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KOllision Fashion Show 2019 Presented by Minika Ko and COPE NYC
March 9th, 4:30PM - 8:00PM at 630 Flushing Avenue 3rd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11206
Minika Ko and COPE NYC Present KOllision Fashion Show
for International Women’s Day
Brooklyn, NY - On Saturday, March 9th, Minika Ko and COPE NYC will present KOllision: a collaborative fashion show that envisions the future of female power through fashion, technology, and art. In celebration of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, artists across all mediums will showcase their creations with Minika Ko’s KOVASKY collection as a canvas. These wearable works of art will be shown on the runway and available for purchase in a charity auction.
KOllision will be emceed by refugee turned supermodel, Mari Malek. The event’s fundraising goal is to support Malek's Stand for Education #nopadnoschool campaign. Malek hopes to supply 1000 girls in South Sudan with sustainable menstrual hygiene products. Funding will also go towards designing family rooms for Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York through COPE NYC.
The pre-show party kicks off at 4:30pm. Come sip wine, mingle, and enjoy live music. Meet Mari Malek at HerStory talk and learn how she advocates for children in South Sudan. Explore COPE NYC’s Obsessive Sea gallery. Check out the pop-up shop for KOVASKY: the high performance fashion line for the power woman on the go. The runway show starts at 6pm. We invite you to join us to support a good cause and have an unforgettable experience.
The KOllision show is produced by Minika Ko and COPE NYC and supported by a female-led production team including LL Moves dance performance, MBD Beauty hair and makeup, Be Brilliant styling, Eco Fashion Expo operational team, and SUSTAIN Magazine media relations. Additional sponsors include Couture Modeling Agency and Bronx Brewery.
KOllision features artists: 81Neutronz, A-Natural, Aislinn Foley, Amanda Sommers, Anu Sieunarine, Ashley Liu, Aubrey Roemer, Ben Cockerham, Brooklyn Buzzy, Caitlin Caliendo, Cass Jones, Chandelle Heffner, Danielle Eden, Erika Fujyama, Flora Chen, Habiba Trisa, Jace Kaufman, Jacob Baron, Joseph Loli, Josephine Barreiro, Kanika Tibrewal, Kylie James, Lady K Fever, Lauryn McCrimon, Lawrence Gabriel Castillo, Leah Osann, Lesley Wamsley, Lindsey Miller, Lu Liu, Lysem Kilen, Mary Tooley Parker, Melita Osheowitz, Miri Orenstein, Natie, Nina Edwards, Philippe Numa Jr., Rania Cornelia & Maddy Blumen, Renee Phillips, Sadaf Padder, Sui Park, Sumo Bunni, Tanu Vasu, Thunderlily, Tzuting Tsai, Vanessa Sun, Yen Yen Chou
Tickets are available at kollision2019.eventbrite.com
For any inquiries, contact KOllision@minikako.com
KOllision Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, March 9th at 630 Flushing Ave, 3 FL, Brooklyn, NY, 11206. The event is in support of COPE NYC’s outreach program and Stand For Education.
KOllision is a collaborative fashion show created by Minika Ko that invites artists of all mediums to use fashion to challenge preconceptions and explore ideas. KOllision debuted during New York Fashion Week in 2017 with the theme Goddess and Gladiator: an exploration of the duality of female power and identity. KOllision Fashion Show 2019 focuses on the female power of the future and will be held at the COPE NYC space in the formal Pfizer Building in Brooklyn.
About Minika Ko
Minika Ko takes inspiration from strong female figures and creates women’s wear that exude confident femininity. She worked as a fashion designer in France, Taipei, and Los Angeles before starting her own design studio in NYC. Minika brings her global experiences to the world of fashion, designing with today’s adventurers in mind — the courageous, independent, modern woman. She created the concept of high-performance fashion and launched KOVASKY at New York Fashion Week. Her studio also designs custom wear for private clients.
About COPE NYC
COPE NYC, founded by Vida Sabbaghi, offers local, national, and international organizations opportunities to foster the intersection of creativity among diverse communities. COPE NYC celebrates a collaboration of artists of all mediums, to produce a work greater than its parts. Sabbaghi’s outreach enables thousands of students to tour exhibits and participate in related workshops.
About Stand for Education
Stand For Education, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization registered in the state of New York that is dedicated to providing access to educational resources for the underserved children in war-ravaged countries who reside in US and abroad, with a special focus on girls in South Sudan and environs.
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