Soft, golden overhead lights from the sleek chandelier glowed on the polished floor of the Yumi Katsura Showroom in New York for the BVI Relief Fashion Show and silent auction.
Seated in rows after rows were the fashionistas, 150 plus of them, who came to support the event which generated a few thousand dollars for the hurricane-hammered British Virgin Islands (BVI).
On the catwalk was the work of Andrew Harris, Ceasar Galindo, Edwing D’Angelo, Roger Harry, Tracey Reese, Yumi Katsura, and Yong Toi.
The event saw a wide range of fresh fashion ranging from the sleek sporty to the sophisticated casual, to business chic, and dazzle wears.
Event organizer and Executive Producer of Summer Sizzle BVI Terry Donovan, said the event was a success, and a total of $3,000 was raised and will be directed to the BVI Family Support Network as well as the education sector.
“We are looking at the various areas of need… this is an ongoing effort,” he told BVI News today.
The event was a collaborative effort between Summer Sizzle BVI and the BVI Friends and Family organization of New York.
It was aimed at raising awareness of the state of the territory and to also encourage persons to visit the BVI to aid in boosting the economy.
“It went very well, we are pleased with the support and the turnout,” Donovan added.
The organization has already distributed supplies to schools throughout the BVI and provided food and aid to various districts.
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