2013 Annual Gala

Thank you for supporting our 2013 Gala, which was a success!


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FAITH. HOPE. FASHION.

Our Annual Gala is the most exciting time of the year for United Colors of Fashion as we celebrate the last year and recognize exceptional individuals for their contributions philanthropically and to the arts. UCOF is excited to present our third international runway show featuring seven renowned designers from around the world, including Marc Bouwer (South Africa), David Tlale (South Africa), Naked Ape by Shaldon Kopman (South Africa), Ron & Ron (Haiti/USA), Kosibah by Yemi Osunkoya (United Kingdom), Sukeina (USA) and Carmen Marc Valvo (USA). Jan Malan is our show’s Producer, Sandi Bass is our Casting Director and Christine De Lassus is our Stylist. We are also extremely proud to showcase the first collection of our top fashion student and Achiever of the Year, Sade Solomon, in a fashion exhibition. Fern Mallis, fashion industry leader and the renowned creator of New York Fashion Week, is the Honorary Chair for the event. Legendary supermodel Pat Cleveland, who walked the runway for UCOF’s gala last year and has made invaluable contributions to the worlds of fashion and the arts, will be honored with the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award. We are also proud to have Devyn, winner of “THE FACE” modeling reality show, as our gala’s International Fashion Ambassador. The night will also feature a dance presentation by Steps on Broadway as well as the opportunity to put on your own dancing shoes as the dance floor opens with our gala DJ.

As our theme “FAITH. HOPE. FASHION.” perfectly encapsulates what United Colors of Fashion believes in. We remain faithful that our mission will launch the careers of our interns, while we provide hope for their futures and our children in Soweto, South Africa through the transformative medium of fashion. That is what UCOF is all about. The proceeds generated by the gala’s ticket sales are used to fund the costs of running our programs for another year, while 100% of donations are funneled directly to the beneficiaries — our youth.

Join us for an evening to remember as we celebrate our mission to Empower Youth through Fashion.


Preliminary Program:


Gala Honorees

Fern Mallis
Fern Mallis
Honorary Chair Award
Pat Cleveland
Pat Cleveland
Lifetime Achievement Award

 


International Fashion Designers

United Colors of Fashion invites only leading fashion designers from around the world to showcase their work on the runway. All of our selected designers join our Board of Designers for a minimum period of six to twelve months, and serve as mentors and instructors for our fashion students.

Seven international fashion designers will be featured at this year’s gala, including:

Marc Bouwer
Marc Bouwer
USA
David Tlale
David Tlale
South Africa
Kosibah
Kosibah
UK
Carmen Marc Valvo
Carmen Marc Valvo
USA
Ron & Ron
Ron & Ron
Haiti/USA
Naked Ape
Shaldon Kopman
South Africa
Sukeina
Sukeina
USA

 


Achiever of the Year

Alongside our international designers, UCOF is also proud to premiere the first collection of our Achiever of the Year, Sade Solomon.

Sade Solomon
Sade Solomon
UCOF Achiever of the Year

 


Production Team

Jan Malan
Jan Malan
Producer/Director
Sandi Bass
Sandi Bass
Casting Director
Christine de Lassus
Christine de Lassus
Stylist
Nina
Nina
Director of Hair
Chika Chan
Chika Chan
Director of Makeup Artistry

 


2013 Annual Gala Supporters

Zac Posen
Zac Posen

United Colors of Fashion would like to thank Zac Posen for dressing the Soprano for our Grand Finale Performance

Bibhu Mohapatra
Bibhu Mohapatra

United Colors of Fashion would like to thank Bibhu Mohapratra for donating a dress for the Silent Auction

 


2013 International Fashion Ambassador

Devyn
Devyn
Winner of “The Face”

 


Press and Media Registration

Media registration is now open for the 2013 gala. Our PR firm must approve credentials before 12:00pm on Tuesday, October 8th.
Click here
to submit your registration.

2013 Annual Gala Press Kit

Click here to download the 2013 Annual Gala Press Kit.

 


Sponsorship Opportunities

Fashion provides excellent marketing opportunities for companies who want to be recognized globally and nationally by celebrities, stylists and tops fashion designers. The United Colors of Fashion Annual Gala event features some of the fashion industry’s top talent providing an excellent advertising platform for your brand.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please click here to download the 2013 sponsorship prospectus or contact:


Host Committee

Ghislaine Borg Rishani Patel Guerschom Francois Audrey Smaltz
Jane Kim Michelle Mitchell Carl Nelson Jeanine-Jeo-Hi-Kim
Kamakazii Eunice Omole Michelle Travis Ermione Augustave
Herlanda Moise Deshawn Edwards Jyoti Halamaker Aurora Aquino
Gorety Archeles Karen Dupiche Joe Servilince Marie Fevrier
Jerry Wonder Rose Reynolds Niki Seth Lauren Dibari
Elizabeth Hamersley Tamara Ramos

 


Fashion Benefit Committee

Sandi Bass Seth Howard Ciano Clerjuste Jan Malan
Saunak Shah Debbie Louis Camille Evans Gemma Gaisano
Stephen Hylton Claire Livingstone Kenrick Ross Inna Isoenkina
Michael Narain Barbara Koning Brad Armstrong Anupriya Mehta
Dominic Gasparoly Lorenzo Torres Dayanara Tater Neepa
Wladimir Gilbert Donnie Atis Ermione Augustave Kimberly Magness
Ombre Michelle Mitchell Michelle Travis Lovely Atis
Hugo Uys Eramene Clerjuste Fabrice Armand Kaye Tuckerman
Jason Gardner Karen Lee Lewis Ndlovu Christy Francois

 


Board of Directors

The 2013 Annual Gala & Fashion Benefit are made possible by the United Colors of Fashion Board of Directors. Click here to meet the board of directors.


2013 Annual Gala Sponsors

 


2013 Annual Gala Partners

 


2013 Annual Gala Model Sponsors

 


2012 Gala Video

For a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to attend our Annual Gala, please watch the Fashion One TV video below for coverage from last year’s gala.

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