Ava J. Holmes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1st 2017
The cocktail and fashion event that’s fighting for conservation.
November 28th Axis Pioneer Square — Fashion for Conservation brings twenty-four international designers from their September’s London Fashion Week show to Seattle’s Axis Pioneer Square for a celebration of fashion, cocktails and conservation benefitting Seattle and Peruvian Amazon based charity, Hoja Nueva.
The evening features themed specialty cocktails, fashion design inspired by elephants and rainforests, holiday pop-up shops of local and international brands that give back to the planet, keynotes hosted by jungle-dwelling Fashion for Conservation co-founder and Hoja Nueva president Samantha Zwicker, and more.
Vancouver, BC: Ninety-six African elephants die from poaching every day. That adds up to 35,000 elephants a year. At this rate elephants will be extinct in 8 years. Elephantasia, a unique, pachyderm-inspired fashion collection by 12 international designers aims to bring conservation into couture. This travelling exhibition will raise awareness and funds for the African elephants killed for their ivory and their babies suddenly orphaned as a result.
Cultivating leadership is one of the many avenues that Suley Era is actively embarking on with partners to transform the culture of fashion in Seattle. In a city abundant with artists, the lack of infrastructure and support for collaboration can be an obstacle to those desiring to build a life and a career for themselves in the midst of a rapidly growing metropolis. Suley Era serves as a voice for upcoming fashion business endeavors as well as provides mentorship through partners like A-Dot, a local fashion production company and leadership platform.
Taking a look at what happened over the last decade of local fashion in Seattle, industry leaders reveal pinnacle insights that could return Seattle’s reputation as the hub for style and “fashion” it once was. The last decade of fashion, or “lack of fashion industry1” wiped Seattle off of the map of global fashion activity. PR Manager for Luly Yang, Rose Dennis shares her insights:
“Fashion is one powerful platform for change, whether social, political or environmental.”
–Ava J. Holmes, Runway Producer and CEO of A-DOT L.L.C.
Suley Era highlights these 2016 multi-media campaigns to model fashion as a device for change.
Spring 2016—Suley Era will co-present “Elephantasia” at Vancouver Fashion Week in collaboration with A-DOT L.L.C., The Gabby Wild Foundation, and 12 International Designers.