ACS upcycles June 26 fashion show

| June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments


Family Advocacy Program
Army Community Service
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Calling all fans of fashion and design, Friday, June 26, when the Family Advocacy Program will host the “Project Purple Fashion Show.”
This event takes its inspiration from the popular television show, “Project Runway,” in which contestants compete to create fashionably designed outfits while working with insufficient time or limited materials.
The first-time event will be held at the Nehelani, here, from 1:30-3 p.m.

Creating something better
The Project Purple Fashion Show challenges aspiring designers to create an outfit using repurposed, recycled or “upcycled” materials.
Upcycled refers to the process of converting old or discarded materials into something useful. Generally, the term is used for items that are improved or made beautiful, for example, decorating an old paint can to use as a flower pot.
“This will be an opportunity for all those hidden creative types to highlight their inner designer,” said Tiffany Jones, event organizer.
Jones describes the Project Purple Fashion Show as “an innovative way to combine fashion with domestic violence awareness and education.”
Participation is open to ID cardholders who would like to try their hand at creating and showcasing a fashionable outfit. If aspiring designers are younger than 18, they must have a parent or adult as part of their team. Participants can supply their own model or the organizers will supply one for them.

Violence awareness
According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in three women and one in 10 men in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime.
The Victim Advocacy Program offers support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through its SAFE line – 624-SAFE (7233). Advocates can provide victims with emotional support, crisis intervention, safety planning, general resources and referrals.

Register to attend
For more information or to register, call 808-655-1670 and ask for the “Project Purple Fashion Show” coordinator, Tiffany Jones.
Join the Family Advocacy Program and Army Community Service as we stand together on behalf of our families to raise awareness and prevent domestic violence.
If you or someone you know is in need of help, call a victim advocate on the 24/7 SAFE line at 624-SAFE (7233).

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