Just last Thursday, April 30, the Design District’s Couture Gallery attracted hundreds of stylishly clad guests for a unique city-inspired fashion show entitled MOVEMENT, hosted by The Friends of the Warren Center. The first annual charity event gathered bloggers, influencers, and supporters of The Warren Center — a non-profit organization dedicated to the success of children born with developmental delays. Recognizing that in Dallas, fashion and charity bond together like a hand in glove, MOVEMENT showcased spring’s hottest trends through the best in designer wear from Elaine Turner, Edo Popken, Aftershock London, Shemara Couture, The Biz, and Kid Biz. While designer pieces graced the runway, it was the overall cause that stole the show. Read on for the dish.
Beginning around 6 p.m., the newly minted Couture Gallery and now home to Dallas’ own Shemara Couture, quickly filled and swarmed with guests mingling and chatting as the DJ mixed the latest in top 40 tunes. Delectable bites by Eddie V’s and Cakeballz took center focus, as guests buzzed about the posh interior space – admiring the showroom’s display of couture gowns and eagerly anticipating the evening’s show.
Influencers spotted in the crowd included Simple Media’s Nick Bonnano, lifestyle blogger Vanna Collins, The Warren Center’s Tara Null, Dr. Cathy Zhon, Dr. Kara Bentley, Aftershock London director Imran Sheikh, Sharon Broussard, and men’s fashion blogger Christian Craven.
DFW Style Daily Editor Leah Frazier emceed the show, guiding the crowd through a transition of fashion-packed scenes: bold looks for the spring and summer, monochromatic looks for the “All White Attire” soirée, and couture options for the infamous gala season. Seamlessly produced by Willie Johnson, the fashion show featured student models from Frisco ISD, a guest appearance by former Bachelor Jake Pavelka, The Warren Center services recipient Constance Jackson, and struts by some of Dallas’ finest.
Chance Bags were sold throughout the evening with proceeds to benefit The Warren Center. 100 bags were purchased overall with lucky winners receiving either Kendra Scott jewelry, a dinner for two and martini set by Capital Grille, a wine and jazz reception at Eddie V’s, plus more.
As with everything, all good things must come to an end, but what was purely obvious, is that the love and support for The Warren Center will carry on. We at DFW Style Daily look forward to attending next year’s event with even higher hopes for a sold out crowd and even more incredible fashion. Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 18, as the Friends of The Warren Center present White Hot Summer Night at Eddie V’s. More details will be released soon but we look forward to seeing you there! Follow our Events Calendar for continued updates.
Images credit Rhiannon Lee