On October 26, 2013, Milwaukee’s Clarke Square neighborhood will become a fashion hot spot as Journey House presents its first fashion show, “Journey to the Runway, Dress to Give.” The event will take place from 6 -9:30 PM at the Journey House Center for Family Learning and Youth Athletics, 2110 West Scott Street, Milwaukee. All proceeds will go to support Journey House programs and services.
The season’s hottest trends for both men and women will be featured from fashion favorites including Banana Republic, Boutique Larrieux, Milano’s, Maurices, Serenitees, NL Suits and Milwaukee Wave. Guests will be treated to a Purple Carpet Reception complete with photographers followed by a 7 o’clock dinner and 8:15 PM show. Emcees for the evening will be Sue Black, Owner and President of the Milwaukee Wave, and Channel 12 New’s Marianne Lyles. Entertainment will be provided by Journey House youth performers (African Drummers and Cheerleaders) and DJ Camille Henderson. Following the fashion show, guests will have the opportunity to purchase items featured on the runway, including jewelry from Holy Inspired.
Over 50 volunteers, a blend of professionals, Journey House participants and community members, will serve as stylists and models for the evening. Models ranging in age from 18 to 70 plus will create one of the most ethnically diverse catwalks seen in a Milwaukee fashion show.
Tickets for the event are on sale for $80 each until Friday, October 18 via journeyhouse.org. Questions about sponsorship packages should be directed to Michele Bria at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Established in 1969, Journey House works with the community utilizing a self-help philosophy in order to increase education, reduce unemployment, lower the incidence of crime, strengthen the family structure and revitalize the surrounding neighborhood. The organization, located in Milwaukee’s near south side Clarke Square neighborhood, served over 4,100 youth and families with its programs in 2012. For more information about Journey House, visit www.journeyhouse.org.