For 65 years, the Prahran Mission has been providing support and guidance to those less fortunate. The tireless work of their volunteers has helped thousands of people achieve a better quality of life. We as the community, now have a chance to give something back to an organisation that has given so much.
On 1 June 2011, you are invited to attend a special fashion event put together by third year students from the Whitehouse Institute of Design and volunteers, to celebrate the work of the Prahran Mission.
The brainchild of celebrity stylist Philip Boon, the Mission 65 event will draw from the glamour of the 1940s. Some of Melbourne’s most established and talented fashion designers, including Jenny Bannister, Anthony Capon and the wonderful JC Lloyd-Southwell d’Anvers and Dean Hewitt from Madam Virtue, will be taking pieces sourced from Mission opportunity shops and re-creating them as haute couture pieces.
After being presented in a live runway show, these beautiful pieces will be auctioned off, with all proceeds from the designs and ticket sales going to the Prahran Mission.
Designers JC Lloyd-Southwell d’Anvers and Dean Hewitt, have encouraged as many people as possible to attend: “It is important that we take the time to give back to the community. We should show our support to organisations such as the Prahran Mission, who train and educate people to get back into the workforce and enable them to remain part of the community at-large.”
The Mission 65 is the perfect opportunity to give something back to the community while enjoying a great night of fashion. So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets now before they are all sold out!
Here are some pictures of 1940s fashion to inspire you:
Images courtesy of http://mission65fashion.tumblr.com/, http://kayakkayak.com, http://zimbio.com, http://1940s.org/fashion/women/dresses/
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