February 6, 2019
As the LDJ team launches New York Fashion Week 2019, the Paper Fig community is right there with them. With one of the photographers from Kampala in New York for the week and a former Paper Fig fellow flying in to assist the show team, it just shows how connected we all are. This is what makes Paper Fig Foundation so unique. Laurie DeJong, CEO of LDJ Productions, sits at the epicenter of the fashion world: literally in the sky box at New York Fashion Week with a headset on.
But as the founder of Paper Fig Foundation, she is also on the ground in Kasese, Uganda, because those designers, those models, and those dreams are just as important. She takes the skills she's honed here in New York City and shares them with her colleagues in Eastern Africa. The Kampala Fashion Week team is learning from the best - and the New York Fashion Week is learning a whole lot, too.