2017 Hope’s Door New Beginning Center Fashion Show & Luncheon | Photos

Hope’s Door New Beginning Center’s mission is to offer intervention and prevention services to individuals and families affected by intimate partner and family violence, and to provide educational programs that enhance the community’s capacity to respond. At its second annual Fashion Show + Luncheon on Sep. 15, fashion designers and fashionable shoppers came together to support the nonprofit and its cause.

The fashion show, produced by Jan Strimple Productions, showcased the creations of seven apparel and accessories designers. After models walked the runway, Honorary Chair Victoria Snee asked fashion designers Abi Ferrin, Shirin Askari, Samina Mughal, and Nha Khanh to explain the Designer Experience that guests would be able to bid on – the opportunity to spend a day with the designer, attend a photo shoot or have a hair and makeup makeover.

Honorary Luncheon Chair Victoria Snee (in yellow) with fashion designers Samina Mughal, Abi Ferrin and Khanh Nguyen // photos courtesy of Photography by Misty

The three featured accessory designers, Deborah Gaspar, Britt Harless and Jeanette Korab, all donated a percentage of their sales to HDNBC in the Own the Runway Boutique.

Luncheon Co-Chairs, Missy Bender, President of Plano ISD Board of Trustees, and Linda Griffin, Garland ISD Board of Trustee, set the tone for the festivities. Missy Bender expressed the close relationship the school district has with HDNBC and how both organizations mutually support the other: “School administrators know they can safely provide students and families referrals to Hope’s Door New Beginning Center for the services they may need and that information remains in complete confidence.”

Hope’s Door New Beginning Center CEO Jim Malatich reminded guests that HDNBC “will be with our clients as long as they need us, just as our supporters are with us in such a committed fashion.”

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Based in Plano, Hope’s Door New Beginning Center has a total of seven locations. Both Plano and Garland operate emergency shelters housing up to 55 individuals and are constantly at capacity. The agency’s other locations include counseling offices and Resale Stores in both cities. A separate Batterers Intervention and Prevention Program is also located in Garland.

24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 972.422.SAFE

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