About the event
LA Mode is the annual fashion show and fundraiser where the Santa Monica College (SMC) fashion design students debut their fashion collections. The production, including the models on the runway, hair and makeup, photography, advertisement, ticket printing, and music selection is organized by the students of SMC in conjunction with the SMC faculty.
LA Mode 2019 will be the 26th fashion show held by the SMC Fashion Department. The show will take place mid-June 2019, the exact date is TBD. LA Mode takes place at a theater that seats 1,200 people, which we plan to fill to capacity. Judges at the event judge the student’s designs on marketability, creativity, and best collection. The winners of the show are awarded scholarships as well as gifts that help them advance their career.
Many of our sponsors have supported us for many years. Please see the attached logos for our LA Mode 2018 sponsors, many of which will support us in the upcoming show as well.
Why should you sponsor?
We’re inviting businesses to partner with us on helping to make our show a phenomenal success and in turn, help you gain exposure and build business amongst our audience.
It’s always a win-win situation for us and all participating businesses because of the exposure being given at our event, from the shout-outs during the program, exposure in our booklet and running pre-show ads, to the presence on our Social Media pages like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Our roster of special guests has included various fashion industry leaders and trailblazers like Brenda Cooper, Wardrobe Stylist for The Nanny and former co-host of E-entertainment; Fashion designers Louis Verdad and Michael Kulova; and Ilse Metchek, President of the California Fashion Association just to name a few. We receive media coverage by many local newspapers like the Sun, the Argonaut, and for the past 3 years have made the cover of Apparel News which has included amazing articles highlighting our designers and the event.
This is truly a great opportunity for businesses to be a part of because of the exposure and the contribution to education. And donations make a great write-off for taxes!
We offer Silver, Gold, Platinum and Titanium sponsorship packages. Please inquire for details as the basic SponsorMyEvent-account only allows us to post three packages. You can also support the event by purchasing ad space in our program and/or social media or by sponsoring a student.
I am a Communication Studies student at Santa Monica College (SMC) and I am currently interning with the Fashion Department.
In 2017, I participated in LA Mode as a runway model, this year, I am excited to be part of the production team. The show is fully produced by us students which is a great learning opportunity for many of us and makes it's success so much more important to everyone involved.
We, the students, are responsible for the success of the show from pre- to post-production, including casting models, promoting the show, hair&makeup, printing the tickets,... and, of course, recruiting sponsors. That being said, we have the full support of the SMC faculty who mentor us through the process.
Contact the Organizer
Contact the Organizer