Fashion Law Institute 4th Anniversary Show – Highlights, Video and Images

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FLIUPDATE: Narciso Rodriquez and Fashion Law Institute founder Prof. Scafidi have a new op-ed on fashion design protection in today’s New York Times.

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 Friday’s show featuring designer Carrie Hammer.

Walking the runway in the show were role models from throughout the business and nonprofit worlds, including

  • Fashion lawyer, journalist and former fashion model Uduak Odu0k,
  • Transgender model and Gender Proud founder Geena Rocero,
  • Change the Ratio co-founder Rachel Sklar,
  • Race car driver and TechDrive founder Collete Davis,
  • Intuit brand and innovation leader Karen DeFrias, and
  • Quadruple amputee Karen Crespo.

Designer Carrie Hammer is an alumna of our 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!

The complete runway show video is on Vimeo.
The complete list of role models is available on Scribd.

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, and is based at Fordham Law School.

For more information, additional photos or to speak with Professor Scafidi, please contact Jeff Trexler at or 212-677-4092.

Carrie Hammer, Susan Scafidi
Carrie Hammer Susan Scafidi

Karen Crespo
Karen Crespo

Uduak Oduok
Uduak Oduok

Kara DeFrias
Kara DeFrias

Geena Rocero

Geena Rocero

Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her firm’s fashion and entertainment law practice areas. Ms. Uduak has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts. She has also handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients including network television and licensing deals. Her work and contributions to the creative industry has been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association, and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA: ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She is also the author of Fashionentlaw™ and also has over two decades combined hands on industry experience in the creative industry which includes modeling, retail, fashion production, public relations, digital media, journalism and publishing. For further inquiries or if you are seeking legal representation, please email ( You may also follow her on twitter at @uduaklaw


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