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A wave of bright, bold fashion graced the makeshift runway at the Greenport American Legion Sunday to benefit Community Action Southold Town. Fashion designer Alex Vinash debuted his Resort Collection 2019 at the “Flower Power” Runway Show to a large crowd of fashion-minded onlookers.

This is the consecutive second year the Argentinian-born designer, who operates a clothing boutique at American Beech in Stirling Square, showcased his resort collection at the American Legion to support the ongoing efforts of CAST, which works to help low-income residents meet their basic needs in the areas of nutrition, employment, energy and education.

“We’re excited to partner with Alex Vinash for the Flower Power fashion show,” CAST director Cathy Demeroto told the audience before the models took the stage. “It’s great that we can bring fashion, fun, and philanthropy together to benefit our North Fork neighbors in need.”

Six large scale paintings by artist Anne Sherwood Pundyk on unstretched canvas glowed above the runway suspended from scaffolding towers.

See more photos from the fashion runway show by Elizabeth Wagner:

Alex Vinash prepares Faneca Banks of NYC backstage. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)
Stylist Nick Pagano of ID Salon prepared Autumn Jewell of Ohio.
Alex Vinash styles Johnathan Glenn of Detroit, MI.
Models Grayson Miller of Bridgehampton, Elaine Martinez of Brooklyn, and Priscilla Nash of Valley Stream pose backstage.
Caleb Funk of Swedesboro, NJ, poses with Faneca Banks of NYC.
Designer Alex Vinash gives a pep-talk backstage.
Celeste Moran of Queens.

Autumn Jewell of Ohio.
Models walk the runway.
Malena Bendik of Southold.
Faneca Banks of NYC.
Ivy Hjornevik of Ridgewood.
Kadiatou Diallo of Senegal.
Elaine Martinez of Brooklyn.
Saralyn Hellstern of Arkansas.
Johnathan Glenn of Detroit, MI.
Keirsten O’Rourke of Ohio.

Noor Hotma of NYC.

Brent Pelton of American Beech, designer Alex Vinash, CAST Director Cathy Demeroto.
Designer Alex Vinash with his 2019 resort collection “Flower Power” models.