High-Energy, Runway Fashions by Teens Promote Sustaining the Environment
During the 9th-Annual Young At Art Teen Recycled Fashion Show
DAVIE, Fla. – Decades Restyled! is the theme for Young At Art Museum’s 9th-Annual Teen Recycled Fashion Show on Friday, November 14 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Museum, 751 S.W. 121 Ave. in Davie. Proceeds from Decades Restyled! will be used to support Young At Art’s teen leadership and other pioneering programs for underserved and at-risk youth.
As Young At Art Museum celebrates its 25th anniversary, this year’s teen designers will look back at past decades to discover what challenges and achievements have impacted earth’s environment, what natural disasters have changed the way natural resources are protected worldwide and how recycling as a sustainable practice has had an effect on daily life. The Teen Recycled Fashion Show challenges participants to incorporate all their findings into original wearable art, made from recycled materials such as metallic mesh, newspaper, cardboard, egg cartons, canvas, remnant fabric, bottle caps, recycled plastics and splatter paint.
The high-energy event will feature music; hors d’oeuvres by Whole Foods Market Plantation and Pembroke Pines; libations by Onli Beverages; a gourmet coffee station by Keurig, featuring lattés and cappuccinos; a swag bar by Yelp Broward-Palm Beach; a recycled jewelry-making station by Levinson Jewelers; nail art by Kaizen Beauty Academy; “up-cycled” décor by IKEA Sunrise and one-of-a-kind, edgy clothing designs showcased by teen models during a supercharged New York-style runway show.
Renowned fashion/image consultant and author Mary Giuseffi, who has appeared on Oprah, 48 Hours, The Montel Williams Show and ABC News, will be the emcee for the evening.
“Our unique fashion show has grown into one of the most popular community events,” said Young At Art Museum Executive Director/CEO Mindy Shrago. “Teen designers begin preparing during the summer and put in more than a hundred hours of work to take their designs from concept to runway. Perhaps what we are most proud of is that each year, teens from diverse backgrounds come together in collaboration to explore their inner creativity. The cooperative life lessons learned are as important as the spectacular evening where they enjoy the spotlight.”
Designers for Decades Restyled! include girls from Young At Art Museum’s American Express Teen Leadership Program and the PACE Center for Girls, which provides girls and young women with an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. PACE has been a partner with Young At Art for several initiatives including the Teen Recycled Fashion Show and the self-esteem building program, Girls ‘N Power. The young designers work with Sharon Ali, creative director, Scarlet Letter Productions, to learn the fundamentals of the art of fashion design.
Teen models for Decades Restyled! will have their hair, nails and make-up styled by Kaizen Beauty Academy before they take to the runway to dazzle a panel of judges whose difficult task it will be to determine first, second and third place awards.
Sponsors for Decades Restyled include Nelly and Brian Rice; Lori Schecter; BankUnited; Craig Zinn Automotive; Wheelabrator Technologies; PNC Wealth Management Whole Foods Market, Plantation and Pembroke Pines; Women’s Health of South Broward; IKEA Sunrise; Kaizen Beauty Academy; Levinson Jewelers; Onli Beverages; Keurig; Turnstyle; Title Guaranty of South Florida, Inc.; Diane Weinbrum; Ohh My Sweetness; Yelp; Johnson & Wales University; and Pace Center for Girls. Media sponsors include Gold Coast Magazine, Yelp Broward-Palm Beach and Sun Sentinel.
General admission tickets to the Recycled Fashion Show are $35 per person. Sponsorships include reserved seating and are available beginning at $500. For tickets, sponsorships and more information, please contact Hannah Hausman at 954-424-5022. Order tickets online at: http://tinyurl.com/yaafashionshow2014. For more information about Young At Art, visit YoungAtArtMuseum.org.