We LOVE fashion so naturally NYFW is one of the most anticipated times of the year! What we love even more is GIVING BACK and supporting social causes. Check out FIVE FAB initiatives from NYFW that thrilled us with fashion and PURPOSE.
Who doesn’t love a good pair of jeans? What if your prized denim could work overtime by also doing something good for a great cause… well Jeans for Refugees have created a FAB way to do just that. One hundred celebrities donated a pair of jeans to be hand painted by Johny Dar and then auctioned online at catawiki.com/JeansForRefugees where the proceeds will be donated to the International Rescue Committee to help refugees around the world. Photo credit: Getty
In honor of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, ACL PR & Marketing hosted an inaugural pop-up installation featuring fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands that embody the beaches of Brazil to “celebrate imperfections.” As firm believers that we are all FAB by Design, we absolutely relate to this event that celebrates imperfections during a week that is all about fashion and beauty. Jordana Guimaraes, the founder of ACL Fashion Week, believes that “the Paralympic athletes are the most inspirational because they’ve taken what is considered to be a deficiency and turned it into a strength, making them a stronger person.”
During the heart of NYFW on September 12th there was an equally busy effort going on in NYC that included dozens of celebrities and spotlights but had absolutely nothing to do with fashion, and that was Charity Day 2016. Every year Cantor Fitzgerald and the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund commemorate the more than 650 friends, colleagues and employees of their firm who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 by distributing 100% of their global revenues on Charity Day to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund and dozens of charities around the world. This year, Charity Day raised about $12 million and this event has raised approximately $137 million since it’s inception. Needless to say, what they’ve done to turn such a tragic event into an effort that will positively impact so many people around the globe is simply AMAZING.
Designer Margaux, winner of the 2014 Neiman Marcus Women Who Make Noise Style Contest, allowed us to escape into a world of travel & leisure with her Chasing Sunsets 2017 Collection held aboard a 160ft yacht during NYFW all while giving back. 10% of her proceeds are donated to cancer research and environmental causes in honor of her father Freddy, who lost his battle with cancer in 2015. Photo credit: Instagram @karmaforacure.
Rising Stars of New York Fashion
This 7th Annual NYFW Fashion for Charity Event hosted by Supermodel Georgie Badiel benefits her foundation that focuses on empowering young women and girls through water. The FAB event held at the DL Rooftop in the heart of Manhattan’s Lower East Side featured collections by Ferret Campos Designs, Olga Parkers Jewelry, and Peter Curti who showcased two collections, Unity Vintage Jeans Co. and his recently launched women’s evening wear brand, House of Peter James. Every dollar that is contributed to the Georgie Badiel Foundation goes to digging wells, water treatment facilities and education for women and children in Burkina Faso.