12 Mar '12, 4pm

Emerging Designers at Aspen Fashion Week Combine Glitter and Goodwill

Emerging Designers at Aspen Fashion Week Combine Glitter and Goodwill

Combining fashion with philanthropic causes is not a new idea. The major Fashion Weeks — London, New York, Milan, Paris — all have some dimension of charitable giving associated with them. It is a needful and helpful thing; along with the glitter is substantial goodwill. Aspen Fashion Week , from March 11-14, is no exception. I wrote about Aspen Fashion week two years ago, and its title, Combining Play With Philanthropy seemed appropriate then. Now, even though the event has blossomed into a much more substantial event, with Bentley Motors being one of its major sponsors, humanitarian root systems abide, stronger than ever. Celebrity designers play a pivotal role in this event — including KJUS, Obermeyer, Roots Canada, Authier, Helly Hansen, Killy, Neve designs, GRAY Aspen, FERA and SKEA, to name a few. But of equal relevance is the humanitarian dimension of this event; on...

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