Women Redefining Fashion: Runway Show & Panel Event
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
Babson Park, MA
Women Redefining Fashion
Runway Show & Panel Event
March 6, 2013 -- #BabsonFashion
7 to 9 p.m. -- FREE
The Richard W. Sorenson Center for the Arts at Babson College
In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Babson College are proud to present a premier fashion event featuring an unforgettable runway show and panel discussion.
Women Redefining Fashion is an exploration of how women entrepreneurs are innovating within the fashion industry. See up-and-coming designers challenging fashion’s status quo and celebrate women’s beauty and diversity through ethical fashions and runway models of all ages, sizes, ethnicity and sexual orientation.
The evening will be hosted by fashion industry insider Sophia Chang.
About Sophia Chang
Sophia Chang is an event producer and personal manager. She has produced several fashion shows for designer Vivienne Tam as well as the finale fashion shows for the global television hit Project Runway All Stars.
ShallabhRadhika is a womanswear line created by Shallabh Mittal and Radhika Choudhary. Their elegant garments are hand-sewn in their artisan studio in New York. Radhika has worked with Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood and Burberry.
Born and raised in India, Avni Trivedi's accessories are created with traditional artisan practices such as bandhani, one of the oldest methods of tie-dyeing; kantha embroidery (kantha means storytelling) which originated in Dhaka, Bangladesh; natural dyeing using herbs and plants to create colors; and the use of hand-woven wool from Kutch and Gujarat, and hand-woven silk from Bhagalpur, Bihar.
Born in the city of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Achk Kombana graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her African origins and European experiences combine traditional African cloth with structured Victorian silhouettes.
Swedish born, Brooklyn-based designer Maja Svensson created the ELSA dress--a signature dress for work and the cocktail party that fits and flatters most right off the rack--to empower women to feel feminine and fulfilled in their everyday lives.
Marimacho is the vision and creation of Brooklyn-based duo Crystal González-Alé and Ivette González-Alé. They transform timeless masculine motifs into modern style geared toward the unconventionally masculine, focusing on fit, style, and the highest-quality fabrics from domestic and European mills. Marimacho produces their fashions at a women-owned factory in New York City’s Garment District.
Under the leadership of President Veronica Chapman, the founders of My Crowning Jewel design exquisite head wraps to protect one's hair from breakage while sleeping and accessorize daytime outfits.
Rei Hyunjoo Lee uses organic lines, and natural colors to explore avant-garde combinations of oriental themes and western influences. Rei was born in Seoul, Korea and graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Located in Boston, Archangel is a small boutique comprising innovative styles of various designers, and specializing in whimsical dresses, jackets, handbags and accessories.
Founded by two Harvard Law School graduates, the Fashion Project website sells donated designer clothing and accessories and passes along nearly 60% of the proceeds to a select group of charities, including Autism Speaks, Dress for Success, and March of Dimes.
There are still opportunities to help support Women Redefining Fashion. We are currently seeking local clothing designers, boutiques, hair stylists, make-up artists and sponsorships. For information about participating, please contact Heatherjean MacNeil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership
The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College provides educational programs for undergraduate, graduate, and Babson Executive Education students that help women and men develop leadership skills and an entrepreneurial mindset. To ensure a world of opportunity and advancement for all, CWEL also supports and widely disseminates research into the unique skills and experiences of women entrepreneurial leaders, and advances gender equality as a growth strategy for individuals and for organizations of all sizes, everywhere in the world.