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Mission Wear’s First-Ever Fashion Show Fundraiser Draws a Huge Crowd and Raises a Record $10,000 for the Non-Profit Organization.
DENVER – Local non-profit, Mission Wear, held their first-ever fashion show last Wednesday, May 14 to the delight of over 200 fashion-conscious Denverites. Another Chance Fashion Show organized by Mission Wear founder, Beth Massey, and designer and shop manager, Irma Reyes, showcased up-cycled fashions and Mission Wear bags and accessories.
Models were outfitted by birds & belles boutique in carefully curated “vintage modern” looks with throwback hairstyles reminiscent of the 40s and 50s by Pulse Hair Salon & Barber Lounge. Eight local designers participated in a contest for best outfit using unconventional and up-cycled materials. The winner, Richard Smith, a student at Emily Griffith Opportunity School, crafted a princess-style dress featuring a bodice made from old flooring material and a skirt fashioned from McDonald’s French fry bags. This winning look will be featured at birds & belles boutique throughout the month of June.
Held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Another Chance Fashion Show raised over $10,000, a 20% increase over past year’s fundraisers. The funds will help to support Mission Wear’s programs which provide women with employment challenges, a place to gain skills and the confidence they need to rejoin the workforce.
“The fashion show was an incredible celebration of Mission Wear and the women that we serve! It allowed us the opportunity to showcase some talented local designers as well as successful business owners like Kyla DeTienne, from birds & belles boutique,” says Mission Wear founder Beth Massey. “There was a positive energy in the room and a fabulous time was had by all!”