Local Fashion Designer Partners with Children's Museum for Kids' Fashion Play Workshop

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NAPLES, Florida (June 15, 2022) – The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples and The Designer’s Accomplice have partnered to offer Fashion Night at the Museum, an educational fashion workshop and show for children, on Wednesday, August 24.

Hosted by Chelsea Provenzano, Founder & Designer at The Designer’s Accomplice, this workshop is specifically built for children ages 5 – 8 and their parents. During the workshop, children will dress in their favorite outfits and participate in what Chelsea calls #FashionPlay by creating their own purse using high-quality materials. Once they’re finished, the children will strut down the runway sporting their fashionable outfit and brand-new handbag. Adults will also have the option to make their own handbags during the workshop using ethically sourced leather from Italian tanneries.

Provenzano launched her career working for world-renowned fashion brands Ralph Lauren, Bloch, and Tiffany & Co. She created The Designer’s Accomplice to give people interested in fashion, especially young people, a way to inspire their own creativity.

“Experiential learning is a huge aspect of my brand,” said Provenzano. “When I experienced the museum’s incredible learning-through-play activities, I felt like a Fashion Play experience would fit right in with its concept while offering something a little different and new.”

Learn more about Fashion Night at the Museum and register at https://www.cmon.org/events/fashion-night/. Space is limited, so advanced registration is highly encouraged. Registration for the workshop is as follows:

  • $45 for CMON Member child and adult duo to attend event (with child making a handbag)
  • $60 for non-member child and adult duo to attend event (with child making a handbag)

  • Additions:
  • $25 for an additional child to attend and make a handbag (Add-on option only. All children must participate with an adult.)
  • $35 for any parent interested in making an adult-sized handbag alongside their child designer (Add-on option only.)

Fashion play kits designed by Provenzano can be found for sale in the CMON store as well on The Designer’s Accomplice website: https://thedesignersaccomplice.com.

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About the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples
The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples is a brain-building powerhouse and Southwest Florida’s first museum devoted for children and families to learn through play. With hands-on exhibit galleries, the accessible museum invites visitors of all ages to journey through the swamps of the Everglades, weave through a maze, climb a two-story banyan tree, or experiment with the water play station. Children can become a weather forecaster, a farmer, a chef, a fisherman, an artist, an architect, or a veterinarian; explore the cold of an igloo, the whoosh of the wind, the sound of the sea, and the effects of gravity. Throughout the day special activities encourage our guests to get involved, try something new and be energized. CMON offers a variety of interactive exhibits providing kids with education, play, learning, science, technology, engineering, inventions, space exploration, art, math, storybooks, creation, building, sensory, and child development.

About The Designer’s Accomplice

The Designer's Accomplice is a brand focused on providing children/tweens with elevated, DIY fashion experiences we call #FashionPlay. The brand was launched in 2021 by Chelsea Provenzano, who has worked with world renowned fashion brands Ralph Lauren, Bloch, and Tiffany & Co. After having children of her own, Chelsea became more fascinated than ever with the idea of inspiring self-confidence and creativity through fashion. She calls her create-your-own accessory kits, made with high quality materials, opportunities for #FashionPlay.