Fashion for a good cause

"Evolution: Flashing Forward From Modern to Futuristic Fashion" was held on Saturday, July 17, at Anatomy, where a full house enjoyed the fabulous designs of Virginia Marti College of Art and Design students and graduates. Each collection was themed to fit a particular era, from the 1940s on.

Participating designers (and their eras) were:

Cara Kovatch showcased a collection of flirty and fun dresses inspired by the 1940s.

John Mendrea (1940s) dazzled the audience with elegant, (mostly) dark-colored dresses.

Jazmine Nosseir's (1940s) dresses were beautiful, but her standout piece was a white skirted peacoat. 

Mary Hargrave (1950s) focused on the working woman, with her collection including an impressive pantsuit. 

Anton Zbarh's (1960s) geometric pieces were fun and oh-so-colorful! 

Sabrina Salinka's (1970s) bright, patterned collection, titled "Tropical Paradise," left the audience members yearning for an exotic vacation of their own. 

Jackie Clonch (1980s) exemplified simple elegance with muted brown tones and black-and-white pieces. 

Danielle Chapa (1980s) featured keyhole cutouts, capri pants and off-the-shoulder looks in her pieces - totally awesome!

Amy Seganes' (early 20th century) collection "Geek Sheek" was all about preppy menswear, featuring an interestingly vest-and-shorts combination. 

Carrie Koman's (1990s) collection was titled "M2M: Morning to Midnight," and it featured versatile pieces for work and play. 

Sylvia Asante (1990s) focused on earth tones which highlighted the practicality of her collection. - 1990s era

Jonathan Anderson's (millenium) collection "Belleza" featured a series of stunning dresses in fabulous prints and solids.

Auriana Riase (millenium) presented pieces that were chic and stunning, without being overstated. 

Emily Tanko (millenium) created futuristic outfits that could very well be worn by future generations, their green and purple hues set off by the models' bleach-blond wigs. 

The show was sponsored by Metromix and proceeds benefited the Cleveland APL. More than $2,000 was raised.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010