Fashion Week Lake Charles (FWLC) returns in April with three days of runway shows and exclusive events. A casting call for models will be held Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 2 – 5 p.m. at Prien Lake Mall, 496 W Prien Lake Rd., Lake Charles, LA.

FWLC will feature runway shows Friday - Sunday, April 21 – 23 at the Isle of Capri Casino Hotel. 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.

Regional fashion weeks have formed in Charleston, Sc., Austin, Tx., and New Orleans, La.; positively impacting local economies and setting new standards in their fashion communities.

FWLC is calling on area designers, models, vendors, production specialists and volunteers who are interested in taking part in the area’s annual event.

To participate in Fashion Week Lake Charles, contact Julie Branden at 337-912-7463 or email, For a list of FWLC scheduled events, visit