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.
Fashion For A Passion 2014 will continue ATG’s series in style, while putting a spin on year six with a new venue and fresh line-up. Mark Saturday, November 1 with a gold star, and note Three Three Three First Avenue (333 First Avenue, Dallas) as the location of choice. With tickets selling quickly, only a few days remain to secure your seat for the big night.
For the past several years, DFW Style Daily has been 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. Serving as a springboard for emerging talent, many Fashion For A Passion designers have launched booming brands following their appearances.
For 2014, the event returns refreshed with several firsts. Returning emcee LeeAnne Locken will be joined by co-host Elizabeth Dinh of KTVT CBS 11. Presenting designers will include Becky Hollands, Jerry Matthews of Nine Muses, Mai Pham, Hue Tran of Lizzi London, and Dora Yim of d.p.c. by Dora Yim.
Longtime ATG sponsor and auction donor, Vatana Watters of Watters Bridal (design pictured above), will join the talented group as the event’s first-ever bridal wear presenting designer. Also new this year, Brandy Pham of Brandy Pham Jewels will introduce local audiences to her covetable line. The can’t-miss list goes on, but you don’t have to take our word for it.
“It’s hard to top ourselves each year, but we always manage to add a unique twist that keeps things interesting for our audience,” says Tammy Nguyen Lee, ATG President and Founder (pictured above). “This year is no different, and you won’t want to miss what we have in store.”
A limited number of VIP seats and general admission tickets for Fashion For A Passion 2014 remain available online. Tickets will also be available at the door for an additional fee. For more information and tickets, visit www.AgainstTheGrainProductions.com/events.