Hands United For Children held their inaugural gala on February 5th, 2012 at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. A net of $25,000 in funds were raised allowing for the first phase of building a desperately needed preschool in Burkina Faso. A small portion of funds were also allocated toward the O’Farrell Community School.
by Tyrone Spencer – Cur8eur fashion contributor & I.CON blog Founder
I rather enjoyed a trip to Ozwald Boateng’s shop at 30 Savile Row: I was greeted by Mohommed Ouhtit who keeps shop and Michael Dale who looks after press and was given a tour of the masculine, dimly lit, modern interior of the shop (which presented like a proper salon showroom in addition to a storefront) where they’d just done a presentation for London Fashion Week inspired by Africa on safari and given Oswald’s heritage, it’s an easy dot to connect…
The coolest aspects of the presentation weren’t just the amazing suits, but the large brimmed fedoras of bright primary colors such as lavender, green and a bold primary yellow: A fab collab with London’s Laird & Co.
The artisanal leather harnesses that framed the jackets were done beautifully without breaking direction for S/S ’12. Looking around the modern and cleanly merchandised shop, I couldn’t help noticing the other suits and jackets from the current season, which were so beautifully done as well; iridescent splashes of color for which the shop has become known, shone brightly on their pegs against the nostalgia of the row.
Keep smashing Oz.
Hello, my name is Marie. I am a publicist by day and weekend writer. This is my blog, where I post about my journeys, the wonderful events in my beautiful corner of the world and the food of the region which is gaining in its recognition of San Diego, Tijuana and Valle de Guadalupe. Enjoy.