Pakistani designer Nomi Ansari and Naomi Foster
FASHION FIGHTS POVERTY (FFP) (www.fashionfightspoverty.org) – a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness on the fight against global poverty through the world of fashion – hosted its 6th annual benefit at Artisphere in Arlington, Virginia, on Friday evening, October 15, 2010.
WITH CUTTING edge presentations every year, this year’s “Raw” theme is a return to the “primal” state of making clothes and art for both spiritual nourishment and economic survival. For this year’s show Pakistani designer Nomi Ansari (www.nomiansari.ws) presented his collection, with extraordinary pieces. Nomi Ansari Studios supplies not only pr?-?porter but also Eastern and Western couture pieces to Dubai, India, United Kingdom and the United States.
Anika Maiden, Kadrieka Maiden, Vice President of Communications and Co-founder of Fashion Fights Poverty, and Barbara Maiden
PROCEEDS FROM from this year’s benefit will support Fashion Fights Poverty’s community youth programs, including Woodrow Wilson High School and its globally sustainable projects, aimed at creating income-generating or microfinance opportunities for individuals as well as for families and communities in developing countries.
Director of Educational Programs at Artisphere Lisa Marie Thalhammer
Gail Sullivan and Lais Lacher
Christina Fulton and Stephen Leacock
Sara Hafiz, Designer Nomi Ansari, Nazia Hussain, Ahmed Bajwa and Sara Malik
Sean O’Brien and Nathalia Veale