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The 4th Annual Purple Runway Fashion Show Brings Philanthropy to the Catwalk

2018 Premiere Fashion Event Raising Awareness for Domestic Violence Survivors


Arlington, VA, Sept. 26, 2018 -- October 21, 2018 is the 4th installment of Purple Runway, a fashion show extravaganza and fundraiser for victims of domestic and intimate partner violence. This year the event will be held at Mercedes-Benz of Arlington with doors to open for Special Guest at 6:30 PM. VIP guests are invited to enjoy the Cocktail Party from 5:00-6:30 PM.


Purple Runway is more than a fashion show, it stands as a platform for education and advocacy for those who have overcome violence as survivors, thrivers, and conquerors. On average, nearly 20 people per minute fall victim to physical violence by an intimate partner in the U.S.; this type of violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.


Philanthropic organizations: The Women’s Center in Vienna, VA and Women Giving Back in Loudoun County of VA, are being recognized at the event for their work for survivors near and far. Mercedes-Benz of Arlington, Roche Salon and Spa, and Home of Your Dreamz, all are prominent businesses in the D.C. Metro area, and have signed on as sponsors. 


iSynchrony, individualized Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (iTMS) treatment providers, also joins Purple Runway as a partner for two treatments to help others live a happier and healthier life.  iTMS is a non-invasive procedure used to treat trauma; in this case, trauma created by enduring violence. Together with Global Stress Initiative, we aim to raise additional support for more men, women, and children survivors who could receive this proven transformational treatment not covered by insurance.


Marvette Cofield and Eric Bumgardner of Home of Your Dreamz LLC are title sponsors for Purple Runway 2018. This remarkable company turns searching for a new home or selling your current home into a joyful experience. Instead of shuffling through the minutiae of real estate yourself, the Home of Your Dreamz team allows you to focus on envisioning the next chapter of your life.


Attendees of the October 21st runway show will enjoy top-notch fashion from local and international designers as well as a silent auction with a cruise around Spain as one of the featured auction items.


“We are gathering on behalf of men, women, and children who have successfully overcome trauma, while we stand in the gap for those still in the struggle and inspire all to live happier, healthier lives.” says Purple Runway founder and CEO of Kamisol Style Consultancy Inc., Gigi McMillan.


About Purple Runway

Purple Runway is an annual fashion show event and fundraiser produced by Kamisol Style Consultancy Inc. Gigi McMillan, CEO of Kamisol, celebrity fashion stylist, and a domestic violence survivor herself, founded Purple Runway in 2015 to increase awareness around domestic and intimate partner violence.


For more information, please contact Gigi McMillan at

Mercedes -Benz Is Revving up Their Engines in Support of Purple Runway…

Mercedes Benz of Arlington, VA has partnered with the nationally known fashion + advocacy domestic violence platform Purple Runway to present their 2018 event and fundraiser in the Washington D.C Metropolitan area.



Source: Brash v2.0 Communications


New York, NY (April 3, 2018) – Today Purple Runway the national fashion + advocacy domestic violence platform, announced that Mercedes-Benz has officially signed on to be a title sponsor of the annual Purple Runway Fashion show. According to event organizers, this show will celebrate the year of the advocate and will focus on increasing the community’s awareness and ability to identify intimate, domestic violence. 




Dumfries, VA (May 30th, 2018) – On June 6th, Jatana Jackson- Mrs. Virginia United States 2018-will be a panel member and supporter of the Purple Runway event. 

This event is the only nationally recognized fashion show that sheds light on domestic violence awareness by merging the beauty of fashion and female empowerment.

Mrs. Virginia United States 2018 Jatana Jackson stands behind empowering all woman to be who they truly are meant to be.  She wants to encourage and motivate them to step outside their limited beliefs and go towards their goals and dreams.  While being a wife to her husband and mom to her two amazing young boys was a dream of hers, inside she knew there was something else out there waiting for her while being a wife and mom. 

You Deserve More World Premiere

March 29, 2018

The You Deserve More Film World Premiere 

Purchase tickets to a screening or purchase the DVD at

Bladensburg Town Hall Meeting on Domestic Violence

April 12, 2018

Presented by Love By The Handles and The LaKeisha Brown Foundation

Bladensburg, MD Town Hall

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

4229 Edmonston Rd, Bladensburg, MD 20710

Spring/Summer Launch Runway Event

April 07, 2018

10am- 2pm

Springfield Town Center

6500 Springfield Mall 
Springfield, VA 22150​

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