Intrepid by Ao’c: Fashion, But with a Cause

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INTREPID by Ao’c had a big year in 2013 and I think & hope 2014 will be even bigger! I first learned about INTREPID when I attended Nolcha Fashion Week’s Fall 2013 presentations back in September — check out that post here! The founder and designer behind this burgeoning fashion brand is Aerin O’Connell. It’s so admirable that this brand is making time to focus on both growth and giving back!

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INTREPID collaborated with More Than Me Foundation with TUNIC FOR CHANGE. For a low price of $29.99, you purchase an eco-friendly tunic made of 100% hemp, each with unique embroideries. All of the proceeds go to benefit the More than Me Academy. The foundation works with community leaders to identify the girls who are at the highest risk of being sexually exploited to ensure that education and opportunity, not exploitation and poverty, defines their lives. They pay tuition, provide school lunch, and work with the school and community to get the job done!

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So INTREPID recently presented a collection, a mix of R2W & eveningwear, at probably one of the coolest locations ever for a fashion show — SkyWalk, Grand Canyon, AZ. This was in late 2013 for the J. Autumn Skywalk Fashion Show by Jessica Minh Anh. This was a very symbolic collection for the brand; it was truly from-the-heart. Aerin said she was able to create from such a different realm with this collection. She looked at all of her past experiences and this was about a transition, a time for freedom, perfectly symbolized with the release of a dove!

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J Autumn Fashion Show by Jessica Minh Anh - Intrepid by AOCThese looks all have such richness in the color tones and would look stunning on the red carpet! It was so hard to choose a few faves so the plus-side, you can see way more images! I had the same vibe when I saw the various looks presented during Nolcha Fashion Week. Again, I loved the colors here! I also loved the great mix of chic, elegant, and casual day-wear looks.

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This look is probably my most fave of the collection. It’s simplistic, but very chic. It would transition so easily from day to night.

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INTREPID experienced a great deal of press from this show because not only was Jennie Garth in attendance, but she also walked in the show!! Jennie looks great in this fitted look and I love sheer long-sleeves, great touch! Check out the full video of this runway presentation here.

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But of course this isn’t the only great INTREPID press; there is more, from US Weekly features to celebrity sightings such as with Olivia Munn. The brand is definitely making moves and you can keep up-to-date by making sure to Like on Facebook or Follow on Twitter. For additional contact information you can also check out the brand’s customer service page. Fashion Nexus wishes INTREPID by A’oc the best of luck in 2014! I can’t wait to see you present again!!

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