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#BIRMINGHAM — Born to a #Lebanese mother and #Palestinian father in #Dearborn , #fashion journalist Hoda Salameh Winkler had already broken down barriers— by having two different ethnicities.
Yet, the concept doesn’t only revolve around her identity.
She also uses her eye for style to send a deeper message that promotes peace, social justice and racial equality.
On May 6, Winkler organized a fashion show called “Breaking Barriers” at Robert Kidd Gallery in Birmingham to fund a mission trip that will allow her and her husband, Jason, to aid #Syrian#refugees in #Greece .
The philanthropic couple will document their stay on video as they distribute food and supplies, as well as improve camps and infrastructure.
Winkler said the fashion show event evolved from a photo shoot she coordinated with local photographer Piper Carter in downtown #Detroit earlier this year that was also called “Breaking Barriers.” That shoot comprised models of different ethnicities, races and religions in an effort to merge their fashions.
For example, she said a #Muslim woman wearing the #hijab donned an #Asian kimono, while an #African#American model wore #Indian clothing and an Indian model wore Latin clothing, etc. “Basically, all the fashions were stepping out of your comfort zone, proving that we are all one, no matter [the difference in] race, religion or ethnicity,” she said.
Winkler teamed up with Bridgette Odum of B. Michele Events to present the show. Odum even showcased her jewelry designs and donated 20 percent of her profits.
Lyudviga Shneyders of Birmingham’s Lyudviga Couture also agreed to display her designs in the fashion show and to donate 20 percent of her proceeds to the cause.
To top it off, Winkler shared photos from the shoot at the event.
Growing up, fashion and writing captivated her, but she had no idea how to pursue both.
However, at age 15, she became involved in the fashion industry, landing her first internship with Hour Detroit #Magazine , which may have helped her find a way to link both careers.
After high school, Winkler attended Henry Ford Community College’s honor program and transferred to Wayne State University CONTINUE READING 👇👇👇