– Alexandra Nyman, founder of Break Free NYFW and creative director of LadyCat.”
NYC, New York – Break Free NYFW is a runway show with a cause. We are looking to lead the discussion on mental health and substance use disorder within the fashion industry. We have invited mental health and addiction activists to not only walk in this show as models, but to be featured designers showcasing their collections for the world to see.
Leading up to the event, there will be a series of virtual panels for the designers and models to take part in discussing topics ranging from substance use disorder within the fashion industry to how to self-care for yourself during NYFW to avoid burnout.
A portion of the proceeds from this show will go towards 10,000 Beds, who provides scholarships to assist those seeking treatment for a substance use disorder to enter into a rehabilitation center.
The show will be held during New York Fashion Week on Monday, February 14th, 2022 at 7pm ET and will be held at the Vondue located at 225 West 34th Street.
Founded by Alexandra Nyman, the creative director of LadyCat and editor-in-chief of Soberocity, “Break Free NYFW is my plea to society to open up about their struggles with mental health and substance use disorder, and to take it as seriously as they do physical health. If these past two years have taught us anything, it should be that our mental health needs to stop being pushed aside and ignored.”