Garments were auctioned after winners were announced. 100% of the proceeds benefited the NEWH Scholarship Fund.