2024 Roses on the Runway! PreDerby Fashion Show

Jun 05, 2024By Young Nonprofit Foundation
Young Nonprofit Foundation

Our success at the Young Nonprofit Foundation wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of our team and community members.

-YNPF Vice President, Jacque Young

YNPF "Roses on the Runway!" 2024

Theme: Modern Vintage Upscale

For our first ever show, the Young Nonprofit Foundation encourages designers to think and create out-of-the-box artwork that captures the elegance of past Kentucky Derby’s mixed with the modernness’ of springtime in Louisville. Fashion is rapidly changing. Recalling the essence of the Derby rose, it makes one think of surrealism, sexiness, beauty and power. Roses on the Runway is set on Oaks Day, and the main inspiration for our theme.

Designers are encouraged to encapsule this spirit by showcasing all of the different forms of elegance from past fashion periods. We love to see the over-the-top dresses from the Victorian period; the long flowing skirts of Boho; the bold showing of the midriff and legs from ladies during the Swinging Sixties; trailing feathery jackets worn by Hollywood Glamour Girls; the bright colors on men from the Disco and Hippy period. 

By blending the past fashions with the modern flair of spring, YNPF hopes for all designers’ artwork to be dazzling, bright, and alluring while incorporating the overall feeling of Derby.

Meet our Designers and Boutiques


Overly Haisui by Jeremiah Ellis

Soosauve by Castetta

Model MelissaB Hats and Accessories

Priscilla's Plus-Sized Boutique


The Neon Flea, located on Frankfort Ave

Sugar Town Vintage, located in Germantown

Pitaya, located on Baxter Ave

KC Bridal and Prom, located on Bardstown Road

Sam Meyers Formal Wear, located in St. Matthews

Windsor, located in St. Matthews

Dillard's Mall St. Matthews

Magnolia and Fig, located on Frankfort Ave

The Event

From a naming brainstorm at a talk

The Talent

Artist: Jose Olympian Brooks

Instagram: @olympian3

Youtube: Jose Brooks

The Outfits

Brand Ambassador for Kind Humans Movement