Dallas Morning News: Fashion for a Passion benefit Showcases Asian American Designers’ Work

by Deborah Fleck, Dallas Morning News | October 29, 2014

Asian-American fashion designers will present their creations in Tammy Nguyen Lee’s sixth annual Fashion for a Passion fundraiser Saturday. Lee is the founder and president of Against the Grain Productions, a nonprofit dedicated to producing films, media, programs and events that promote awareness and unity of Asian American culture, artistry and identity.

The runway show will include designs from Becky Hollands, Jerry Matthews, Brandy Pham, Mai Pham, Hue Tran, Vatana Watters and Dora Yim. The event will feature performances by Heart & Hero, Jonavi, Andrew Yun and Lizzy Tan. Artists who will have works on display include Kelly Jackson Brownlee, Tam Nguyen, LeUyen Pham, Elaine Wang and scholarship winners Catherine Mai, Sarah Sullivan, Calvin Tran and Dalena Tran.

Elizabeth Dinh of KTVT-TV (CBS 11) and actress LeeAnne Locken will serve as emcees. The fundraiser, which benefits ATG’s supported orphanages, outreach programs and scholarship fund, will be from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Three Three Three First Avenue in Dallas. Tickets are $50 to $100. Visit againstthegrainproductions.com.


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