Saturday, 16 October 2010

6th Annual 'Fashion Fights Poverty'

Fashion Fights Poverty (FFP), the organization dedicated to raising awareness on the fight against global poverty through the world of fashion, will hosted its 6th annual benefit on Friday, October 15, 2010 at its new home, Artisphere (1101 Wilson Boulevard) in Arlington, Virginia. Artisphere is one of the first of a new breed of American cultural centers opening its doors in the DC region. Proceeds from this year’s benefit will support FFP’s community youth programs including Woodrow Wilson High School and its globally sustainable projects, aimed at creating income-generating or microfinance opportunities for individuals/families/communities in developing countries. With cutting edge presentations each year, this year’s “Raw” theme is about nurturing untapped creative energy, asserting creativity over trends, artisanship over mass-production, natural fibers over synthetics, young ideas over cynicism, and opportunity over poverty. “Raw” is a return to the “primal” state of making clothes and art for both spiritual nourishment and economic survival. It is a celebration of fashion not as protection from the elements, but as artistic adornment that expresses a person’s identity and vision of the world.

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