Mark your calendars! September 27th 2012, the unforgettable Fashion of Goodwill Runway Show and Auction is coming back to DC! The last show, held in 2008 at the French Embassy, boasted an “Under Paris Skies” theme. Its success resulted in the largest net revenue of the four runway shows held to date.
Brendan Hurley, Chief Marketing Officer, tells Mz Mahogany Chic: “In an effort to try and refresh the memories of previous corporate sponsors and guests four years later, we thought that we would create a similar theme in 2012. So we decided to hold the runway show at the Italian embassy, which much like the French, represents a culture closely associated with fashion. The use of the word “Passion” in the title is a powerful term that we believe can represent how someone feels about any number of fashion attributes: style, beauty, culture, dance, design, people, geography etc. Our guests can interpret it anyway they choose. Milan is a well-known fashion hub in Italy, so it just made sense.”
The 2012 show will highlight quality vintage and contemporary fashions available at Goodwill Retail Stores by mixing Italian influence and dance. The best part is, if you see something you love, several pieces shown will then be sold at the event.
International fashion designer and creative consultant Tu-anh has teamed up with Goodwill of Greater Washington to oversee styling, directing, coordinating, and choreography of the event. Tu-anh is globally respected and will incorporate her style and design background into transforming individual Goodwill pieces into brilliant runway looks. “We met with our stylist and creative director, Tu Anh, before finalizing the theme and we all felt confident she could create some amazing fashions from the items she found at Goodwill that would have a strong Italian flair. It all fell into place very nicely,” says Brendan.
What makes this show one you can’t miss? All money raised through the show will help open a new Goodwill retail store and donation center. Revenue collected from the retail stores goes towards the fulfillment of Goodwill’s mission to provide job training and employment services for persons challenged by physical and economic obstacles. Funding job training and employment services is critical during a struggling economy. Your investment in the show will help Goodwill put people back to work.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 8pm. There will be a trunk show available for purchases in addition to the featured couture looks. Come out and support Goodwill in their mission to train and employ those who need it. What more can one ask for? Great fashions, professional networking, trunk shows, and most importantly engaging in good will. Nothing looks better than fashion with a cause. Get your tickets today at http://fashionofgoodwill.org
Check out some pictures of previous shows:
Fashion of Goodwill - Prior Shows