LAKE CHARLES, La. (March 17, 2017) – Fashion Week Lake Charles (FWLC) returns in April with three days of runway shows and exclusive events. The week’s events begin with a Media & Patrons Launch Party on April 20, from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Blue Martini Lounge at the Golden Nugget.

FWLC will showcase special events and runway shows each day from Friday - Sunday, April 21 – 23 at the Isle of Capri Casino Hotel. The Designer Competition show will be held on Friday at 5:30 pm and the Featured Designer show will be Saturday, also at 5:30 p.m. FWLC will conclude on Sunday with the Swimwear & Children’s runway shows beginning at 12:30 p.m.

The shows will bring together emerging designers, models and style vendors for these events which will benefit the fight against juvenile diabetes. Spearheaded by certified image consultant Julie Branden, founder of Vivid Image Consulting, FWLC will highlight the area’s fashion elite and provide a platform for fashion industry professionals and trendsetters.  

“FWLC will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF), which is the leading global organization funding research for Type 1 diabetes (T1D). T1D is an autoimmune disease that can suddenly strike both children and adults and has no bearing on diet or lifestyle; there is no cure. FWLC and JDRF would like a world without Type 1 Diabetes, and this event will further the goal to turn ‘type one into type none’,” said Branden.

FWLC is calling on area designers, models, vendors, production specialists and volunteers who are interested in contributing to the area’s annual event. FWLC is seeking donations for their Silent Auction with 100% of the proceeds benefiting JDRF.

To participate in Fashion Week Lake Charles or to donate items for the silent auction, contact Julie Branden at 337-912-7463 or email, For a list of FWLC scheduled events, visit