Fashion fights famine at this stylish charity event in California.
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This summer, modest fashionistas from all over the American west coast will flock to the beautiful campus of the University of California at Irvine (UCI) to participate in the fifth annual Fashion Fighting Famine (FFF) charity event.
The FFF charity fashion show is an evening of fashion and theatrical performances featuring local designers and talents. FFF was founded in 2007 by a group of young Muslim women attending the University of California, Irvine. Since then, FFF has attracted thousands to its events and raised more than US$30,000 to benefit charities around the world.
This year’s FFF, scheduled for 4 – 10pm at the UCI Pacific Ballroom on Sunday, 3rd June, will feature designs from buzzed-about brands such as Rana Greiche Couture, SixteenR, Vela Scarves, Marena Y Sol, Hijabista and Mohajababes. Following the fashion show, guests will have an opportunity to purchase items featured on the runway and other high-end products sold by local Muslim businesses in the Shop for a Cause bazaar. A portion of purchases made at the event will benefit a charity, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC).
OLPC is a non-profit organisation that seeks to provide children all over the world with the educational tools they deserve. It has designed a laptop that functions in the most remote regions of the world, with Internet service, powered by batteries and solar power. By containing software that continually updates, each US$199 laptop provides a child with years of education in a developing country. The organisation has served more than two million children, mostly in Latin America.