Elephantasia, Fashion for Conservation’s newest campaign, recently rocked September's London Fashion Week runway, featuring designers' couture interpretation of the wild elephant while putting a media spotlight on the elephant poaching crisis. Elephantasia makes appearance in Seattle’s upcoming TEDX event on September 18th and the full show presents at Cocktails for Conservation on November 28th.
“The runway pieces express the cause through their colors, shapes and textures,” states Ava J. Holmes, Fashion for Conservation co-founder. “Designs range from oversized shoulders of an elephant gray pleated jumpsuit by Shriti of India to a colorful cacao-embroidered dress by Jose Zafra of Peru.
Cocktails for Conservation takes place on Tuesday, November 28th, 7-10pm at AXIS PIONEER SQUARE: 308 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104
"It is not enough to just create pretty fashion campaigns and couture collections,” states Nazanine Afshar, Fashion for Conservation co-founder. “As advocates of the arts, we have the responsibility to use the power of fashion to promote causes around the world that have a direct effect on the future of our planet!”
Fashion for Conservation was founded by three women determined to make a positive impact on the world through conservation-inspired couture. Nazanine Afshar (Art Director, British Vogue), Dr. Samantha Zwicker (Conservationist, Hoja Nueva) and Ava Holmes (Fashion Week Producer, London, Paris, New York, Milan) combine their talents and passions to create fashion campaigns that educate and inspire consumers to take action and support conservation.