Young & Fabulous Show Benefits Dell Children's Hospital
An intimate crowd gathered at the W’s luxurious Wet Deck on last Thursday night, as Young & Fabulous put on a show benefitting the Dell Children’s Medical Center.
A happy hour was put on before the runway show, as guests enjoyed drinks, eats and music, all while posing for picture after picture in their own beautiful summer attire; even the crazy gusts of wind going on at the top of the W didn’t stop people from wearing the season’s hot looks of flowy dresses and cute minis!
When the sun set, TV personality Holly Mills-Gardner started the event, introducing Ross Bennett’s monochromatic collection first. The line, Classical Chaos, is something new for Bennett, using reds, blacks and reds in a seductive way, which is quite different from the bright colors we’re used to seeing from him.
The night continued on with the edgy vibe that is Y & F, with cut-outs, leather, bold prints and lots more b&w, as RVN, Kymerah and Morena Rosa showed their looks.
Rosa, who was on a mash-up team during Austin Fashion Week, was excited to represent Brazilian designers last night, which she has been doing in Austin for five years now.
“We’re just going to keep designing for strong women with shapely bodies,” she said. “Plus, every time I do my events, I always connect with a charity, and this is the biggest one.”
Entertainment was provided by Kevin Powell, a 21-year-old dancer from San Antonio.
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“I started five years ago with miming, but now I’ve created my own style and am trying to broaden my horizons,” he said. “I walked in here and saw all the pretty people in this nice little venue…It’s cool!”
And yes, the atmosphere and clothes were all very cool, but the real reason Young & Fabulous drew a crowd was to raise money for Dell, which opened its third patient tower last month, stating that they were here to help Austin, so that people wouldn’t have to drive as far as Dallas or Houston.
Iqbal Shikh, the President and CEO of CyberTex and Young & Fabulous, posed for photos throughout the night, eager to share his team’s excitement about the benefit.
“We just really wanted to do something for the community,” he said. “About three years ago, I donated a great deal of money to UT for their research, so this tonight is not unusual. This is what we do!”
Shikh went on to share his optimism on believing that someday Y & F will be a national chain and that he will have his own clothing line, too!
“Since CyberTex is a technology business, people are surprised to hear I’m interested in fashion, but I’ve designed dresses for my wife! And we will launch our own designs…soon!”