Diversity and fashion focus for fundraiser


“Beautiful brides” and formal finery are set to make an appearance at a fundraising fashion show billed as a double celebration.

Organiser Denise Fowler said the event would showcase both the “amazing diversity and talent we have among our community” and some “fantastic fashion”.

Models, who would come from all walks of life, would show off a range of garments, such as formal and wedding dresses dating “right back to the 1950s”, Mrs Fowler said.

There were also some “beautiful brides who are looking forward to slipping on their dresses again”, former WoolOn Creative Fashion Event garments, fashion from Central Otago shops and some “special” school formal dresses.

“Most of our models have attended the Dunstan High School formal, so it’s a great time to pull out the dresses and let everyone see just how fantastic they looked.”

Mrs Fowler said this year’s event was a fundraiser for the Alexandra Primary School.

But she was keen to continue it as a broader community fundraiser.

“This has been a passion of mine and I’m very keen to keep it going, maybe making it an annual event. I have a very strong passion with the extra needs some of our children and adults [have] in our community and would love to make it a community fundraiser, so we can help where and when we can to help the incredible organisations we have, such as Riding for the Disabled, as they are such an important part of many people’s lives.”

The “Celebrating Diversity in our Community Fashion Show 2019” will have two showings at the Alexandra Community Hall, at 2pm and 7.30pm this Saturday. Tickets are available from Alexandra Primary School, Hill Automotive or Nu Dax, in Alexandra.


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