Black History Edition Fashion Battle

Join Orlando’s Only Fashion Event that rewards it’s talent with prizes, titles, media interviews and influencer level social media recognition In Orlando Fashion District‘s effort to raise the bar on Orlando‘s Fashion Scene to become a Fashion Destination.

This is a competition is being filmed, live streamed, video edited and developed for television on a closed soundstage set at KDS One Studios. It is not open to the public.

The theme for this battle is Black History Edition In support of Black History Month in all of its diversity. Competitors will be chosen from entries to our virtual casting call at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-casting-call-for-fashion-battle-tickets-54058202539

5 Designers, 25 Models, 5 Hair Stylists, 5 Makeup Artists and 5 Photographers will all be photographed, Interviewed and competing on film for the best in show titles, awards, recognition and be able to share their Fashion journey story before, during and and after this nonprofit event.

Proceeds and prizes from entry fees and sponsors will be shared with the winners. Please contact is to become a sponsor of this groundbreaking monthly event. We are accepting product placement, signage, swag bag items, services, prizes and funding.

Competitors may enter as a team, tickets may be purchased by one individual, but we need names and contact information on all of the players within 24 hours of entry.

All contestants must arrive between 3:30-4pm.

Designers enter 5 outfits on 5 models.

Models must come prepared with the following items: https://orlandofashiondistrict.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=620&action=edit

Hair and Makeup Artists will have from 4-6pm to prepare the models.

Hair Stylists may pre cut and color their models including using wigs and/or extensions ahead of time and touch up at the event.

Photographers and Videographers may begin shooting behind the scenes footage upon arrival and throughout the event. Their entries will be judged post show.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-history-edition-fashion-battle-tickets-54164717127?aff=efbevent&fbclid=IwAR31sUMRyNumKe7fRInPstCQ6XyTEDkA85oPIyRQAQCcnT2ctUts-HrtMoM

3 Things I Learned About Goodwill

Goodwill Logo

Goodwill Logo

As a huge advocate of giving fashion a second wind beyond its original owner, I must say I was thrilled when Orlando’s Woman Of The Year and Goodwill Of Central Florida’s COO, Karla Radke contacted me about putting Goodwill Fashions into Runway Shows of Orlando, FL.

What I learned on their “WOW Tour” of the behind the scenes operations, was truly impressive.

  1. I had no idea Goodwill received so many Luxury Brand items, they have an entire department dedicated to authenticating each item and posting it for sale on their auction site!! See for yourself at http://goodfindscfl.com
  2. Goodwill has a boutique on Orange Avenue in Winter Park, FL where many brand new high end items end up with the tags still attached!!
  3. I learned funding from items we donate to Goodwill is used to help people find jobs. Goodwill employs many who have a harder time than the rest of us in finding jobs including people with disabilities, who are homeless or who’ve been in prison. They help them in many ways including providing job interview clothing and other basic needs.

On the tour I attended I met with workers from Orange County Corrections who asked me about coming up with programs for inmates who want to learn how to design, pattern and sew. At Orlando Fashion District we’re working on those solutions.

As a result of meeting with Goodwill, I am excited to say Orlando Fashion District is working with Adrienne G at Goodwill on producing their first Runway Show!  They’ve entered their “Little Black Dress” collection into the Fashion Events of the Southern Women’s Show!

There will be 3 opportunities to see some of the amazing and trendy designs in this collection, most being first time modeled by their own employees!!

This collection will debut at the Southern Women’s Show on Friday 10/26 at 3:30 pm and again on Saturday 10/27 at 3:30 pm in the Orange County Convention Center’s North Concourse, Hall B.

If you’d like to see more of the “Little Black Dress Collection” you’re invited to shop it at Goodwill’s Pop Up Shop on Tuesday 10/30 from 6-9 pm.

Come join us for a kid friendly Halloween Party and Pop Up Shopping Event at Studio One Orlando’s exciting new soundstage location at KDS One Studios, 3601 Vineland Rd, Suite 10, Orlando, FL 32811

We will have food, fun, magic, tricks and treats at a benefit event for Orlando Fashion District!

Admission is free, but space is limited so reserve your tickets today!

Https://www.eventbrite.com/e/halloween-party-and-pop-up-shopping-tickets-50428974420

If you’d like to donate, sponsor, volunteer or otherwise be involved in these or other fun fashion opportunities please feel free to contact me!!

Stay Tuned for more on how things went!

Gina Vincenza,
Founder,
Orlando Fashion District
Gina@OrlandoFashionDistrict.com

Orlando Fashion District’s Nonprofit Mission is to Unite, Support and Educate in the Fashion, Costume and Beauty Industries.

Our goal is to make Orlando a Fashion Destination and build a Garment District here.