Fashion Law Institute’s Unique MBFW Show — Role Models, Not Runway Models!

The nonprofit Fashion Law Institute is the world’s first academic center dedicated to the law and business of fashion. It was founded by Prof. Susan Scafidi with the support of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and its president, Diane von Furstenberg. FLI is based at Fordham Law School. So of course taking part in the realm of fashion, the Institute too takes part with NYFW/MBFW!


After changing the landscape of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week runways with last year’s celebrated plus-size fashion show, the Fashion Law Institute once again demonstrated the power of fashion to make a difference in women’s lives with their show featuring designer Carrie Hammer. (pictured below, Carrie & Susan Scafidi — chic date night look for the woman on the go & a fitted red cocktail dress, perfect for the workplace to a cocktail hour)


Carrie’s collection consists of a wide range of styles — business, business casual, dressy casual, outerwear, and more. Walking the runway in the show were role models from throughout the business and nonprofit worlds —








Designer Carrie Hammer is an alumna of FLI’s Fashion Law Bootcamp, a program in which everyone from designers to attorneys learns how fashion law can help a fashion business. Carrie is one of the many fashion professionals helping the Fashion Law Institute prove that fashion law isn’t just for lawyers!

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Hammer began her label to provide more options of fashionable apparel for professional women. She launched her brand in 2012. She and her line have been featured on CNBC, Fox Business News, Forbes, GMA, Elle, Marie Claire, & Cosmo, just to name a few.

The complete runway show video is on Vimeo. — image below, black suit, leather detailing, great modern twist & take!


The complete list of role models & images are available on Scribd.


Navy blue skirt suit, lace detailing, LOVE!!

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