I got an email from a girl called Su Mei Tan who is doing her creative thing by making jewelery, she is based in Malaysia but studies in the U.K. She is affiliated with Orkidstudio, the architectural design company I featured a few post previously. Herself and some other young creatives have collaborated together to put on a fundraiser to generate funds for Orkid studio and three local Malay charities: Pusat Bantuan Sentul, Shelter and Calvary Victory Centre (an autistic outreach).
Here's what she sent as to what's all going to happen:
"The event is certainly an event which focuses on the community development of youths in Malaysia. We will feature some up and coming Fashion Designers, Artists, Singers and other Performers.
The main show being two showcases of young Malaysian Fashion designers Ka-Men Fong and label Chic Yamada. Su Mei will also be showcasing some of her ‘jewellery’ collection.
There will also be a side art exhibition showcasing local artists including Raja Aiman (photography), Faizal Sidik (painting), Justin Lim (painting), Farah Omar (film and poetry).
The congregation of independent Malaysian artists signifies a social reach for the betterment of society."
I love seeing the world of fashion, art and design used for charity. I know it is pretty random to feature an event so far away but I think its great to keep aware of things happening by young people worldwide. So if you are in the area, have relatives there or wanna tell someone about it, here are the details:
FASHION FOR PASSION
A Charity Fundraising Event
Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2nd of April 2010
Telephone: +60 12 381 3611