The Fashion Event held on April 21st 2015: From Marymount with Love: A Classic Fashion Show for the Modern Romantic was organized by the mmfi (Marymount Micro finance Initiative) group of students. The event involved students, faculty and staff from several departments including Business, Dance and Theatre. The event held in the Great Hall with the cooperation of the Dance Division attracted over 120 people with faculty, staff and students modeling casual clothes designed by Threads 4 Thought, a brand that focuses on sustainable apparel.
The mmfi’s mission is to raise money to fund micro-loans for entrepreneurs in developing countries. With this in mind, the fashion event was followed by a ‘buying hour’ during which the group organized sales featuring apparel from Threads 4 Thought. The invite for the fashion event also recommended a donation of one item of gently used clothing as an admission fee to be donated to ‘Housing Works,’ a not-for-profit charitable organization with a mission of serving the needy.
The program reflected Marymount Manhattan College’s mission of community service: doing good to better the lives of others, even as it demonstrated principles of inclusivity, global citizenship and cultural competence. Kudos to Ben Bathman, Nina Carter, Chun Sang (Melody) Tam, and Christina McDonald, for organizing this successful event! David Zyla, Associate Faculty member and Emmy Award winning stylist was the honorary advisor for the Fashion Show who gave generously of his time and ideas to the group.