PATHS Fashion Show Benefits Partners for World Health

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The fashion marketing program at Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS) presents “Collection 2012,” a fashion show featuring original student garments, on March 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium. 

Tickets ($5 adults/ $3 students) will be sold at the door. 

A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit Scarborough-based Partners for World Health, a nonprofit group that sends health care volunteers and unused medical equipment to third world countries.  The fashion marketing program received a $450 grant from Painting for a Purpose to help promote the nonprofit group. 

PATHS students created tote bags, pillows and animals out of blue wrap that will be sold as a fundraiser for Partners for World Health.  Students also have made blue wrap dresses that will be featured in the show.

Erin Ovalle, WMTW morning anchor, will be the commentator for the fashion show.  In addition to the blue wrap creations, the show will feature garments made from silk that the students painted by hand, remade prom gowns and other original student fashions. 

Refreshments will be served.  There will be 30 items for sale at a silent auction, including gift certificates to spas and hotels.

The PATHS fashion marketing program has had a year-long collaboration with Portland-based designer Angela Adams and her public relations and visual merchandising director, Nanette Taner.  Both Adams and Taner worked with students on fashions for a blue wrap tableau in the show.  

The PATHS fashion marketing program's fashion show takes place on March 29 at the Portland Public Library.