Cultural Cocktail Hour
Hope in the City III: Behind the Seams
by Leticia Marie Sanchez
All Photography © 2010 Leticia M. Sanchez
March 24, 2010—
As a Catholic, I was unsure of what to expect inside the former St. Vibiana’s Cathedral in downtown LA. Hope in the City III, produced by Mosaic, not only exuded creativity, but also demonstrated a spiritual commitment to the global and local community. The proceeds from the fashion show and art auction went to several noteworthy charities, including Serve LA and Beyond Us; the scope of the latter extends from Haiti, Sudan, South India, and beyond.
The innovative designs on the runway included the experimental “Wear Your Story” in which designers fashioned 85% of their garment from an LA Weekly. Models also donned head pieces by Salvatore Salamone, inspired by leaves; spring time has indeed sprung in Los Angeles, a city of constant innovation.
Photography Montage below:
Vibiana’s interior and courtyard, pre-show dancers, “Wear Your Story” runway presentation, art auction including painting by Melissa L. Parham, head pieces by Salvatore Salamone