Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Fashion Collaborative Brings the Runway to Lexington

fashion 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (7/3/13)—While Lexington might not be known as a fashion capital, Soreyda Benedit-Begley is on a mission to bring a little more style to the Bluegrass.

“It was an idea that started about five years ago,” said Benedit-Begley. “I talked to my friend that is a photographer and asked him to put up an exhibit of his work and I could have a runway show down the middle of it. Before we knew it we had started an event! We ended up having 15 designers in the first Future Fashion show five years ago.”

The Lexington Fashion Collaborative is a non-profit organization that focuses on supporting, inspiring and sharing the love of wearable art. The purpose of the collaborative is to provide people with the resources they need to be involved in the fashion industry.

“Whatever you want to do in fashion it is available for you here,” said Benedit-Begley. “Whatever your passion is, we provide the opportunity for you to be able to form a portfolio and become experienced at a young age.”

There have been multiple success stories that have come out of the collaborative.

“Maggie Christenson was a model in 2009 for us and then went off to be the founder of Mour Magazine, Lexington’s first fashion magazine,” said Benedit-Begley. “Samantha Moore also modeled for us in 2009 and now has her own handmade accessory business.”

After starting up the Lexington Fashion Collaborative, Benedit-Begley realized what her true passion was.

“I’m interested in changing how the fashion industry operates,” she said. “So many people have the wrong idea about fashion and we are here to show them what it is all about.”

The collaborative welcomes anybody who is looking to furthering his or her career in the fashion industry, or is interested in learning about the business side of it.

Deaaron McCann, a recent graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, has been interning at the Lexington Fashion Collaborative for the past six weeks.

“I’m really grateful for this opportunity,” said McCann. “When I was growing up we didn’t have an outlet like this, now people can start pursuing their dreams at a younger age.”

Naomi Connor, 15, is working at the Lexington Fashion Collaborative through the Fayette County Youth Employment Program.

“This is my first experience using a sewing machine,” she said. “I have loved every minute of it.”

Benedit-Begley, McCann and Connor all agree that what brings everyone together at the collaborative is their love for fashion. On September 12-14 all of their hard work will be on display at The Lyric Theatre for their annual Future of Fashion Show. If you are interested in getting involved, volunteering or finding out more information about the Lexington Fashion Collaborative, visit lexingtonfashion.org.

fashion 500

Bonnie Dailey
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Posted on 2/2/14
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
Posted on 1/31/2014
2/6/2014 - posted
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Stock Report

1 DOW 17,113.54
+61.81 (0.36%)    
2 S&P 1,983.53
+9.90 (0.50%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,456.02
+31.31 (0.71%)    
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
Posted on 1/31/2014
2/6/2014 - posted
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
Posted on 1/31/2014
2/6/2014 - posted
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
Genovese - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=35646&sub= Lewis - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=bracken_lewis Holt - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=drholt Napier - http://www.mchky.org/getpage.php?name=dr.napier_page Newman - http://www.mchky.org/staff/bio.php?doc_id=50353
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
Posted on 1/31/2014
2/6/2014 - posted
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

July 18, 2014 2872

Madisonville Man Arrested for Meth in…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
July 18, 2014 2031

Hopkins County Health Department Food…

in News by Lisa Miller
July 18, 2014 1846

K9 Unit Helps Find Meth in Muhlenberg…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
July 21, 2014 1768

Five Sent to Hospital After Two-Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
July 18, 2014 1740

Man Injured in Depoy Accident

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

July 18, 2014 2872

Madisonville Man Arrested for Meth in…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
July 22, 2014 1182

Madisonville Woman Charged With…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 19, 2014 987

Local Hip-Hop Artist, Marack, Talks About…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
July 21, 2014 915

Three Injured in Three-Vehicle Collision…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
July 19, 2014 802

Riddle Insurance Inaugural Flight

in Top Stories by Ron Sanders

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

July 18, 2014 1560

Owensboro Police Department Reports…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
July 21, 2014 742

Portion of Southeastern Parkway Closed…

in News by Beth Cecil
July 18, 2014 404

Owensboro Begins Year-Long, Long Range…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
July 21, 2014 372

Strahan Selected as Cravens Elementary…

in Top Stories by Julie Ellis
July 21, 2014 189

ODC 14-Year-Olds Win West State, Move on…

in Top Stories by Steve LeMaster

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

July 18, 2014 1846

K9 Unit Helps Find Meth in Muhlenberg…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
July 21, 2014 1768

Five Sent to Hospital After Two-Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
July 18, 2014 1740

Man Injured in Depoy Accident

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
July 18, 2014 1385

From New York to Greenville, Iron Beam…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 19, 2014 1302

Cash Mob Descends on Muhlenberg…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03