The L.A. Fashion Awards are on hiatus until 2009. Why? Money. As in, not enough of it. Those are the awards that come at the end of Fashion Week. Co-founder Jen Uner told Apparel News “The L.A. Fashion Awards have tremendous support from the fashion community, but the business community hasn’t been able to step up the way it needs to happen to build the event." The Mayor was at the Awards last year. Project Runway, Juan Carlos Obando, and Max Azria won awards.
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If you remember, there was also talk last month about this October's runway shows at Smashbox Studios possibly being the final ones at that venue.