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Equality Fashion Week 2024

May 15 - May 19

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Event Highlights
● May 15 – Multi-Experience Opening Party at Hotel Ziggy: An inclusive celebration with
key local queer promoters.
● May 16 – E3 Summit at Fan Girl Cafe: Addressing crucial topics from financial wellness
and mental health to queer culture intersectionalities, gender exploration and
● May 18-19 – Queer Market East & West in partnership with The Queer Mercado:
Supporting LGBTQ+ small businesses and fostering economic empowerment while
bridging East and Westside queer communities.
● May 18 – Fashion Show at The West Hollywood EDITION: A groundbreaking showcase
of inclusive designs and the most diverse group of models ever to be seen on the
runway, affirming EFW’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

About The West Hollywood EDITION
The West Hollywood EDITION is located on the corner of West Sunset Boulevard and North
Doheny Drive, where West Hollywood meets Beverly Hills. With architecture by John Pawson,
and interior design by Ian Schrager, the hotel features 190 guest rooms, including 48 suites
and 2 penthouses, and over 6,500 square feet of meeting and event space as well as 20
luxury residences. Helmed by Michelin-starred chef John Fraser, the hotel’s culinary program
boasts sophisticated dining, including the plant-forward signature restaurant Ardor and rooftop
bar and lounge, The Roof. The Lobby Bar, a gathering place for guests and West Hollywood
locals alike, features bespoke creations and classic libations with a modern approach. Found
In the basement of The West Hollywood EDITION, Sunset is a modern sophisticated
clubhouse offering a modern take on Studio 54 by Ian Schrager. With a focus on wellness,
mindfulness, and beauty from within, The Spa at The West Hollywood EDITION offers
restorative treatments and services as well as a curated retail shop stocking California-inspired
products. Guests of the hotel also enjoy access to a 24/7 gym featuring state-of-the-art
equipment, weekend yoga classes, and a stunning rooftop pool.
www.editionhotels.com/weho @WehoEDITION Facebook.com/TheWestHollywoodEDITION

About Hotel Ziggy
Hotel Ziggy is a boutique hotel and music venue located at 8462 Sunset Blvd in West
Hollywood, California. It features a lobby bar with vinyl albums, an ’80s-themed media room,
psychedelic murals, and rooms with decoupage walls that have musical references.
The energy is new, but the spirit is not at Hotel Ziggy, where a celebration of the Sunset Strip’s
rebellion and ingenuity that defined the music industry beats on. It’s LA’s newest music venue,
pizza shop, and West Hollywood’s only boutique hotel with a saltwater pool. It’s where legends
were made, groupies once played, and today’s creative renegades can gather. More of an
immersive experience than a hotel, Hotel Ziggy’s lobby doubles as a live music venue where
weekly events and live performances draw in music lovers, artists and guests alike.
Accommodations range from sophisticated, fully-renovated suites to spirited, poolside guest
rooms that act as VIP cabanas while DJ sets and live music pair with pizza, pints, and good
vibes at Ziggy’s central pool scene and buzzing restaurant, B-Side Pizza. Collaboration and
creativity thrives in Ziggy’s two meeting rooms, and The Shred Shed is there with instruments,
record players, and more for daily use whenever inspiration strikes.
https://hotelziggy.com/ @hotelziggy Facebook.com/hotelziggy

About NiK Kacy:

NiK Kacy is the founder of NiK Kacy Presents, Equality Fashion Week®, as well as the first gender-equal luxury footwear and accessories brand, NiK Kacy Footwear – an LGBT-certified business enterprise. They revolutionized the footwear industry with the launch of NiK Kacy
Footwear back in 2013. This groundbreaking brand challenges traditional norms by introducing a unique sizing system and shoe last proportion that transcends the gender binary, offering designs that are not only inclusive but also rooted in utility. As a Queer, Transmasculine
individual who identifies as gender non-binary, Kacy’s designs are inspired by both their personal identity, style and activism. Since their successful Kickstarter campaign in March 2015, NiK has been featured in numerous publications, including, but not limited to The
Advocate, Autostraddle, DapperQ, Fashion Times, Footwear News, Forbes, Fortune, LA Times, Out, PBS NewsHour, SheWired, TimeOut, The Huffington Post, and Women’s Wear Daily.

NiK has appeared on countless panels, speaking as an expert on gender fluidity and the
intersectionalities of their experience as a multicultural trans/non-binary person of color,
immigrant, and queer entrepreneur. Prior to becoming a designer and entrepreneur, NiK spent
20+ years in the advertising and entertainment industries, serving primarily in the roles of
senior producer and project manager. During that time, NiK worked on multi-million dollar
campaign projects for YouTube, Google, and RPA with clients including LG, Honda, Acura,
Sony, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus, Toyota, and BBC. NiK eventually left the corporate world in order to
find a solution for footwear and fashion to evolve into a gender-equal industry so that all
gender identities and expressions can be represented equally. Learn more about the brand
at: www.nikkacy.com