Now in its sixth year, Fashion For A Passion has established a reputation for celebrating the work of Dallas-based Asian American designers. A true passion project of Against The Grain Productions (ATG), proceeds from the annual runway show and fashionable fête benefit the non-profit’s mission to promote awareness and unity of Asian American culture, artistry, and identity. on the scene at Fashion For A Passion. We’ve fallen for highlighted designers, including Lucy Dang, Jerry Matthews, and Khanh Nguyen of Nhã Khanh (pictured below). Serving as a springboard for emerging talent, many Fashion For A Passion designers have launched booming brands following their appearances. Lucy Dang, for example, took top honors in the 2013 Texas Next Top Designer competition, and went on to win Belk’s Southern Designer Showcase. Nhã Khanh has evolved into a red carpet standout, loved by celebs and carried at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. LeeAnne Locken will be joined by co-host Elizabeth Dinh of KTVT CBS 11. Presenting designers will also include new elements of bridal wear and jewelry. The 2014 Fashion For A Passion presenting designers include Becky Hollands, Jerry Matthews of Nine Muses, Brandy Pham, Mai Pham, Hue Tran of Lizzi London, Vatana Watters of Watters Bridal, and Dora Yim of d.p.c. Event Calendar and AgainstTheGrainProductions.com.