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2019 Melange Show Recap with Kid’s Dream

2019 Melange Show Recap with Kid’s Dream

NY Fashion Week recap of Melange Show with Corey Woods,  Katiti, Kironde, 360 Fashion Network, and Madeline Stuart

 

What is the Melange Fashion Show?

As featured by NBC, The Melange Fashion Show has a rich history of showcasing diversity in Fashion. The Kid's Dream crew was honored to feature special occasion dresses at this year's show, which was held during NY Fashion Week with some spectacular performances and appearances. Melange took place at the historic St Mary's Episcopal Church in Harlem and been at the forefront of inclusion and community. The "We Are Not Afraid!" Community of the Episcopal Church in West Harlem leads in their pursuit of justice and peace for the sick, lonely, oppressed, and poor by putting into action the message of the Gospel by the power of the Holy Spirit. "Do not be afraid," Luke 1:30.


2019 Melanage Show Highlights 

 

What are the highlights from the 2019 Melanage Fashion Show at NY fashion week?

360 Fashion Network

This year's Melanage Show theme explored the intersection of where diversity meets technology, via a partnership with 360Fashion Network founded by Anina. The agency specializes in wearable technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Smart Garment Manufacturing. Robotic Dresses were on exhibition at KNOTEL in NYC and featured a panel decision on inclusion. The intersection of tech and fashion also brought a visit from Sophia the Robot. 

 

 

Katiti Kironde

Katiti Kironde  is the first African American woman on the cover of any fashion publication (Glamour in 1968) and Board of Advisors of Melange since 2011. Katiti co-founded the KIRONDE Education + Health Fund, Inc (KEHF), a 501(C)3 non-profit corporation that promotes education and healthcare for orphaned children in Uganda. Funds for this year's event will be used to support KEHF and its recipients who are working to advance health and education. 

 

Katiti Kironde | Melange Fashion Show

Madeline Stuart

Madeline Stuart is the world's most famous model with down syndrome. Madeline and her story have been featured in Vogue, Marie Claire, and more (500,000+ followers on FB), will be attending and participating in the show. Other VIP guests include:

 

Madeline Stuart



Corey Woods

In this spirit, Kid’s Dream took our best to NY Fashion Week, and along with Celebrity Eyewear designer Corey Woods, our little models took to the runway. While walking, the Kid’s Dream models wore Corey Woods glasses, which he designs for celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Beyonce, as seen in this August shot.

Corey Woods Eyewear

Kid’s Dream was part of the dynamic blend of fashion, dance, and art and the team has worked with artists of all backgrounds, ranging from fashion designers who have been featured on Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga to back up dancers who have performed with Beyonce. 

 

Kid’s Dream Runway at Melange Show NYFW

"I was part of the first Melange Fashion Show in San Francisco back in 2011 as a scene director. I was still in college and was recruited because I was the captain of my hip hop crew. Nick, the CEO, had a vision of a diverse and inclusive fashion show combining all forms of art, and I directed the dance and music portion of the show. A couple of years later, Melange wanted to showcase kids and invited Kid's Dream to dress the girls and boys. Since then, we've participated in 3 shows in San Francisco and New York, and we look forward to many more! Melange's mission to celebrate diversity and love closely aligns with our mission, and we're honored to be part of the movement," said Chewy Jang, President of Kid's Dream. These are the highlights from the adorable Kid's Dream runway models.
2019 Melange Show Recap with Kid’s Dream
2019 Melange Show Recap with Kid’s Dream
2019 Melange Show Recap with Kid’s Dream
2019 Melange Show Recap with Kid’s Dream
2019 Melange Show Recap with Kid’s Dream
2019 Melange Show Recap with Kid’s Dream
2019 Melange Show Recap with Kid’s Dream
2019 Melange Show Recap with Kid’s Dream
2019 Melange Show Recap with Kid’s Dream
2019 Melange Show Recap with Kid’s Dream
2019 Melange Show Recap with Kid’s Dream
2019 Melange Show Recap with Kid’s Dream
2019 Melange Show Recap with Kid’s Dream
Photos courtesy of Coche Productions

 

 

Conclusion

The 2019 Melanage Show was an amazing experience for all involved. Together with partners Katiti Kironde, Madeline Stuart, Corey Woods, and 360 Fashion Network's Anina, the show was able to see its vision through to celebrate the rich diversity in fashion as well as the intersection with technology. Everyone from Kid's Dream is honored to be a part of celebrating inclusion with the "We Are Not Afraid!" Community of the Episcopal Church in West Harlem.

We look forward to seeing what 2020 brings for the Melange show and community.

 





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