Metamorphosis is a unique event that merges fashion and philanthropy. For the third year, RunningWorks is partnering with world-renown fashion designer Luis Machicao, who has been commissioned by the President of Peru (his home country) to serve as “style ambassador” for the Peruvian First Lady.
In years past, Machicao has showcased his latest collections using professional models on the runway. This year, RunningWorks is changing the format with the announcement of the Metamorphosis: Social Butterfly Experiment. They have handpicked 8 dynamic, passionate and philanthropic influencers or “Social Butterflies” from the community to serve as mentors for members of the RunningWorks team.
During this year’s event, these Social Butterflies will hit the runway alongside their mentees, donning couture gowns and men’s suits custom designed by Machicao specifically for Metamorphosis. This unique approach will highlight the transition, or metamorphosis, of the team members as they transition out of homelessness into beautiful, fully functioning butterflies in society.