The second annual T.R.A.P. (Take Risks And Prosper) event took place on August 13th, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The show featured local fashion designers, musicians, artists, and a barber that was doing an intricate undercut design on a model.
Audience members had their chance to walk the red carpet and take photos to remember the night. Appetizers were available to snack on before the show started (including a vegetarian option), and there was a bar open during the show for those that were 21+.
Designer Martasia Person started the event last year as a “platform where artists can get together and showcase their talents in hopes of increasing the opportunity success rate in our communities.” This is a “fashion experience” featuring the talents of local creatives.
Though the event is a fashion experience, Person wanted to make sure that there was a motivational aspect to the night, saying, “I so passionately believe in the talent that lives within our cities and I wouldn’t want people to feel like their dream isn’t worth living because opportunities aren’t as apparent as it would be if they were in a bigger city.”
Each of the designers had their own unique style, influences, and backgrounds, but one thing connects them all:
Their love for fashion, and their passion for using their voices to make a difference in the world.
Click through the gallery below to see some of the amazing designs from Martasia Person, Silver Moran, Darron Chapman, Ato-Yaf, Hannah Chen, and David Maxwell.
I had an amazing time at this event and thought it was different from your “typical” fashion show. When I arrived, that’s exactly what I was expecting, but what I experienced was so much more than that. I love that this event encourages people from my own community to chase their dreams regardless of their background. Like the people at this event, I too believe that anything is possible if you have enough dedication to persue your dreams and make them into a reality.
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