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Fashion Fights Poverty @ The Artisphere!

By Kathryn Poulsen on October 18, 2010
The 2010 Fashion Fights Poverty gala emphasized a return to the “primal” state of making clothes and art for both spiritual nourishment and economic survival.
The 2010 Fashion Fights Poverty gala emphasized a return to the “primal” state of making clothes and art for both spiritual nourishment and economic survival.
Be sure to check out all 207 of our photographs from this event HERE and tell us what you were wearing that night!

This year’s Fashion Fights Poverty gala, provided a refreshing twist to the usual cocktail wear of DC runways, and celebrated fashion in its most “RAW” form. FFP showcased several designers, including Crooked Monkey, Nomi Ansari and Chez Kevito, whose collections all reflected the very “primal” theme of the evening.

Our first thoughts were, "Gee, a show of models in loincloths and animal skins; PETA is going to have a field day over this one!" But as FFP so eloquently put it, the theme is in fact about “nurturing untapped creative energy, ascertaining creativity over trends, artisanship over mass-production, and natural fibers over synthetics.”

Guests gathered at Rosslyn’s Artisphere to celebrate fashion, raise money for FFP and its Clothing and Textile Program at Woodrow Wilson High School, and of course, pilfer the open bar.

Several dozen live models lined the exhibition hall, rotating throughout the platforms and striking poses, while guests got an up-close look at the featured collections. The intricate detail and beadwork of designer Nomi Ansari was awe-inspiring. We also knew what every woman in the room was thinking: "If only I could parade around DC every day in Kevito’s black tulle maxi skirt!"

Last but not least, New York’s latest singing sensation, Matisse, performed several songs for the crowd, including her popular hit “Better Than Her”. And, like a bird to something shiny, our attention was drawn straight to Matisse’s pair of black FendiFendista” platforms (queue the sound of singing angels). What a perfect way to top off the night!

Be sure to check out all 207 of our photographs from this event HERE and tell us what you were wearing that night!

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