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Cirque de Couture featuring Little Rock designers

 

SARPA:Sexual Assault Recovery & Prevention Agency is hosting a spectacular event coming up on September 9, 2011 to raise awareness and funds for their program called Cirque de Couture, which will include many fashion designers from Little Rock to be participating.  Cirque de Couture is established as their second annual fashion designer contest and fashion show to raise awareness and funds for the 501(c)3 non-profit (Tax ID#: 71-0567897). 

As the non-profit states, "SARPA fashion design competition entails about 200 guests who enjoy a culmination of music and fashion. Last year local musicians “Hardaway & the Commoners” performed on the runway as designers showed looks. Audience vote determined a winner. The fashion show highlights the designs of local designers with interest greatly expanded this year.  Many designers from Little Rock, Arkansas have expressed interest in participating in the competition. One important appeal to designers is the presence of many local store owners/managers and providing a venue for exposure to many retailers at once."

The fashion design competition will include five looks from designers to walk the runway.  Winners are voted on through audience feedback.  Cirque de Couture features a very special ABC (anything but clothes) portion of the competition.  Designers may choose any material other than woven textiles for the ABC option.  Winner of this challenge will have their design on display at SARPA's upscale annual event, Starry Night 2012.

Nicole Linn with SARPA and event promoter says, " I tell all the people involved don't think of this as a fashion show, think of it as a production.  The models are going to have to look alive out there, because they may have to dodge a stray balloon or beachball." 

Currently, a business or individual can apply to be a sponsor.   The event will generate more interest in the fashion industry as a whole.  If a company wants to promote the fashion scene locally, this is an opportunity to get involved and encourage more similar events.  Fashion shows and design competitions get great response in Arkansas, because it is apparant the public wants more.

For more information, please contact Nicole Linn at  alananici@yahoo.com



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