Student fashion designers and popular stores get equal exposure at the upcoming Sisters on the Runway show, “Love Is the New Black,” and on a diverse cast of models.
But there’s more to the show than fashion. Proceeds from ticket sales and the event’s auction go to Transition House, a Cambridge shelter for women and families who have suffered domestic violence. Transition House allows women and their children a safe space to readjust and recuperate.
The show is the third for Sisters on the Runway’s local chapter, based at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. The five-chapter organization – the University of Massachusetts at Amherst has a chapter, and others are in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania – says it has raised more than $75,000 for domestic violence shelters through annual fashion shows. The local chapter’s first show alone earned $5,000, said Zarya Miranda, the chapter’s president.
The CRLS chapter has also “devised a creative piece that will discuss themes of domestic violence and healthy relationships,” Miranda said.
Music will be provided by the Brony Mixx Dance Project.
“Love Is the New Black” is 6 p.m. May 30 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Building 50, also known as Morss Hall, at 142 Memorial Drive. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, or $5 for students.