FASHION: Organization of refugees, Latin Fashion Week team for the September 23 show


AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — An ethnically diverse fashion event and a refugee aid organization are teaming up for Latin Fashion Week in a show by 14 international designers this weekend.

In a first partnership, the nonprofit Village Exchange Center that serves immigrants and refugees in the Aurora/Denver metro area hosts the International Fashion Show with Latin Fashion Week Colorado at Wings Over the Rockies .

“The use of art, culture and fashion presents a unique opportunity to honor and display ethnically diverse creativity in the State of Colorado as we continue to welcome more people from various parts of the country and around the world,” Village Exchange Center co-founder and executive director Amanda Blaurock said.

Norberto “Beto” Mojardin is a designer, hairdresser and artist, founder and organizer of the annual event. The Mexican native has said since launching the event that his goal is to break down stereotypes of the Latino community and raise awareness of their variety of identities.

The event itself is in its fifth year. This year’s theme is “Corn Husk Seed”. The show features designers from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Venezuela and Colombia.

The event takes place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on September 23 and tickets cost between $35 and $150.

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