NZ Fashion Stars Work Together to Raise Awareness of Family Abuse
“Earlier this year, three-year-old New Zealand boy Moko Rangitoheriri passed away following days of horrific abuse at the hands of a family friend,” writes Wendy Syfret for Vice.
Following his death “a collection of NZ’s biggest fashion designers have joined forces with social change-makers Angela Bevan and Adam Bryce to launch La La La magazine – a one-off fundraiser initiative for Shine, a leading NZ specialist domestic abuse service provider,” as stated on the charity’s website.
The magazine “features images of kids styled in clothes from the country’s biggest designers.”
“We just loved the idea of how it would look, and it was a way to incorporate the designers’ work with a celebration of children,” said Bevan.
“I hold a very firm belief that people should do what they can for their communities: do what you can, with what you have. We can’t all work on the frontline, but we all have skills and there will always be a way to use those skills for good,” she said.
“Kiwi stylist duo Sebastian Hunt and Dylan Richards, who spend most of their professional life working as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s styling team, joined the group to put together the looks,” as reported in the article.
Zambesi, Kate Sylvester, Karen Walker, Nom*D, Huffer, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Eugenie, Ingrid Starnes, Wynn Hamlyn and Paris Georgia all took part in the publication.
La La La is available to purchase by donation online from Saturday 11 June and will also be distributed through New Zealand day-cares and the designers’ stores.
Article Source: Vice, Wendy Syfret, June 8, 2016
Image Source: Twitter – NOM*d