David Tupaz is an artist and a fashion "couture" designer. The only established designer in Nevada. Representing Las Vegas in every major Fashion week in the country. He is a regular on the red carpet, dressing celebrities, and movie stars during award seasons. He is the founder of the "Las Vegas Fashion Design Council," a non-profit that mentors local designers, creative youth, students, artists, and others. He mentored in opening a manufacturing presence in the city to jump-start the creation of a local fashion industry as well as attract other manufacturers from other states, particularly California where 85% of American-made apparel is produced.
He is the only designer representing Nevada in major national fashion events and was honored by the Seattle Art Institute in a retrospective exhibition of his designs. He was awarded "International Designer of the Year" by Metropolitan Fashion Week in 2015. He is the creative director and partner of Vegas Life TV network Inc., and “Repurpose America,” a nonprofit organization that gathers nonrecyclable industry waste for repurposing. David Tupaz is the President of “Vegas Fashion Project,” the first trade expo focusing on local emerging designers and their products.
He was appointed in 2014 by Las Vegas Mayor, Carolyn Goodman a seat in the Arts Commission for the City of Las Vegas. He is also the creative director of the prime International fashion and art magazine in Las Vegas called, Chic Compass, He was Board of trustees to the Miss Nevada Scholarship Organization for Miss America. He is a concert pianist playing since age 6. He is a collector of art and antiquities, an avid reader, and researcher. He has judged beauty pageants like US Miss World and Miss Asian Las Vegas to name a few and sits as a consultant advisory Board for the Art Institute. He is now preparing to open the first Fashion Museum in Las Vegas.
Upon opening the first couture atelier in the City's history, Mayor Carolyn Goodman together with the City council of the City of Las Vegas honored David with a proclamation of 2 special days named after him, June 3rd for David Tupaz Day and December 13 for David Tupaz Couture Day.