Fashion Sponsor: Nosh Box Eatery. Designer: Fashionmarilu. Model: Alexis King. Photograph: Christian Davis.
Help build our future restaurant and hospitality workforce

Meet our 2019 Fashion Designers

Fashion design has rarely been so delectable.

The challenge to our volunteer fashion designers is simple: They have one month to design and build a fashion show entry ... but at least ten percent of what their model wears on the runway must come out of a restaurant sponsor that is paired with them. This can be whatever our designers and their restaurant partners negotiate to work with, whether consumable or not.

Unlike traditional fashion shows where models race down the runway, this very theatrical presentation of our Food in Fashion creations is slower, savored, and pumped-up by the song of the designer's choice.

During the show each fashion will be judged by a panel in the audience and prizes will be awarded to the top designers.


2019 Food in Fashion Show Judges

Kristin Assad, General Manager - The Joule
Catherine and Mike Sweet, Chief Executive Officer - Ben E. Keith
Daniel Mofor, Founder, owner and designer - Don Morphy Privé Clothiers


2019 Fashion Designers
  • Audrie Austin
  • Designs By K.Y.
  • Designs.By.LCW
  • El Centro Fashion Design Students
  • Fashionmarilu
  • Ivette Custom Design
  • Parker
  • Tatiana Diane
  • Truanjl
  • YikStyles
  • Danny Nguyen CoutureD

Food in Fashion will be presented by the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association, Monday, Mar. 18, 2019, at The Joule, Dallas.

Proceeds benefit career-development programs in the restaurant and hospitality industries.

Our primary beneficiary is the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation. A 501 (c)(3) charitable non-profit [Tax ID: 74-2732907], TRAEF sponsors ProStart, a restaurant workforce-development program in public schools.

A portion of proceeds will also be donated to El Centro College's Food and Hospitality Institute and CitySquare's WorkPaths Hospitality Training Program.



Contact Us


Greater Dallas Restaurant Association
14785 Preston Rd., Suite 455
Dallas, TX 75254 USA
(972) 671-4372
Debora Russell
drussell@gdra.org