My collaboration with fashion designer MINIKA KO will be in the KOllision Fashion Show March 9, 2019
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KOllision Fashion Show Presented by Minika Ko and COPE NYC
March 9th 4:30-8PM at 630 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11206
Minika Ko and COPE NYC Present KOllision Fashion Show for International Women’s Day
Brooklyn, NY - On Saturday, March 9th, Minika Ko and COPE NYC will present KOllision: a collaborative
fashion show that envisions the future of female power through fashion, technology, and art. In celebration
of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, artists across all mediums will showcase their
creations with Minika Ko’s KOVASKY collection as a canvas. These wearable works of art will be shown
on the runway and available for purchase in a charity auction.
KOllision’s fundraising aims to support refugee turned supermodel, Mari Malek’s, Stand for Education
#nopadnoschool campaign. Malek hopes to supply 1000 girls in South Sudan with a year’s worth of
menstrual hygiene products. Funding will also go towards designing family rooms for Little Flower Children
and Family Services of New York through COPE NYC.
The pre-show party kicks off at 4:30pm. Come sip wine, mingle, and enjoy live music. Meet Mari Malek at
HerStory talk and learn how she advocates for children in South Sudan. Explore COPE NYC’s Obsessive
Sea gallery. Check out the pop-up shop for KOVASKY: the high performance fashion line for the power
woman on the go. The runway show starts at 6pm. We invite you to join us to support a good cause and have
an unforgettable experience.
The KOllision show is produced by Minika Ko and COPE NYC and supported by a female-led production
team including LL Moves dance performance, MBD Beauty hair and makeup, Be Brilliant styling, Eco
Fashion Expo operational team, and SUSTAIN Magazine media relations. Additional sponsors include
Couture Modeling Agency and Bronx Brewery.
KOllision features artists: 81Neutronz, A-Natural, Aislinn Foley, Amanda Sommers, Anu Sieunarine, Ashley
Liu, Aubrey Roemer, Ben Cockerham, Brooklyn Buzzy, Caitlin Caliendo, Cass Jones, Chandelle Heffner,
Danielle Eden, Erika Fujyama, Flora Chen, Habiba Trisa, Jace Kaufman, Jacob Baron, Joseph Loli,
Josephine Barreiro, Kanika Tibrewal, Lady K Fever, Lauryn McCrimon, Lawrence Gabriel Castillo, Leah
Osann, Lesley Wamsley, Lindsey Miller, Lu Liu, Lysem Kilen, Mary Tooley Parker, Melita Osheowitz, Miri
Orenstein, Natie, Nina Edwards, Philippe Numa Jr., Rania Cornelia & Maddy Blumen, Renee Phillips, Sadaf
Padder, Sui Park, Sumo Bunni, Tanu Vasu, Thunderlily, Tzuting Tsai, Vanessa Sun, Yen Yen Chou
minikako.com/kollision | kollision2019.eventbrite.com |
KOllision is a collaborative fashion show created by Minika Ko that invites artists of all mediums to use
fashion to challenge preconceptions and explore ideas. KOllision debuted during New York Fashion Week in
2017 with the theme Goddess and Gladiator: an exploration of the duality of female power and identity.
KOllision Fashion Show 2019 focuses on the female power of the future and will be held at the COPE NYC
space in the formal Pfizer Building in Brooklyn.
About Minika Ko
Minika Ko takes inspiration from strong female figures and creates women’s wear that exude confident
femininity. She worked as a fashion designer in France, Taipei, and Los Angeles before starting her own
design studio in NYC. Minika brings her global experiences to the world of fashion, designing with today’s
adventurers in mind — the courageous, independent, modern woman. She launched the high-performance
fashion line KOVASKY at New York Fashion Week. Minika also designs custom wear for private clients.
About COPE NYC
COPE NYC, founded by Vida Sabbaghi, offers local, national, and international organizations opportunities
to foster the intersection of creativity among diverse communities. COPE NYC celebrates a collaboration of
artists of all mediums, to produce a work greater than its parts. Sabbaghi’s outreach enables thousands of
students to tour exhibits and participate in related workshops.
About Stand for Education
Stand For Education, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization registered in the state of New York that
is dedicated to providing access to educational resources for the underserved children in war-ravaged
countries who reside in US and abroad, with a special focus on girls in South Sudan and environs.