Other Options to host 9th Walk This Way Fashion Show

Scenes from Walk This Way 2019. Photos by Robin Dorner.

Other Options is hosting its ninth Walk This Way Fashion Show. The fundraising event will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2020, at the Farmers Public Market in downtown Oklahoma City. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the fashion show will begin at 7 p.m.

Deanna Cardenas and Ryan Tigner are co-chairing the event.

Members of the committee include Scott Allen, Kacie Cardenas, Lindsay Claxton, Cher Golding, Kyle Impson, Sarah Millwee, John Milner, Brent Moss, Debbie Naifeh, Joe Roman, Michelle Stevens, Martin and Trevor Stuart and Casey Thompson. 

This year’s theme is "Silver Screen.” The event will showcase world-class, award-winning ceramic corset designer, Nicole Moan; Former Project Runway designer, Johnathan Kayne; as well as local designer, Cody Johnson.

In addition, some of the fashion show models will feature accessories from local businesses, including Betsy King Shoe Boutique, Armando Ortiz’s Creative Studio, and Marla Cook Hats.

“Other Options has been incredibly blessed to work with some of the most elite and talented fashion designers in Oklahoma,” said Cher Golding, president of the Board of Directors. “Nicole, Johnathan, and Cody have all created outfits worn by celebrities, and their work has been featured around the world. Our guests will be transported to a time of glitz and glamour of old Hollywood as we honor the classic styles of the Silver Screen.

“If you have a passion for clothing, hair, makeup and accessories or have ever wanted to sit along the runway of a real fashion show, this is one event not to miss.”  

Proceeds from the event will support the mission of Other Options and will provide food, resources, services, and education to at-risk individuals and families with a focus on those affected by HIV and AIDS.

The programs of Other Options include the Friends Food Pantry, a Home Delivery Meal Program and a humanitarian medication program benefitting those living with HIV/AIDS in over 26 different countries. Last year this unduplicated client count for the organization almost doubled, yet the funding has remained the same. The organization now must feed more Oklahomans in need with less financial support.

“Part of the reason our client count increased is that with advances in medicine, our clients are living longer,” stated Golding. “However, these long-term survivors now face new health challenges associated with decades-long treatment and common effects of aging. Through our programs, we will ensure they receive healthy, nutritious food and remain in care”. 

Tickets for Walk This Way Fashion Show, Silver Screen including reserved runway seating are now on sale by calling (405) 605-8020 or via Eventbrite, by searching for Walk This Way Fashion Show, or at www.otheroptionsokc.org.

The Gayly. 3/17/2020 @ 11:55 a.m. CST.