New York City Fashion Week is a time for clothes, models, and… Raise Hope for Congo?
Well this year, actress and Raise Hope for Congo supporter Emmanuelle Chriqui, hosted Gen Art’s fashion show with proceeds benefitting the RHFC campaign. In addition to the likes of designers Gemma Kahng, Samantha Pleet, and sibling duo line William Okpo, models sported our very own gray and orange RHFC t-shirts down the runway, which according to Sarah Hall and Clark Seydel of Huffington Post Style, was the “best thing that happened on any catwalk all week.” Hall and Seydel wrote:
Gen Art is making a strong push to incorporate social causes into its events, thanks in large part to their CEO Marc Lotenberg. For NYFW, they partnered with Crest to create a showcase for new designers hosted by the luminous Emmanuelle Chriqui and benefiting Raise Hope for Congo. We loved that Gen Art didn't employ the traditional move of tacking the cause onto the show as an afterthought. At this event, Raise Hope for Congo was front and center.
This show is part of Gen Art’s recent push to incorporate social causes into its events and was the first show that Gen Art has collaborated with a charity.
Photo: Actress Emmanuelle Chriqui, Raise Hope for Congo Campaign Manager JD Stier, and Gen Art CEO Marc Lotenberg at Gen Art’s show during New York City Fashion Week. (GenArt)