Laos in NYC: Fashion for Philanthropy
Event Date: Dec 5, 2015
Laos in NYC: Fashion Meets Philanthropy
Fundraiser Fusing Fashion, Food and Impact
To Help Make Laos Safe from Millions of Unexploded Bombs
For nearly ten years, millions of bombs rained down on the tiny country of Laos, making it the most heavily bombed country per capita in history. The bombings ended over 42 years ago, but more than 20,000 Laotians have been killed or injured by decades-old ordnance that litter the otherwise beautiful landscape.
A group of creative entrepreneurs on a mission to raise awareness and funds by uniting the non-profit and business sectors during an evening fusing fashion, food, and impact. They will co-host a fashion show produced by MODABOX. Models will walk the runway with signature MODABOX styling, blending contemporary designers and traditional Laotian pieces, finished with ARTICLE22 Peacebomb Jewelry made by Laotian artisans from bomb scrap metal. A Lao-inspired food reception by KHE-YO restaurant and sponsored open bar will follow, with a Southeast Asian-themed holiday market and auction items curated by Article 22 and LEGACIES OF WAR.
Approximately 80 million pieces of unexploded ordnance remain in the ground in Laos, threatening lives and limbs. Over 20,000 Laotians have been killed or injured by unexploded ordnance since the end of the bombings of Laos in 1973. This event will raise awareness and funding to support the urgent need for funding of clearance and survivor assistance.
- Monica Phromasavanh, founder and CEO of ModaBox
- Elizabeth Suda and Camille Hautefort, co-founders of Article22
- Channapha Khamongsa, founder and executive director of Legacies of War
- Phet Schwader, owner and chef of Khe-Yo
- Joaquin Elizondo, co-founder of Insurgo
When & Where?
Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 7pm to 11pm
CIVIC HALL 156 5th Ave (@ W 20th), New York, NY 10010
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Generously sponsored by our creative partners:
Laos in the House
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