I enjoy seeing fashion and good causes come together. Douglas Voon (of Voon, where his wife Sophie designs) is putting a lot of effort into spreading the word on Hands Up ’08, a celebration of fashion, music and dance with the proceeds going to helping stop human traf?cking in Malawi.
You can ?nd out more about Stop the Traf?k at its website. From the press release Douglas sent me a few weeks ago (with a few edits from us), which summarizes the ideas well:
It’s to be held on March 27, 8 p.m. (doors open from 7.15 p.m.) at Wellington Cathedral (Molesworth Street, Wellington, New Zealand), with nine catwalk collections from Oyl, Voon, Sophie Voon Bridal, Robyn Mathieson, Mandatory, Star?sh, Zantis, Marvel Menswear and Miriam Gibson with special thanks to Ultra Shoes. There will be performances from Warren Maxwell, Footnote Dance and Strike Percussion. Tickets are $30 each from participating stores—head over to the MySpace page for more details.
When I get a chance, there’ll be another quick Wellington update—on the Bendon Lingerie store opening last Friday. A very enjoyable show and Wellington seemed to have turned on the weather and good food for the Auckland contingent who came to the bash. Our photos are coming later this week.