Donna Rogers, founder of Big Girls Rock 2, brought fashion, empowerment and entertainment center stage as she hosted the organization’s first “Rock The Runway” Kids Edition Fashion Show on Saturday on the campus of Sam Houston University in Huntsville.
The fashion show was designed to bring awareness to autism in support of the Autism One Foundation.
Hosted by model and actress, Armonie Wilson, the fashion show featured the designs of local fashion designers Sharles Fashion, JR LaCour Fashion and Iyanni Pradia Fashions.
The event featured performances by Unity Faith Step Team, Loves Dance Company, Seniah: The Dancing Diva, TripTerror Inc. and Kids in Dance.
Teen fashion designer, Iyanni Pradia, spoke to audience members about her efforts to combat bullying and shared plans for a holiday gala celebrating the official launch of her Million Kids March Anti-Bullying Movement. She then showcased designs from her anti-bullying fashion collection.
Rogers applauded the efforts of the youth who performed in the fashion show, including several young people with autism, and encouraged audience members to join her efforts to empower and support those with the condition.
Event sponsors included Big Girls Rock 2, Konfidence & Kurves, Royalty Designs, IAEP, Ink Slingers, Class of 89, Progressive Women, E&M Productions, ZBT Awards, Transfomer Hair Studio, Anointed Hands Beauty Salon, Million Kids March, JR Lacour, Two Tees Designs and Hope Robins.
Check out photo highlights from the fashion show and the event’s red carpet sponsored by Empower Magazine.