This past weekend The Los Angeles Fashion Magazine was honored with The Media Sponsorship Award at the first, LA Fashion Weekend Awards hosted by, Mikey Koffman of The Gallery LA. This season, Koffman opted to go in a new direction, hosting the awards to honor individuals and companies who’ve supported and helped to revitalize Los Angeles Fashion Week. For over 10 years Koffman played a pivotal role in bringing, Los Angeles Fashion Week to life and this season decided to dedicate one of two nights, during Los Angeles Fashion Weekend to the supporters of Fashion Week. Csaba Fikker, Founder of The Los Angeles Fashion Magazine received the award on behalf of the publication stating:
“A year ago when we started The Los Angeles Fashion Magazine it was merely an idea, without the support of Mikey Koffman and The Gallery L.A. we really wouldn’t be here. Mikey opened up several doors for us, and for that we are truly grateful. Her continued support of our publication, and our on going collaboration with The Gallery L.A. has enabled us to bring a much-needed focus to Los Angeles Fashion. The LA Fashion Magazine has enjoyed not only the support from Mikey Koffman and the Gallery LA, but from the entire Los Angeles community as well, for without all of you this award wouldn’t be possible. We are grateful for our continued relationship with The Gallery L.A. and look forward to continuing our coverage of Los Angeles Fashion Week for many years to come”
Other recipients included Planet Salon (Fashion Achievement Award), (Title Sponsorship and Artistry Team Award) to Wella Professionals, Napoleon Perdis took home the (Beauty Sponsorship and Artistry Team Award), Nobu Hotel was also awarded with (Lounge Sponsorship and Activation Award) and The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Public Counsel for their continued work with low-income individuals, non-profits, immigrants, and children’s rights.
Guests were regaled with two musical performances, the first was that of Kimberly Caldwell, best known for her role on American Idol, the singer was a finalist on the second season of American Idol, and just debuted a new album entitled: Without Regret available now on iTunes. The closing musical act included a performance by, Sabrina Antoinette of Chris Brown’s label CBE. A panel of judges and presenters including Peggy Tanous of Bravo’s (RHOC) and Rocco Leo Gaglioti of Fashion News Live and E!
The event was unique, refreshing and one that we hope carries over for many more seasons to come.
Photography by Kai He