Triad Goodwill took over the Elm Street Center in downtown Greensboro on March 9, 2018 for our 9th annual fashion fundraiser – and this year’s event turned into an all-out dance party. Seven designers showcased their collections on the runway – and chose music that had the crowd rocking!
This year’s designers, Virginia Cole, LaShawn Millner, Shaunielle Foster, Georgann Schultz, Amber Kapas, Desiree Hedrick and Jasmine Rhodes each designed collections inspired by a decade from the 1940s-2000s.
Amber Kapas won the News & Record Unconventional Material Challenge for her 1980s-inspired look made out of newsprint.
The Audience Choice Award went to Virginia Cole for her collection inspired by the 1940s.
Jasmine Rhodes and her 2000s-inspired collection won the Judges’ Choice Award, based on her collection’s originality, construction and creative use of materials.
Tanya Rivera, anchor and executive producer of 2 Wants to Know on WFMY News 2 served as the host for the event. The 2018 judges included Ivey Ghee, CEO, Owner and Founder of The Hospitality G; Cindy Loman, Editor of 1808: Greensboro’s Magazine; and Cory Phillips, Project Manager with Crumley Roberts.
Proceeds from the evening benefit Triad Goodwill’s mission of providing free career development services for the un- and underemployed in Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham Counties.