by MIKE CHAIKEN
There was a lot of fashion in Hartford, Conn. on a recent Sunday.
On March 12, Sappho Clothing Co. of Hartford hosted a fashion show that not only served to showcase Connecticut-style– but thanks to raffles offered through the night also provided funds for the Hartford Gay Straight Health Collective and True Colors.
The runway show featured Sappho’s line of hoodies, t-shirts, polos, and hats—with Sappho’s recognizable logo the rainbow turtle. The show also featured Sappho’s new Roman numerals and Greek letter line of hoodies and crewneck sweaters.
Sappho is described by its founders as a clothing line and brand that celebrates, represents and supports the LGBTQ community.
Sappho teamed up with local design line LaMoo, created by Bertha Angelo, for the runway show, which was held at the Caral Lounge on Park Street in Hartford. LaMoo presented some of her designs that featured her trademark use of patterns and tailoring.
In addition to the fashion, the audience was treated to performances from belly dancer Elisheva and entertainers by David Martinez and Malaya Love Nations.
PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN