A true passion project of Dallas-based Against The Grain Productions, Fashion For A Passion will mark its seventh year on November 7. With each annual event, this scope of this stylish fundraiser expands, celebrating the work of Asian-American artists and designers while “cultivating creativity for a cause.”
For the past several years, DFW Style Daily has been on the scene at Fashion For A Passion. We’ve fallen for highlighted designers and brands, including Lucy Dang, Nine Muses, Watters Bridal, Lizzi London, 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. Lucy Dang, for example, went on to win Belk’s Southern Designer Showcase. Nhã Khanh has evolved into a red carpet standout, beloved by celebs and carried at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.
“With the unintentional theme of ‘seven’ running throughout the show, we really do feel lucky to have the amazing array of talent for our event this year,” said Against The Grain (ATG) President Tammy Nguyen Lee (pictured above, left, with Aivy Nguyen) of this year’s upcoming fête.
Taking place on the seventh day of November at 7 For Parties in the Dallas Design District, Fashion For A Passion 2015 will again feature a signature fashion show and live auction. Returning hosts LeeAnne Locken and Elizabeth Dinh will be joined by newcomers Tiffany Hendra and Ben Smithee. Another new aspect, in keeping with the noteworthy number, brings seven Asian-American musical performers to the stage, including award-winning singer-songwriter Larry g(EE), who will open and close the show.
With even more details to be released in weeks to come, Fashion For A Passion 2015 tickets are already in high demand. Visit www.againstthegrainproductions.com for more information and ticketing. Proceeds from the evening’s ticket sales and auctions, as well as generous sponsors, benefit ATG’s supported orphanages and underprivileged children in Asia, scholarships for student artists and leaders, and community outreach programs in the U.S. to inspire, educate, and entertain the community.
Photography by David Loi Studios and SARU Photography.