Annually, the fashion show raises money for Metro Nashville Public Schools and the PENCIL foundation. The PENCIL foundation connects community resources to Nashville public schools in order to help young people achieve academic success. Fashionology is one of the only fashion focused initiatives to give back in such a way. When attendees purchase tickets they are asked to bring school supplies which will aid the efforts of the PENCIL foundation and Nashville Public Schools.
Along with their continued focus on Nashville Public Schools, the folks at Fashionology have just announced that they will be taking donations to aid with Hands On Nashville's flood relief efforts. The Tennessean announced that Fashionology is an official charity aimed at supporting the work of Hands on Nashville. What an excellent cause.
And if the charity and philanthropic initiatives were not enough to entice you to come to this wonderful fashion show, Fashionology boasts the largest selection of local designers, models, and artists on one runway for one event. This year Fashionology will feature designs by Amanda Valentine. Amanda is the designer and owner of Valentine Valentine Handmade Clothing and Jewelry. Amanda focuses on handmade designs made from recycled and vintage materials. You can view her collection and her inspirations on her blog (www.valentinestyling.blogspot.com) and her twitter page (@valvalclothing). Amanda's designs will be joined by plus size designer Detriea Burr of D'Michelle Designs, Damon Harding, Alveanie Scruggs, Krista Davis, and Sara Marie Jenkins.