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NAOMI CAMPBELL’S FASHION FOR RELIEF 2019

NAOMI CAMPBELL’S FASHION FOR RELIEF 2019
Ford Maynard

 

Naomi struts in her second outfit of the night

whilst her and Adut Akech embrace backstage

 

FASHION FOR RELIEF 2019

Supermodel Naomi Campbell founded her charity, Fashion for Relief in 2005. The charity holds regular fashion events, raising money through gala auctions that support humanitarian causes.

The 80s fashion icon clearly went above and beyond in her efforts to host one of the hottest fashion events of the year to which I was lucky enough to receive an invite. My lovely aunt Gail Elliott has been friends with Naomi since their modelling days in the 80s, and it was through this connection that I was able to attend with one of London Fashion Week’s most sought after tickets.

Last night, Naomi hosted her Fashion for Relief charity runway in support of the Mayor’s Fund for London and UNICEF at none other than the British Museum in London’s West End. The night attracted some of the industry’s biggest names, both on the runway and attending as guests. Outfits donated by designers such as Gucci, Dior, Marc Jacobs and Vivienne Westwood went down the runway, sported by A- list models like Adut Akech and Erin O’Connor.

 

THE GUESTS 

The exclusive event saw some of the highest profile names on its guest list, Anna Wintour, Maya Jama, AJ Tracey and Alexa Chung to name a few. Ex- James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan was also at the show, his son Paris making an appearance on the runway.  Naomi herself made a statement, cycling through multiple outfits and stealing the show when she too walked the runway.

Ladbroke Grove’s AJ Tracey

Pierce and Paris Brosnan

 

THE VENUE

The British Museum served as the perfect venue for an event of this calibre. The show was held in the Great Court, its two-acre space covered by a mesmerising glass roof that made the event seem as if it were held under the stars.

Guests in the Great Court

 

THE SHOW

The show opened with a moving musical performance from US rapper Eve, followed by messages projected on the museum’s walls reminding guests of the significance of the charity event that night. Powerful bass played through the speakers as sobering words such as “60 million children don’t have access to education” appeared in the Great Court.

Over 50 models walked the runway such as Iris Law, Stella Maxwell and Montell Martin, wearing an array of colourful outfits though the flamboyant pieces of Japanese designer Tomo Koizumi and British designer Molly Goddard were the most memorable. Texture, colour and volume made for the most striking getups, though the ensemble of many designers meant that there was something for everyone going down the runway.

Pieces designed by Molly Goddard

Pieces designed by Molly Goddard

South London girl Naomi Campbell closed the show by leading 30 students from Elmsgreen School in Lambeth along the runway, each in a Fashion for Relief T- shirt to hammer home the importance of the action made by the charity. A wholesome ending to a night where fashion makes a change.

 

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