By Julie Booher


LEXINGTON, KY – Local designers are invited to participate in the renowned Recycle the Runway event, a unique competition to create runway-ready fashion and wearable art made only out of a bag of unknown donated garments. Designs will be shown at the Recycle the Runway event on Friday, September 21 at The Grand Reserve at 6:30 p.m. and compete for bragging rights, $200 and a photo shoot package from CJ Cruz Photography. The designs will be judged during the event by local leaders in the fashion and clothing industry on the following criteria: craftsmanship, creativity, overall style and originality. Prizes for the second and third place winners include $100 and $50, respectively. To participate, designers must pre-register and purchase a non-refundable bag of clothing items from Dress for Success Lexington for $25. Designer slots are limited! To pre-register, email Candace French at [email protected] with contact information to be assigned to a bag pick-up date and time. In addition to the fashion show, the event will include a silent auction and dinner. Tickets are available online for an early bird price of $75 at Every ticket includes beer and wine for the evening, a buffet dinner and special desserts from Nothing Bundt Cakes. All money benefits Dress for Success Lexington, a local non-profit dedicated to empowering women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Dress for Success Lexington has served more than 600 women since opening their doors in October 2013.


Recycle the Runway Supports the Local Non-Profit Dress for Success Lexington