Introducing The 2016 Kota Sustainable Style Fashion Awards with Stand4Education
The event will be held at The Garage, an event space graciously donated by Kenneth Cole, and will be emceed by Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Tituss Burgess alongside co-host, Karine Plantadit, a former principal dancer in Alvin Alley and Hollywood film start. Iconic fashion designer Norma Kamali and a surprise celebrity judge panel will be awarding the top three student designers for their evening dress with prizes donated by sponsors Eileen Fisher and Gudrun Sjöden.
An award presentation will also honor Mari Malek (also known as DJ Stiletto), a supermodel and member of Kenneth Cole’s #TheCourageousClass campaign for her work in founding Stand For Education.
The Kota (pronounced “koh-tah”) Project is an organization whose mission is to empower women around the world by creating a World Center for Women – an incubator and co-working space in NYC for not-for-profit organizations whose universal goal is to improve women’s lives. Last March, the Kota Alliance was formed, a new 501c3 not-for-profit organization to further assist in the betterment and empowerment of women.
The purpose of the alliance is two-fold: 1) to reduce our members’ overhead spending, thus channeling more resources into their actual programs and missions; and 2) to bring like-minded organizations together, fostering a physical proximity where an ideological one already exists. Kota will provide qualified organizations whose missions are directly related to women’s empowerment with office, conference, event space and lodging at subsidized rates, all in one building located in Manhattan.
This fashion led event will benefit the Kota Alliance and Stand For Education, a Kota member organization that promotes education in rural South Sudan, particularly for girls. The net proceeds of the event will benefit both Kota and Stand For Education. For more information please visit www.kota-alliance.org or purchase tickets here.
Come on out to the wonderful event and meet the FashionBoss crew- we’d love to see you there!by