GARRAS 2023 Fashion Show

On November 18, 2023, GARRAS (Groundbreaking Activism Redirecting & Reforming All Systems) hosted its annual fundraising fashion show to support the life-saving supportive services that The TransLatin@ Coalition provides in Los Angeles through the Center for Violence Prevention & Transgender Wellness. Founded in 2014, GARRAS annual event is more than just an event. Models are actively engaged in community dialogue and speak and advocate on behalf of trans, gender nonconforming, and intersex (TGI) individuals about the issues facing our communities. The event serves as a platform for the TGI community to showcase their talent and leadership skills, demonstrating to the public the many ways that TGI people, like all people, dream of a better future and contribute to our society. The event participants serve as role models by encouraging and empowering themselves and other TGI individuals to pursue and follow their dreams, whatever those may be.

Presenting designers included Sharpe Suiting, TS Secret, Ten Eleven, Life of Mars, Eruvey Tapia, Armani Dae, Claudia Abundis, El Burro, and Natalia Acosta.

You can watch the full show here:

“We were excited to be the opening designer for the GARRAS fashion show and to present our latest collection, SHARPE ON 5TH AVE,” said Leon Wu, Founder and Creative Director of Sharpe Suiting. “The GARRAS fashion show, known for its celebration of diversity and inclusivity, is the perfect platform for Sharpe to showcase our latest designs. It was a night where fashion, self-expression, and empowerment came together, and we were thrilled to share our vision of inclusive luxury with the world. The SHARPE ON 5TH AVE collection is a fusion of style, sophistication, and boundary-breaking luxury fashion, embodying the brand’s commitment to providing clothing that empowers individuals to express their authentic selves.”

Sharpe Suiting. Photo by Niko Storment of Rosen Creative House.

 

Sharpe Suiting. Photo by Niko Storment of Rosen Creative House.

 

TS Secret. Photo by Melanie Chapman.

 

TS Secret. Photo by Melanie Chapman.

 

Ten Eleven. Photo by Melanie Chapman.

 

Life of Mars. Photo by Melanie Chapman.

 

Life of Mars. Photo by Melanie Chapman.

 

Eruvey Tapia. Photo by Melanie Chapman.

 

Armani Dae. Photo by Melanie Chapman.

 

Armani Dae. Photo by Melanie Chapman.

 

Claudia Abundis. Photo by Melanie Chapman.

 

Claudia Abundis. Photo by Melanie Chapman.

 

El Burro. Photo by Melanie Chapman.

 

El Burro. Photo by Melanie Chapman.

 

Natalie Acosta. Photo by Melanie Chapman.

 

Natalie Acosta. Photo by Melanie Chapman.

 

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