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Gift Guide: Fashioned For Freedom Was a Hit

Isabel Arcellana | December 14, 2018 | Feature Features

The runway show to benefit a refuge house in the Philippines was a success

Despite the rain, fashion-loving philanthropists of Dallas made their way to Hall of State at Fair Park for Fashioned For Freedom. Volunteer designers, models, hair and makeup professionals, and more did what they do best behind the scenes as the well-dressed guests filled the seats of the regal venue. Before the show, guests took photos on the red carpet and at the photo booth, grabbed drinks and snacks at the bar, and shopped at pop-up’s like Favor the Kind, Truth Ink Apparel, and the 9010 Shop.

Guests were also educated about the issue at hand. Proceeds from the event, nearly $75,000, went to My Refuge House, a home in Cebu, Philippines that takes in abused girls and does wonders in healing them and restoring them to live happy and healthy lives.

The night opened with Sonia Azad from WFAA as the host. The first designer of the night was Filip + Inna, a company that showcases designs inspired by indigenous groups of the Philippines, hand-sewn and embroidered there. Other crowd favorites that night were Ese Azenabor with her textured designs, and Haily Bell with her sophisticated gowns. The night also included a spoken word, and a song and dance performance, wrapping up the whole experience. Together, everyone there that night truly fought for freedom.


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