Fashion 4 Development’s International Fashion Designer Presentation and Cocktail party was one of the most glamorous and fascinating parties during the first day of New York Fashion Week. The socialite and dignitary studded soiree was held inside a beautiful crystal decorated room at the Mandarin Hotel in New York.
Four emerging international designer’s were showcased: Diana Dorozhkina, Auguste Soesastro, Giovanni LoPresti, and Angelo Lambrou. Models wearing each designer’s stunning creations walked around the room as guests and media eagerly snapped photos.
I wore a lace dress with semi sheer silk sleeves and contrasting red zipper by my designer friend, Alice Yim. I’m absolutely in love with this dress which she named Perle. I literally made a mental note to wear this dress for fashion week when I saw Alice wearing it for the first time a few weeks before. The red zipper in the back was everything for this piece. I paired the look with matching red lipstick, black tights and red heels by Guess.
Fashion 4 Development (F4D) is a global awareness platform that goes beyond fashion and seeks to unite diplomacy, media, business and the creative industries to enact sustainable change. Utilizing fashion as a platform, F4D has successfully united organizations and people alike, to create awareness and improve the livelihood of societies at large in support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and “ Every Woman Every Child “ the initiative spearheaded by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon.