Hey everyone, I'm really in need of some help!
I'm trying to organize a fashion show at my high school next spring, to promote style awareness and donate all proceeds to charity (a dual cause-- Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation and the American Autism Association.) We've just had our first meeting, and we have lots of interest, and I've created several committees for which people can apply to be heads of, such as publicity, art/decor, fundraising, etc.
The problem is that I'm really winging this whole thing because it's the first-ever show of its kind at my school, and I have no idea how one is actually supposed to be organized and produced. We either have to work with the cafeteria or the gym for the actual show, and right now we don't even have a runway. We're thinking of building one...but how?
In addition, I really want the clothing to be a mix of student-designed and donated from other designers/stores. However, I'm not sure how to approach either. I can sew/design but I'm totally self-taught, and most other students interested also have very limited experience if any at all. On the other hand, I'm not sure how interested potential donators will be.
Do you guys have any advice for me? Have any of you overseen the production of a fashion show before? Also-- this might be a long stretch-- would anyone be willing to make/donate their designs to our show?
Thanks in advance!