The Journey: A Night of Fashion, Community and Hope Fall 2016 Benefit Event


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Wed Sep 28, 2016, 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM


Industry CitySunset ParkBrooklyn, NY 11232


Nonprofit organizations Turning Point Brooklyn and Fashion Vie partner to host a fall benefit event that will celebrate Turning Point’s trailblazing social services and impact on the 7,500 lives they touch daily through their work. International fashion designer Chuks Collins, President and CEO of Fashion Vie, will design and present a collection inspired by Turning Point’s work in the Brooklyn community.

This gathering of over 250 leaders and tastemakers from the worlds of fashion, philanthropy, and finance will take place at Industry City, a cultural site in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The evening will include a fashion show of couture and ready-to-wear pieces, as well as a cocktail reception and auction of pieces from the Journey Collection, as well as other contributions from sponsors and prominent local stakeholders.

In describing the upcoming fashion presentation, Collins states: "The Collection chronicles a woman’s journey from struggle to ultimate triumph. The Journey she takes is a dangerous road littered with obstacles and setbacks. In the end, she will overcome her woes and flourish into a strong-willed Queen, poised to take on whatever the world brings."

Turning Point Brooklyn’s Executive Director, Tata Traore-Rogers states, "We are thrilled for the opportunity to partner with Fashion Vie to bring hope and healing to our friends and neighbors in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and beyond." She adds, "This event will help to ensure that we can continue to support our client population-which includes those who have suffered the trials and indignities brought on by homelessness, addiction, and limited access to education and employment support-well into the coming year."

Fashion Vie produced their first annual charity runway show and auction on April 8, 2016. The event was hosted by Access Hollywood Correspondent and Television Personality Karamo Brown. Special guests included: NFL wide receiver and model Dale Moss; TV Host and Lifestyle Expert Josh McBride; BET Entertainment Editor Clay Cane; Miss Southeast Florida pageant winner and motivational speaker Bianca Silva; and international artist Sanford Biggers.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two call times: 11AM and 2PM
  • Dress code: Black semi-formal attire. Training and lunch provided
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