What is FAME?
Founded & established in December 2014 by Erika Chanel Gethers aka Erykah Chanel, FAME (Featuring Ambitious Models & Entrepreneurs) Charity Fashion Event (FAMECFE) is a premier mini fashion week held in Cambridge, Massachusetts that was created with the vision of connecting community, local & regional designers/boutiques with press/media. It provides a positive and professional outlet for Independent & Established models, designers, & creatives (art/music) to be showcased/promoted while shining awareness on a different charity each event.
The ultimate goal of FAME is to be able to raise enough money through these events to have a school built through Promise Of A Pencil an organization that provides life changing education to kids around the world, also a book written by Adam Braun.
Currently wth 2 shows produced we have been blessed to showcase 16 designers from the tristate area. FAME Charity Fashion Event is dedicated to the growth of the designers as well as models. FAME Charity Fashion Event also works with colleges/universities to expose young talent through our Fashion Flight (Student Design Competition). The parent company of FAME Charity Fashion Event is Fashion Flight : Innovation Meets Education,501(c)(3), which is dedicated to the advancement of emerging designers and their business.
By incorporating local, national and international designers, we are able to provide an experience that is highly in demand, as well as providing an avenue for other brands to showcase and promote their products/services. This focus helps to generate revenue and expand both brand and company awareness through all FAME Charity Fashion Events.
Being a part of this fashion week puts your brands message in front of a rich demographic of both male and female. FAME Charity Fashion Event demographics encompass influential people in the fashion industry, as well as visionary business owners, political figures, respected media, celebrities, esteemed vendors, local businesses sponsors and the community.
FAME Charity Fashion Event prides itself on making our partners number one. We provide an experience that parallels New York Fashion Week in regards to production, venue choice, photography, operations and promotion. FAME Charity Fashion Event has received millions of media impressions, print and online, through its events. Not only does this benefit FAME Charity Fashion Event but also the designers, partners and sponsors who are part of our family. Since our inaugural event, STYLEWEEK has compiled 12.2 million print impressions and 27.4 million online impressions from regional and national publications such as Forbes, Town & Country, Southwest Airlines Magazine and Marie Claire Magazine.
FAME Charity Fashion Event is a fashion week for everyone!
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Meet the Team
Cambridge, Ma. native Erika Gethers also known as Erykah Chanel is a freelanced multi-talented Entrepreneur, who graduated from Newbury College with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant & Service Management, with a focus/passion for Events especially fashion related ones . Erykah Chanel started out as a professional print model and added Event Producer, Model Mentor (Model After Me), & Consultant to her resume.
May 2015 Erykah Chanel produced her first F.A.M.E. (Featuring Ambitious Models & Entrepreneurs) Charity Fashion Event that took place in Boston, Ma at the Back Bay/ copley hotel. What was to be an annual event, yet in October 2015 Erykah Chanel was in an accident which put things on hold. But it couldn't hold her down, so she got right back to planning and produced her 2nd event which took place June 2017 at the Dante Alighiri Society of Mass located in Cambridge,Ma.
Currently on a roll armed with her team they are gearing up for their upcoming event taking place March 10th, followed by June 30th 2018. Ambitious & determined are two key words to describe this entrepreneur who has self funded & produced these events. Continually learning from past experiences Chanel takes great pride in getting better in many avenues of this business while not letting anything stop her from her ultimate goals.
Luna Hamdi, is an inspiring artist living in the Boston area. She currently is a student at Salem State University finishing up her degree in Interactive multimedia. With a creative force, Luna is very passionate about the art she creates. Producing diverse artworks such as Illustrations, paintings to photography, and digital design. She believes art embodies everything about us, our stories, our history, our nature, our beliefs, feelings, expression, communication, our aesthetics, our emotions, our minds, our willingness to explore outside ourselves and within. As a Palestinian-American, she is able to understand, communicate, and interact with people across cultures. She surrounds herself in the art community and loves networking with others. Luna’s goal is to bring a community of artist and non-artist together.
Jenny Gilmore is from the Northern Massachusetts area, attending Southern New Hampshire University pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Fashion Merchandising. She has an Associate degree in Fashion Merchandising from Middlesex Community College. Jenny has 18 years of retail experience, including 10 years of management and 8 years of styling.
Jenny is passionate about fashion and creating a custom look for each individual. She has many artistic outlets which include playing the flute and piano.She has been involved in fashion shows and photoshoots and is looking forward to building her repetroir and helping bring light to causes with the FAME Fashion Charity group.
A’Diyanna Zeidel, an Israeli Defense Forces Veteran. I am currently attending my sophomore year at Mass Bay Community College pursuing an Associate’s Degree in General Studies – Arts. My long term goal is to complete my Associate’s Degree and transfer to Framingham State University in order to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and a Minor in Fashion Design. I have a professional background in Special Education, Fitness, and Office management. I am bilingual and fluent in Hebrew. As a Fame Fashion Charity Event Representative I plan on bringing a fierce-ambitious, “can-do” attitude, dedication, passion, eagerness to learn from others, willingness to take on any task while promoting an upbeat, productive, and positive work environment. While working for Fame Fashion Charity Events I am looking to acquire knowledge, “hands-on” experience, create opportunities for others, and to network within the industry.