SCENE | POSTED BY caroline foster | 10.17.2011 | 03:18 PM
The Third Annual Fashion for a Passion charity event combined art, fashion and music to raise money for Against the Grain Productions, a non-profit focused on promoting Asian-American cultural awareness and supporting orphanages. This year’s event was bigger than ever with over 300 attendees participating in the multi faceted event including a silent auction, art exhibition, musical performances by Duette, Miles Machon, Xwansongs, Dette Buentipo and Dorcas Leung, and a runway show with live auction.
Hannah Jones, Mina Chang, Don, Katarina Vargas, Thomas Mullins
The runway featured work from seven designers including Ann Hoang, Cac Lam, Kyle Ramirez, Hanh Dang, Ninh Nguyen, Judy Yang, and Khanh Nguyen. Each designer showed their pieces and auctioned many of them off as model and actress LeeAnne Locken and Korean actor Randall Park emceed the show. Fashion fiends like Mina Chang, Katarina Vargas, and Aivy Nguyen watched the runway show closely.
Khanh Nguyen, Loi Dang, Jeremy Giroir, Aivy Nguyen
The “Yardleigh” organza dress by Watters was one of the top auction items of the night, along with Nha Khanh’s green cap sleeve dress and nude cocoon dress. Overall the night was a stunning success; a total of $20,000 was raised for ATG. Much of the money will be spent for the international orphanages the organization supports, as well as outreach programs and scholarships for Asian American students pursing degrees in the arts.
Models Jessica Kuo, Dorothy Hino, Danielle Kelso, Alex Zody
All photos courtesy of Ivy Do Photography.