Positive Heroes Unique Fashion Event, held Thursday 8 October, at The Runway in Cape Town raised more than R80,000.
The event attracted some of South Africa’s best-known designers, including Gavin Rajah, Stiaan Louw, KLûK CGDT, Maya Prass, Craig Port, Hip Hop, X&O and many others. More than 400 people attended, including many of Cape Town’s fashionistas who came to support Positive Heroes and the important work they are doing in reducing stigma and normalising HIV.
Apart from the designers who enthusiastically supported this event, all those involved including the models, make-up artists, stylists, waiters/bar staff, the venue, production staff and DJ gave their services for free or at greatly reduced rates. This generosity helped the charity surpass all expectations for the evening.
Items donated by each designer were expertly auctioned off by MCQP’s Ian McMahon and CNBC’s Talia Sanhewe. Items included additional contributions from Levi Strauss, Jasper Conran, Barbara Jackson, Carol Boyes, Jacques Azagury and others.
The event raised much needed money for the charity and also has helped the charity in getting its message to a wider audience. “The event was just overwhelmingly successful” says Brooke Fasani, Positive Heroes’ Creative Director, “we are a small tightly run charity and will ensure the funds are spent effectively to spread a message of hope that HIV is manageable and can be an inspiration to live life to the fullest.”
The event was sponsored by MANGO Airlines, Sirius Productions, Blend Eventlife, Peroni and Nestle.