Dapper Factory Showcases Local Fashion Talent With Grand Opening May 8

The new Dapper Factory celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the first and only garment manufacturing company in Las Vegas Thursday, May 8, 2014. Models walked the catwalk with looks of seven of the resident designers whom display product for sale at the Dapper Factory.

Dapper Industries Tie
Dapper Industries

“Las Vegas thrives on style, high fashion and class. I wanted to create a home for local fashion brands to showcase their talent and add some flare to the Las Vegas retail district. I couldn’t feel more thrilled about the dynamic new clients we’re servicing and our ever-present capacity for growth,” said Derek Smoot, owner of Dapper Industries and the Dapper Factory.

Dapper Factory Showroom
Dapper Factory Las Vegas Showroom

Derek Smoot, the owner and designer for Dapper Industries and founder of the Dapper Factory had a vision, not only to create a hub that would bring awareness for local designers and provide for better quality control of the making of his products for Dapper Industries, but that would alleviate the need to outsource manufacturing, keeping sales revenue in the state of Nevada.

Dapper Factory Garments
Dapper Factory Garments

Designers Who Sell Product At The Dapper Factory:

  • David Tupaz of David Tupaz Couture – high-end women’s formal wear and ready-to-wear
  • Derek Smoot of Dapper Industries – men’s accessories
  • Wanda Merritt of Vegas Couture – women’s sophisticated classics
  • Katherine Bruening of Kate Swim – women’s swim wear
  • Alyssa Hynes of BlueFit Clothing – yoga & athletic apparel for women
  • Kristen Pock of Rhinestones & Razor Blades – featuring hand-crafted jewelry
  • Louisa Voisine of Louisa Voisine Millinery – featuring Kentucky-derby-style hats

Of these designers, all are members of the Vegas Fashion Project, with David Tupaz, Derek Smoot, Wanda Merritt also founders in addition to Josh Dismond of Dismond Beats and Carl Magno, CEO of V-Asian TV.

Dapper Factory Las Vegas
Dapper Factory

The Dapper Factory is the first and only garment manufacturing company in Las Vegas offering custom tailoring, bridal wear, sportswear, formal wear, swimwear, uniforms, leather and “cut & sew.” Opened by Derek Smoot and with generous guidance, mentorship and contributions from expert celebrity haute women’s couture designer David Tupaz.

The Dapper Factory is located at 2325 Western Ave., Las Vegas, Nevada 89102

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