Media for September, 2011

ALBERTUS SWANEPOEL ENDORSES UNITED COLORS OF FASHION WITH ITS FASHION FOR HUMANITARIAN CAUSES MISSION THIS SEASON-NY FASHION WEEK S/S 2012

In Designers,Event,Fashion show / September 24, 2011 / 0 Comments

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Every Fashion week season, Albertus Swanepoel collaborates with a plethora of top designers and custom designs hats for each look of their collections. The awesomely talented and humble Millener, has join forces with fashion icons such as Marc by Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Thakoon, Carolina Herrera, Peter Som, Erin Fetherston, Diane Von Furstenberg, Alexander Wang, Betsy Johnson, Nathan Jenden, Costello Tagliapietra, Jason Wu and Araks, just to name a few.

A few months ago, The UCOF Founding partners, Ciano Clerjuste and Veronica Rovegno met with Mr. Swanepoel to ask for his support, and he was very welcoming and encouraging. Mr Swanepoel thought the organization’s mission and vision of educating talented youth in New York about fashion was brilliant! And to show his backing, he offered to custom design hats for UCOF to auction off at its Gala Soiree and International Fashion Spectacle.

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UNITED COLORS OF FASHION HOSTED A SUCCESSFUL GALA SOIREE AND INTERNATIONAL FASHION SPECTACLE AT THE PIERRE -New York Fashion Week Spring 2012 Collections

NEW YORK, NY (September 12, 2011) -While fashion gurus from around the globe are in New York, the fashion capital of the world for the Spring 2012 Collections, United Colors of Fashion hosted their Gala Soiree and International Fashion Spectacle on Friday, September 9th, 2011, at The Pierre New York-A Taj Hotel.    

The soiree was to benefit the UCOF Charity Care Program-Soweto Hospice, South Africa (www.unitedcolorsoffashion.com) and the Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project (www.bbalp.org).  Over 400 people attended the event.  The organization recruited over 43 fashion students from FIT to work with them this season.

The five unique and tractioned fashion icons, which United Colors of Fashion has prudently selected from different parts of the world to come to NY for their collective show were: Amparo Chorda (Spain), Oliver Tolentino (Philippines, now LA-based), Louda Larrain (Russia, now NY-based), Eric Raisina (Cambodia), and David Tlale (South Africa).  Each designer presented twelve looks for the show. The collections were amazing

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JoSunJari to perform during the Gala Reception at the Pierre Hotel September 9Th!!!

In Designers / September 9, 2011 / 1 Comment

 

JoSunJari© is a sibling string trio of classical musicians.

Joelle, age 19 years, began her study of music at age 4 years on the piano. She was introduced to the violin at age 9 years, and studied briefly at the Harlem School of the Arts. Joelle graduated from a two-year Music Advancement Program at the Juilliard School of Music. In Spring 2009 Joelle graduated from Manhattan School of Music (MSM), where she studied applied violin, theory, ear training, and orchestra. Joelle will begin her junior year at New York University in Fall 2011. In addition to her formal music studies, Joelle performed with the City Opera´s “Nutshell” orchestra for 4 years. Joelle enjoyed two years in chamber ensemble at the New York Youth Orchestra, and four years in the New York Inter School Orchestra (ISO), where she also served as a coach in two junior orchestras, and music tutor for two beginner violin students.

Sunnaj, 14 years, began his study of music at the piano when he was 5 years old. He is a student at MSM where he studies applied violin, along with theory, ear training, and orchestra. Sunnaj was honored to serve as the soloist for the Interschool Orchestra (ISO)´s Turtle Bay Orchestra at the 35th gala performance at Lincoln Center/Avery Music Hall in the 2006 performance season. Sunnaj won 2nd alternate at the Spring 2010 concerto competition at MSM for his performance of Mozart´s Concerto No 4 in D Major!

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