La Passione di Milano Runway Show and Gala

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
RSVP Required

Can’t make it to Fashion Week in Milan this year?

Don’t worry; Goodwill of Greater Washington is once again bringing a very unique runway show to the nation’s capital this fall with a fashionably couture twist!

The theme of this year’s event is La Passione di Milano (The Passion of Milan). The runway show will showcase quality vintage and contemporary fashions available at Goodwill Retail Stores by mixing Italian influence with contemporary dance. 

All items featured in the runway show as well as many other quality Goodwill fashions will be sold at the event. Money raised through the fashion show will help Goodwill open a new retail store & donation center, allowing us to employ more people and raise more money to support our workforce development programs.

In conjunction with this unique runway show, Goodwill has again partnered with international fashion designer and creative consultant, tu-anh, who will be directing, styling, coordinating, and choreographing the one-of-a-kind event using vintage and contemporary clothing and accessories pulled directly from the donations made to Goodwill. Based out of Washington DC Metropolitan area, tu-anh is a globally respected fashion designer and image consultant who will be incorporating her own exclusive style and design background to polish and modernize the donated Goodwill fashions.

Money raised through the fashion show will help Goodwill open a new retail store & donation center. Each Goodwill store employs between 25 and 30 people and can generate a sustainable annual profit of $250,000. All of that revenue goes towards the fulfillment of Goodwill’s mission to provide job training and employment services to people with disabilities and disadvantages here in the Greater Washington, DC area.

Tickets ($200) and more information here:

Special Contest Announcement:
The Fashion of Goodwill is inviting the Greater Washington area fashion community to partake in a unique DIY competition. All designers from rising talent to seasoned professionals are welcome to register. The winning outfit will be featured in the Runway Show at the Embassy of Italy, and the designer will receive a full page profile in the event program as well as on the Fashion of Goodwill blog and in other media releases. The grand prize winner will also receive a $300 cash award from tu anh Accessories® and two complimentary tickets to the fashion show. There will be up to five finalists selected from all qualified entries. These final outfits will be featured on the DC Goodwill Fashionista Blog and on the DC Goodwill Fashionista Facebook page between Monday, August 27th and Friday, August 31st. Readers of the blog will be able to vote for their favorite outfit. The outfit with the most votes at 5PM on Friday, September 1st will be declared the winner. All finalists will all receive a $100 Goodwill gift certificate. Click here for all contest rules and regulations.