Fashionable Life: Couture With a Conscience

by Editorial

Fashion Fights Poverty annual runway show aims to make style eco-chic and charitable.

Designs by Luis Valenzuela. (Photo by Violetta Markelou)

Fashion Fights Poverty challenges the sartorially-minded to be sustainable with a presentation of eco-friendly and ethical designers at their Dress Responsibly Gala on Saturday, March 31. Produced by regular Washington Life The Young and The Guest List member and fashion contributor / photographer and makeup artist, Violetta Markelou, the benefit will raise money for local and national education programs including the Woodrow Wilson High School Clothing and Textile Program. District-based designers Ginger Root and Laura Williams are set to join Project Runway’s Seth Aaron Henderson, activist Gabby Wild (whose “12 in 12” campaign design items bring awareness to 12 endangered animals each year) for an evening of fashion-forward philanthropy. “My goal is to raise awareness about the eco/ethical effects of our fashion consumption habits and how technology fuels these habits,” Markelou said. “I want people to leave the show wanting to take action and to think about how they can be part of the solution.”

2012 FFP Dress Responsibly Gala, Saturday, March 31st, 2012 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd Arlington VA. Register HERE.

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