Fashion for Autism Campaign Launches


Kyle’s Treehouse Announces Inaugural Fashion for Autism Campaign

A weeklong celebration of creativity and education benefiting those affected by Autism

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Kyle’s Treehouse, a community dedicated to empowering all people touched by autism to make effective choices, announces its Fashion for Autism Campaign, an unprecedented weeklong celebration of creativity and education in honor of autism treatments. September 10-18 join Alternative Apparel, Marc Jacobs, Neiman Marcus, Cole Haan, Bobbi Brown, Vosges Haut Chocolat and fellow engaged activists and creatives as they collectively inaugurate Fashion for Autism in support of Kyle’s Treehouse.

Kyle’s Treehouse launches its Fashion for Autism Campaign using an innovative and interactive online platform through its web site. During New York’s Fall Fashion Week, September 10-18, this platform will capture the Fashion Week spirit by showcasing inspired designs, generously donated items and the power of the Kyle’s Treehouse community. In honor of the occasion, Kyle’s Treehouse namesake, Kyle Westphal has collaborated with artist Jessie Rose Vala to create a tee shirt, which they will also debut on September 10th. As every person living with Autism is unique and beautiful, each tee is individually screened and one-of-a-kind.

“One of our major focuses at Kyle’s Treehouse is the exploration of alternative therapies for those affected by autism,” explains Kyle’s mother and Kyle’s Treehouse co-founder, Jenifer Westphal. “Kyle has found an immense outlet through art and creativity, and so it was only natural to encourage his artistic visions. His debut tee shirt, made in collaboration with Jessie Rose Vala, is a perfect union of aesthetic and functionality, as well as tangible evidence of Kyle’s progress. We see fashion as a wearable art.”

In an effort to raise awareness and garner support, Fashion for Autism’s site will be continuously updated with videos that document behind-the-scenes design, as well as photos of individuals wearing the tees. Additionally, Kyle’s tees will be available for purchase through kylestreehouse.org.

To participate in Fashion for Autism’s weeklong event, simply visit the site and make a donation. Donations of $100 or more earn a quintessential Fashion Week takeaway, a Fashion for Autism gift bag brimming with Bobbi Brown, Cole Haan, Vosges Haut Chocolat, a limited edition Kyle Westphal tee shirt, and other luxury goodies.

Kyle’s Treehouse in conjunction with art institutions will direct proceeds from the Fashion for Autism to help fund pilot programs providing art classes for autistic youth.

Fashion for Autism hopes to touch the lives of children affected by autism and the donors who offer their support.

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