Thank you Frank and Oak!
We’re pretty excited and grateful that Convivial Gentleman’s very own Michael Fances won last week’s Frank and Oak #necktiefriday Contest. The win was announced this morning!
My brother won, and guess who took the photo? That’s right. Me. WOOT WOOT!
Freedom and Fashion’s (FnF) Ceremony Runway Show was a night about celebrating hope and redemption, and the organization has a lot to celebrate! Now in its fourth year, Freedom and Fashion has grown to over 50+ volunteers, has 4 fully produced fashion shows under its belt, and has put on several smaller events during the year (including the Gallant Suits Launch Party during Fall 2012 LA Fashion Week). More importantly, its name is reaching across fashion and entertainment circles, as well as non-profit and activist sectors as well. The American public can’t help but talk about the grave issue of modern-day slavery because it is a hot topic in movies like End of Watch and TV shows like Law and Order: SVU, as well as Obama’s recent proclamation to end human trafficking.
The runway is one of Freedom and Fashion’s answer to end slavery! Inspiring positive change, 400+ guests were treated to several ethically made and fair trade clothing lines on the runway, which included looks from Feliks + Adrik, Radiant Cosmetics, Jatalo, Della, Sevenly, A-Thread, The Brave Collection, Senhoa, and Indigenous. After the show, guests took their purchasing power to the open vendor market just outside of the fashion show space, where they purchased clothes, accessories, and items from these Freedom and Fashion-approved brands.
(Images via Kenneth Gulley of KenGulley Photos)
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!