Benefiting Fashion Fights Poverty programs, the show features several of the hottest eco-friendly and ethical designers today.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
7PM – 10PM
The 2012 Fashion Fights Poverty Dress Responsibly Gala is our biggest presentation yet.
This 3 hour fashion event will include: 1 hour cocktail reception, runway and dance performance show, followed by a 1 hour live exhibition of models and designs. Plus a silent auction of designer items!
FFP has seen an influx of extraordinary new talent in 2012, including producer Violetta Markelou, whose artistic vision includes themes of ecology and consumption paired with exquisite beauty and modern dance during the runway experience.
Seth Aaron Henderson – Project Runway Season 7 winner
Luis Valenzuela – EcoArtFashion founder
Earthtec – Renewable fabric apparel designer
Tara St. James – 2011 Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Designers Award recipient
Laura Williams – DC metro area custom designer
Ginger Root Design – DC-based eco-friendly, artisan wear for men and women
Daisy & Elizabeth – NY-based sustainable fabric lingerie designer
LAVUK – LA-based eco-friendly designer
Ashley Zaba – Canadian swimwear and apparel designer
Cri-de-Ceour – Vegan shoes and bag designer
Gabby Wild – Animal activist and creator of the “12 in 12 for 12” campaign
General: $75 includes:
Standing room view of the fashion show (designated ballroom and mezzanine areas)
Gelato provided by Dolci Gelati
Open bar provided by SugarRimBar
Exclusive access to after-party at Mio Restaurant (1110 Vermont Ave NW Washington DC)
VIP: $150 includes:
Everything from general ticket level plus…
VIP Cocktail Reception
VIP gift bag
Reserved seating for the fashion show
Passed hors d’oeuvres provided by Olazzo
All proceeds will benefit FFP programs, including the Woodrow Wilson High School Clothing & Textile Program, Fashion Fights Poverty Summer Fashion Camp, Vocational Internship/Mentoring Program, Detroit Lives Partnership Project, among others.
About Fashion Fights Poverty (FFP)
Created by Style & Image Network in 2005, Fashion Fights Poverty (FFP) is, according to the Washington Post and Biz Bash magazines, “one of the largest fashion fundraisers in Washington, DC” and is a tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. Featuring national and international designers who employ ethical means and practices in their design and manufacturing processes to produce products that promote economic development and the betterment of a given community, FFP provides a forum for dialogue and awareness-building about how fashion, textiles, and design can alleviate poverty and empower communities.
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