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Voyage to Utopia charity fashion show

Sat, Feb 23, 2013, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
LOCATION: Lee Center, Lower Gym

Marymount’s African-Caribbean Student Association (ACSA) is presenting the fifth annual charity fashion show, Voyage to Utopia. The show will feature up-and-coming designers and their lines, including Burtons Battle by Bishme R. Cromartie, who was featured in Elle magazine and displayed at New York Fashion Week this past fall; Courtney M. Roberts, who has also shown at New York Fashion Week; and current Marymount students and alumni.
Voyage to Utopia shines a spotlight on Washington, DC, area designers, a culturally diverse group with innovative fashion concepts.

This year, the show is raising funds for the Partners for Haitian Children (PHC), which improves education for Haiti’s most vulnerable children -- funding a primary school of 700 students, an orphanage for 60 girls, and a small dispensary. For more information, visit www.p-h-ch.org.

The show will also contribute a portion of the proceeds to the Marymount President’s Scholarship Fund, which helps students encountering financial difficulties complete their studies.

Ticket Price: $7, MU students; $12, general admission; $25, VIP tickets
Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
Style U Competition
While honoring local fashion designers, this year’s fashion show will also provide MU students with a chance to feature their talents as stylists. For the Style U competition, students will use their creativity to style a complete look from head to toe on a restricted budget. The winner of the competition will have the opportunity to be featured in the Voyage to Utopia blog, the show’s program, and receive a $50 gift card. The winner will also receive a full photo shoot of the winning look.

Common Ground Theme
New this year is the university’s Common Ground campaign, which highlights the diversity of students, cultures, and ideas that come together at Marymount, and the many ways that the campus community finds common ground – including a shared focus on intellectual curiosity, a commitment to service, and a global perspective. Voyage to Utopia will be incorporating the common ground themes in the show.