The Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers (hereupon referred to as CAAFD) is a non-profit organization founded through a collaborative effort by a few key pioneers in the fashion industry with the ambitious goal of backing designers who aspire to do business in the United States. CAAFD unlocks the velvet rope and leads showcased emerging talent into close-knit circles of the fashion industry. CAAFD educates, promotes and empowers aspiring designers and fashion professionals in gaining a foothold in the fashion business, giving them every opportunity to become the renowned designer they yearn to be. Among other pursuits, CAAFD manages a program called FASHION with HEARTâ„¢ that acts as a watchdog program seeking to educate and advocate the restoration of the integrity of the fashion industry, while also promoting charitable causes that support the health and well being of all humankind.

Who We Are

We are an eclectic organization with an ever-growing passion for fashion and design. We are stylists, designers, professionals and artists, all aiming to help those emerging designers get a foot in the door.


Our mission is to support and encourage aspiring fashion artists to make their professional career goals a reality. Our objective is to provide individuals with the networking and educational experiences needed to jumpstart their careers as talented fashion designers.


To inspire, motivate, and act as the foundation for future noteworthy fashion designers.

What we do

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