What: On October 18th, fashion and art collide at 915 F Street for Know Fashion presented by KOLTON.J jewelry in collaboration with No Kings Collective. The evening will be hosted by KOLTON.J designer Jenny Schretter and Kate Michael of K Street Magazine, featuring a silent auction, live painting session by Maggie O’Neill, an installation environment designed by artist Brandon Hill and a full runway presentation featuring nationally recognized DC-based womenswear, menswear and accessory designers. Doors open at 8pm with a Silent Auction featuring artwork and deals from local businesses, a live silk screening by Twice as Warm and music by DJ Spencer Tracey and Jerome Baker III and bar featuring Filibuster Bourbon and Tito’s Vodka.
Dispelling the notion that DC has “no fashion,” Know Fashion will present a cutting edge runway exhibition for a good cause. A portion of the evenings proceeds will benefit The KOLTON.J Commitment, part of The DC Fashion Foundation 501c3, a social impact initiative by KOLTON.J designed to empower underprivileged and marginalized women by providing new economic opportunities, job training and educational resources while serving as a means of art therapy through handicraft production.
The full runway show will begin at 10pm, featuring an incredible line up of talent from KOLTON.J (www.koltonj.com), Walish Gooshe (http://www.walishgooshe.com/),Commonwealth (http://www.cmonwealth.com/), Accoutre (http://www.accoutre.me/) and Tsyndyma (www.tsyndyma.com) coupled with a collaboration performance with world renowned dancer Geoffrey “Toyz Are Us” Chang and international recording artist Tabi Bonney and a special surprise musical guest from 11pm-2am.
"I'm very excited to showcase and celebrate the diverse and recognized talent of the DC fashion community through a high quality event that fuses art, style, and entertainment," says KOLTON.J founder Jenny Schretter. "By fusing high fashion and art alongside the No Kings Collective, we're bringing events to a whole new level in DC."
Know Fashion is made possible with generous support from sponsors Filibuster Bourbon, Tito’s Vodka, Car2Go and media sponsor K Street Magazine. For more information, visit: http://www.knowfashiondc.com/. To purchase general admission and VIP tickets through Scoutmob, visit: https://secure.scoutmob.com/washington-dc/hand-picked/know-fashion Who: KOLTON.J No Kings Collective Where: 915 F Street NW Washington DC 20004 When: Thursday, October 18th, 2012 from 8pm-2am Details: $30 for General Admission $75 for VIP (includes floor seating and an open bar) *Cocktail Attire Requested
ABOUT KOLTON.J KOLTON.J is a high-end eco-vintage jewelry label, started by DC native Jenny Schretter in August 2010 out of customer demand. Named “Best Of” jewelry by Washingtonian Magazine in 2012, KOLTON.J has been featured in media such as InStyle Magazine, People StyleWatch, Redbook Magazine, Washingtonian Magazine, DailyCandy, Worn Magazine, and Washington Flyer among others, in addition to being adorned by celebrities and stylists alike. KOLTON.J jewelry is available online and in high-end boutiques across the country, as well as custom work for organizations such as The National Museum of Women in the Arts. KOLTON.J is committed to social impact and proudly donates 10% of every online purchase to selected women and children’s-based charities. For more information, visit: www.koltonj.com.
ABOUT NO KINGS COLLECTIVE No Kings Collective is an artist collective based out of Washington, DC composed and run by local artists that build professional working relationships with area artists, businesses and city organizations through social networking events, exhibits and special projects. Over the last five years, No Kings Collective has gained local and national recognition for flash art exhibitions and temporary gallery spaces, providing new and exciting social events to promote a thriving art community in the nation’s capitol.