NYFW Spring ’15 The Plum Trunk Show Gives BackBy Brittany McCarthy | September 16, 2014 | Food Fashion Style
Contributor Brittany McCarthy checks out a socially conscious trunk show during NY Fashion Week.
Lifestyle consultant Dane├⌐ Kipri and designer Karolyne Ashley are the visionaries behind The Plum Trunk Show (TPTS), a premiere fashion event that took place in New York City last week. First inspired by the creators’ shared love of the vintage culture and reverence of timeless fashion, vintage proprietors, curators and collectors cultivated a thrifty market place in a nontraditional day party scene. Elements of beauty (complimentary consultations from beauty sponsor The Nadia Vassell Salon), art (live art expression by Stephanie Butikis) and entertainment (music by DJ Taela Naomi) mixed with the charitable cause of the homeless epidemic truly made for “A Bazaar Kind of Soir├⌐e.”
The mission of TPTS is to forge the creative exchange of fashion, beauty, art and entertainment and to subsequently conduct that energy to charge a socially conscious cause. TPTS is just the foundation of a movement to generate awareness about and aid for the national homeless epidemic. The projection is to expand beyond New York City and tour other metropolitan cities.
The movement is poised to further expand with the establishment of The Plum Trunk Shop Online, a virtual vintage boutique stocked by charitable donation and proceeds to benefit the homeless crisis of the resident region.
Featured designer of the TPTS premiere and co-creator Karolyne┬á is a NY transplant by way of Nashville, Tenn. with a dotted line to Atlanta, Ga. No stranger to the New York Fashion Week runway, Karolyne was featured amongst the elite of emerging designers in the NYFW FW12 season. “The Return of KA” was a preview presentation of the SS15 womens wear and millinery collections.
As a stylist and lifestyle consultant for women, Dane├⌐ is an advocate for celebrating your curves, even along the continuous quest for enhancement. “The most timeless fashion tip is fit.” She offered complimentary tips to shopping guests looking to make the most stylistically conscious purchases. From her perspective, “There are no bad body shapes. Knowing what flatters your own is the first step toward creating star powered style.”