June 4, 2016 – The threat of thunderstorms didn’t keep nearly 500 guests from crowding the patio of Le Bilboquet and center plaza of The Shops Buckhead Atlanta for Doggies on the Catwalk, a fashion show fundraiser benefiting Canine Assistants.
A local non-profit organization, Canine Assistants trains and provides service dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs. Founded by fashion blogger and educator E. Vincent Martinez and emceed by television broadcast journalist Monica Pearson, Doggies on the Catwalk has become a signature event on Atlanta’s social calendar.
With their ten-year anniversary coming up in 2017, Atlanta event production firm trinity productions took the opportunity to customize a charitable event ready-made for film by partnering with Porsche, NARS, Bai and Roche Bobois to transform The Shops Buckhead Atlanta into a high end fashion show fête. “The 9th annual Doggies on the Catwalk exceeded my expectations,” Martinez said. “The luxury experience for guests, provided by Theo Tyson of trinity productions, has set the tone for a world-class event. From planning to production, we've gathered a lot of valuable content for a compelling documentary about the making of Doggies on the Catwalk.”
Over 30 looks from the latest collections of Les Copains, Akris, Christian Louboutin, Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet, Theory, and Planet Blue, plus a few looks straight off Tod’s runway, were the perfect accessories to Canine Assistants’ adorable service dogs.
One of the highlights of the evening was an intermission presenting The Art Institute of Atlanta’s top fashion design students—Haze Devlin, Zuri Zander and Marcus Brown—with their original creations showcased on Click Models.
This year, Doggies on the Catwalk grossed over $70,000, having doubled each year under trinity productions’ direction.