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 BombsMODABOX. 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. Why? 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. Who?
- 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
Generously sponsored by our creative partners:
Supporting Organizations: Laos in the House More to come!
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