COLUMBUS, Ohio — As one of the fashion meccas in the U.S., Columbus is set to kick off its annual fashion week.

What You Need To Know

  • CFDA & CFC are helping designers connect to resources they may not have while helping them to build their platforms

  • Kolb believes Columbus designers are already having a major impact on the Midwest

  • Kolb said it’s all about bringing the same opportunities to Columbus designers that those in NY and LA get to help them break into the industry

Steven Kolb, CEO of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, explained that as Columbus designers look to leave a lasting imprint, CFDA is helping along with the Columbus Fashion Council by connecting them to opportunities.

“Opening the pipeline to designers that might not have the resources or the relationships to actually break into the industry in a bigger way,” Kolb said.

Kolb said he believes the creativity and diversity, along with the fact that designers are returning to the city to start franchises, are just some reasons the design talent in Columbus stands out from others across the country.

As a result, it’s having a major impact on the Midwest region at large with a big retail presence. That’s besides the jobs that go behind the creation of a garment, which touches the lives of so many.

Editor's Note: This article previously misspelled Steven Kolb's name. It was edited to reflect the correct spelling. (10/10/22)