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Mobile Fashion Week Begins Sept. 24

Caroline St. Paul: Mobile Fashion Week Begins Sept. 24.
Mobile Fashion Week Begins Sept. 24.

Students looking to attend a sophisticated and fashionable event should support the local Mobile community by purchasing tickets to Mobile Fashion Week, which is being held on Sept. 24-30.  This will be Mobile Fashion Week’s seventh runway season, and it is being held at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center in downtown Mobile. Mobile Fashion Week was founded in 2011 by Richard McGill Hamilton with the premise “Fashion with a cause.” Designers, models, hairstylists, and makeup artists, all come together to support the local charity, Camp Rap-A-Hope. A percentage of ticket sales and sponsorship donations go to support this camp for kids with cancer as well.

At Camp Rap-A-Hope children who have had, or currently have cancer, get to take a break and enjoy a summer of fun activities like horseback riding, kayaking, swimming, arts and crafts, and many other carefree activities. The founders of Camp Rap-A-Hope are passionate about giving these children a piece of their childhood back, if only for a summer, with no charge to their families. Mobile Fashion Week plays a huge role in making this inspiring camp possible for the children to be able to attend for free. Since its inception, Mobile Fashion Week has grown, with almost 200 tickets being sold for each night of the event.

Friday, Sept. 29, is opening night for Mobile Fashion Week. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and guests will be able to get food and drinks, as well as socialize and walk around learning about other local charities in addition to Camp Rap-A-Hope at Fashions Night Out. Local boutiques also set up pop up shops for guests to invest in some of the latest fashions. Showtime is set for 7 p.m. and will conclude at 9 p.m.  On Saturday, the finale is also from 6-9 p.m. Students interested may purchase tickets for the event on Mobile Fashion Week’s website for $30. VIP tickets are $75. 

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