2013 Theme Celebrates The Art of Fashion
If fashion is indeed art, then nowhere can you find a more diverse collection of fashionable art than at Goodwill of Greater Washington retail stores – where styles, genres, colors, patterns, brands, generations and genders are so universally represented.
That’s why on September 24th at Artisphere in Rosslyn, the popular Fashion of Goodwill Runway Show and Gala will return with an imaginative theme: The Art of Fashion!
Hundreds of business and community leaders will witness a kaleidoscope of wearable art, while being the first to view and purchase the unique 2013 collection of contemporary, vintage, and fabulously artistic fashions and apparel available at Goodwill retail stores.
Last year, over 400 professionals and fashionistas attended the Fashion of Goodwill Runway Show and Gala at the Embassy of Italy, and this year’s affair promises to be even more spectacular!
One of the premier events in our nation’s capital, the 2013 Gala will raise thousands of dollars to support Goodwill’s mission to transform lives and communities through the power of education and employment; providing access to free job training and supportive services for people with disabilities and disadvantages.
In addition to the art on the runway, Goodwill is partnering with nearby Elizabeth Seton High School, whose students will be creating their own works of art inspired by the Goodwill mission – with Goodwill students and graduates serving as their personal muses. The art will be on display at the event, where guests will be invited to learn more about Goodwill by speaking to the young artists about their inspiration. All of the paintings will then be put up for auction.
All items featured in the runway show, as well as many other quality Goodwill fashions, will be sold at the event.
In conjunction with this unique runway show, Goodwill has again partnered with international fashion designer and creative consultant, tu-anh, who will be directing, styling, coordinating, and choreographing the one-of-a-kind event using vintage and contemporary clothing and accessories pulled directly from the donations made to Goodwill.
Based out of Washington DC Metropolitan area, tu-anh is a globally respected fashion designer and image consultant who will be incorporating her own exclusive style and design background to polish and modernize the donated Goodwill fashions.