For most Atlanta trend setters, attending a fashion show means sitting in an audience watching models 5’6” and above strut down a runway, showcasing the latest in high fashion and couture collections. What they don’t expect are adorable pint-sized socialites modeling for a cause. Escorted by their well-known celebrity parents, these miniature models are supporting those in need in a big way.
Runway RED — an acronym for Realizing, Educating and Developing —is an incomparable charity fashion show benefiting youth affected and/or infected by HIV/AIDS. The show will feature an impressive lineup of established, as well as emerging children’s designers and their original collections.
Runway RED is a program created by Show Me The Way Foundation, Inc. and is one of their signature fundraisers. The foundation operates SHE Girls and HOLLA BACK Boys as two of its programs that are charting a course for developing educational and HIV/AIDS prevention programs that affect the lives of children and youth in our community.
Organizers expect approximately 1,000 fashionable guests, VIPs and members of the press will be in attendance. Read what else Tashwanya Menefee has to say.
What is the purpose of Runway Red?
The Purpose of Runway RED is to bring awareness of HIV/AIDS to the community through fashion and kids giving back to their community.
How did you come up with the idea?
In 2006, Show Me the Way Foundation birthed the Runway RED Event at the Fabulous Fox Theater. I have a passion for fashion and love public health awareness and decided to fuse the two.
Which designers are participating this year?
Tiny Pants, Truck Fit, Reebok, ADIDAS, Spoiled Rotten and Studio Couture.
Runway Red will be held Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Zoo Atlanta at 7 p.m. For more information, visit showmethewayfoundation.org.