Fashion show to raise funds for women facing financial difficulties

École Holt Couture will host a night filled with fun and fashion that will also offer Calgarians a chance to give back to the community on Nov. 18th.

The school of sewing and fashion design’s event, ‘Dress Code,’ is an initiative to raise money for the Making Changes Association’s Walk in Closet program, which provides business clothing to women facing financial hardships.

“All of the proceeds from tickets sales, cash bar, silent auction and raffles go to Making Changes Association,” said Jutta Holtkamp, the registrar and part owner of Ecole Holt Couture.

The event will be held at the Calgary Winter Club, where guests will enjoy creative fashion, listen to local musicians, and enjoy the beautifully selected wine.

The fashion show will display unique couture garments created by the students.

“These students are the future of couture and tailoring, more than just designers and stylists,” said Holtkamp.

The theme of the event is to “demystify dress codes,” said Holtkamp.

This is the third year for the fashion extravaganza. This year’s fund-raiser will include a VIP event.

“The VIP ticket event before the show will display a behind the scenes look and will include a special guest speaker, Sabrina May,” said Holtkamp.

She is expecting approximately 150 – 200 people to attend the showing.

Event tickets are available at EcoleHoltCouture.com. Tickets are $40, and $75 for VIPs. Students can get in for $30.

About Jennifer Tiwana 4 Articles
As a writing and communications major in the journalism program at SAIT, Jennifer Tiwana worked as a reporter for The Press during the 2012-2013 academic year.

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