The Culturfied Fashion Show was nothing but the truth! The founder of Culturfied Foundation, Mele Melton organized one of the most fabulous fashion shows to hit the Bloomingdales runway.
Mele Melton founded the Culturfied Foundation to “foster intercultural learning and enhancing knowledge of and appreciating cultures.” The fashion show itself was organized to fundraise a project that Mele and board member, Marcia Dyson have created to encourage DC youth to become global citizens. Marcia Dyson explained the importance of inner city children having worldly experiences and how every donation goes towards a passport program for our youth. The children receive a faux passport and go to any embassy of their choice and learn about the culture and customs there, resulting in them moving closer to become global citizens.
The fashion show featured amazing women with real bodies and real lives who all modeled the fabulous clothes from the Bloomingdales racks for a specific reason.
Model, Siobhan Thomas, stated “I’m from a family that migrated here, half of my family is from Cuba. I love that Mele has created Culturfied because it has allowed children, like myself who don’t have a platform to embrace their culture to feel appreciative and inspired. Culturfied inspires the African American community and now my son can embrace his Afro-Latino culture.”
The show was organized by modeling agent and stylist Joy Kingsley, owner of Kingsley Model and Talent and Style by Kinglsey. Makeup was made possible by the Bloomingdales makeup up associate staff. And the event was a completelysuccess thanks to the dedicated global citizens that took part in the show and also came to support the models, the cause and Mele Melton. The Culturfied Summer of Style Fashion Show will go down in history!