Monday, September 9, 2013

From the Ground Fashion Show

Looking for something a little different to do this Saturday night?

Photo:  GHP Photography
Why not venture out to Greentopia Festival for the From the Ground Fashion Show for a night of eco-minded entertainment, fun, and fashion?  It is sure to be a fashion show like no other.  I mean, when is the last time you saw a runway made out of crushed cars?  This celebration of urban innovation is sure to have a hipster, block party vibe, with its skateboarders and eco-friendly paperless program (you can receive it via text.)  The show will highlight designers using sustainable and innovative approaches to design, showcase creators of up-cycled and vintage garments, and feature extreme materials taken to the next level with one of kind pieces from burlap to paper.

If you believe in cultivating new ideas, in growth, in art, in bringing people and communities together to celebrate fashion, forward-thinking, sustainability, the creative class, and Rochester, then this is the event for you.

Here is the nitty gritty:

Pre-Party Festivities for
Sponsors and VIP guests: $25
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
General Admission: $10
Doors Open at 7:00 pm
Fashion Show Begins:
7:30 pm on Commercial Street

View Facebook event details here.

Get tickets here.

Want to know why I'm going?  Well yeah, I write The Flower City Fashionista.  I like clothes...and shoes...and a great statement necklace.  Sure, I believe in sustainability and shopping local, but honestly it's deeper than that.

I am passionate about the underlying message of this event; by the idea that we can create a shift in our urban climate by supporting each other.  That its the artists, the dreamers, the hopers and believers who take leaps of faith and make things happen.  That positive outcomes are the result of blood, sweat, tears, and good people coming together. 

Sometimes I feel like my head could explode thinking about all this little city of ours has to offer.  There is so much talent and creative spirit here.  I whole-heartedly believe that through making the right connections: by bringing together the creatives, the big thinkers, the Lennon-esque dreamers that anything is possible - that the sky alone will be the limit and no one will be able to hold us down. Changing our situations, our economy, our society starts with each one of us and with the idea and the desire to make it happen.  We can be the change.

That is why I support events like this fashion show.  That is why I'll be there.

Hope to see you there too!


The Flower City Fashionista

PS- FROM THE GROUND has also created a community based fashion show free to the public on Sunday, September 15, 2013.