Marvina Thomas, founder and CEO of cannabis brand Fourtwenty Collections, is hosting the Queen of the Nile Runway show, Arizona’s first cannabis inspired fashion show, featuring New York fashion designer Korto Momolu.
The fashion forward event is the launch of Thomas’ new cannabis themed fashion line for women. The event, featuring a catwalk, takes place Saturday, September 11th, from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., at FABRIC, 132 E. 6th Street in Tempe. Momolu has been highlighted in the ‘Top 5 Designers to Watch” at her debut season at New York Fashion Week, and has appeared on numerous television shows, including two seasons of Project Runway AllStars.
“Creating innovative, women empowering, events in the cannabis space has been a brand staple for Fourtwenty Collections.” said Thomas. “With our goal of making women feel confident and beautiful in their skin, the collaboration with Korto and her fashion expertise is the next step in our journey to creating the most well-rounded and inclusive cannabis brand.”
With a theme of Egyptian goddesses and fierce leaders, the show will consist of diverse professional models in the local community from all ages and with all body types. Dressed and designed by Momolu, the looks will be a tease to New York Fashion week in 2022 and will be available for purchase with Thomas at her new Fourtwenty Collections fashion line.
“This collaboration is a staple of women’s empowerment promoting premier quality in the ways we care for ourselves… visually through fashion, internally through medicine and externally with our overall routines.” said Momolu.
The fashion show is an exclusive VIP event with limited seating. Tickets begin at $40 per person and are available at EventHi.io. All attendees will receive a swag bag packed with Fourtwenty Collection products, skincare, edibles and more. Guests will also be provided hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and no host cocktails.
The event will feature choreographed dancing and entertainment. VIP guests will have access to a private meet and greet with Momolu and all guests will be able to enter in a raffle to win a private consultation with Momolu.
A portion of the event’s proceeds will go to Start Living Recovery, a group home and non-profit helping homeless men and women get off of deadly substances such as alcohol and opioids with the mission of breaking the stigma behind mental health disorders.