2011 Freedom by Fashion

The Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition hosted its annual Freedom by Fashion Fundraiser, a runway event that promotes awareness to the community on human trafficking while raising funds for local victims.


Child sex trafficking survivor Caroline Germann shares her story of human traffcking at the Freedom by Fashion fundraiser with her daughter on September 11, 2011 at Jesse Auditorium.


Make up artist Ella Garrett applies fake eyelashes on student model Jacqeuline Bosman beofore the Freedom by Fashion runway event. Bosman wore a striped dress designed by student designer Jacqueline Madey. The dress utilizes fair trade fabrics, made by people who are not trafficked for labor and earning a living wage in their home countries.


Kristi Lodderhose, center, gets her outfit adjusted by student designer Elise Lammert right before the beginning of the runway show. The outfit was made from recycled coffee filters. “It took me about two months to complete it,” Lammert said. Her other two garments for the show were made out of beer boxes and cigarette packs.


Madeline O’Leary tries to ease her tension backstage as she waits for her turn to walk onto the runway.


Bri Sachar and Emmy Collier pose hand in hand on the catwalk during the Freedom by Fashion runway event. Today’s event showcased a total of 49 garments made by 11 local designers and 10 student designers from Stephens College and the University of Missouri.


Student designer Elise Lammert is greeted by her father Joe Lammert after the runway event while friends and family come out to congratulate her.

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