Fancy a fashion parade?

En Vogue Modelling Academy teacher Morgan Ralston models one of the many items which will be worn for an upcoming fashion parade. This 1970s jump suit belongs to Gillian Haines.

Charity. A chest full of vintage clothing is what has inspired Soroptimist International of Circular Head’s latest fundraising event.

Clothing from the 1930s up until the 80s will be showcased in ‘Fashions from Yesterday’ next month, raising money for the charity’s various projects.

More than 75 outfits have been donated to be paraded for the cause, with items such as hats, baby clothing and dresses among the collection.

Models from En Vogue Modelling Academy will wear the frocks on the night and mingle with the crowd.

“We want to be able to show the intricacy of the clothing,” Soroptimist Claire Porteus said.

Some of the clothes date back more than half a century, including a flower girl’s dress from 1939, and a wedding frock worn five times.

“It’s all pre-loved,” Mrs Porteus said, adding that photos will be shown of the items worn in the past, with an emcee telling the story behind it.

With some models in their early teens, Mrs Porteus said the fundraiser provided a valuable collaboration between the Soroptimists and the younger generation of females – an important aspect of the women’s charity.

She added the event was already creating a buzz with young and old – including men and women – who are excited to see the fashions from history and enjoy social night.

Money raised will go towards local and international charity work such as showing appreciation for carers at Wyndarra Centre with vouchers, and supporting an orphanage in Vietnam.

Cost of the night is $15, which includes a complimentary drink, nibbles and light supper.

Bookings are essential for catering purposes. Tickets can be purchased from Hingston Showcase Jewellers on Emmett Street.

For more information contact Lynne Bramich on 6456 1374 or 0427 561 374.

What: Fashions from Yesteryear
When: Friday August 15, 7pm.
Where: Smithton Christian Fellowship, Nelson Street

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