NORWICH – This weekend, Chenango County says “hello” to the type of high fashion that many say can't be found upstate as Norwich's very own Phoenix Project Dance and trendspotting Small Town Couture place the finishing touches on the annual Fashion Night Out gala set for Saturday.
For those unfamiliar, 2016 Fashion Night Out has been six years in the making. Since 2010, the event's twofold ambitions of spotlighting fashion found in the most obvious places and fundraising for the internationally-acclaimed dance troupe have been a marked success based on attendance, participants and sponsorship – and by all accounts, this year's event should prove to be no exception.
“We've have had so many amazing sponsors this year,” said Fashion Night Out Organizer and Project Phoenix Dance Executive Director, Michael Perkins. “Chobani, NBT, Dr. Dohner and NY Skin and Vein Center, Sirius Computer Solutions are among our top sponsors.”
According to Perkins, last year’s event hosted upwards of 300 guests, and the event looks to be larger still this year. “We hope to promote a feeling of community and fun. Phoenix Project has launched itself into the national professional dance scene over the past few years and this event helps to support us,” said Perkins.