WESTPORT — It was a good cause and great design at the Staples High School’s Fashion for a Cause Club’s second annual fashion show at Toquet Hall Sunday afternoon.

“All the proceeds are going to Stomp Out Bullying, and we’ve already raised over $8,000,” said Emerson Kobak, 17, of Westport.

A burgeoning designer, she’s channeled her own traumas with bullies into this awareness enterprise.

“It’s organizations like that that helped me,” she told the crowd of around 100, sharing her story and speaking hope to others who may be in similar situations. “We just want you to know that it does get better and it will get better.”

Original designs of Kobak’s and friend Alessandra Nagar, 17, were featured at the show.

“This is what I love to do,” Nagar said. “We’ve been working on this for so long, so it’s really amazing to see everything come together.”