Thursday, February 16, 2012

Project Style 2012 puts out call for designers and models

NEW HAVEN - Liberty Community Services will hold its 4th annual Project Style to benefit the New Haven homeless community on May 9 at the New Haven Lawn Club.
This year the event is themed "Spring Fantasy," according to a statement.
A designer and model call will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 19 and March 4, the statement said.
It is open to anyone interested in fashion design and modeling, the statement said.
The call will be at the main office in downtown New Haven at 129 Church St.
"Project Style was established four years ago in order to support our programs that received either limited funding or no funding at all. It is a unique fashion show where designers from the New Haven area create the fashions, and models, again from the New Haven area, wear them at the show," the statement said.
"The show is curated by Emmett McCarthy, a New Haven born designer and veteran of Project Runway, and who now has his own shop in New York City. He and Tracy B., from New Haven, oversee the designers and models who are chosen throughout the design process," the statement said. "Project Style is truly a wonderful event that now raises 20,000 dollars to support these programs and as importantly raises awareness of our agency and the population that we serve. All of the participants donate their time and talent to support our homeless community in greater New Haven."

The goal of the programs supported by Project Style is to ultimately provide permanent housing and support to its members, the statement said.. All members are homeless, the statement said. 

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed. It is largely unedited here and posted as a community service.

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