Hats > Historic Group Hosts Spring Fashion Show and Scholarship Fundraiser

(ContentDesk) March 13, 2004--The D.C. Chapter of the National Association of Fashion Accessory Designers will present its Spring 2004 Fashion Show Silent Auction Fundraiser, themed "Uniquely Fashionable: One-of-a-Kind," on March 28, 2004 at The Washington Times' Arbor Ballroom at 3600 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC.

Doors will open at 2pm.Proceeds from the silent auction will go towards the group's scholarship fund. The 2004 Artie Bell Scholarship will be awarded at the luncheon to a qualifying student seeking to achieve their goals in the fashion industry through higher education. The fashion show will showcase award-winning apparel and accessories designers including Angela Mills, data recovery in north dakota

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Barbara Hunter, BeDava Designs by Brenda Davis, Ben Millinery by Vanilla Beane, Elena Design Studio, Elsie Wallace, Fashionably Yours by Pat Jackson, Harriet Richardson, Jean Robinson, Lucy Josey, Originally Africa by June Bland, T.J.

Tyler, and Yndigo Designs by Kim Lyons. All featured designers are members of NAFAD and will be showing spring fashions in women's wear, men's wear, and accessories including jewelry and hats. The Designer Boutique will open immediately following the show. More information on the fashion show fundraiser and the organization can be found at www.nafaddc.com.The National Association of Fashion Accessory Designers (NAFAD) was founded by Jeanetta Welch Brown, in collaboration with Mary McLeod Bethune, in 1949. The D.C.

Chapter was chartered the same year under the direction of Jeanetta Welch Brown, Freddye S. Henderson, Ada Fisher Jones, and Lois Alexander. An affiliate of the National Council of Negro Women, the organization has sought to open doors for its members, inspire creative and innovative designs, and encourage an independent and entrepreneurial spirit among African American designers to meet the ever-changing challenges of the fashion industry. In addition to the educational scholarship, the D.C. Chapter has been involved in the local community through such activities as sewing caps and producing fashion shows for the American Cancer Society; working with welfare-to-work programs; and offering hands-on workshops in sewing, jewelry-making, and other crafts..