This holiday season, the Iscah Uzza Fashion House is presenting its third annual “A Winter Wonderland” youth fashion show and toy drive on Sunday, Dec. 1 to benefit foster youth in Solano County.
“Saving lives through fashion,” the fashion house partnered with the Solano County Foster Association to raise money for foster care services and foster children with the annual event.
Youth ages 20 and under will model looks by Iscah Uzza and other local designers Thelma’s African Connection, Alex Formal Bridal, Increased Skateboards, and Kennedy Couture by model and young designer Kennedy Jackson. During castings, the young models learn posture, attitude, and how to walk the runway.
“Giving younger kids an opportunity to participate helps build up their confidence,” says Camari Henderson, owner of Iscah Uzza.
“A lot of parents say their kids are shy but when they leave [the fashion show], they have a lot more self-confidence and it shows in the way they carry themselves.”
Henderson hopes to give foster youth something to remember with the toy drive providing gifts to those in need.
“There’s such a need with both youth and foster parents. We’re providing a memorable holiday season for the youth,” she says.
Henderson started her company – based in Benicia – five years ago to showcase her line with annual fashion shows, which became a platform to also showcase other designers. Budding designer Kennedy Jackson will showcase her new collection at the Dec. 1 event.
The fashion show and toy drive will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Napa Valley Double Tree Hotel, 3600 Broadway in American Canyon, 94503. Tickets are $15 and attendees are asked to bring an unwrapped gift for a child.
For more info and to purchase tickets, visit www.iscahuzzafashions.com.