I went to Retrofittings last week and had SUCH a good time. In case you don’t know, RetroFittings is an annual fashion show featuring the creations of more than 50 fashion design students from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP). The students use clothing, accessories and other materials from St. Vincent de Paul’s thrift stores and “upcycle” them for fashionable designs, which are featured in a New York-style runway show.
I really enjoyed the event – especially the Michael Jackson “Thriller”-inspired group – and all the creativity these students displayed. Speaking of creativity, the Krombholz design up for auction (which I previewed here) looked super fab and raised several thousand dollars! And I just learned that the event grossed $115,000 for St. Vincent de Paul! Great event, great cause, and a REALLY great amount raised for St. Vincent de Paul’s seven local thrift stores!
Check out the video recap I made below! Enjoy!