Fashion show addresses imminent issues of sexual health through vivid performance
This past 8 May, at Midwood High School in eclectic Brooklyn, a huge collaborative effort took place to expose the work of creative talents and health advocates through an exciting catwalk presentation to perpetuate awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention.
The event was brought to life through the valiant efforts of health and wellness advocate Karen Jemmott, Director of Physician Outreach at SUNY Downstate Medical Centre, and Raoul Keil, Founder and Director of creative networking site Nineteen74.com. Jemmott and Keil met through a mutual acquaintance Ninette Murk, of Designers Against Aids, and had the idea to collaborate together for a cause and thus, ‘NYC against HIV’ was born.
‘1 Life 1 Chance’ was the thread which tied together all of the contributors on the project to spread the word about the benefits of delaying sexual contact as well as practicing safer sex. The project focused on the hopes of making the next generation healthier, happier and better informed.
At the forefront of the catwalk show were the vibrant and chaotic creations of UK designer Emma Bell who recently showed her Autumn/Winter 2009 collection at London Fashion Week. Lead makeup artist, Steven Canavan, and lead hair stylist, Cecilia Romero, also worked their magic on the models and produced an intriguing show.
With the success of NYC against HIV, Jemmott and Keil have hopes of replicating its message in other cities across the world by bringing together budding talent and health activists to spread the word.
For a full list of contributors and sponsors or more details on the event please download the event brochure or email email@example.com
Karen Jemmott, Raoul Keil, Emma Bell, Anna Pitchoguina, Doris Kalchmann, Elena Kikina Firkant, Eleonore De Ruuk, Perfectly Flawed, Roshena Chadha, Sara Keir Wright, True Love & False Idols, Villain, Steven Canavan,
Kristen Arnett, Cecilia Romero, Victoria Lopez, Jillian Hernandez-Adams, Aya Fukada, Linh Ngyun, Alexis Knox, Adenike Omosire, Asha Phelps, Glenn Glasser, Dave HK Yoon, Brian Chan, Samuel Guigues, DJ Matias Jofre, Tiffany LeCadre, Zohra Bakhsh, Shaun Whoriskey, T.J. Sealey, Karmela Lozina for John Sahag, Andreas Stavrinidis, Lionel Deluy, Nicholas Hardy, John Stefanick, Elite Models New York, B1 Models New York, Brooke, Lisanne, Lauren, Amit, Diana, Luca Ribezzo, Yirmeyah Beckles, J’aime & I, Supremehair, Andrew Collins
Jan Lissi, No Kidd’n, My Tights, Xenia Lime Crime, Softlips, Supreme Hair Fiona Burke, Andre da Silva,
Eniola Ogunnaike, Ninette Murk, Elvia Vasconcelos, Laura Thompson, Gazelle Paulo, Pat Cotillo Junior,
Finch UK for Emma Bell, Richard Bell, Emma Box, Erica Russell, Anna Louisa Jones, JoBot, Selina Katz from mytights.com,Stephanie Battisti, Delisha Fields, Daina Hassel, Cinthia Azevedo , Cristina Renovales,
Linlee Ammann, Karen CanoJoshua Abrams, Nicole Beckford, Hauswunehana Sonia Chowdhury, Joel Hashem, Jamila James, Vegnal Jovin, Lloyd Louis, Rebecca Navarro, Garvenchy Nicolas, Meiting Wu, Lisa Tumbarello
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