Jersey City Fashion Week

Fashion Festival Season: Celebrating Five Years of Fashion, Entertainment and Community

Jersey City Fashion Week (JCFW) is a program of the Desha Lang Jackson Give to Live Community Foundation (Give to Live) a project of United Charitable Fund a registered 501 (c) 3 charity. Give to Live raises funds and promotes awareness for charitable causes through fashion, entertainment and sports-related

Desha Jackson, the Coordinator of the Week, is an attorney ( and business owner as well ( She has a Jersey City location for her business and the non-profit. JCFW’s purpose is to celebrate fashion and entertainment, highlight businesses in Jersey City and to create an opportunity to give back to the community by fund-raising for charity. We anticipate that this event will become an annual event where JCFW can support different charitable causes.

JCFW in 2012 donated $900 each to Dress for Success of Hudson County, York Street Project, Boys and Girls Clubs of Hudson County and Art House Productions all located in Jersey City. JCFW since 2012 has donated to the following chairites Rising Tide Capital, The Hope Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, the Snowflake Youth Foundation, Girdiron Group, Jersey City Recreation, the Concordia Learning Center at St. Joseph School for the Blind and Mo Hair Foundation. Due to the Super Bowl being in New Jersey we thought that fashion should also be a part of it too!!! Athletes, Fashion and New Jersey Perfect Together! In January 2014 JCFW presented the only Football Fashion Week!! Give to Live donated part of the proceeds to recreational/sporting programs that helped children in the area and around the State. In  September 2015 proceeds went to charities that support the homeless -Covenant House Habitat for Humanity Hudson County and Hope House. In 2016 we are donating to Big Brothers, Big Sisters Hudson, Essex and Union counties
JCFW September Events include:
  • A Kick-Off Press Conference
  • An Opening Night with International Designers
  • JCFW Night of Lights where participating shops and restaurants offer discounts to patrons, with the goal of showcasing fashion, dining and fun in the historic downtown Jersey City area.
  • VIP, Children’s and Catwalk in the City Designer Fashion Events and
  • Charity Reception
  • JC Talent section
  • Style Tips, Fashion Brunch, Networking opportunities and much more…
In September 2015, JCFW presents Creative Runway: Where the Students Create the Runway. This will be a fashion design contest for high school students and our first Hair and Make Up Show entitled the Hair and Makeup Artistry Runway Show. More details on our Register page! We look forward to meeting you on the runway!!!

Interested in Sponsoring or Donating click here!! Sponsorship and Donation Registration

JCFW will spotlight some of the most imaginative and talented emerging designers all while giving industry insiders and fashion lovers a glimpse into Jersey City’s vibrant social and cultural scene. Throughout the week, there will be fashion shows, charity functions, cultural events, cocktail parties and networking receptions. Jersey City is an ideal host for fashion week given that New York Magazine, in a six-page feature, describes the resurgent city as the “New York of your dreams… [a diverse urban city]… with an optimal balance of commodious bistros…”