In fashion, one day you’re in, the next day you’re out. Celebrity designer Mondo Guerra of Project Runway fame is definitely in these days. On February 10, Mondo will join Goodwill Industries of Denver for an evening of fashion and fundraising at the Good Exchange Fashion Show & Swap, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at Infinity Park Events Center in Glendale.
Guests will get a sneak peek at some of Denver’s up-and-coming young fashion designers during the evening’s fashion show, which will feature designs by students from Goodwill’s youth programs in local high schools. Mondo, who got his start shopping in Denver-area thrift stores, will also create an original design using repurposed Goodwill clothing to be auctioned off during the evening’s festivities.
“Goodwill is thrilled to partner with Mondo for this exciting event,” says Goodwill Industries of Denver spokesperson Jeni Anderson. “Having the support of a designer of Mondo’s caliber is incredibly exciting for everyone here at Goodwill, and the fact that he grew up here in Denver makes it all the more meaningful. We are so grateful he has thrown his support behind Goodwill’s mission of creating a strong, sustainable community.”
To register for the event, please visit www.goodwilldenver.org/exchange. Pre-registration is $10 until February 8, and $15 at the door. Guests are asked to bring ten items to swap with other attendees. All proceeds from the event will benefit Goodwill’s community programs, which help more than 36,000 individuals in our community.
About Goodwill Industries of Denver:
Goodwill Industries of Denver seeks to reverse the cycle of poverty for at-risk youth, struggling families and individuals with disabilities. When you shop or donate at Goodwill thrift stores, you help create opportunities for over 36,000 individuals each year to change their lives, while building a strong, sustainable community. Discover the good at www.goodwilldenver.org.
About Mondo Guerra:
Mondo Guerra is a 32-year-old Denver native, who got his start in fashion by transforming thrift-store clothing into his own designs. Guerra graduated from the Denver School of the Arts in 1996. He went on to study art at the Community College of Denver. In 1999, Guerra won the Auraze portfolio contest which led to a job as head designer at a growing fashion company in New York City. Most recently, Guerra competed on season 8 of Project Runway. He splits his time between New York City and Denver.