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Auggie fashion designer wins award

April 27, 2007

Darby design

Auggie alumna Darby Lorents received a 1st place award for her dress design in the DIVA Fashion Show on March 4. Minneapolis/St. Paul magazine named the event the “social/fashion event of the year.”

Darby is currently enrolled in the Apparel Technologies program at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC). MCTC has a partnership with DIVA Minnesota (the sponsor of the event) and a contest is held within the program for a place in the DIVA Fashion Show. Out of 24 submissions, 12 were chosen to compete.

Darby is hoping to move to Los Angeles and continue working with fashion design.

DIVA Minnesota is a fund raising and grant making organization committed to providing financial support and on-going education of HIV/AIDS through creatively produced events. It awards grants to AIDS service organizations in Minnesota that are focused on preventive education, direct care, and youth at risk services. DIVA Minnesota has granted over $2.6 million to AIDS organizations throughout the state.