Paint the Runway Purple is a fundraising fashion show which provides paying opportunities for emerging fashion designers, models, hair and makeup artists, photographers, and production staff. The show brings exposure to local businesses to connect to their local demographics through sponsorship.
The evening will include emerging designers’ collections on the runway, models , food, drinks, pop-up shops, raffles, VIP Swag, celebrity photo and autographs, appearances by Blake Sakamoto and The Nu Wavers, fashion designer Michelle Lesniak, Emmy-nominated Julie Michaels, stunt cooridnator Peewee Piemonte, Mrs. Oregon 2016 Lori McNeil, journalist Nicole DeCosta, hair and makeup artist Nichole Ray, and FashionNewsLive.com founder, Rocco Gaglioti. Guests will also have the chance to walk the red carpet!
- Sage of Athena’s Owl Couture Designs
- Kian of Kian M
- Rachel Rischiotto of Butterfliez & Diamondz
- Lisa Marie of Enchanted Custom Corsets and Bridal Apparel
- V.I.P. of V.I.P.
- Elizabeth Carpenter of TransfuZe
Paint the Runway Purple was created by Desi Allinger-Nelson, entrepreneur as a designer, artist, and seamstress for her company, Desi Designs. Desi graduated from The Academy of Art University (San Francisco) receiving her degree in Fashion Design. She most recently received the 2015 People’s Choice as Emerging Designer for Portland Fashion and Style Awards. She has been designing fashion and producing art since she was five years old.
As for the inspiration behind Purple, she says, “What began as a fundraising fashion show, ended up as an event to provide paying opportunities and exposure for for emerging fashion designers, models, hair and makeup artists, photographers, and runway production staff…..The show has grown into not only the exposure and opportunity for emerging designers and artists, but also a way to bring awareness to local businesses through their demographic customer by sponsoring Paint the Runway Purple fashion show. It’s all about helping each other for a good cause.”
Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Maryhill Museum of Art
35 Maryhill Museum Dr
Goldendale, WA 98620
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Lesley is the founder and editor of What’s Up NW. Prior to creating WhatsUpNW.com, she was the Seattle city editor for AskMissA.com. For both publications, Lesley has covered fashion shows, openings, and local charity events. She has written numerous articles shining the light on local businesses, encouraging readers to always shop local.