Fashion by D’Shacourt Studios has long been a trailblazer in the metro-Atlanta area, for incorporating models with special needs in its fashion shows. As a result, it will be holding its annual fashion showcase extravaganza, An Evening of Fashion and Elegance, which is designed to provide a unique platform for models with disabilities to shine on the runway.
The event was created by Sharon Gary-Dill, owner of Decatur's Fashion by D’Shacourt Studios, to not only showcase the beauty, grace and elegance of typical models, but also those with disabilities. In addition, the event will also shed light and awareness about issues facing the disability community, such as accessibility, employment, overlooked abilities, etc. It will also have speakers addressing other societal issues of importance, like human trafficking.
Besides Fashion By D’Shacourt Studio, there will also be four other leading metro-Atlanta designers participating in “An Evening of Fashion and Elegance.” They include Vivian Dinkins-Stith of VDinx Designs; LaWanda Scales of Wisper Couture, Howard Gillespie of HGII International and Lamar Clickety Clack. There will also be a fashion designer from Boston, named EJ Battle of Battle Design Boston.
Hosting the fashion event will be WSB-TV Channel 2 anchor, Tom Jones and his wife, Yolanda and there will also be live performances by Jazz Pianist, Madoca Kawahara; Jazz Singer, Susan “Tomi” Berry; Singer, Nella-Joi, Comedian Michelle Hodges, AKA, Mz. Wallstreet, etc. Also performing will be Jazz Saxophonist, Jarrien Irving, a young musician who is visually impaired representing Abel 2 Non-Profit. Abel 2's mission is to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities and the under-served, through music and arts opportunities for employment and enjoyment. In addition, the vision is to create self-confident agents of change to dismantle unintended barriers. The organization will be receiving a portion of the event’s proceeds