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Gallery: Fashion for a cause at WEARRVA

Shaban Athuman/Shaban Athuman/VPM News
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Models walk the runway as the room is lit in neon pink, purple and green colors.

WEARRVA opened its doors on April 27 to raise money for its Network of Enterprising Women fund.

On Thursday, April 27, WEARRVA opened its doors to fashion lovers, community members and other guests to its annual fashion show to fundraise money for the Network of Enterprising Women’s scholarship fund.

The show’s theme was based on Alice in Wonderland. Over three dozen models, all area high school students, walked the runway wearing clothes from local boutiques.

The first model onstage other than the ball gown–wearing MCs was wearing a bunny costume. One by one, models made their way down the runway, each one taking a moment to soak in the stage light and occasionally smiling at their fellow models and members of the audience.

Just backstage, models lined up waiting to be queued. Some sang and danced, and occasionally they would stop to congratulate and wish each other good luck as they made their way off the stage.

Shaban Athuman was born in a Tanzanian refugee camp and grew up in Roanoke, where he fell in love with photography.
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