This past Thursday, I completed my very first fashion show! Along with my organization D.I.M.E.S and sponsorship from Rue 21, we were able to put on an awesome fashion show to show advocacy for Domestic Violence Month. Here is a little snippet about D.I.M.E.S and the event.
D.I.M.E.S. is an acronym for “Designs Inspired Magnificently, Exhibited in Style.”
D.I.M.E.S. presents an explosion of self-expression through the art of production and fashion. They also provides an evasive networking circuit for students of Georgia Southern University in connection with various producers, entrepreneurs, scouts, and other top executives in the fashion industry.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Domestic Violence Awareness color is purple and National Domestic Violence Month is recognized in October.
In order to show advocacy of this month, D.I.M.E.S put together a fashion show centered around the color purple. The show was held on October 1st in the Williams Center starting at 6:30pm. Clothing, canned goods, and monetary donations were collected and donated to Safe Haven in Statesboro.
First things first, going through the process of finding and dressing 18 models was the hardest, most overwhelming thing that I’ve ever had to do. But, I will say that I it was all worth it once I saw the girls and guys make their way down the runway. It was all worth the time, sweat and tears myself and my girls endured to find that perfect look for them. The night went very smoothly. We had great singers, dancers, and even a few touching testimonials from the audience. I think that everyone enjoyed themsleves and I cannot wait to put on another show.
Here’s a short snippet of the final walk! Enjoy!