Fashion Law Week 2013

fashion law week


The first and only week long legal symposium committed to providing a forum for discussion of the legal issues impacting the fashion industry. An educational legal symposium dedicated to engaging students and the community in the discussion surrounding legal issues within the fashion industry and highlighting the path to a career in fashion law. A runway show featuring local and emerging designers, red carpet, vendors, Broadway actors, music, and networking with the DMV area’s most fashionable set.


KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mr. Harley Lewin (Attorney for Christian Louboutin); PANELISTS and PARTICIPANTS: Anna Dalla Val, Esq. (Senior Director of Intellectual Property & Enforcement, Ralph Lauren Corporation), Hilary Jochmans, Esq., Paula Barnes, Esq. (Macy’s); FASHION SHOW HOST: Egomeli K. Hormeku; FEATURED MODEL: Ciera Nicole Butts (Miss Maryland United States); FEATURED DESIGNERS: Serwah Asante (Rue 114), Gwen Beloti (Gwen Beloti), Selly Raby Kane (Selly Raby Kane), Bineta Sanor (Diablotine), etc. ; CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Los Angeles based hairstylist – Gina J.


Until Friday, March 1

  • Wednesday, February 27: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., FLW 2013 – Keynote Address delivered by Harley Lewin, attorney for Christian Louboutin @ Howard University School of Law, Moot Court Room (This is a FREE event).
  • Friday, March 1: 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m., FLW 2013 Intelligent Design Fashion Show @ Union Market, 1309 5th St, NE, Washington, DC.


For more information, and to register for the substantive events and purchase runway show tickets, please visit .


FLW is devoted to provide an open forum for discussion on the legal issues facing the fashion industry. The protection of fashion design rights has been commonplace within the international community for years; however, this area of the law has been slow to develop within the United States.

Confirmed Sponsor?

African Law Students’ Association-Howard University School of Law, Union Market, Erik M. Pelton & Associates, PLLC, McCarter & English, International Trademark Association, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., Arent Fox, UBER, Akofena PR, KUgo Productions, Anna Toure PR, manytreasuresdc.