The Emerson Theater in Hollywood was abuzz Wednesday night, June 26 as two fashion shows dazzled our senses with some crazy haute couture style from Maor Luz, Maggie Barry, Tumbler & Tipsy and T. Rains. The fashion show creatively featured Slater models and was curated by founder Hasson Harris. Project Ethos Event Fashion Director Joshua Washington always had a dream to bring out the best of fashion and models in a gala-like runway show event to raise awareness for charities he is passionate about, creating “Fashion Speaks.” Teaming up with Project Ethos and Slater Model Management, the vision came to life.
An important reason for being there, besides the pumping tunes and groovy styles, was bringing awareness to the charity No Right Brain Left Behind, founded by Leonardo DiCaprio-looking Victor Venson. Victor spoke passionately about his ideas of recreating the library model that has been around for centuries, and how creativity is the number one leadership trait of the future and creativity needs to be kept in the classroom. Teachers can’t prepare kids for 21st century problem solving while working in a 19th century school system.
Already several public high schools in Los Angeles, like Green Dot schools Watts and Locke, have unused libraries that are going to be turned into a creative interactive spaces. No Right Brain Left Behind and Green Dot Public Schools’ Salamander Project will transform a neglected library at Locke High School into an Innovation Space while developing the HackerSpace in a Box ‘Creativity Generator’ to foster students’ exploration, critical thinking, and collaborative problem solving.
I think we all know how different the world is today due to the Internet, and fostering creativity with today’s youth is essential for their personal happiness and success with any career path.