Time: September 6, 2019 from 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Location: St Mary's Episcopal Church in Harlem
Street: 521 W 126th St
City/Town: New York, NY 10027
Website or Map: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/…
Event Type: fashion, show, nyfw
Organized By: Melange Movement
Latest Activity: Jul 31
SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 from 7:30 - 10:30 PM ET
Melange 2019 is proud to be partnering with 360Fashion Network to explore the intersection of diversity meets technology. 360Fashion Network will debut their ROBOTIC COUTURE clothing on the runway created with the 360Fash Tech "Robotic Dress" Kit. The designers selected in the Robotic Dress Hackathon are Clare Tattersall, Christian Bruns, and Azreal.YM across three continents: USA, EUROPE, CHINA. Anina Net is the CEO and founder of 360Fashion Network, a network of fashion professionals using the latest technologies. Anina evolved from a model to a fashion industry pioneer and developed Intel Curie-powered smart gloves showcased on CCTV at Chinese New Year and shape-shifting robot dresses showcased on ABC7News. She is listed as #7 in Top 100 Women in Wearable and Consumer Tech. We are excited to be joining forces with 360Fashion Network for Melange 2019. The Robotic Couture Dresses will be on display following the show in an exhibition at KNOTEL FlatIron Building in downtown NYC with a panel discussion on Diversity and Inclusion featuring Melange leaders on Sept 8th & 9th.
For this year's celebration, we are aiming to raise enough for KHEF to cover the tuition costs for a nursing student in Uganda. Her name is Patricia Tusuubira. She is 22 years old, and she is in her 2nd year of a nursing program at Mengo Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. Any remaining funds from Melange 2019 will go to support the school fees of a 14 year old deaf orphan, Ivan Seckulima, who is in the 3rd grade at the Julina Memorial School for the Deaf, boarding school. In our experience, it only takes changing the life of one nurse, or one orphan, to change the trajectory of an entire village, a country, or the world. We are proud to support the mission of KHEF for Melange 2019.
Madeline Stuart, the world's most famous model with down syndrome, as seen in Vogue, Marie Claire and more (500,000+ followers on FB), will be attending and participating in the show. Other VIP guests include:
--Corey Woods: Celebrity Designer for Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, etc. Check out Beyonce wearing his glasses this past June.
--Katiti Kironde: First African American Woman on the cover of a Fashion Magazine (Glamour, 1968).
--Anina Net: Global leader in fashion and tech, as seen in ABCNews & PBS, and has worked with Intel and IBM.
This is an one of a kind event created to amplify diversity and inclusion in the fashion and technology industries in order to create a future where we are all represented.