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The Fourth Race for Survival
Cheetah Outreach Fashion Show
Industria Superstudio
775 Washington Street
New York, New York
April 18, 2008

Written by Wendy R. Williams
Photographed by James Bluck

Opposite Photo:
Designer Wakana Koike


Cheetah Outreach held a fashion show/benefit in support of conservation of cheetahs and other big cats on April 18,2008 at Industria Superstudio. Three fashion designers were featured: Tanuka Ghosh; Soyoon Elly Park and Wakana Koike (a student at FIT). Also on display was a selection of abstract paintings featuring green hues and animal prints. The art was also on sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Cheetah Outreach. The evening also boasted an auction which included African safaris, animal inspired sunglasses by Mercura NYC, animal photographs signed by establish photographers and a special Cheetah Outreach photo journal .

The clothing was exuberant and fun. Wakana Koike showed a line of resort clothing that would be perfect for a trip to Jamaica. Designer Tanukah Ghosh showed a line of party dresses and "party pants" with Edwardian accents accessorized by Mercura NYC sunglasses. And designer Soyoon Elly Park had a lot of fun designing a whimsical and sophisticated line from a palette of black and white inspired by the African big five (leopard, lion,rhinocero,elephant,buffalo). Models wore shoes from Yosi Samra collection.

The event was produced by April Davis, Linda Drabova and Dawn Belotti. For more information log onto:cheetah.co.za and raceforsurvival.com.

Designer Wakana Koike Designer Wakana Koike
Designer Wakana Koike Designer Wakana Koike
Designer Wakana Koike Designer Wakana Koike
Designer Wakana Koike Designer Wakana Koike
Designer Tanuka Ghosh Designer Tanuka Ghosh
Designer Tanuka Ghosh Designer Tanuka Ghosh
Designer Tanuka Ghosh Designer Tanuka Ghosh
Designer Soyoon Elly Park Designer Soyoon Elly Park
Designer Soyoon Elly Park Designer Soyoon Elly Park
Designer Soyoon Elly Park Designer Soyoon Elly Park


Designer Wakana Koike


Designer Wakana Koike
Tanuka Ghosh (R) and Her Fabric Specialist Soyoon Elly Park

Here are some images that James Bluck took backstage at the fashion show:

 

 

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